Hello horror fans,
On Friday night, I finished the last section of Musings From A Demented Mind by Derek Ailes & James Coon. I had a lot of fun working on this horror anthology and finishing some of James Coon's unpublished work. People are already saying my new stories in the anthology are some of my most demented to date.
Twisted Twins: I wrote this story for Jen and Sylvia Soska, The Twisted Twins, the horror masterminds behind the movies “Dead Hooker In A Trunk”, “American Mary” and “See No Evil 2”. I wrote this story in the same style similar to all of their movies. I had the pleasure of meeting them a year ago at a horror convention. I’ve been a fan of theirs ever since. There are many references to “American Mary” and it is as twisted as they are. They believe in having strong female characters and I didn’t disappoint them.
With the project finished, it's time to move forward to my next project which is Beast Within. Beast Within is a fantasy adventure series featuring Rastus, the Protector of the Animals. The novel follows the same formula as "The Beastmaster", and I came up with the premise while watching "The Beastmaster Complete Series" on DVD earlier this year. It isn't a ripoff of the series. I've created a whole new fantasy universe. Further details will be coming as I continue working on it. There are two short stories which introduces the characters included in "Musings From A Demented Mind".
I also began writing a 30th Anniversary version of my 1985 short story "The Day It Rained Candy". I wrote it in elementary school and won a ribbon for it in a school writing contest. I took the original premise and began writing a fantasy story. It will make its debut on shortfictionbreak.com in September.
Yesterday, Mark Cusco Ailes & I were at the South Haven Public Library for a book signing. My brother actually sold a copy of my "Zombie Command" to a guy, bringing his mom to the library to fax some paperwork, who had never read a book before. When you can convince a non-reader to purchase your book, then you are a professional salesman. Mark and I will take a break from our book touring until October where we will be at IWC Writers' Conference and Book Fair, opened to the public, where we will have an amazing horror setup. We will be debuting "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Blood by Mark Cusco Ailes" & "Musings From A Demented Minds" there and will be signing all of our novels. I will debuting my new horror persona to the public. More details on that to come.
Until Next Time