Monday, May 21, 2012

Through the In Between, Hell Awaits -- Sold to Grand Mal Press!

I am proud to announce that I have sold my second novel Through the In Between, Hell Awaits to Grand Mal Press.  Yes, yes, I know, I announced this two weeks ago on Facebook and a few forums, but I figured I had better blog it here too. 

I wanted to include a blurb for the story, and I had been working on something cool that would entice people to look forward to this book.  Well, as it turns out I hate writing blurbs.  It's difficult, but it's a part of being a writer.  Just how does one boil down 90K words into a paragraph or two?

Bah, that's another subject for another post.  I'm more than delighted to be a part of the Grand Mal family, and I will be making updates as I get more info about my forthcoming novel.  For now, here's a short blurb, or perhaps more of a teaser:

Austin Wheeler roams the earth in search of meaning, of something tangible to fill the void his wealthy upbringing left him with.  Rich Wompler, tired of his routine life, left his family to follow his favorite rock band on their west coast tour.  Witness to an unusual and bizarre murder they find themselves on two very different paths that lead to a crossroad called the In Between where demons and monstrosities roam freely.

Will they make it out of the In Between alive, or will they remain stranded in a realm where pain is limitless and suffering can stretch beyond eternity?

It must be known that through the In Between, Hell awaits!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It Isn't Just ANY Cabin in the Woods

My wife and I went to see the movie The Cabin in the Woods the other night.  I loved it; she hated it.

I had heard so many good things about this film on forums and facebook that I had to check it out.  I see maybe two or three movies on the big screen per year due to lack of quality film, bad experiences with fools in the audience, and the ridiculous ticket prices, but this one I couldn't pass up.  I happened to have two free movie passes, but I would have gladly paid full price because, for the first time in quite a while, I was really looking forward to seeing The Cabin in the Woods.

What can I say about this film?  Not much, and I'll tell you why.  You may not have seen it yet and I'm am not going to spoil it for you.  I could warn of spoilers, but that may be too tempting for you, and then you would read something that would tarnish the fine experience that is The Cabin in the Woods.  What I will say is that this film is something the horror genre has begged for, something horror film has needed, and something that I hope will open some eyes as to what we, fans of horror, want, because this film, in many ways, is a farewell of sorts, paving the way for what is next.  And just what is next?  I don't know.  I just hope it isn't the same ole same ole, because I've been getting bored with horror film as of late.  To quote the Cramps: "I need a new kind of kick!"

The Cabin in the Woods was a new kick.  Now I want another kick, and another, and another...

We'll see.