July 2, 2020

Two years following.

The 1203 Club didn’t belong in Orange County, yet there it was as plain as a thumb in an eye. It should have been built in Riverside or Fontana, in the shadows of a dead steelworks or next to one of the Inland Empire’s auto graveyards. If there was...

June 30, 2020

In the past, I’ve used the perhaps prickly comparison of “cosmic horror is the literature of helplessness.” I think it, like Judge Dredd, is tough but fair. After all, what is more iconic in cosmic horror but the witnesses to it being simply overwhelmed, reduced to a p...

June 26, 2020

Oh, you already know what song I'm working off of. You can hear it in your heads right now, cathedral reverb, smashing drums and veil after veil of keyboard drones like the skin of the universe being peeled off layer by layer. It opens up DISINTEGRATION and is the perf...

June 25, 2020

Don't worry. That's not a blanket statement of nihilism or anything, rather it's an excellent track from the excellent band LA Witch, whose debut I just snagged a little while ago. Closest easy approximation is Mazzy Star meets Deadbolt, but since it's on Bandcamp you...

June 24, 2020

Third chapter for your perusal. One more after this I think. Maybe a chunk of the fifth.

Final cover, too. Finally got a text treatment that I like and works, this after my daughter looked at the old one and said "BLACK MIRROR, dad." And I smacked myself on the forehead...

June 19, 2020

The cover still looks like this.

No, I'm not serializing the whole thing. First three-four chapters though, that's a definite possibility.



Two nights after.

The Colorado River bled out just past the town of Parker, Arizona. It was barely even a sluggish and mud...

June 15, 2020

So late last week and early this week I've been working on logo design for HAZELAND. Mostly because what I thought was going to work perfectly ended up looking like oh I don't know, spaghetti with too many chunks in it once I got to laying out covers with it.

It happens...

June 2, 2020

The rest of this is coming this summer. Unless someone wants to actually publish it and then it'll be on their terms. Right now it's on mine.

This book was largely written in 1991. There were some edits around 2012, some additions, but not all that much. (Note - sharpen...

May 6, 2020

For the record, that title is taken from a Sisters of Mercy bootleg recorded at a show in 1985. I'll probably have something to say about that year, as it's the year I graduated high school and entered college and a bigger world but still as a little boy, just walking...

April 22, 2020

So now that I've given away the secret of writing a novel, let's talk about what I didn't give away.

But first, my steps to writing a novel. They're very simple steps. Honest. Anyone can do them.

1) Ruminate on the idea and plot for a couple-three months. Jot out notes.


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