November 30, 2015

CRASH DIVE audiobookCRASH DIVE is now available as an audiobook from Audible here!

Narrated by the great R.C. Bray, this fast-paced WWII adventure pits an American submarine in an edge-of-your-seat cat-and-mouse game against the powerful Japanese navy.

Turns out Blue Heron, the publisher, gave me 10 copies to give away to fans.

On Friday, December 4, I’ll be doing a drawing from 10 subscribers to APOCA-LIT NEWS, my newsletter.

If you’re already a subscriber, you’re in! If you’re not, click the subscribe link to the right to get it free.

November 30, 2015

I recently watched a terrific live-action short film based on the LEFT FOR DEAD game, and loved it.

Bill’s dead. Zoey, Francis and Louis soldier on, having no other choice. They know where to go. They just have to make it there alive.

The streets are choked with zombies. They’re outnumbered, surrounded–but help will come from a surprising source.

Great stuff, check it out:

November 27, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieBlack Guys Do Read blog recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “DiLouie milks his ideas for all their worth and delivers a truly unsettling story with interesting characters, cinematic prose and some surprising twists of the fucked-up variety. While writing this, I thought to myself: am I really giving this book a full A? But I really have no complaints with this bad-boy, so yep, there you go! It’s an engaging mix of science-fiction and horror and is everything that end-of-the-world/apocalyptic fiction should be.”

Thanks for your kind review!

Check out the full review here.

November 25, 2015

art of horrible people by john skippChris Marrs and I recently attended the Living Dead Convention in Portland and had a great time reconnecting with great writers like Rena Mason, Tim Long and John Skipp.

While at the show, I was able to pick up a copy of Skipp’s latest, THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE, a collection of his short stories.

Comedy and horror seem an odd pairing, but fear and laughter are close siblings. Skipp does a great job channeling the inner hilarity of horror. When you read his stuff, it’s not hard to picture John Skipp is the pen name for Stephen King’s Randall Flag.

THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE (Lazy Fascist Press) collects Skipp’s best–aka, most deranged–short stories, covering terrain ranging from a Hollywood film studio to a high-security psychiatric facility to a darkly ambitious private art exhibition.

“Art is the Devil,” which leads the collection, is a popular favorite, and you can also find zombies in the collection. But hands down, my favorite story is, “Food Fight.” In this story, the staff and inmates at a high-security insane asylum begin to experience strange urges when a sandstorm sweeps over the facility, bringing madness, slaughter and a mysterious presence known only as John Doe. It’s now in my top 10 favorite horror stories. Fun and mayhem galore.

THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE is great stuff for Skipp fans, and if you’re not yet a fan, it’s a strong introduction to Skipp’s unique voice in the horror genre.

November 23, 2015

CRASH DIVE audiobookVery happy today to announce that my WWII submarine thriller CRASH DIVE is now available in audiobook via Audible, offering nearly five hours of entertainment.

This edition of CRASH DIVE is published by Blue Heron and narrated by the great R.C. Bray, with whom I had the pleasure of working on the audio version of SUFFER THE CHILDREN. Bray did an amazing job, as always, making my work come alive with a stellar performance.

Click here to listen to a free sample and buy it.