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.

November 20, 2015

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently published a long-suppressed story, if true, that has horrifying ramifications.

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, a major in Okinawa authorized the release of nuclear weapons against a series of countries.

Which would have meant this–and probably the end of the world:

One man stood in his way.

Read the story here.

November 18, 2015

The Fictorians is one of the best writing blogs out there, in my view. I was happy to be interviewed by Ann Cooney about writing horror, which was posted as Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

It was a great conversation. I hope you’ll check it out!