Saturday Morning Mind Control is now available on Amazon.
“What really killed Saturday morning cartoons?
For Caleb, dealing with puberty and all the changes that come with the raging hormones is confusing enough without also living in an America still reeling from the tragedy of 9/11. When his young cousin attacks him with a knife, seemingly without provocation, it turns his whole life upside down. Who would believe a middle school boy that something strange came from the TV that Saturday morning and made it happen?
Saturday Morning Mind Control is a mix of horror, mystery, and satire combined with a twisted coming-of-age tale in an America entering the new millennium.”
My newest novel, published by D&T Publishing, is now available exclusively as an ebook from Godless.com. Fans of my prior horror novel, Elaine, will probably really enjoy this one. I had a lot of fun writing it.
For those who want a Kindle version or a paperback, it’ll be available on Amazon 8/11/23.
Today, PsychoToxin Press releases the charity anthology, 666 Flags. It features the bizarro sci-fi story from myself, "The Sex of Tomorrow."
Recently, author C. Derick Miller was let go from his job at a certain amusement park franchise, essentially for being a horror author. PsychoToxin is responding to this by creating a legal defense fund for indie authors.
The paperback is available from Amazon, but you can also buy the eBook directly from PsychoToxin. In the case of the latter, 100% of your purchase will go to the legal fund.
Thank you to PsychoToxin for having me as a part of this.
Out today from Potter's Grove Press, it's The Aristocrats Anthology. Featuring myself and several other authors writing versions of the infamous Aristocrats Joke in the form of various classic authors, this tribute to Gilbert Gottfried will have all of its royalties donated to the charity Comedy Gives Back.
It's that time of year again. Remember, these are the books I read in 2022, not books that were published that year.
10. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
A revenge tale about two fathers finding the men who murdered their sons. The action is exciting and the sense of loss throughout the book is palpable.
9. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
A woman who doesn't remember anything about her past studying the strange mansion she finds herself in. A book full of wonderful imagery.
8. Death's End by Liu Cixin
I only put The Three-Body Problem on my honorable mentions last year. While it is a good book, the trilogy really picks up in the second and third book. This one, the third, is an imaginative view into the far, far future when the world is so different, it becomes alien to the present.
7. Tears of a Komsomol Girl by Audrey Szasz
Part coming of age story, part study of Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, part look into the last days of the Soviet Union, Szasz's first full novel is an amazing, brutal, and surreal work.
6. Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
One of the bleakest horror books I've read recently, this story about a world where cannibalism is normal is an incredibly affecting story.
5. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
A unique alternative history that looks at a Nazi-occupied United States from the perspective of everyday people. It's also full of interesting concepts about the nature of reality and the perception of history. Definitely my favorite of Dick's that I've read so far.
4. The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
The second in The Three-Body Problem trilogy. The book is a fascinating dive into psychology, sociology on a cosmic scale, and a gripping thriller. My favorite of the trilogy.
3. Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami
The stories of Kiku and Hashi, two boys abandoned in coin-operated lockers as infants. They grow up to become a pole-vaulter with deep anger issues and a queer rock star. The story only gets stranger from there. The best I've read from Murakami so far.
2. Stoner by John Williams
The tragic tale of an undistinguished academic, his failed relationships, and his derailed career. It's an excellent novel about a simple man crushed by the weight of the world.
1. Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter
The story of Jack Levitt, a man who never had it made. This is often labeled a crime novel, but it's more of a study of a man who has to turn to crime to survive. Sad at times, hilarious at others, it's my favorite read of 2022.
- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
- The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
- Children of the New Flesh, edited by Chris Kelso and David Leo Rice
- Contempt by Alberto Moravia