It’s October 40th

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The month of October (the first 31 days, at least) was FANTASTIC for me . . . for everything other than writing. Halloween is a month-long celebration for me (more so than it normally is year round!), and once the annual HP Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon kicks off the first weekend of October, this monster kid goes into full Halloween Kid mode. What does that mean? It means I…

Strange Aeons #23 – Available for Pre-Order

At last year’s HP Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon, I was approached by a couple of regular Lurkers at the festival – Rick Tillman and Kelly Young. I’ve known them both a long time (if I remember correctly, they made their HPLFF debut the same year I did . . . maybe . . . ?), and I consider them friends. I also consider them incredibly talented. Not only have…

Post-Surgery, Mid-Recovery, Organizing

Those of you who’ve listened to the most recent episodes of my podcast have heard about my surgery. I didn’t think it would be a huge deal, but it ended up being a more sideline-ing than I thought it would be. The surgery was more than two weeks ago, but I’m still sore and still don’t have my energy back. Long story, short – I had a sinuplasty to correct…

Same old goals, new approach

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I think it’s pretty obvious I haven’t updated this page in quite some time. I’m going to change that, if for no other reason other than I need to put some systems in place that will keep me accountable. The last time I posted anything here was in February 2017, and, wow, my life has definitely changed in quite a few ways in just a year-and-a-half. I’m now unemployed (not…

Books read in 2016, offered without comment

I know I’m a little late, but I’m also the kind of person who usually needs a couple months before I stop writing the previous year on my checks. For the past several years, I’ve been tracking the movies I watch and the books I read. I think it can go without saying that any media I consume is going to influence my writing, so, presented without comment, these are…

Movies watched in 2016, offered without comment

I know I’m a little late, but I’m also the kind of person who usually needs a couple months before I stop writing the previous year on my checks. For the past several years, I’ve been tracking the movies I watch and the books I read. I think it can go without saying that any media I consume is going to influence my writing, so, presented without comment, these are…

Shades of what . . . ?

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The 2016 HP Lovecraft Film Festival was AMAZING! (You can hear about it on Monster Kid Radio here – http://www.monsterkidradio.net/2016/10/monster-kid-radio-290-2016-hp-lovecraft.html). At this year’s event, slide shows were run between films. Typically, Lovecraftian artwork and slides announcing upcoming panels are included in the show, and this year, the festival directors included book covers in the mix. This ended up on screen, so I guess it’s official! Fifty Shades of Monster Movies…

Watch this space

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This weekend, I’ll be attending the HP Lovecraft Film Festival here in Portland, OR, as a guest. The panel schedule hasn’t been released yet, but I have seen what some of the possible panels will be, and I have to say I’m VERY excited for the possibilities! In my guest bio, an upcoming book project is mentioned, and I wanted to tease the cover here. Subscribe to the MonsterKidWriter.com mailing…

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