Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Good Lord, has it really been over a month? Man, I am one lame fella. Sorry about that. I wish I had a better excuse than 'By the time I think about writing on my blog, my eyes feel like dead weights and I want to faceplant into a pillow.' But that's all I've got. I'll try to do better. The three of you deserve my A-game.

If you're keenly observant, you may have noticed that today should be the third day of principal photography on The Psychosis of Ghosts. Well, as is sometimes the case in the movie biz, the film has been postponed indefinitely. Which is a bummer. We had been corralling some very talented folks to help us out on both the cast and the crew, and I was looking forward to working with them. Alas, that will no longer be the case. If there's a silver lining, it's that I've had time to focus on my own writing. I have a couple of things brewing, stuff that I can't quite discuss, but will post on here as soon as I can. I swear.

A couple of new sites to check out. First, my good friend and pulp aficionado Martin Powell has joined the blogging world. Martin was gracious enough to write a pretty swell introduction to the Horrorwood graphic novel last year. He's tackled such literary giants as Sherlock Holmes, The Spider, Kolchak the Night Stalker, and will soon be able to add Batman and Superman to that list. Martin introduced me to pulp heroes, and while I feel like I'm only dipping a pinky toe into the pool of pulp knowledge, Martin cannonballed in years ago.

You can check out his blog HERE.

Secondly, one of the hush-hush top secret projects I can't discuss (but have in previous posts...) is the book I'm co-authoring with fellow writer and friend Ryan Jacobson. Ryan has been writing children's books for over five years now, and his most recent project was a picture book illustrated by my longtime friend (and talented artist) Liz Hurley. The book is titled Joe Lee and the Boo: Who's Afraid of Monsters?. Check out Ryan's site HERE.

One final note: I was checking out Hard Case Crime's website earlier today, when I excitedly discovered that their November release is going to be another Max Allan Collins 'Quarry' novel. This one, titled Quarry in the Middle looks like another knockout. I read The First Quarry earlier this year, and couldn't put it down. Kick ass.

All right, that's all for tonight. I swear it won't be another month before you hear from me again. We're still friends, right?

All the best,


Martin Powell said...

Aw, heck-fire, man. All I remember saying was, "Yup, go ahead and buy the G-8 book. It'll make the X-Files seem like Leave it to Beaver." Or something like that.

I was flattered to have my place on the HORRORWOOD sound stage. Thank you, again.

Looking forward to seeing you at MicroCon, but--in the meantime--I have a story here that might give you a giggle:


Brandon Terrell said...

It was the enthusiasm in your voice when you talked about Doc, The Avenger, The Shadow, etc. that led me to start searching them out. Thanks for that.

I think they overcharged me for the G-8 book, but who cares. It was worth it!

Oh, and black roses wrapped in spiky handcuffs? Never had anyone offer me anything like THAT before.

Martin Powell said...

Someday I'll tell you about the fan that camped out in my back yard.