Horror Writers Association Admits Me Through Blood Ritual

Artists are very weird people. On one hand, we talk loudly at smart parties how we don't care if anyone "gets" our work. We claim we write for "its own sake" and our own personal satisfaction. That is a lie. Artists are artists because we want to communicate. We want to say something and have people respond. Further, there is a huge part of us that needs constant validation. The worst thing for an artist is that no one pays attention to our work. This is a painful thing to admit, but it's … [Read more...]

Dark Bride Release Date News (And 3 Gates movie news)

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 Hey Everyone,Many of you have been asking about the release date for Dark Bride, book two of the 3 Gates of the Dead series. Here is what is going on...As you know, Open Road Media (Michael Chabon, Walker Percy, Dorothy Sayers) bought the series from my previous publisher, Premier Digital. Premier set the release date at November 1st. However, when Legendary Editor (Betsy Mitchell) got a hold of it, she decided that we needed a full on marketing push. As any publisher will tell … [Read more...]

Happy 40th Birthday to Jonathan Ryan from All of Us at The Rogue!

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Open Road…..take me home…..(Big Ole Publishing News)

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 Once upon a time, there was this little book called 3 Gates of the Dead. The writer despaired that it would never see the light of day after two agents exploded on him. Then, his amazing friend, Italia Gandolfo, became his amazing agent and she went to work.She found a new, cutting edge publisher in Los Angeles called Premier Publishing, with an incredible board of highly accomplished executives, including super-agent Joel Gotler. The company started off as a digital publisher, but … [Read more...]

I Sold My Soul to Amazon; Plus, Major 3 Gates News.

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Here is a straightforward fact; Amazon is helping make my writing career through the huge success of 3 Gates of the Dead. I know there are a lot of people who beat the "anti-Amazon" drum with intense fervor. In truth, I used to be one of them until I realized the absolute hypocrisy of doing so.I'm not saying Amazon doesn't have some complicating things that go along with their business model. Others have written about it in a much more detailed and nuanced critique (Google it sometime). I … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Catholic: How Atheists, Comic Books and Eating Jesus Led me Home

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Prologue: Somewhere in the fields of Southern Indiana…Imagine, if you will, a boy. There is always a boy or a girl in these sorts of stories. He is blond and skeletal thin, running across the large green field beside his house. Star Wars, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Jesus are all jumbled up inside his head. If you asked him, he could talk about all three with equal passion.See him as he bikes around his small, Southern Indiana town. The world is alive to him, and somehow, he knows that G … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: 3 Gates, Awesome Kids, and Jet Lagged Author

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As I write this post, I’m a bit blurry eyed, tired, and my body isn’t entirely sure what time zone it’s in. However, I wanted to write this post without too much thought because I wanted to give my unedited feelings on my time at Teen Author Boot Camp.Let me get this out of the way; I had the time of my life.To refresh everyone’s memory, I instructed a class at a Teen Author Boot Camp on Saturday. This great conference is run by Writers Cubed, an amazing collection of ladies (read their s … [Read more...]

Announcing the Four Finalists for the 3 Gates Film Contest

 To new readers of Geek Goes Rogue, I am the author of the 3 Gates of the Dead series (available everywhere books are sold). The debut novel is doing very well, exploding into the top ten paranormal reads and the top 20 in horror on Amazon.My publisher, Premier Publishing, ran a contest for aspiring filmmakers based on 3 Gates of the Dead. Participants chose to either film a trailer or a scene from the novel and entered the competition for free.Four finalists have been chosen … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas! Here is a scene of 3 Gates of the Dead…

First, Merry Christmas from all of us here at Geek Goes Rogue. Alan, Zach, Melody and I wish you all a very wonderful holidays.Now, as many of you know, my book, 3 Gates of the Dead, is in book outlets everywhere. While you can get the hard copy version, the ebook is available in all forms at 5.99...Along with that, my publisher is running a film maker contest. You can find all the details here.The deadline is approaching, but entries are starting to roll in. I've received permission … [Read more...]

Passage from my upcoming novel, 3 Gates of the Dead…

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 My novel, 3 Gates of the Dead, drops in bookstores everywhere a month from now on October 15th. Here is passage from the book....“Edna sometimes has dreams, only thing I know what to call them. Anyway, she had a dream that she was walking in this field, and she saw a little boy walking barefoot in the snow.”He reached down to touch a print. “She called out to him and asked what he was doing there.” His voiced cracked again. “The boy turned, and Edna saw his face. She knew hi … [Read more...]


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