Break the Code: Get a Date with Chas

Want a free book for your Kindle or other reading device? You can win a copy of Chastity Flame this week with a little bit of ingenuity. If you examine the fabulous cover art by S. L. Johnson you’ll notice something interesting: there’s a pattern of number in the background, the ones and zeros of…

Out Now: Rook Chant

Few things make a writer happier than a gorgeous book cover and this one’s a beaut, thanks to the ever talented Queen of Everything, S. L. Johnson. You may recognise the image from a photo I took: how rare for a writer to have a hand in the book cover! Rook Chant brings together a…

On Tour with the QoE & Marko

Next week, I’ll be back to regular posting, but for now, here’s a nice picture of my guests. We’ll see how many photos they let me post 🙂 probably better when they get over the jet lag. Yes, a picture at Spanish Arch is required of everyone who sets foot in Galway. Tick that box!

Know-vember: Lovely Dundee

We’re taking a brief detour from people to get to know a city: Dundee. I haven’t been to Scotland for decades! What a delight to return. And I had never been to Dundee, so it was all a pleasant surprise to me to get to know the land of McGonagall. The Tay gives the city…

Know-vember: S. L. Johnson

Yes, it’s herself — fresh from a triumphant debut gallery show opening this past weekend, it’s the Queen of Everything and fabulous artist, S. L. Johnson. I’m not just saying that because she designed the lovely Cult of Kaity logo or the cover of the forthcoming collection, Triumph of the Carpet Beetle, or made me…

Publications: High Plains Lazarus / Fear and Loathing in Deptford

I’m pleased to let you know that the zombie anthology, Rotting Tales, is now available from Pill Hill Press and it features my short story “High Plains Lazarus” — obviously influenced by spaghetti Westerns as well as Joe R. Lansdale his own self, but with a mystical twist. The book will be available on Amazon…

WLoAD #1 and a Book Trailer Review

Hey kids, get yourself a fine publication for just 99¢! Yes, it’s the inaugural issue of the Women’s League of Ale Drinkers journal featuring some wonderful art by pal Stephanie Johnson (who designed the whole issue) and a whole lot more — like my long unplaceable story, “Fear and Loathing in Deptford,” in which I…

If it’s Tuesday, this must be…

So this is how the whole of September has felt: me as Durga with at least eighteen arms and too much to do and people standing in my way who need a good poke with a sharp stick. Where’s my lion? Or tiger! I will take either. Part of it is the normal start to…

Speaking of Ale

My mug came in! At Mahar’s you get your very own mug once you have tried 125 different beers from around the world. Oh sure, it took me four years to get here, but way cool 🙂 Etched into the glass is the logo designed by the fabulous Queen of Everything, Stephanie Johnson, for the…