Category Archives: 12 Days of Creepfest

Merry Christmas, Creepfest Winner, New Blog Series, & the next Blog Tour

First off, Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine! As I have since I got married a few years ago, I’m spending it in St. Charles, IA (picture covered bridges and small Iowa town–though the company is … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Ed Kurtz, “Pearls.”

This Saturday Spotlight is cast on Ed Kurtz for his short story, “Pearls,” which is published in Dark Moon Digest: Issue 5. (Thanks to Rob Smales for sending me a copy as part of the Coffin Hop blog tour.) What … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: What genre trope are you most sick of?

Talking, running, smart zombies? Sparkly vampires? Magician’s apprentices? Magical swords? One of my recent comments about zombies reciting Shakespeare made me wonder what you guys think about genre tropes. Zombies are my genre of preference, but I’m curious which direction … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: What creeps you out most about the zombie apocalypse?

I had a dream last night that woke me up it was so terrifying. Of course, describing it here won’t do it justice, but there were some elements that I’m going to jot down to explore in my zombie fiction. … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: What were your worst nightmares?

I just stopped by one of our fellow #Creepfest bloggers, Axel Howerton, who has a post up featuring Jason McKinney, author of Dog World, a Werewolf Apocalypse novel, and Memoirs of the Walking Dead. I commented how excited I am … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: How do you celebrate a job well done?

Today I finished the second draft of my novel and I was kind of lost on how to celebrate. This is the third novel that I’ve written, but I’ve never really done anything special to celebrate. Last year I opened … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: What are you researching?

Between writing today, I read some of Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne. I’m thinking about making one of my next writing projects a journal entry style, and wanted to see how J.L. did it. His is one of … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: How do you overcome the fear of the blank page?

When I graduated from college I felt lost without direction as far as what to write, and that fear of the blank page led to a couple years away from writing fiction. How do you stay on top of writing … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead by Joe Hill

This is another five star story from the zombie anthology, The Living Dead. What I enjoyed most about this story was the deep connection with the characters. Bobby is a self-admitted failure, both as an actor, and as a lover. … Continue reading

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12 Days of Creepfest: What are your favorite holiday traditions?

My wife and I have only been married for about two and a half years, and we don’t really have many decorations. Two years ago we used a Charlie Brown tree and had no ornaments, then last year we had … Continue reading

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