We always begin with my horrible, ugly sketches. It's sad how many hours I spend on them. I wanted to play with reflections. The Vampire, of course, leaves no reflection. In a nod to the author/reader agreement barring supernatural explanations, I decided to do it anyway. But I cannot draw a reflection (I tried), so… Continue reading Cover Evolution of Vampire
First off, I've been so busy lately that I forgot to post about my appearance on The Invisible Event's superb podcast In Gad We Trust. We discussed some of my favorite tropes. You can listen to it here. Second of all, The Strange Case of the Barrington Hills Vampire is out now at an Amazon… Continue reading Third Book Release
He pointed at the corpse. “That is not a body, but rather an echo reverberating within the crime scene and pleading with us to see past death’s ghastliness toward the elegance of truth. By God, we shall. We shall concatenate, crumb by crumb, one undeniable intimation at a time.” He stamped out his half-smoked cigarette.… Continue reading Thirteen Days
Small spacing issues and the correct barcode and spine aside, this is the front and back cover of my 3rd novel.
I remember the first time I saw the VHS cover for Peter Brook's film version of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates at the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. It was fascinating to me how the title had to be altered in order… Continue reading The problem with long titles