Summer Camp and it’s Monsters
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Summer Camp and it’s Monsters

“Thump-Drag” used to scare the hell out of me. At 12 years of age, the stirrings of hormonal shifts tossing my voice towards increasingly unlikely octaves, my every glance in the mirror a furtive look for peach fuzz or an Adam’s apple…something that might declare the burgeoning manhood that I was sure was just around the corner, I must admit that the mere mention of “Thump-Drag” made me wet my pants. And here’s the thing: I knew it wasn’t true.…

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New Book on the Way

Hey Friends A labor of love has come near an end as I prepare to publish my next novel. It ain’t a zombie novel, but it is super-natural and even has a healthy dose of philosophy. It is also meant to be darkly funny and adolescent, and it deals with that wonderful construct of summer: the summer camp monster. You know, the one that you were told didn’t exist. The monster your counselors used to scare the bleep out of…

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What Makes Zombies So Damn Scary?

Over the last year, I’ve spend a lot of time thinking about what’s scary. I’ve written a horror novel, after all. And I decided that it didn’t make much sense to write a scary story and then not do my due diligence in trying to give someone the willies. But, as I am at least putatively trained to think scientifically, I recently decided to consult the scientific and medical literature regarding what scares us most. I embarked on this journey…