Viral Apocalypse and the gaming table

I am pleased to announce Mythopoeia Games Publications has made the following RPG supplements I authored available to help with our isolation: “Games are great way to get through isolation. Why not try a new RPG to help pass the time? For the next 15 days (through April 1st) we have made our We Hate Bards tested core Apocalyptic Fantasy RPG E-Book “Wizards & Warriors” pay what you want at DriveThruRPG (that means FREE if you wish) and all our supporting e-book supplements are ninety-nine cents. We may extend this even longer to weather the upheaval in pursuit of games (and adventure). If you play a session share it at Realms Of Fantasy RPG.” Enjoy!–Warriors




On January 22nd 2020 special one-day only screenings of Richard Stanley’s Color Out Of Space (an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space”) extended cut will be shown in select theaters across America.

I have been asked to give opening comments for the screening at the UICA (Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts) part of KCAD (Kendall College of Art and Design). It was quite a pleasure to teach this story a year ago at KCAD in Genre Studies: Weird Fiction, learn the film was in production, then have our own theater be selected to house the film.

Review will be posted later.

(PS – special shout out to HPLHS.)



2020 Has Begun


Here’s a little recap of my 2019 year in publishing:

“A Look Behind The Challenge From Beyond” — DEAD RECKONINGS No. 25 — Hippocampus Press
“Lovecraft’s Open Boat” — LOVECRAFT ANNUAL No.12 — Hippocampus Press
“You Know Who The Monster Is” (review of Sam L Edwards WHISKEY AND OTHER UNUSUAL GHOSTS) — DEAD RECKONINGS No. 26 — Hippocampus Press
“Perils & Prowess” — REALMS OF FANTASY RPG SIII — Mythopoeia Games Publications
“Bela Lugosi Lives/Daed S’isogul Aleb” — MARCH VLADNESS ‘– Elite 8
“You Are An Anomaly” (review of Brooke Warra’s LUMINOUS BODY) DIM SHORES (via Goodreads) —

Intent to double my work from last year (two publications) and ended tripling 2018. Next year’s goal: double 2019 — for 12 — 1 per month. So far my poem “Black Wings Return” will be in SPECTRAL REALMS No. 12 Winter 2020. Here’s to good start. Best to all the other writers, editors, and publishers I know, have met, or corresponded with and all their works of 2019.

Are we Cyberpunk enough yet?



At long last I am elated to report that Realms of Fantasy RPG Sourcebook III: Perils & Prowess has finally been published.  This was a long arduous task and I hope you’ll enjoy what lurks behind the cover.  This entire book is illustrated by the one and only Brook Anderson and also ends my work on this version of the game. The link above takes you to DriveThruRPG where you can order the e-book.  Hard copies can be ordered directly thru Mythopoeia Games Publications.

There may be more yet before the month is over.

As Lin would say, Happy Magic!



November Reckonings

The latest issue of Dead Reckonings (#26) featuring my review of S. L. Edward’s Whiskey and Other Unusual Ghosts is available at Hippocampus Press.  Was a pleasure to read this work as well as working in anecdotes around the Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy and many luminaries in the field (too many to name here).

What else is brewing this month… Realms of Fantasy SIII: Perils & Prowess is finished and with the editor then on to the printer.  Will announce ordering very soon.



August Is Here

The prolific Hippocampus Press has just released Lovecraft Annual No. 13 2019 containing this years’ latest Lovecraft scholarship including my article on Lovecraft and Stephen Crane: “Lovecraft’s Open Boat.”


These last many weeks have been a blaze of activity.  My next poem for Spectral Realms will be out in issue #12, still laboring along with the last sourcebook for Mythopoeia Games Publications: Perils & Prowess.  In negotiations for a monthly streaming game with The Gamer’s Wharf.  Deeply at work on a few things hopefully for Robert M. Price and Necronomicon Press.

Bullets for Breakfast is no longer optioned and is free of all entanglements.  However, we have moved on to something new which hopefully I can announce later this fall…

As for the rest, last week we had a major heatwave followed by a 70 mph storm knocking out trees (and power — no AC) while helping move a good friend and family back to MI.  This month is starting of with a trip to visit another friend after a 24 year absence and a family gathering for burial services for my grand uncle in Mackinac.  Also wrapping up my summer course (July/Aug) in Film Studies: Popular and Unpopular Genres at KCAD.  (Great to see that Sunset Boulevard and 2001: A Space Odyssey are still resonating with first time young viewers…)

The remaining weeks before school have yet to be determined.

PS – 1,000 words a day – minimum – no matter what else!