Monday, June 20, 2016

Five years of fear

last week, while I was on vacation, Warning Signs hit its five-year mark. Hard to believe that something I started one summer to keep myself busy while I searched for a job has lasted this long.

Sure, I sometimes go for stretches without posting anything and sometimes I post multiple things in one day. The important thing is that this blog lives and continues to offer me a place to share things I love with you: family, friends and complete strangers.

last week was a milestone week in many ways. It started with a late-night screening of THE CONJURING 2 (good, not as intense as the first, but just about the best mainstream horror we're going to get) and moved into my own reading/signing event in my hometown.

Friday night was the tops as my aunt Pam and I went to a Stephen King event in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We sat in the third row and enjoyed him bullshitting for an hour.

Sadly, neither of us ended up with one of the random signed copies of END OF WATCH.

My aunt Pam snapped this photo. 

I am not ashamed to admit that I gave a copy of my book CRY DOWN DARK to the event host as she made her way backstage after King concluded his talk. I hope he got it and I hope he reads it.

I resisted the urge to try and sell more books while standing in the line to get into the venue. I'm classy like that.

When I got home, I had an envelope from Alban Lake Publishing. Inside was a copy of DISTURBED DIGEST #13 which has my story "Bury All Your Secrets in My Skin" featured. You should buy a copy.

My wife and I are fiddling around with a redesign of the site and my plan is to use this more and more as a platform for my burgeoning career as an author. Change is good, people. What that will look like, I don't know yet. As King wrote in THE STAND:

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.”

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