A Taste of Asphalt

A TASTE OF ASPHALT hits today. Snag it here. Okay, you want to know what my writing’s about. But you don’t want to spend a lot because everyone’s got projects to support and Kickstarters to back. So I’m going to make it easy. Here’s what ninety-nine cents gets you. Two short stories: “Crunch Time”, featuring […]

Dustbearer for free

Yup. For a couple more days, my fantasy short story collection DUSTBEARER is absolutely free. Two stories, good dark fun, no cost to you. http://www.amazon.com/Dustbearer-and-Others-ebook/dp/B00DQC50I6 Do check it out.

DUSTBEARER preview pages

Quick head’s-up. I’ve put together a preview PDF of the new DUSTBEARER book (released all of two days ago). If you’re looking for something to read and want to take some dark fantasy out for a test-drive, just follow the link below. Read it in the browser window or download a tiny PDF file. DUSTBEARER […]

DUSTBEARER introduction

  That’s the cover for DUSTBEARER, by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein. Check the rest of her work out if you like. Good stuff. DUSTBEARER is a collection of two horror-driven fantasy stories, shared world (just don’t ask me to name it yet.) I’ll be posting some larger excerpts here later on. No, you won’t be quizzed on […]


You all know that the miracle isn’t that great films are made, right? The miracle is that movies get finished at all in any semblance of completion much less take our brains and hearts anywhere worth going. Or at least let us be entertained for a couple of hours. And us armchair quarterbacks love to […]

You say ‘slow’ and I say ‘go go go’.

Thinking a bit more about things, which is what I do when I’m not ready to write or avoid being ready to write. One of my upcoming projects could be a thing called EATERS, which I posted some comics pages from ages ago, as in years. Several things have sidetracked this project, most namely the […]


There really should be a picture here, but there isn’t. WordPress is being obnoxious. Mentioned this new project of mine over the weekend via Tumblr. If you’re interested, you can see the research stuff I’m beginning to accumulate for it there: tag-king of all the dead. As you might’ve guessed, it is a straight-up zombie […]

Interview with artist John Coulthart, from 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE Originally posted in 2010. I don’t even say anything mean about steampunk in it. That’s how old it is. — Lovecraft is a hard act to follow, and an even harder one to adapt. “Oh you mean HP Lovecraft, the guy who came up with Cthulhu and all those cute little plush toys.” […]

Blink and Other Stories – “The Sunyata Routine”

Red. Her irises were the color of Chilean strawberries, face tinted ruby by sanguine neon light. Satori Optical’s byzantine logo hung in the wet sky meters above her body, humming. Call wanted to be sick as he looked at her body, lying face down on the alley, arms turned painfully away. She was the second […]

Blink and Other Stories – “Third Sight”

“I think it will make a number of things clear,” Hensley said, a schoolboy’s insistence. “Maybe it can offer closure to some of those….families.” And that was a rope that had hung more than one investigator. But there was a reason that the bait often worked.   BLINK AND OTHER STORIES is the second short […]