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Land of Death – OUT NOW from Severed Press

Only a short few weeks ago I was approached by a fellow horror writer, a man I have admired for a great many years. Eric S Brown, author of (among many others) the Bigfoot Wars series, asked me if I wanted to write a short dinosaur horror novella with him.

Of course I jumped at the chance. As I said, I have long been a fan of Eric’s work, and chat with him regularly about writing and life in general.

It wasn’t until after we had started that I found out the publisher was none other than Severed Press. This project just kept getting better and better.

Well, we tore through the words, and the story was created in no time, and it is now live for the whole world to feast their eyes on.

Forget Jurassic World, because the Land of Death is a place even Chris Pratt would never survive.

Check it out on Amazon today, and feel free to tell all your friends.

Land of Death

A group of American soldiers, fleeing an organized attack on their base camp in the Middle East, encounter a storm unlike anything they’ve seen before. When the storm subsides, they wake up to find themselves no longer in the desert and perhaps not even on Earth. The jungle they’ve been deposited in is a place ruled by prehistoric creatures long extinct. Each day is a struggle to survive as their ammo begins to run low and virtually everything they encounter, in this land they’ve been hurled into, is a deadly threat.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

I am in kind of a dark place at the moment, so again, no real post from me today, because I will just end up ranting about how fucked up the world is to those of us that try and play by the rules, and that will only push me even further down the fucking luck ladder.

So here is a poster of my favourite poem.


The Brother Jack Effect

To those of you that followed my AtoZChallenge posts, you will have no doubt met Brother Jack.

Brother Jack is my new co-host, if you will, and will be a central character in one of my future novels.

He has been quite the character to get to know, and I was wondering, those of you that have read his posts, what did you think of him?

I am interested because while I have yet to start researching Brother Jack’s novel, I feel that I have a good enough grasp on his character to maybe give him some outings in shorter fiction, maybe to build up his back story a little bit.

Have you ever had a character that just came and grabbed you by the throat? When Brother Jack came to me, he stormed into my mind and demanded I listen to him.

It is the first time I have been struck so severely by a character, and I have to say, I kind of like it. The words for his posts just flowed.


It helps that he is bat shit crazy, and I don’t need to think about crossing any lines with him. Any line encountered will be stomped over, pissed on and left to rot in the fading light of yesterday.

I am not sure yet how I am going to work him. He cannot be a standalone central character, he needs someone to play off, but whether I make him the villain or a dark hero. That is the question.

In any case I am going to have fun writing him, and can see it being a relationship that lasts a long time.

But tell me, enough about Brother Jack for now, which of your characters have reached out to you the strongest? How did that relationship with them end? I can imagine that sometimes, just like in life, even the strongest connection does not guarantee a happy ever after for both parties involved.