Sunday, March 9, 2014

I'm Writing Vampirella!

Yes, you heard me right! Thanks to the good people at Dynamite Comics, I am now the new writer for their monthly Vampirella series! I've taken over the scripting chores for the best-known female vampire character in comics, starting with a new #1 this coming June!

The story arc that kicks off my debut is entitled Our Lady of Shadows, and has Vampirella investigating the kidnapping of a little girl, only to find herself the centerpiece of a ritual that will turn her world upside down and force her to side with the strangest ally imaginable, as she attempts to save the world and dodge a team of elite Vatican hit-squad.

Besides having a lengthy background in writing about female vampires who hunt down their own kind, I used to read Vampirella, along with the other Warren Publications black & white magazines, when I was a teenager, and want to recapture some of those old-school thrills and chills that made those stories so distinctive. The interior artwork will be by Patrick Berkenkotter (The Torch, Avengers Invaders, Red Sonja) and Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman, The Defenders, Cat Woman, X-Men) will be providing the covers for the regular monthly title.

There are also Retailer Incentive covers by Jenny Frison (Revival, Angel, True Blood) Sergio Fernandez Davila (Legenderry, Red Sonja), Jack Jadson (Red Sonja, Teen Titans), Mimi Yoon, and Ken Haesar (The Living Corpse). There will also be a Subscription Cover by Stephanie Buscema (My Little Pony, Adventure Time), dedicated to those hardcore fans who place pre-orders with their local comic retailers. There will also be a Retailer Exclusive Variant Image  by Sergio Fernandez Davila that can be tailored to promote individual comic shops.  

While I'm under orders not to let too many details slip about what I have planned for Vampirella, I will say that 2014 marks Vampirella's 45th Anniversary, and Dynamite's editorial team and I have some very interesting birthday surprises  lined up for her and her fans. So make sure to stop by your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Shop and pre-order a copy of Vampirella #1!

And if you have no Local Comic Shop, you can also order it directly from Dynamite Comics.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sonja Blue On Sale! Get Paint It Black for $1.99 via Amazon, Apple & Nook!

Paint It Black, the 3rd book in the acclaimed Sonja Blue series, is on sale for $1.99 from February 1st through February 12th! Find out more about it and dozens of different ebook offers each day at Book Bub! 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hopedale Press Year End Extravaganza!

Hopedale Press is offering all its short fiction at reduced sale prices for a limited time, starting Saturday, December 28th, 2013!  Virtually all short fiction will be between .99-1.99 on both the Kindle and Nook platforms! What better way to welcome the New Year?

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Gift To You: "The Yuletide Spirit", A Free Golgotham Short Story @ LITERARY ESCAPISM

As part of LITERARY ESCAPISM'S "Black Friday" promotion, I wrote a little Christmas short story set in the world of GolgothamIt's called "The Yuletide Spirit" and it was inspired by my dear, departed friend, Del Close (1934-1999), who played The Ghost of Christmas Present in THE CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago's Goodman Theater from 1978-1984. While at Literary Escapism's blog, check out their Black Friday giveaway contest, which will be running until Dec. 24th!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I will be reading from and signing my new Urban Fantasy novel, MAGIC AND LOSS, as well as LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 at Books-A-Million River Gate in Charlotte, NC. this coming Saturday, Dec. 7th from 1-3 pm.

 14151 Steel Creek Rd.
 Charlotte, NC, 28273. 
 Phone: 704-583-1280

Hope To See You There!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

MAGIC & LOSS signing Nov. 10th at Old Books On Front Street!

 Attention Golgotham fans in the Cape fear area! I'll be signing MAGIC AND LOSS at Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, North Carolina on Sunday, November 10th, starting at 4 pm!  See you there!

Old Books on Front St.
249 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC.
Phone: (910) 76- BOOKS (26657)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


      Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic

storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming

and comics  gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, 

which combine to  make up her greatest adventure yet!  LEGENDS OF RED 

SONJA #1 includes stories  by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins

and  beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic 

framing  story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to 

appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented 

writers!  Featuring artwork by  Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla 

 Speed McNeil and a stunning cover by  Jay Anacleto! Look for it at your 

local  comic book  store or purchase it directly from Dynamite Comics!