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WORLDS BETWEEN MY TEETH NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

2016 has been a pretty busy writing year for me. It follows a lackluster 2015 where I only released one novella. This year, we’ve seen SUNFALL: Season Two and DEMON SQUASH: A One Hour Special (Car Nex, Book 6) hit the market. Next up is my short story collection WORLDS BETWEEN MY TEETH, which will be available in e-Book and paperback on Amazon on June 10th. You can pre-order the e-book version for an introductory price of $0.99 by clicking HERE.WORLDS BETWEEN MY TEETH FINAL

I’m quite proud of this collection. Some of these stories I wrote a number of years ago, before I started publishing novels. Some I had buried, six feet under, with no intention of returning them to the surface. Some would agree they should remain there, however, I found a few I couldn’t let go. I had to resurrect them and give them new life. Some of the stories included in WORLDS were previously published in magazines, e-zines, anthologies, or on the Interweb. Some of them are brand new. WORLDS is a good mix, each story representing a different period of my writing life. It’s fascinating to see how my style has developed over the years. For me, this is one of my favorite aspects of writing – these little moments of self-discovery.

The collection was edited by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi. She did a phenomenal job helping me organize this beast. She’s given the misfits a real chance to shine, while still polishing the more refined works, elevating them to another level. I can’t recommend her services enough. Check out her website Oh, for the HOOK of a BOOK! where she offers a variety of publishing services.

That’s all for today. Some big things are on the horizon. Future blog posts will include talk of a potential new podcast, SUNFALL: Season Three, and the Scares That Care Weekend taking place in July.

Later, gators.

MONTH IN REVIEW (April 2016)

Wow. Time is just flying along. I can’t believe it’s May already. I wish the weather would get its ass in gear here in the Northeast. It’s May and I STILL HAVE THE HEAT ON! I guess that’s not too surprising, but whatever. I’m ready to trade in my sweatshirts and jeans for basketball shorts and T-shirts.

Anyway, I thought it’d be cool to post monthly updates on what’s going on in my writing and reading life. That way you can stay in the loop about what’s going with current WIP (SUNFALL fans will find this particularly useful) and also, see what I’ve been reading. I’ll even give a brief review or two, something I hope to do more of on here anyway.

Let’s get started!

Current Works In Progress: I started writing a novella back in late March. I don’t want to talk too much about it, but it’s definitely one of the strangest, weirdest things I’ve written. The novella, however, kind of got away from me and it’s approaching 50k words, which I guess could technically pass as a novel. So, yay! I’m hoping to shop this around a little when it’s finished. I dunno. I love self-publishing, but the traditional route is looking more and more attractive these days (and less time consuming!). But that’s another blog post for another time.

SUNFALL: SEASON THREE – Chad, Pete, and myself began work in early April. We’ve spent the month plotting and gathering our thoughts. This will probably continue through May. Then, our words will find paper. We’re hoping to get this out early next year (fingers crossed).

WORLDS BETWEEN MY TEETH – My short story collection (with two bonus novellas) is almost done. I’ve gotten it back from my editor, finished formatting it, and now I’m sprinkling some final touches on the afterword. I’m hoping to get this beast out early next month. Definitely before Scares That Care in late July.

WHAT AM I READING? – If you’re my Goodreads buddy (and if you’re not, be friends with me!), then you know what I’ve been reading. But if not, here’s some stuff I got into this month.

The Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale – Holy crap, what a story. Joe sure knows how to spin one. I can’t believe I’ve never read this before. Parts II and III are definitely near the top of the TBR.

Abducted by Robert Swartwood – If you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller you can devour in one or two sittings, this is it. Swartwood’s thrillers are top notch. I put it up there with another fine book, Man of Wax, as his best to date.

Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig – Book 2 in the Miriam Black series. I LOOOOVED Book 1. I didn’t not like book 2, but 1 was a better offering. The story was better, the characters were more interesting (especially the villains), but 2 was a decent tale that kept me engaged, and Wendig did a good job with Miriam’s character, enough to make me want more. I’m looking forward to picking up the next books in the series, and I hear there’s a TV show in the works, which is also intriguing. I think it’ll do well on the small screen, especially since everyone is going GAGA for the supernatural stuff.

I’ve read more, but those are the highlights. I also started Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key (amazing) and got to Brian Keene’s The Comple(another Keene classic) earlier in the month. Both are solid reads.

I’m about 90% done with Jonathan Janz’s Children of the Dark, which is by far one of my favorite reads this year. I hope to review it when I’m finished! Janz is one of my favorite horror writers to come on the scene and I’m slowly working my way through his catalog. The Nightmare Girl was my favorite read from last year, and I can’t recommend his work enough.

So that’s it! A busy and productive April.

BOOK COVER DESIGN: DEMON BLOOD BOOKS GET A NEW FACE

Every now and then, you need a change. Once in a while, everybody needs one. A change in scenery, a change in ourselves, a change in perspective. It varies, but change, when utilized correctly, can be good for the soul.

Sometimes books require such a change. Sometimes, they need a new face. Every single one of your favorite novels has alternate covers, some more than others. It’s a natural part of publishing, I suppose. Titles have different editions and different publishers and therefore, different covers.

I’ve spent the last few months acquiring new covers for some of my early works. In the House of Mirrors just got a lovely new makeover from Najla Qamber Designs, a cover I’m completely in love with. I recommend her to all my Indie author friends (excellent work without crippling your bankroll). After doing the covers for SUNFALL Seasons One and Two myself, I decided to take a crack at the first two installments of Demon Blood. I’m happy to report I’m quite satisfied with the results and I’ve seen a jump in downloads for Demon Blood: Enlightenment. I still prefer to have someone else do my own covers, but I also find designing a new way to flex my creative muscles. Plus, it’s just plain fun.

So, check out the covers below and let me know what you think! Also, Demon Blood: Enlightenment is perma-free on Amazon, so feel free to give it a download here.

Indie writers: Who designs your covers? Do you DIY it, or prefer to pay for professional designs? Feel free to comment in the space below.

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WELCOME!

Once upon a time, I had this website. It was a good website and it treated me nicely, but I was bad to it. I neglected her and only gave her attention once in a while, when the mood struck. Mostly when I had something important to announce, or a new book to promote. I never said flattering things to her. I never bought her expensive jewelry or took her any place fancy. I never said “I love you.”

And one day, that website got up and left me.

Actually, I never renewed the domain name and she got lost in the fuckery that is the Internet and I never jumped through the necessary hoops to resurrect her.

Kidding aside, I’m back with a simpler version of that website. I’m going to attempt to blog more, and not just every six months when I have a new release on the way. I can’t guarantee what these posts will be about, but if I had to guess, It’ll probably be movies, books, comics, writing – the things I love and you probably do too.

So if you were a fan of the old site or a fan of my writing or new to me all together, I bid you welcome. Peruse the pages if you like. There are links to books and freebies, a mentions and appearances page (my wonderful wife’s suggestion) where you can see the places I’ve been, digitally and physically, and not to mention a contact page where you can write me or sign up for my occasional newsletter.

Thanks for stopping by.

Meyer, out.

SUNFALL Season 2 Release Party

Wow. I can’t believe this is my first blog post here, but hey – better late than never, the old saying goes.

Many of you have asked (through email, in person, social media, etc) “when the heck is Sunfall: Season Two coming out?” The response and feedback on Season One was overwhelmingly satisfying, and I was always delighted when asked about Season Two, although I never really knew how to respond. That’s because, obviously, I had no idea how long it would take to write. I’ve said this before, back when I had my other blog, but writing a sequel was the single most difficult task I’d been faced with in my short “career.” The second Demon Blood book almost never happened. Sunfall, however, was completely different. I had two of my favorite writer friends to accompany me through the whole process. And let me tell you, Season Two was actually easier to write than Season One. Maybe that’s because we matured as writers, or maybe because we improved the process and abandoned the whole “fly by the seat of our pants” mentality that always tripped us up, but this book wrote like a dream and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. The finished product, by the way, was just published on March 11th, 2016.

That’s right. You heard me. Season Two is here.

If you missed our live release party for SUNFALL Season 2, watch it here: