Devil Takes Care of His Own

You all know the story. A sad-sack who can’t play the guitar goes to the crossroads and makes a deal with the Devil for skill, prestige, and success. Which he receives before things go horribly wrong. Sometimes it’s a violinist or a horn player, of course, and very occasionally it’s a singer, but the folk tales are older than the legend of the ill-fated blues guitarist Robert Johnson and the stories almost are almost always about a man who plays guitar. Which of course is fucking lame. Every guitarist worth spitting on put hundreds of hours into learning his instrument–to...

Humerus

So Bloody Waters is out and by all indications it’s doing pretty well. I have been receiving a steady stream of feedback about it, and so far all of it positive. At least one reader smashed through the book in the first 24 hours of its release–that makes me feel good. Even my old man seems to like it. One of the most common things I am hearing is that the humour of the book takes people by surprise. I’ve heard this quite often before, usually in relation to McBlack. Despite the fact that my best-known book, The Sixsmiths is...

Blood in the Water

Well, boys and girls, its here. My first novel, Bloody Waters, is now available in the Kindle store from Amazon.com. Bloody Waters is an occult rock’n’roll novel about guns, magic and the devil… but mostly its about music. Please do me a huge favour and buy it, review it, talk about it, link it. I will love you forever, in a non-creepy or metaphysically-threatening way. I will be a guest at Oz Horror Con 12 on Saturday, where I will be promoting the book and perhaps even reading from it. Since it’s an eBook I will not be selling copies...

Bloody Waters

This is the big one, folks: my first novel, Bloody Waters, is about to drop from the good folks at Possible Press. Bloody Waters is a book that I have been working on for about thirteen years. In that time a lot of things have changed. The book has gone from being near-future science fiction to being set int he recent past. I have gone from being younger that the protagonists to being older. What hasn’t changed is what the book is about: rock and roll, the devil, and the relevance of these forces on modern society. Go read the...