I figured I'd better get one of these going after following the other promotional threads.
Last I heard, Jacob was reading his hard copy of Empire
and digging it, so we'll see what happens on that front!
I've just been published in the e-zine susurrus
. My story "In the Clay" concerns a vacant lot, a cop and a disfigured vagrant on a date with destiny.
Right now I'm working with an editor on my novella "Lost Souls" for Permuted's Headshot Quartet
. We're smoothing out the kinks and I'm having a great experience with the editor assigned by Jacob.
I'm also an aspiring screenwriter, and on that front, things look like they're picking up. Live Bait
, set to be filmed in HD this summer in California, takes the standard slasher formula and turns it on its head. I was basically handed a character & concept created by Timberwolf Entertainment in their 2001 indie homage Summer's End: The Legend of Samhain
& told to give it new life. Some of you into indie horror might be familiar with Jack, the killer who wore a jack-o'-lantern mask: Live Bait
is a stand-alone story reintroducing Jack's legend and, partway through, giving him a gruesome new look.
So what makes it different from the other slashers coming off the assembly line? As a slasher fanatic, I've tried to inject some new ideas into this outing, and director Joe Patnaud (he's got a gig on Zombie's Halloween
right now) provided the story angle that gives the film its name. There's going to be a lot of "bait" running around in this flick, and who's being baited is where the twists & turns begin.
Last note: my MySpace
has a story tracker (thanks again to Joel Sutherland for the idea) logging my current submissions & accepted material. At any given time there are probably a couple of anthos or magazines linked there that you may want to submit to, so check it out.