The first chapter of the in progress Infected novel

Okay, yeah not the best series title to have right now. But I wanted everyone to know I’m still working on this, and what better way is there than to prove it in print? But here’s the deal – this is first draft. So it’s messy as hell. As long as you don’t mind that, enjoy! (And no, I don’t have a title yet. Of course I don’t. It’s always the last thing.) 1 – Royal Pigs Roan honestly hoped Dylan wasn’t going to kill him for this. Although he wouldn’t blame him if he did. He was supposed to be retired from all of this, and basically he only talked Dylan into letting him do his private detective thing again if he took unambitious, not at all dangerous cases. This one was supposed to be...

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Recommendations for Mystery Science Theater 3000 Movies Currently On Netflix, For the Quarantined and/or Bored

Because many people are self-isolating – which is also known as being a writer (ha ha!) – I thought I’d put up a list of Mystery Science Theater 3000s that are on Netflix right now, that you can watch, to distract yourself from the world being on fire and whatnot. Let’s have some fun! Deathstalkers and The Warriors From Hell – This is my favorite of the older episodes currently offered on Netflix, and for several good reasons. It’s a terrible sword and sorcery movie, made indifferently on a tight budget, with random but powerful bouts of overacting and underacting, exceptionally poor writing, and a bit of misogyny mixed in. Why does this work? Because it’s so ridiculous you can’t ever take this movie seriously. (“Potatoes...

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Master list of all the ebooks I have for sale …

New editions! At least cover wise. Hearts of Darkness – https://books2read.com/u/49ZWZX The Little Death – https://books2read.com/u/mZKLKJ DMZ – https://books2read.com/u/ban0dx Infected: Prey – https://books2read.com/u/mVwQwp Josh of the Damned – https://books2read.com/u/mgG0z7 City of Monsters – https://books2read.com/u/mv27z8 Shotgun Bastards and Other Stories – https://books2read.com/u/bWBRG1 Strange Angels – https://books2read.com/u/3JVJlv About A Bot – https://books2read.com/u/mlaaqq Merged –...

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A snippet of the new Infected story

This is all first draft, not edited, so there may be some minor changes later. But I wanted to prove to everyone I was not kidding about it. (No title yet. because of course not. They’re always the last thing I come up with.) Roan honestly hoped Dylan wasn’t going to kill him for this. Although he wouldn’t blame him if he did. He was supposed to be retired from all of this, and basically he only talked Dylan into letting him do his private detective thing again if he took unambitious, not at all dangerous cases. This one was supposed to be one of those. It went off the rails quickly. It really did look simple to begin with. Blair Pender, a boring suburban type, hired him to find out if her husband, Hank Pender, was cheating on her. He...

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Writing update

Okay, so, writing type things going on with me. As of the 23rd, Dreamspinner will no longer be publishing the Infected series. I have yet to decide on what I’m going to do with them. A new story in the Infected universe may be in the works, though, so stay tuned. I ‘ve taken back all my Dreamspinner properties but one, an upcoming book titled Darlings of New Midnight. I signed the contract for it before I realized how bad things had gotten – what a bad time to be on a self-imposed social media break. They did pay the advance, and I can’t afford to pay it back, so it’s theirs for now. If you’re boycotting Dreamspinner and don’t want to buy it, that’s cool, I totally get it. I assume that someday, it’ll be independently published,...

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Best Songs of 2019, Part 2

And 8Tracks is shutting down at the end of the year, so you have a very limited time to listen to all my playlists, sadly. Best Songs of 2019, Part 2 from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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Best Albums of the Year

Oh boy, it’s almost the end of the year, when everybody comes out with their lists. (And some are getting a jump on their best of the decade lists, but there’s no way in hell I’m going there.) And far be it from me to buck the crowd, so here’s my personal list of the best album of the year. Your mileage, as always, may vary. Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken The collaboration of Aesop Rock and Tobacco was something I looked at with cautious optimism. After all, I like both musicians separately, but I wasn’t honestly sure how they’d be able to combine rap and neo-psychedelic music and make it sound coherent. Not only does it work incredibly well, but it has been my favorite album since its January release. This is has been a hell of a bad year,...

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