Horror Writer's Association Member

Horror Writer's Association Member
Horror Writer's Association Member

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sirens Call

Wow! I am happy to announce that one of my short stories, "Killer of Little Souls," will appear in the Halloween issue (#51) of The Sirens Call. The ladies who run The Sirens Call are tireless champions of horror writers and many up and coming great writers have contributed to their issues or have had their books published outright by them. This story marks my second appearance in their magazine and I wish them all the best in their continued endeavors! Here is the link to Sirens Call Publications, which includes their free e-zine, The Sirens Call. The Halloween issue is not out yet, but I will update this blog with the info on where to read it once it is out. http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Case of the Vanished Writer

So...Where has Greg been these last few years? Well, I've been doing book signings at several events including literacy and book festivals. Last October (2019) I represented the Horror Writer's Association at a literacy even in the California High-Desert city of Hesperia. This was my last physical signing since COVID-19 hit and my other signings were cancelled. All through 2017-2019, I also did author signings at libraries and at Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California. Last October I was also able to view a documentary on the defunct Showcase Theatre (Corona, California) which was made using a lot of my video footage of punk bands. This gained me my first cinematographer credit on IMDB!

However, the main reason I have kept a low profile is because I worked on my doctoral degree over the last three years. I just graduated this last summer and I am now a Doctor of Education! Whoa! So much going on...but...there will be much more to come! I am getting back to my creative writing pursuits now that my academic writing is done. Thanks.

(from top to bottom: April 2019 Literacy Festival signing, May 2029 Comic Con Revolution, October 2019 viewing of "If These Walls Could Sing" documentary, October 2019 represeting the Horror Writer's Association (Los Angeles chapter) at the High Desert Book Festival, and summer 2020 graduating as a Doctor of Education!)

I also got to do a book reading in Paris, France! On December 28, 2018, I joined the Paris Lit Up group and delivered a reading of my works. It was a great little club with awesome food and amazinng talent. Here are two pics of me just before I went on and one of me in the famous catacombs of Paris!

Monday, August 24, 2020

The Return of the Living Dead Writer!

I'm back and updating my blog! Stay tuned! Here is a collage of books and magazines that my work has been in over the years. — with James Ward Kirk, james ward kirk fiction, Stephen Cooney, William Cook, Julianne Snow, Nina D'Arcangela, Gavin Chappell, phrenic press, Schlock Webzine, Gloria Bobrowicz and Jo-Anne Russell.

StokerCon #2 signing: RMS Queen Mary 2017

StokerCon 2017 (the second StokerCon) Wow. I cannot believe I did this signing over three years ago already! I signed my books next to William F. Nolan who I consider a legend for Logan's Run alone! Jonathan Maberry was next Nolan. What an honor to be in such great company. I also got to meet George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame, but his handler would not let me take a picture with him....

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Signings!

Hey all! I have bunch of author signings coming up. Today I am signing copies of both of my books at Stoker Con 2017 on the Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor from 3PM to 4PM. Come get a book and I'll sign it! I'll be signing with William F. Nolan, the author of Logan's Run. Soooo stoked!

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Book for a New Year!

Attention all horror fiends! I have a new book coming out soon...Carnival Night at the Crematorium. Here's the back cover blurb:

Carnival Night at the Crematorium is a roller coaster ride of suspense and psychological terror. Just like wandering through a seedy midway at an old carnival, you have no idea what you’ll run into or what bizarre twists your visit may take. These 21 pieces of weird fiction are each like a different attraction. Some are scary and some will cause you to ponder about life and the thin veil of death. Do you hear that? The barker is calling you to enter the next tent of wonders. Do you dare?

Coming soon on JWK Fiction and available in print and ebook from Amazon. More info soon!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hail the New Year!

Welcome to a New Year and hopefully new things in store for my writing. As of right now things have been pretty slow in regards to my writing. I hope to change this with an anthology of my short stories to come out this year and work on a new novel.

Lately, I have mostly been doing signings for Shadowfall and doing presentations for small museums. Last year I did two lectures on the history of the Circus and Circus posters. I also did one lecture on the history of fanzines. Both lectures were well met by the public and helped me form relationships with the Ontario Museum and the Temecula Valley Museum, both here in the Inland Empire region of Southern California where I live.

I currently helped to curate an exhibit on comic books featuring African-American/Black (non-American) superheroes. This exhibit is running right now at the Temecula Valley Museum:

In other news, last Saturday I signed copies of Shadowfall at the Moreno Valley Public Library for their first ever Writer's Expo:

This was a good signing for me and I met some cool writers and readers too! This event was the brain child of Debby Johnson who is on the Moreno Valley Arts Council. Thanks Debby! She is a writer too and here is her site: http://www.debbyjohnson.com

And here is a great shot of me signing courtesy of Cindy Finklestein! Thanks Cindy and Larry!:

That's all for now. Stay Weird!