Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Comic Con ROCKED!

I had the amazing opportunity this week to attend the 2011 Comic Con with my dear friends at Bare Bones Studios. Aside from getting the chance to peddle my book I met some of the most amazing authors, artists, publishers and printers in the industry. I left the Con not only with total sensory overload, but complete inspiration! 

Comic Con is an experience that will stay with you forever. Never have I seen so much passion, talent and die hard devotion of the organized chaos that the filled the massive San Diego Convention Center. The menagerie of color, sound and excited fans is purely intoxicating. Business men to to computer geeks sharing in one mutual interest...the always loved Superhero.

Although at times it was like trying to maneuver my way through the end-of-the-world traffic desperate to evacuate a zombie infested city...I found that no one shoved, pushed or was purposely aggressive. I suppose nerds and geeks just have an unspoken respect for each other that most of our impatient society doesn’t possess.

Despite the outrageous crowds...the overpriced collectables...the miles and miles of comics and posters I think the Comic Con experience has something for just about every man woman and child to enjoy. I must admit that I all too often found myself speeding through the crowds like an excited child at the chance to see my favorite movie props and life size statues of aliens and robots. Check out the Con if you ever get the WON'T be disappointed! 

I mean REALLY...where else can you hang out with a Stormtrooper...cut off your own hand to escape an inevitable attack from hungry zombies...or see Spiderman in his later years? Comic Con has it all!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Guest Author Troy McCombs talks about his book The House on Mayberry Road

There are ghosts (mild), there are demons (moderate), and then there
are the things in the Mayberry House (severe).

‘A house not only haunted by spirits but infested with beings beyond
the limits of human imagination’

When four adventurous teenagers go to investigate the supposed
‘haunted house’ out on Mayberry Road, they get more than they‘d
bargained for. One boy ends up dead, two others psychotic, and another
comatose. The house is not just haunted, it is somehow alive. And
extremely dangerous.

Soon, local Sheriff Charlie Steera and Psychic John Rollings team up
to investigate the dreaded abode and to determine the underlying
source of its deadly history. What they find is startling--even to a
gifted psychic like John. Ghosts and poltergeists are the small
potatoes in this particular assignment. Something big has burrowed a
whole into the world through this house, and only one lone, single
psychic holds the fate of everything and everyone in his miniscule

~ The House on Mayberry Road is available in paperback and for the Kindle...pick up your copy today ~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Broken Doll

The snow was so silent as the gentle flakes gracefully fluttered randomly from the light grey sky above, yet Molly Sternbottom could hear their soft wistful presence as they took their rightful place on the white mounds of earth below. Their purpose was so clear and undeceiving as each flake quietly floated down from its dark and cold origin above…like sweet and gentle kisses from God…entwined in a seamless quilt of pure white symmetry covering the earth with its beauty. Nothing could be more perfect…nothing could be more true than the innocence and grace of newly fallen snow. And no matter how many winters Molly Sternbottom spent in this world she would never grow tired of watching its elegance selflessly bring joy to her quiet little world.
            Molly had lived in Colorado her entire life. Snow was nothing new to her…but despite everyone else’s desperate loathing of the snow she looked forward to it. Somehow it brought her a peace that the typically chaotic world around her couldn’t offer.