A Caring Hand on a Tense Buttock

About a week ago, as I was finishing the first draft of The Mortal Tally, second book in the Bring Down Heaven trilogy, I stopped at the end of the last sentence on the last page on the second to last chapter.  I stared at the blinking cursor for a moment, reading the words it had just regurgitated, like a […]

Updates for Jerks

Were you to compare my blog to a movie right now, it would be like I Am Legend: one man wandering through a forgotten wasteland whose demons lurk in the darkness as deer and wildlife prosper in the ruins of its former greatness.  Also, there’s an angry guy wearing a fedora in the back complaining that the […]

The City Stained Red Launch Party!

If you are in, around or near Scottsdale, Arizona (and by near, I mean like maybe within 1000 miles), I want you to clear your goddamn calendars because I’m having a launch party, motherfuggas! January 31st, at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, I will be signing copies of The City Stained Red, which will be out in print. […]

Speakers of the Claus

Ho ho ho there, friends! The holiday season is upon us and people are doubtless busy buying presents, wrapping presents, putting presents under the tree and drinking excessive amounts of eggnog to drown out the little voice in the back of their head that shrieks “why so much material wealth, why so many presents, this […]

Your Mother Rolls Natural 20s

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but have you ever read Zen Pencils? Created by Gavin Aung Than, it’s a pretty inoffensive inspirational comic that revolves around artistic interpretations of words of wisdom touted by people who are well-known enough to get artistic interpretations made about them.  Most of the time, I don’t really mind the […]

The City Stained Red is OUT!

I really should have put up this up sooner, but I’ve been dreadfully busy.  In humble apology, there will be a picture of a cat somewhere on this blog post. Now, as for the actual content? YES!  The City Stained Red, Book One of Bring Down Heaven is now available in eBook!   DO NOT EAT THIS BOOK! […]

Fan Art Contest!

I’m not going to lie: I’m kind of a sucker for art and gratification, in equal measure.  For that reason, it’s been a long-standing tradition of mine to announce fan art contests periodically. And since The City Stained Red will be debuting soon, now seemed like a perfect time TO DO EXACTLY THAT. RULES: 1. Submit a […]

New York Comicon 2014!

I swear to heebus, I meant to have this up earlier, but a fearsome bout of pancreatitis kept me out of action. But now that I’m all cleared up, I can tell you that SAM SYKES WILL BE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON! oh jesus I was not prepared for this eventuality please god tell me […]

Sexy Destroyers of the Future

Featured image used with permission by Aerlyn’s Costumes and Designs! So, if you’re at all into comics, you’ve probably seen this. Denise Dorman, wife of Dave Dorman, recently illuminated a problem that’s been talked about for ages and has now been coming to a head: Comicon doesn’t seem to be about comics anymore.  She goes […]

Red Nooses in Tight Circles

This week is Banned Books Week, seven days in which we celebrate the essential freedom to read.  I’d never given it much thought before.  Not until my publisher at Orbit sent me an email and asked if there was anything I’d like to do for Banned Books Week. I promise I had something more funny […]