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NOW AVAILABLE: The Last Hellfighter

As of midnight, August 10th, 2018, The Last Hellfighter has officially become available for purchase in both eBook and paperback formats. The audiobook is currently in production with the very awesome Rick Gregory narrating. This latest novel is an adventure through history, as one young man fights to save his future, an older man must… Continue reading NOW AVAILABLE: The Last Hellfighter

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Slasher Friday: Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

When I think slasher, my mind goes to the 1980s. Its the obvious pick of the litter, so to speak. The 1980s was certainly the Golden Era of the slasher film. But the 1990s had some damn good slasher movies too! What sets the ’90s apart from every other decade has to do with its… Continue reading Slasher Friday: Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

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Reports on the Harlem Hellfighters part 2

The following is pulled from the late great jazz historian Floyd Levin's book, "Classic Jazz A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians," published with University of California Press, 2000. Mr. Levin is an award-winning jazz writer and has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. Mr. Levin passed… Continue reading Reports on the Harlem Hellfighters part 2

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The Characters of THE LAST HELLFIGHTER

I'm not sure where this need comes from, maybe something that bubbles up from back when I used to sit on the carpet in my room and play with my He-Man action figures, Skeletor and his forces of evil against the might of Eternia clashing in some equip battle created solely from my overactive twelve… Continue reading The Characters of THE LAST HELLFIGHTER

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Reports on the Harlem Hellfighters 1

While on patrol in a French forest in 1918, the then-private single-handedly fended off an attack from two dozen German soldiers, defending himself and his wounded fellow sentry with his gun, then a club, then nothing but a bolo knife and his bare hands. Johnson’s grit saved him and his partner from being taken prisoner… Continue reading Reports on the Harlem Hellfighters 1

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Book Insider: THE LAST HELLFIGHTER

Living with the mistakes of our past. Learning from them. Using our struggles and our pain to solve the problems of tomorrow are a few of the underlining themes in my latest novel, THE LAST HELLFIGHTER. Revenge as well. But also vampires. And about 100 years of jazz music...so there's that too. Besides zombies, vampires… Continue reading Book Insider: THE LAST HELLFIGHTER

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The Last House on the Left (1972): MOVIE REVIEW

If a friend asked me, “Hey, Tommy, can you recommend a good slasher movie?” Off the cuff, I’d typically guide said friend to one of the many wondrous titles under the Friday the 13thfranchise or Nightmare on Elm Street. If they wanted obscure but tasteful, I’d most likely say The Prowler or The Burning. Those looking for something for date… Continue reading The Last House on the Left (1972): MOVIE REVIEW

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My First Date with SPAWN

Not to be too weird about it, but imagine yourself for just a moment that you’re a twelve-year-old boy. You’re walking through the store and like any boy of pre-teen age back in the early 90s you decide to go check out whatever comics are offered at this very obviously not comic book store in… Continue reading My First Date with SPAWN

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Reflections of an indie writer on 2017

It is customary at the close of a year to look back and reflect on ones accomplishments and ones failures. As writers, we think on the things that made us rise to an occasion and what we utterly fell flat on. What worked and what didn't, so to speak, in our ongoing quest to put… Continue reading Reflections of an indie writer on 2017

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Veterans Day Memoir

It's that time of year again, folks. The day we honor our nations soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors. The day we recognize those who have served and put themselves in harms way. For those who know me personally will understand, talking about Veterans Day is not an easy task for me. I have been celebrating… Continue reading Veterans Day Memoir

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Book Insider: FEAST

Characters are extremely important. Situational development is also equally important. Without solid believable characters or situation all you have is scenery. Pretty scenery combined with poetic languid soliloquy could do the trick for some novels. For others, its detrimental to show the story through the actions of others. Teaching something, questioning something valuable whilst simultaneously entertaining.… Continue reading Book Insider: FEAST

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

Okay, seriously…have you seen the new Kong? For starters though, i’ll admit I'm rather late to the party. However, as I had the gumption to finally watch the latest of Kong movies, Kong: Skull Island, I felt compelled to write down some of my thoughts regarding said movie. There are no spoilers here, per say. Kong holds no… Continue reading KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

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DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

Francine Parker: They’re still here.  Stephen: They’re after us. They know we’re still in here.  Peter: They’re after the place. They don’t know why; they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here.  Francine Parker: What the hell are they?  Peter: They’re us, that’s all, when there’s no more room in hell.  Stephen:… Continue reading DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

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Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Halloween is almost here. And what better hangout than the graveyard. As a Romero purist, I've found zombie flicks outside Romeroism rules to be...meh. However, there are a select few that defy zombie prejudice. Let's chat a bit about Dan O’Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead. Now, it is important to distinguish who the director of… Continue reading Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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BOOKS OF THE DEAD

I think we can all agree that the world of zombie fiction is saturated. Not that we mind, right? What's more fun then feasting on some gory undead fiction? Still, like a line from Ecclesiastes, it certainly feels like there is nothing new that can be added that hasn't already been done. Outside the community of… Continue reading BOOKS OF THE DEAD