Publishing Your Friends

With the release of Jerry Gordon's Breaking the World, someone online asked me in private if I was ever given shit for publishing my friends. tl;dr -- Rarely. I've been rather fortunate when it came to people I met when I entered the publishing business. Often, those early friends turn into your good friends for…

Plans for the rest of 2018

Hi. It's been a few minutes since I last posted. When I started this website, blogs were all the rage. All the cool people in the business wrote online journals. The Man of the People--John Scalzi--helped build a nice following with his. Chuck Wendig fights for the Side of Good on his and earned a…

Lexington Legendary Book Bash

I'll be taking part in the first annual Lexington Legendary Book Bash. Apex will have a couple of tables and several of our authors will be in attendance signing (Shawn Pryor, Justin Stewart, Tressa Bowling, Mari Adkins, and me). Where: Hilton Lexington Suites (adjacent to Joseph-Beth Booksellers) When: 10am - 4pm Here's a Facebook event…

Guest on The Horror Show with Brian Keene

A couple weeks back, I made the drive from Lexington, KY to the far reaches of eastern PA to visit Brian Keene's studio where he interviewed me for his popular podcast (The Horror Show with Brian Keene). Okay, so I drove up there to enjoy fellowship, booze, and to hang out with several Apex authors…

Black Hole Sun

"Times are gone for honest men." The man who wrote and sung that lyric has died. Chris Cornell is probably most famous for fronting the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. He also had success as a solo artist and leading Audioslave (with the remaining members of Rage Against the Machine). Cornell had incredible vocal range and…

Apex Magazine subscription drive

It's the last day of the drive. We're sitting at $5275. A solid number. The goal is $10000 to achieve all I want to do for the zine for our readers and writers over the next 12 months. You can support the zine for as little as $3. Some amazing rewards remain: original signed manuscripts…

Books in Progress Conference

I am leading a writing SF/F/H breakout session at this year's Books in Progress conference here in Lexington. This is one of (if not) the largest professional writing conferences in the state. It's tailored for the literary crowd, though this year they're sneaking some genre into the fun (yay!). My breakout session is planned for…