Thursday, October 30, 2008

Listen to "Among the Dead"--For FREE

As promised, just in time for Halloween we have a spooky treat for you. Brokensea Audio Productions have picked up my "The Coming Evil" prequel short story "Among the Dead" and have crafted an audio reading of the tale, available for your listening pleasure. Best of all--it's free! So, follow the link, download, sit back and enjoy.

Among the Dead by Greg Mitchell, read by Amanda Fitzwater

Special thanks to Paul Mannering, Taylor Kent, Amanda Fitzwater, and the rest of the Brokensea Audio Productions crew for putting this together.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nicholas Grabowsky Reviews "The Coming Evil"!

In addition to yesterday's update, today we have a new review by Horror Author Nicholas Grabowsky! Click here for his take on "The Coming Evil, Book One: The Strange Man" at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

An Update--Finally!

Things have been quiet on the front for awhile now, but I wanted to let everyone know that I have been hard at work for several months on the second edition of Book One. Earlier this year, I sent "The Coming Evil" to a few traditional publishers, trying to shake off the bonds of Print-On-Demand and fly free.

Well, this is what "they're" saying: "It's too short."

I have been plugging this book for a number of years and never once has anyone told me it was too short. But, now, all of a sudden, I've had a number of publishers and other authors tell me that, one after the other. Rather than shrug it off, I considered this. Is the book too short? Could I have done more with it? Is this God's way of telling me to dust off the first manuscript and put some more work into it?

I decided to give it a shot, carefully adding a short scene here, a short scene there, feeling out if this was something I was comfortable with. Alas, I am here to say that, yes, I do feel comfortable with this. "The Coming Evil Trilogy" began as a script and, with the second and third books, I really wandered away from the skeleton and explored every facet of the World of Greensboro. But, with that first book, I stayed spot-on, nearly word for word, with that original script. So, I'm trying to take this opportunity to breathe a little bit and to open up things (and also to clean up a lot of the writing) in order to bring to you The Coming Evil: The Strange Man--The Expanded Edition.

Now, fear not. I know some of you who have already bought the book will be upset. "Do I have to buy it again?" The answer is "no". I have been very careful to add things to the book without changing the events that occur. In other words, when Book Two comes out in the future, you will be able to pick it up and read it and everything will still make sense. However, this second edition of Book One will give you more information and insight into the events of Books Two and Three.

I'm very excited about the Expanded Edition of Book One. We see more of the characters--more sides of the characters--we learn a little bit more about Old Greenesboro and the legends of the Bogeyman. Also, we have a chance to meet some of the new characters that will appear in the later books.

As we speak, I'm working hard on the Expanded Edition and, afterwards, I'll return to the publishers and see where the book stands. I feel good about the direction the book is heading and I feel more certain that this is where God is leading me everyday. I'll keep everyone updated as this endeavor progresses. In the meantime, keep me in your prayers and stay tuned to this blog. I've got a bit more news to share in the days leading up to Halloween!

Friday, May 23, 2008

"The Coming Evil: Among The Dead"

It's been quiet around here lately, but don't think I haven't been working. As always, I'm searching far and wide for a more permanent home for "The Coming Evil, Book Two: Enemies of the Cross". Not only that, but I've also taken this time to write an all-new short story set in the "World of Greensboro" entitled "The Coming Evil: Among The Dead". As you know, it's always been my dream to enlarge the mythology of "The Coming Evil" and I feel that I've taken a small step in that direction. Writing "Among The Dead" was purely an exercise in fun. I wrote it primarily for myself--as a vacation from the labyrinthine plot in the last two books of "The Coming Evil" saga. But, I enjoyed the short story so much, I wanted to share it with all of you, too.

The story takes place ten years before the events of "The Strange Man". 12-year-old Rosalyn Myers has just lost her dad and is dealing with the tragedy the best she knows how. When she befriends a local shut-in who tells stories about ghosts in the North Woods, Rosalyn questions whether she belongs with her friends and family, or her father...among the dead.

"Among The Dead" is meant to serve as a jumping-on point for new readers, but also rewards TCE fans with some extra knowledge of your favorite characters, as well as a few revelations that will come into play in "The Coming Evil, Book Two: Enemies of the Cross."

I've posted the story in four segments on my MySpace blog. Follow the links below or in the sidebar to read the entire chilling tale.

Act One
Act Two
Act Three

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


As previously posted, I've finished my working draft of The Coming Evil, Book Two: Enemies of the Cross, but the fun doesn't stop there. I'm currently hard at work on the third and final chapter of the Trilogy. This installment is shaping up to be bigger and better than I could have imagined, with all (or most :)) of your questions answered.

On top of that, I've been developing a number of ideas to help flesh out the Trilogy in comic books or some other medium that God has yet to reveal to me. So what does that mean for you, the Fan? Well, not a whole lot at this point, except to know that, if God allows, "The Coming Evil Trilogy" will not be the end, but only the beginning. "The World of Greensboro", as I've come to call it, is my life project, and I hope to be staying here a long time, exploring all of its nooks and crannies. Oh yes, folks, it has crannies--filled, filled with monsters!

In other very exciting news, the official website for all things Halloween Comics is now open, continuing the Halloween saga begun in John Carpenter's classic masterpiece Halloween! As you know, I'm a contributor on this site and my compatriots and I have worked very hard to bring you the most extensive Halloween experience ever and I'm proud to say that it all begins here.

On this site, you can find out about the current comic book title, 'Halloween: Nightdance' and this will also be the place to find out about future projects. Also, the site will be the home of lots of original content available there and nowhere else, giving you lots of information on the universe of Halloween Comics! You can explore case files, morgue reports and crime scene photographs already, and over the coming weeks, these sections will be expanding and new ones opening!

So, that said, head on over to now to get your fix before tomorrow's release of 'Halloween: Nightdance' 1 at your local comic book shop!