Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Listen to "The Zoo" Interview!

Last night I had a great time doing a podcast with one of my oldest friends, James "Shamrock Jim" Stacey on his show "The Zoo". Normally they discuss politics, but James and his co-host Kirk were kind enough to make some room for me while we discussed Enemies of the Cross. What followed was an intense hour of talking about writing, horror, religion, my series, Christian Horror, and the very nature of what it means to be a Christian creative type. Needless to say, it got pretty deep! It was super-fun and now the whole show is available for you to listen or download. My episode is number 156.

We had a little bit of technical difficulty at the very beginning (isn't that always the way?), but things right themselves at about the two minute mark. I hope everyone takes a listen and enjoys!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Interviews and Review!

Enemies of the Cross has been out for a little over a week! Exciting! Word is starting to spread on the internet and here are three points of interest for those keeping track at home.

Fellow Realms author Lena Nelson Dooley posted a quite insightful interview with me at her blog. Take a sec to read it and leave a comment over there for your chance to win a FREE copy of the book!

Christian Horror site A Flame in the Dark has posted another interview with me. Check them out and support the Christian Horror movement!

And, finally, Kat Smith gave a most positive review to the book--but beware of minor spoilers!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Local Book Signing!

Haven't you heard yet? Enemies of the Cross is in stores now! I'm already hearing that the book is darker and more complex and mature than the first. It's sure to take everything you know about The Coming Evil and turn it on its head. Find out what all the talk is about!

For everyone in the Northeast Arkansas region, today we're announcing a book signing. I will be selling and signing copies of, both, The Strange Man and Enemies of the Cross at the Lantern Bookstore in Paragould, Arkansas on Saturday, March 3 from 2-4 PM.

I hope everybody who's able will come and support their local brick and mortar booksellers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Release Day!

It's finally here!

Now available wherever fine books are sold. You can also purchase it online at Barnes and Noble,, as well as Amazon! Go out and grab your copy today! Kindle and Nook versions will be announced as they become available in the coming months.

To commemorate the release, here's an interview I recently did with Family Fiction about the book!

Also, stay tuned to this blog. In a month or so, it'll be time for my commentary to the book. You won't want to miss it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

"Enemies of the Cross" Soundtrack

It's that time again folks! The release of Enemies of the Cross is tomorrow! In preparation for the big day, I'm revealing the soundtrack to the book--that is, the music that inspired me while writing the story.

It goes without saying (but I'm going to say it anyway) that this is completely unofficial! The music selection does not reflect Realms Fiction, and none of the artists or bands listed here endorse the book--though it'd be nice if they did.

This was simply for fun and to give you guys a peek into my writery process when crafting Enemies of the Cross. Like last time, in order to enhance your listening experience, I have included scene names and page numbers to correspond with each song, so you have a better idea where it fits into the narrative.

I have been careful to keep the scene names vague, but just in case, beware of minor spoilers.


1. "Recognizer" (Tron Legacy) - Daft Punk - PROLOGUE, page 1
2. "Tokyo" (Resident Evil Afterlife) - Tomandandy - TITLE TRACK
3. "Eden" - Hooverphonic - TRYSDALE, page 34
4. "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC - DODGING PINK ELEPHANTS, page 55
5. "Twilight Time" - The Platters - LATE NIGHT VISIT, page 109
6. "Simple Man" - Lynyrd Skynyrd - THE OASIS, page 127
7. "Distorted Angel" (Tricky Remix) - Elvis Costello - TEMPTING, page 248
8. "Rectifier" (Tron Legacy) - Daft Punk - CHASE AND BURNING, page 256, 293
9. "Hunter" - Bjork - THE RAVE SCENE REVISITED, page 264
10. "Blind" - Korn - PICKING A FIGHT, page 282
11. "A Cold Heart Turns" - Rebecca St. James - WHAT HAVE I DONE?, page 284
12. "Made of Steel" - Our Lady Peace - THOSE PRECIOUS WORDS, page 317
13. "Overcome" - Better Than Ezra - EPILOGUE, page 318
14. "Cutting" (Resident Evil Afterlife) - Tomandandy - CUT TO BLACK, page 319
15. "Brick by Brick" - Train - END CREDITS