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I wrote this little bit of oddness about 25 years ago, or so.  I was a bit of a strange 15 year old, but aren’t we all weird at 15…  Hope you enjoy this bit of darkness.  Please share your thoughts with me in the comments below.

Empty mind, delusions left behind, Worms eating my sanity, taste the rotted flesh of my dreams.

Dogs licking my soul, their rough tongues scraping away a hole, my whole existence drifts from that hole twisting like smoke, there goes all hope for a peaceful rest, the birds of carrion eat the rest.

A Kingly whisper makes me Prince of my nightly trysts to the graveyard of my hate where the tombstones are buried and the corpses set above ground.  They tell of desires to Kill, to know the Fresh taste of blood as the final meal. Sweetly pouring between the lips only to taste like bile.

My legs were broken on that final mile, yet I walked on the bloody stumps of my pride.

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A wonderful review from Fox Emm over at Zombie Apocalypse Defense Force.  Give it a read and share your thoughts with me here in the comments.

http://zombieapocalypse.net/zombie-authors/american-revenant-settlers-and-sorrow

The first American Revenant ebook is now listed at ebook planet. Check it out here!

http://www.ebookplanet2014.com/#!horror/c13l

http://zombieapocalypse.net/movie-review/movie-review-movie-review-2/american-revenant-hometown-exodus

In an effort to keep things fresh and interesting I’m going to start posting some of my old poetry.  I haven’t actually written a poem in years, so most of it will be from my juvenile years, but I’m not going to change them at all.  I will post them in their youthfully exuberance, and possibly terribly written, entirety.  As part of this I hope to engage others in conversation regarding writing as well as expression in any form.  So talk to me, leave comments, I want to hear from you.

For this first poem I actually want to post something my 10 year old daughter wrote for a class project on weather. (She is also writing a book with a friend, I’ll talk about that another time.) It may be just because I’m a Dad, but I was so impressed with it.

Lightning crashes

Swirling columns of air

Destroying in every direction you think

Hitting smashing killing hurting destroying damaging fire lightning

Damage Done

I love this little poem, and the awesome kid that wrote it.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

I’m not sure how I feel about doing this GoFundMe campaign, but to give my new book and the American Revenant series as a whole the best chance at success I feel I need to do it.  I write to tell a story, and I love doing it, but as a husband and father every thing I do leads back to my family.  I want to provide a quality life for them, and I also want to produce quality work that people can enjoy.  We, like many families these days, live paycheck to paycheck, and that is a situation I despise.  If, through this campaign, I can boost the chance of success for the series then I most certainly will do it, even if I dislike the thought of asking others for money to do it.  I believe my writing has merit, otherwise I would not even try to publish and sell it to the general public.  The market for independently published authors is a fast growing and rapidly changing one, and I feel that the only way to be truly successful in it is to stand out, to make one’s own work rise above the rest, in quality and appearance.

It is this thought that has moved me to start the GoFundMe campaign, in hopes that others may see the value in what I do, and why I do it, and possibly be generous enough to help me make happen that which I would be unable to on my own. Please share your thoughts with me on this, leave me a message or comment.  If you would like to check out my campaign, please do so here, My Campaign.
Thank you.

The second book of the American Revenant series is done!  Well, the first draft is, anyway.  If, at the end of the first story, you wanted more, then you’ll be getting it with the second book.  Three times as long, with much more character development, more zombies, more bad guys, more everything!  I know, I’m just as excited as you are to get the book into your hands, or on your Kindle.  (Print editions may be available at release, I’m working on that.)

Bear with me as I go through the edit and polish process, as this process may be longer than the actual writing of the book. You don’t want to waste your time on an error ridden, poorly finished novel, and I don’t want you to.  I want to deliver the best zombie apocalypse novel you will read next year, and to do that I intend to take the time to polish the book properly.

Thank you, my zombie fans and friends, for being patient, you won’t regret it.

Check back here for future updates, or find me on Facebook and Twitter, you can find those links on this page.  I would also appreciate your support at Goodreads.

Don’t forget to ask yourself; If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, #CouldYouSurvive ?