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Excelsior! Goals for 2020

A decade has ended and it is time to look forward and plan for the future, again. Unfortunately, I didn’t do too great with my goals from 2019. 2019 Goals Improve my writing Set a regular writing regimen Lose weight Review every book I read Go backpacking Really, the only one of these I accomplished was ‘improve my writing’. And… Read more →

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Joe’s Favorite Books of 2019

Purposefully, I kept my reading goal lower this year. I wanted to focus on reading for quality instead of for quantity. That said, I hit my Goodreads goal of 50 books last week, as opposed to my goal of 75 for 2018. I would love to shoot for 100 books in a year, but I am not a fast reader,… Read more →

Blood Standard by Laird Barron

Joe Reviews: Blood Standard by Laird Barron

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned sometime in the past that Laird Barron is one my favorite authors. He’s up there in my top five, fighting for the number one spot with Livia Llewllyn, China Mielville, Clive Barker, and Thomas Ligotti. I was leery of reading something not cosmic horror by Mr. Barron. Everyone else in the community seems to… Read more →

The Secret Name on Kindle

Joe Reviews: The Secret Name by Eve Harms

Howdy! How are all of y’all doing out there on the interwebs? I hope well. I’m doing great! Do you know why? Because I had the pleasure of reading The Secret Name by Eve Harms! “Haven’t heard of it”, you say. Well, let me fill you in. If you’re like me and love libraries and stories involving demonic possession, then… Read more →

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Preview for December Patron Story: The Pigeon Lied – Part 2

Howdy! It’s almost that time again. Time for another Patron exclusive story! And here, to entice you to consider becoming a $3+ patron, is a sample from next month’s story. This is part two of my current short story in progress: The Pigeon Lied. In it, Rob is a small time thief involved with the Hell-adjacent criminal underground. In part… Read more →

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Podcasts for Horror Readers and Writers

For this week’s blog post I thought that I would let you all in on a little secret. I’m going to share my favorite podcasts for horror readers and writers. This is Horror First up, we have This Is Horror. This is, by far, my absolute favorite podcast. I am a paying patron and highly recommend checking them out if… Read more →

Joe Reviews: Worship Me by Craig Stewart

First and up front I must let you know that I was provided a digital copy of Worship Me in exchange for a fair review. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s dig in! What did I think of it? Well, it was good. A fun read that I would recommend to my horror loving friends. It… Read more →

The Prop Skulls

Halloween 2019 – The Update!

Howdy! It is officially the best time of year: Halloween! I love it when all of my social feeds get flooded with awesome spooky content. So what’s going on with me? Well, a few things. Patreon Adventures Yes. I still have a Patreon. If you have a mighty need for more stupefying fiction, that is the place to be! Every… Read more →

Joe Reviews: Come Closer by Sara Gran

Come Closer by Sara Gran – a book review It is time for my review of Come Closer by Sara Gran. Are you ready? Okay. Let’s go. This is another one that I only read due to an upcoming class I’m taking (like Bird Box). And it was a ton of fun. It’s not the sort of stuff I usually… Read more →