John F.D. Taff Gives You a Taste of His “Blood”

John F.D. Taff Gives You a Taste of His “Blood”

An excerpt from my novella in the collection I Can Taste the Blood, coming from Grey Matter Press August 23rd, 2016. Pre-orders for I Can Taste the Blood are currently underway at your favorite Amazon store, including the following:  US | UK | Canada | Germany | France. Copies of I Can Taste the Blood are Read more about John F.D. Taff Gives You a Taste of His “Blood”[…]

Is There Something Killing Smalltown, USA?

Is There Something Killing Smalltown, USA?

IS THERE SOMETHING KILLING SMALLTOWN, USA? For centuries, rural towns scattered across the country have fueled the engine that is America. But lately, these communities and their salt-of-the-earth populations have been steadily dying, slowly disappearing over the years to become mere shadows of their previous selves. Might there be something ominous lurking behind the dusty Read more about Is There Something Killing Smalltown, USA?[…]

Why horror takes us where other genres can’t go.

Why horror takes us where other genres can’t go.

I’ve been dreaming about this book since 2013. That’s when I was first invited to pen a novella inspired by the words “I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD”. Did I have a clue what I wanted to write? Nope. Does that even matter now? Nope. All that matters is that this beautiful book is coming soon. But Read more about Why horror takes us where other genres can’t go.[…]

Lies written in ink can never disguise facts written in blood. – Lu Xun

Lies written in ink can never disguise facts written in blood. – Lu Xun

Stories are magic. I suspect you knew that already. But do you know why? They are private, a writer’s most intimate thoughts and secrets. The purpose of writing a story is to purge the demons. Inside all writers there is a killer and a messiah, a malcontent bent on destruction and an optimist who perpetually Read more about Lies written in ink can never disguise facts written in blood. – Lu Xun[…]

Malerman Talks About Chasing Dreams..or Is It Nightmares?

An excerpt from contributor Josh Malerman’s “Afterword” to his novella in I Can Taste the Blood.  Watch for more from Josh this Thursday, June 23! Let me tell you a quick story: My friend Mark Owen and I started writing songs in college. We hadn’t hit the stride we would later, when we moved to Read more about Malerman Talks About Chasing Dreams..or Is It Nightmares?[…]

The Madness of I Can Taste the Blood

Now that it’s nearing print, I thought I’d be excited. But as we approach August 23rd together: You (yes, You!), John F.D. Taff, Josh Malerman, Joe Schwartz, and J. Daniel Stone, as the book moves through time from that future date to the now, I just don’t know . . . See lately I’ve been Read more about The Madness of I Can Taste the Blood[…]

I’ve Got a Confession. I’m a Pussy about Blood.

Ok, there.  I said it.  I’m a pussy when it comes to blood.  And, yes, I plainly see the irony in that, as I am a horror writer. Blood makes me queasy.  The mere sight of it can make my stomach do cartwheels.  My head gets light, and fainting is definitely in the offing.  Real life, Read more about I’ve Got a Confession. I’m a Pussy about Blood.[…]

A unique collection of novellas

A unique collection of novellas

Greeting readers, writers and of course fans of fun! I Can Taste The Blood is live on Facebook and Twitter in case you want to follow for updates and information on the authors and publisher, and why the book is going to be the most unique collection of novellas of 2016. For me, personally, I CAN TASTE THE Read more about A unique collection of novellas[…]

An Introduction, Or a Quick Taste of Blood

So, I Can Taste the Blood. Where did the idea originate? In the seedy bathroom stall of a seedy St. Louis pizza joint. Sounds legit, right? Okay, there’s a place in south St. Louis called Blackthorn Pub & Pizza. It’s a little dive bar—and I say that with reverence. The world needs more dive bars. Read more about An Introduction, Or a Quick Taste of Blood[…]