The Spooky Chris Podcast – How To Self Publish A Book…or how I did it.

In which I talk about the HOW TO of putting a self published book together. From the writing, the editing, the cover, and then marketing, this is how I did it. -- Music by Skeleton Kids.

FLASHBACK – The Meep Sheep Trilogy

When I first discovered the wonders of self-publishing - and yeah, I’ll say wonders, darn it because for folks like me that can’t get in with a traditional publisher it’s an amazing asset to be able to utilize to get your work out to the world - one of the big things I wanted to… Continue reading FLASHBACK – The Meep Sheep Trilogy

The Road Behind

I have always had a love for classic cars. I imagine it comes from my father, who has always loved them as well. Classic cars and car culture are quintessential parts of Americana and of what we imagine as this idealized America. They are part of our identity.  While I am glad that we are… Continue reading The Road Behind

APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

Aaargh! If there is something that drives me crazy about found footage movies/faux-docs it's when they set up something really well but can't figure out how the heck to end things. They build this great structure but forget to put a darn roof on and the whole thing gets flooded. Aaaargh! Anyway, hey, let's talka… Continue reading APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

Creeping Your Way

As I am always up to something or other there's a new project I have been working on that I'll be unveiling in October. Something a little different. It's always good to stretch yourself and to experiment and that's what this is about. I'll talk a little more about it as we get into Haunt… Continue reading Creeping Your Way

FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

After discovering that self-publishing was a valid and attainable way to release books the world opened up to me. Suddenly it was a matter of WHEN and HOW I wanted to put work out. There were several options out there but the one I went with was Amazon's Create Space, a self-pub platform that put… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

FLASHBACK – This Beautiful Darkness

The time between the release of Back From Nothing and its follow up seems like an eternity. After releasing my first book I had the sudden realization of...OK, now what? Now what, indeed. It's all well and good to want to get a book out and to accomplish that, however you do it, but then… Continue reading FLASHBACK – This Beautiful Darkness

FLASHBACK – Back From Nothing

Let's travel back in time to where everything began, my first book - Back From Nothing. I was in my late teens when I really became serious about writing. I had joined some friends in working on 'zines and was writing my own stories. I fell in love with story writing as an early teen… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Back From Nothing

Digging Up Graves

I have to be honest that I am a little curious whether everyone understands that all of us has a past. I keep seeing that folks decide from time to time to target this person or that and then dig, dig, dig into their lives - it’s so easy if you’re a celebrity because so… Continue reading Digging Up Graves

Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

There’s something both heartbreaking and chillingly relevant to the time we live in as we watch the mess that is Warner Bros/Discover + flail about in the dark for some sort of direction. Seeing them shelve movies that were made for millions and millions of dollars so they can get a tax break is about… Continue reading Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

The Con Game Carries On – It’s Harder Than It Looks Edition

It’s been a bit of time since I have been to a convention as a ‘fan’. Since I became a vendor I tend to not want to go unless I am vending or, well, behind the scenes. I don’t have the sort of available funds to buy up all the awesome things I want or… Continue reading The Con Game Carries On – It’s Harder Than It Looks Edition

An Ode To The Paperback

I feel a little behind on this one as I missed Paperback Day, an annual appreciation of the paperback book, but I feel like there’s still something I wanted to say about it. As someone who is the child of readers and who grew up a reader there is something utterly wonderful and convenient about… Continue reading An Ode To The Paperback

An Ode To The Theaters

With the recent leveling of a theater I frequented as a film geek in my 20s, it occurs to me that we take those beautiful buildings for granted. Sure, we appreciate them when we need them, but when they are gone we really start to see how much they mean to who we are.  They… Continue reading An Ode To The Theaters