Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Round-up!

Yee-hawww! Since it's Halloween, the holiday so many are a'tryin' to so hard to replace Christmas with, I thought I'd invite you to mosey on over to a few places and check out some scaaarryyyy stories from this hombre!

If you got one them newfangled Kindles, check out my non-gory tale set in the Depression called "Destiny & Home-Made Apple Pie."

And if you're one of them fancy book-learnin' types, you probably hate "Twlight," so you might enjoy this here pair-O-dee called "Dusk." (This one ain't gory neither! It's meant to be funny.)

If you're a cheapskate, you'll be glad to know they's a couple free stories available at the Horror Zine! First up is "Always Say Treat," which just got see-lected as one of the best of the year and the newly published "Flame101," which oughtta scare the britches off anybody what's ever got into a internet dee-bate!

Now, if you're real ambitious-like and don't mind readin' a buncha other folks' stuff, here's a list of scary tales that're sure to make you wet your saddle!

Read "Toilet Bums" here.
Read "Soul-Mate Express" here.
Read "Midnight Service" here.

They's plenty more but this cow-poke's tired of typin'!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Publishing Update.

My short story "Midnight Service" about an insane, misguided minister of a small church trying to use black magic to resurrect his savior is in this anthology:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

" I lean so far to the left in my writing I'd fall off your knee."

-Sean Sweeney, a.ka. John Fitch V

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Won't Someone Please Think of the Children???

I'm going to be reading my disturbingly popular Halloween-themed short story "Always Say Treat" to kids at the event pictured below:

Apparently, organizer Karena Wilkes thought it was a good idea to have me in a room full of impressionable young'ns!

I'll also be signing copies of "Dreamers at Infinity's Core" if anybody's interested.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Interview with Ned & Ernie.

The following is a brief interview conducted with Ned & Ernie, the two main protagonists of Christopher Nadeau’s Infinity’s Core Saga. In this case, the guys discuss their feelings on “Dreamers at Infinity’s Core” and its upcoming sequel, as well as filling us in on what took place in the six months between:

INTERVIEWER: You guys certainly went through a lot when you faced off against the entities trying to escape Infinity’s Core. What can you tell us about that experience?

NED: It sucked.

ERNIE: Sucked ass!

INTERVIEW: Care to elaborate?

NED: I wouldn’t know where to start.

INTERVIEW: How about with the Cast?

NED: That’s a loaded question. We don’t really know much about the Cast, except they really seem to desire life.

ERNIE: And they don’t give a fuck who they have to kill to achieve it.

NED: There’s also that old chestnut.

INTERVIEWER: But what are they?

NED: (Sighs) Far as I can tell, they’re disembodied entities that exist in a place that isn’t really a place, sort of between realities, that seem to have hit upon the notion that latching onto the collective unconscious and using peoples’ imaginations as bridges will enable them to achieve physical life.

INTERVIEWER: Ernie, do you agree with that assessment?

ERNIE: Gimme a couple hours to consult a dictionary and I’ll tell you.

INTERVIEWER: Let’s switch gears a little and discuss the novelization of your adventure. How did you guys feel about the Nadeau novel.

NED: No comment.

ERNIE: It wasn’t bad. I guess. It sort’ve made me look like a foul-mouthed person though, and I don’t know where the fuck he got that from.

INTERVIEWER: Ned, was there anything about the novel you found unfair or inaccurate?

NED: Authors write things they way they see them. My version would have been different.

INTERVIEWER: Aside from the foul-mouthed aspect, Ernie, did you find the portrayal of events accurate in the novel?

ERNIE: Nobody could ever capture…Look, it’s like this. Once you’ve had those things inside your head, you’re never the same. You don’t see the world the same way. You don’t sleep like you used to sleep. Sometimes, you wake up and there are things in your room you don’t want to believe are real. Is the novel accurate? Fuck, man. I don’t even know what’s real anymore.

INTERVIEWER: So, obviously your experiences with the Core have left you significantly changed.

NED: That’s certainly not an understatement.

INTERVIEWER: What about the aftermath? What’s gone on since the big showdown in front of that small suburban home?

ERNIE: Life goes on.

NED: My novel is out now and the Religious Right is already having a field day. Aside from that and no longer working for Complete Maintenance, not much is going on with me.

ERNIE: Right, because everybody is living their dream. No news there!

NED: It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

ERNIE: Beats trying to find yourself in your thirties.

(The room grows silent, neither man willing to look at the other)

INTERVIEWER: What about your new acquaintance? Chad, right? Is he now an official member of the Core Veterans Society?

NED: He’s an official member of the Pain in the Ass Club. Does that count?

ERNIE: Ned doesn’t care much for Chad.

INTERVIEWER: Apparently not! What’s the main objection?

NED: (Shrugs) He pointed a gun at me.

INTERVIEW: But according to the novel, that was all a misunderstanding. He thought you guys were responsible for the Core opening up.

ERNIE: We were.

NED: Not entirely.

ERNIE: Still.

INTERVIEW: Ernie, you and Chad have since become friends, isn’t that right?

ERNIE: He’s not such a bad guy, once you get past the bitch-boy Goth thing.

NED: And the whiny voice.

ERNIE: And the stupid hair.

NED: And the constant pop culture references nobody cares about.

ERNIE: And the fact that he still won’t admit he’s a virgin.

INTERVIEW: Still, he proved to be rather….

NED: (Holds up a finger) And the fact that he thinks he’s smarter than everyone despite dressing like an undertaker from the Soho District.

INTERVIEW: Wow. He did turn out to be a great help though.

NED: He almost got us killed. He was the conduit through which the Cast planned to achieve life. Yeah, real big help there.

ERNIE: He didn’t know that. He thought…I don’t know what he thought. Dude’s a low-grade psychic.

NED: (Chuckles) Is that, like, the equivalent of middle management?

ERNIE: Yeah at a company with no dress code.

INTERVIEW: What about Madame Esmerelda?

NED: What about her?

INTERVIEW: Well, did she really look like Salma Hyaeck?

ERNIE: All I’ll say is, if there’s ever a movie, Salma is the only one I could see in the role.

INTERVIEW:Any idea what ever became of her?

NED: Nope. Don’t care either.

ERNIE: She disappeared after everything was over.

INTERVIEW: Is it true that you were in love with her?

ERNIE: ...some women present themselves as something other than what they are.

NED: Sometimes I wonder how much of that was her and how much was…anyway. With any luck, we’ll never see her again.

(Another long moment of silence)

INTERVIEWER: Are both of you aware that there is a second novel entitled “Echoes of Infinity’s Core” set to come out soon?

BOTH: Yeah.

INTERVIEWER: Do you know anything about it?

NED: Nobody consults us.

ERNIE: I plan to be as surprised as you are when I read it.

INTERVIEWER: I’d like to thank both of you for your time today. One final question: What, if anything, did you take away from your experience with the Core?

ERNIE: There’s a lot of shit we don’t understand, and he the shit we do understand isn’t always what we think it is. Once your eyes have been opened, you can’t close them anymore.

INTERVIEWER: What about you, Ned?

NED: The only justice, the only fairness, is what we create. The universe is a cold-hearted hellhole that will leave you empty unless you kick it in the ass and carve out your own corner of meaningfulness.

INTERVIEWER: What do you mean by that, exactly?

NED: I mean there comes a time when a person refuses to accept what others refer to as fate and take whatever action he deems necessary.

INTERVIEWER: Are you referring to what the novel depicted as the abrupt disappearance of the woman you loved?

NED: It’s late. Thanks for the interview.


Yes, that's my "dog" for want of a better term Gizmo, who somehow found a way to make his stuffed animal "Buddy" spoon him. Not sure if this is adorable or the first phase of a human race-ending upgrade in canine intelligence.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

From My Publisher on LinkedIn.

“Christopher is one of those very talented individuals who are able to present creative ideas and deliver them on deadline. His experiences in many areas of the industry make him invaluable for any project. I hired Christopher for web articles and celebrity interviews. Not only did we receive them before the deadline, but received great comments from the celebrities who worked with Chris. The work was well rounded, meeting our core audience's needs and beyond. Chris has also edited and helped new writers in our company. I look forward to each time Chris is on a project.” October 12, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

1st Christine Mizikow,
hired Christopher as a Writer/Editor in 2008, and hired Christopher more than once

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quote of the Day

"People may wonder where horror writers come up with their ideas. I don't think you have to look much beyond the daily news."
- Karen Bence Yoder

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Best of...

My short story, "Always Say Treat," which was published in the Horror Zine, has been selected as one of the "Best of The Horror Zine" stories to be included in the book that will come out in 2012. I am honored my little story has achieved such acclaim and mileage.

Of the selection, editor/publisher Jeani Rector said, "Congratulations, yours is truly a very good story."

I will, of course, update once the book is available~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ain't She Sweet?

Via Facebook:

Christopher Nadeau
If The Horror Zine editor Jeani Rector doesn't stop paying me so many hard-earned & richly deserved compliments, my ego might know no bounds! (Not that I'd expect you peons to comprehend)
· · · September 21 at 3:33pm

    • Christopher Nadeau I can't even post what she wrote 'cause it's "confidential." SHH!!!
      September 21 at 3:34pm ·
    • Jeani Rector Then let me say that Christopher Nadeau is one of my best fiction contributors! He writes awsome stuff! See for yourself here
      4 minutes ago · · 1 personLoading...
    • Christopher Nadeau ‎*slides ten bucks through the monitor into Jeani Rector's sweaty hand*
      3 minutes ago ·

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quotes of the Day

If those losers want a Confederate license plate, let them have it. It's their money. I never, not once, saw a license plate hurt anybody. If they want to display a loser's flag, let 'em: they have a first amendment right to do so. However, a Confederate flag should not be displayed prominently at any government site: it's a treasonous flag for losers. But, since the American Civil War was a historically significant event, the idea of trying to completely whitewash any & all symbols of the Confederacy is ludicrous. The war happened, slavery was real. Let people be reminded of the losers & their treasonous symbols.

A Yahoo poster

If I see a confederate flag bumper sticker on a car I think drunk driver with no insurance...
If I see a confederate flag on a house.... Well I haven't - for one I don't live in a trailer park.

-A Really Funny Yahoo Poster