Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Question for the Sages.

Believe it or go to hell, but I am not the snobbiest snob that ever snobbed when it comes to grammar, except where writers are concerned. Or, more accurately, people who refer to themselves as writers. When someone does that, it's impossible to take them seriously when they send me a note, even one that's positive, containing an error so egregious, my innards rupture and fill my digestive tract with many fluids.

Case in point: I received the following well-meaning note from someone on a certain social networking who self-identifies as an Independent Writer and Management Consultant:


I just seen your updates congrats, keep up the hard work."

I repeat: Independent Writer and Management Consultant!!!


Am I being an elitist here?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Funeral for a Matriarch.

Tomorrow, after one-hundred years on this planet, my grandmother will be "laid to rest" following a funeral service at the very church she helped to establish more than three decades ago. I've chosen not to write anything. I did that for my mother's funeral and very nearly lost it. If I do speak, I will do it from the heart and stop when I feel I've said enough.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Author Q&A

Feel free to join the discussion by clicking here regarding the Zippered Flesh anthology, feauturing the authors of our individual short stories. Ask us anything...except that! Never that!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Feast of Frights, My Official Press Release.

Michigan writer contributes to international horror anthology

Southfield, MI – April 10, 2012 – Southfield writer and Greak Lakes Association of Horror Writers member Christopher Nadeau's “Always Say Teat” will appears in the horror anthology, A Feast of Frights from the Horror Zine, available in print and digital formats from The Horror Zine Books. A Feast of Frights, edited by Jeani Rector, features a roster of acclaimed writers, comprising a who’s-who of the genre for the past half century.

The mission of The Horror Zine is to support and promote emerging writers, poets, and artists by featuring their work alongside masters of the macabre A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine will also include short fiction from Simon Clark (The Night of the Triffids), Graham Masterton (Showtime’s The Hunger), Joe R. Lansdale (Showtime’s Masters of Horror), Susie Moloney (A Dry Spell), Tom Piccirilli (The Coldest Mile), and Ed Gorman (Gun Truth) with a forward from Ramsey Campbell (Grin of the Dark) and essays from Earl Hamner, Jr. (The Twilight Zone) and many others.

Two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Bentley Little says of The Horror Zine: “I have seen the future of horror—and so has Jeani Rector. In fact, she’s publishing it. The Horror Zine books are not only fantastic reads, but they provide a valuable public service, exposing the world to up-and-coming talent in fiction, poetry, and art. Amazing stuff.”

Apex Magazine Submissions Editor DeAnna Knippling says the following of “Clawed Sod” by Christian A. Larsen: “I really liked the setup and the humor in what [he] had the main character try to solve his problem,” and “the story's funny and matter-of-fact disturbing.”

A Feast of Frights (The Horror Zine Books) edited by Jeani Rector

478 pages, $16.99 (trade paperback), $4.99 (Kindle)

About the Author

Christopher Nadeau is the author of 'Dreamers at Infinity's Core' through COM Publishing as well as over two dozen published short stories in such august publications as The Horror Zine, Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine and more anthologies than one could take out with the toss of a single hand grenade. He was interviewed as part of Suspense Radio’s up and coming authors program and collaborated on two “machinima” films with UK animator Celestial Elf called “The Gift,” and 'The Deerhunter's Tale,” both of which can be viewed on YouTube. His novel “Echoes of Infinity's Core” is slated for a 2012 release.

An active member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, Chris Resides in Southeastern Michigan with his wife Lorie and two petulant long-hair Chihuahuas.

For more information, please visit thehorrorzine.com or contact Christopher Nadeau at christophernadeau71@yahoo.com or http://christopher-nadeau.blogspot.com/.