Well, Painted Monsters has been out in the world for a little over a month now, give or take, and a lot has been going on. It’s gotten a few reviews at Goodreads and Amazon, and so far the word of mouth has been almost universally positive and humbling. And while Publisher’s Weekly thought I maybe went a little heavy on the movie references, they still felt that Painted Monsterswould be a good fit for anyone who wants a modern take on venerable horror fiction and film.”

Add to that some other very kind reviews, including one at TeleRead and one that includes the first-ever piece of Painted Monsters fan art, and I’m pretty happy with the reception that my little book has been getting so far.

(It’s the first piece, but apparently not the last.)

I recently got to share some column space with the great Adam Cesare over at Cemetery Dance Online, where we discussed and debated the greatest movie monsters of each decade. It was probably the most fun I ever had being “interviewed.” And I was honored to be a guest on Scott Nicolay‘s The Outer Dark podcast, where we talked for a really, really long time about… lord, all sorts of stuff. (Look at all those tags!)

There’s more big news to come, and I’ve been keeping very busy. If you’ve picked up a copy of Painted Monsters, then I thank you from the bottom of whatever it is that skeletons have in place of a heart. (Bats?) And if you enjoyed it (or didn’t) and would like to leave a review–on Amazon, on Goodreads, or on your own blog–then I would appreciate that even more!

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