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Hows about a quick round up of some sweet monster action happening this week including a new weekly podcast that yours truly will be appearing on?

In case you missed it, Alise Wright and I joined Knox McCoy on his Xtra Bacon podcast last week to preview the new season of The Walking Dead.

We’ve decided to go all coffee and zombies for a weekly recap of the show in which we’ll collectively cringe at all the terrible things that happen while pondering life and the fate of people who don’t even really exist.

Here we recap the premier of season 3 inΒ the latest edition of THE WEEKLY DEAD PODCAST.

Want a sneak peak first? Here you go:


Also excited to bring you another feature I wrote for Patheos about the rising appeal of all things horror from family movies to The Walking Dead. Check out OUR SHADOW SIDE: THE APPEAL OF THE WALKING DEAD.


I’ve also pulled together all the reviews of my new book Undead. Visit the UNDEAD REVIEWS PAGE where you can check out what people all over the web are saying about the book. Write your own review and I’ll add you to the wall with links to your site!


Finally, how about a treat for you courtesy of Matt Mikalatos. Take the WHAT KIND OF MONSTER ARE YOU? PERSONALITY TEST created by Matt. You can see how I scored in the comments section over there.

Plenty of stuff to dig into so Bon Appetit!

  • I’m a Robot.
    My wife knew that already.

    • I would love to see your cartoon rendering of Larry the Robot.

      • Ooh, I like that idea! Let me see what I can come up with…

        • Feel free to use Mad Scientist Clay as an extra πŸ˜€ That would make for a fun and easy blog post!

  • Jess

    What fun all of that was. Helped pass my boring day of cleaning,preparing food for little people,laundry,dishes,laundry,more food,and just flat out spacing out! πŸ˜‰ By the by,I’m an invisible person…I did know that already too. Merf

    • Hey lady with a picture now!

    • The invisible woman eh? Well, I’ve seen you so you must keep that power hidden.

  • Ok, so you guys with TWD are pushing me to the edge here and I watched the first episode today. I’d seen most of it before, but not all. Luckily for me, my country-fied internet is so slow that it took maybe 3 hours to watch the whole thing, so I was able to clean the palate with editing between gore. And also I closed my eyes a lot. *sigh* I’m going to end up buying the first season…because…because I am. It’s only been an hour and I’m already thinking about pulling up episode two.

    Just as a side note, I couldn’t stop myself from adding “stupid face” in my head every time Rick called out CORL! in the house. Surprisingly enough, Carl was not in the house. And why is Rick even looking for this Corl person? For that matter, why is he looking for Lori? Shane should have let her drive out there and put up signs. Good luck, Lori – we’ll see ya later if you don’t get eaten. “I’m a good mother.” Please.

    So, episode 1 questions: Do cops even use revolvers anymore? Rick is, like, totally old school. ; Damn, amazing through the bullet-proof vest armhole shot – what are the chances of that? ; Why does every house seem to have stacks of suitcases in every room? Just for starters, do people really own that many suitcases? ; What ever happens to Morgan and Duane? I like them. He couldn’t do it. That poor man. ; So, I guess Rick got really dehydrated in the hospital after the zombie apocalypse and that’s why he didn’t wet the bed. ; See, that’s the kind of thing that happens when you take a country horse into the city. (I know, those last two aren’t really questions.)

    Okay, so I know this is a long comment, but I really blame you. You drove me to this and I think I deserve some answers.

    *And also, is it just the camera or are you growing yourself a Knox McCoy beard there, Clay?

    • Ah season 1 chat. Good stuff. My guess about suitcases is that people were moving everywhere in a hurry. Everyone grabbed what they could and suitcases makes sense. Rick in the hospital? Best not to think about the medical reality there. And I’ll never have a bountiful beard like Knox.

  • Matt Mikalatos

    Shoot. I can only watch Walking Dead when everyone else is in bed. Limits when I can watch. But I just found out a local theatre shows it on the big screen every Sunday night!

    • The big screen? Now THAT would be the way to go!