Monday, April 25, 2011

Sinister Press

  More and more publishing companies are following my tweets lately.  That's so cool!  Oh yeah, and my mother-in-law sent us a Kindle that she had somehow won or however, gotten for free.  I jumped on and bought Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney.  I think I'm gonna look up my wish list from Book Mooch and see what I can get onto my Kindle since so much of what I want isn't available on Book Mooch. has some good prices too, which is good.
  Wait a second, I was talking about publishing companies.  I just started having my tweets followed by a company called Sinister Press.  They had a section of their website about submissions.  I wrote a quick summary of the Nocent and submitted it for their consideration.  Also, once I'm done putting out the Greater Number, I'll submit that for their consideration as well.  Couldn't hurt.  Boy, it's just a matter of time before one of these publishing companies thinks I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me.  I will know that you, my loyal and dedicated readers have been with me from the beginning through thick and thing.  Thank you for believing in me and standing by me while I'm still just a starving artist trying to get noticed in the dog-eat-dog publishing world.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Finally Figured It Out

  Boy, it just goes to show you how technologically idiotic I am.  The other day I was writing to you that I couldn't figure out how to format my short story for submission to One Buck Horror.  They want it in the .doc format.  I'm like all dragging my knuckles, eating bananas saying, "Uhhh, what's that?"  Then I looked a bit closer at the Submission guidelines and it just happened to say 'Word (.doc)' as the required format.  Light dimly fizzles on in my noggin: "Does that mean Microsoft Word?"  Little imaginary British children are prancing around me chanting, "No brains, no brains.  La la la la la!"
  Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius did it again.  I went to the Start menu, clicked on All Programs and kabluey, baby!  There's Microsoft Word.  Now it was just a matter of copy/paste and a ray of sunlight burst through the clouds, descending on my humble abode as harps played.  I went back to the One Buck Horror website, clicked on Fiction Submission and the rest is history.  Well, shit, I don't even know if they're gonna publish the damn thing, but I'm just glad I figured out how to submit it.  Chalk up another point for Paul, and his (imaginary?) opponent Idiocy gets nothing today.  Better luck next time, pal.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coming Out

  Sometimes I feel like calling my mother and admitting to her that I am heterosexual.  I've never told her.  I've got to break down and come out of the closet.  As ridiculous as that sounds, is how ridiculous it should sound to have to do the same if I would have been homosexual.  Why is it that not telling my parents that I'm heterosexual is perfectly okay.  It doesn't show that I'm ashamed to love women.  I don't have to "admit" to them that I'm "straight".  I see an inherent inequality here that I don't like.
  Also, I don't have "straight" pride parades.  When I kiss my wife in public, nobody accuses me of trying to push my orientation on people.  No one asks me if I'm afraid I'll influence my children to be "straight".  Geez, you know, this blog was gonna be about a couple of websites I've added to my links.  I was just going to make a joke about telling my mom I'm straight, but then I realized I had more to say on the subject.  I never realized I had such deep feelings on the subject of homosexuality.
  Now, back to the lecture at hand.  I just submitted my short story, 'Alive Again' to All Things Zombie so that I can have it published there.  I tried to submit it to One Buck Horror also, but I couldn't figure out how to format it correctly.  Well, if any of my readers are also writers, I recommend that you follow these links to these websites and submit your own stories or art.  You can also follow OBH's tweets like I do.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Local Haunts

  There's a TV show based out of Florida that investigates places in Florida and Georgia that are alleged to be haunted.  I watch it every Sunday night.  I jokingly call it Yokel Haunts.  It's actually pretty well put together for a locally made TV show.  They've done more than one show right here in the city of Saint Marys, Georgia.  Kayla and I have actually been to a few of the places in which they conducted their paranormal investigations.  We took lots of pictures and would like to take video and audio as well.
  In Connecticut, there was a haunted light house that we wanted to be able to see, but they don't do tours very often there.  We were able to pass by in on a ferry once, but that's the closest we got to it.  There were lots of really old grave yards in Connecticut just tucked away even in the middle of neighborhoods and stuff. Those were kind of cool to hang out in.
  We went to the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona.  That's pretty neat.  I'd love to be able to devote more time to paranormal investigations, even as just a hobby.  It's fun to look at your pictures or footage and listen to your audio for anybody reaching out to you from the other side.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Following My Tweets!

  Recently, some interesting people have started following my tweets.  Two different publishing companies are among them.  I'll be looking into both of them to see if I can finally get published.  One of them publishes online stories.  It would make my stories available for Kindle, etc.  A promoter or agent or someone like that is following as well.  I don't know if she'd be interested in promoting our music or my books or what.
  I added a new link to the website of an author called Jonathan Maberry.  I thoroughly enjoyed his book, Zombie CSU.  In there I found a website called All Things Zombie.  I'll be checking out that website too.  They have a section where you can submit original fiction for inclusion on the website.  I'll definitely be submitting some of my stories there.  I'll add a link to that website soon.

Give Back

  On the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday, there was a dude that started a website called  On it, you can start an organization to raise money for a charity of your choice.  Soon, you will also be able to start a charity of your own.  On the website you can put in contributions to your organization and you can also have money put in by shopping online at any of several sites listed in the website's links.  You can shop for everything from baby clothes to zombie books and electronics.
  My wife and I plan to start our own charity to help us get to India to volunteer our services to help the Tibetan refugees.  We could add money to our cause by shopping at,,, Best Buy, Target.  We were disappointed that was not on there.  There were plenty of other places, though.  If you would like to start your own organization, we've provided links on our blogs for you to access the website.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Saint Andre

  As you know, I'm always dedicated to telling you about good new foods that I find to eat.  Saint Andre is a cheese I found at Publix.  It describes itself as a 'heavenly triple cream cheese from France'.  I don't know about all that, but it is really good with a bag of chips.  I got me some barbecue flavored potato chips, the Great Value brand and ate that with the cheese.
  The mixture of flavors is sublime.  The saltiness of the chips undercuts the tanginess of the cheese.  Alone, the cheese was a bit too overwhelmingly sharp in flavor, but with the barbecue, it cut down on the musty undertones.  The moldy outer layer of the cheese was my favorite part.  It was contrasted with the sharply tangy flavor of the creamy inner part.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lock In Those Lyrics!

  You ever watch the game show, 'Don't Fuck-up the Lyrics'?  It is awesome!  I enjoyed it with Wayne Brady more, but Mark McGrath holds his own as host.  Wayne seemed to get more into it and even sang along sometimes.  He also has a place in my heart as a fellow improvisational comedian.  Of course, I can relate with Mark as a rock vocalist.
  If I could, I would so go on that show as a contestant.  You already know we love karaoke.  Why not try to win some money doing something I love to do?  And I won't fall for Mark trying to talk me into doing that Encore Song.  No way, if I've won even just $1000, I'm keeping it!  Without a question, lock in those lyrics!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Klaatu Barada Nikto

  I'm never sure if what I'm saying on my blog is new or original or creative.  You've probably heard in a billion other places this bit of trivia which I think is interesting.  What do the movies 'Return of the Jedi' and 'Army of Darkness' have in common?  Of course, you know the answer is that they both pay homage to 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' (the original, not the remake).
  In that movie, the alien tells a lady what to tell Gort, the big robot.  "Klaatu barada nikto".  Then in 'Return of the Jedi' in Jabba's palace, there are three guards with the names: Klaatu, Barada and Nikto.  Of course, in 'Army of Darkness' the magic words Ash has to say when he takes the Necronomicon are "Klaatu barada nikto', which he bumbles up, bringing to life the titled army of darkness.  I'm only putting this into a blog for those of you (myself included) who have not seen this written anywhere else and didn't notice it on their own.