Goodreads Giveaway: Tales from the Dad Side!

Tales from the Dad SideI’m giving away FIVE copies of Tales from the Dad Side on Goodreads this week! This is a great collection of short stories for dads and kids to share at bed time or whenever the mood strikes. Read below to learn more about the book, then click here to enter!

Once upon a time, there was a dad who didn’t want to tell the same old bedtime stories. Sure, he loved fairy tales as much as the next guy, but why tell the same old stories about pigs and bears and princesses when you can make up your own?

TALES FROM THE DAD SIDE is what happens when a dad and his kids decide to make up their own stories. Screenwriter and author John Cosper and his kids created a collection of stories featuring pigs, wolves, dogs, cats, robots, chickens, parrots, monsters, dragons, aliens, cockroaches, princesses, honey badgers, Star Wars haters, and one really, really angry bird!

This newly revised edition includes ten brand new stories with more twisted fairy tales, aliens, and even a Christmas story. It also includes twelve pages of original art work by the kids who inspired the stories.

Always funny, sometimes meaningful, and always entertaining, TALES FROM THE DAD SIDE is a great escape from the ordinary bedtime – and the perfect launching pad to create your own stories and memories with your kids!

Win one of five signed copies on Goodreads!

Rick Kueber’s Haunted Book

Can a book be haunted? Is it possible for a curse to be transferred from real life to the printed page?

That question has led a number of readers to the writing of Rick Kueber. Rick is a talented writer from Southern Indiana and a fellow member of the Tri-State Playwrights and Screenwriter’s Project. He is equally adept at writing science fiction and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read (so far) of his Convergence Saga, but it’s his true life supernatural writing that has made him a top seller on

Forever Ash has been atop the Supernatural and Horror best sellers list on Amazon throughout 2016. Based on true events, Forever Ash recounts the story of a paranormal investigation that Rick and a team of experts undertook in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a story that has drawn rave reviews from readers on Amazon, and more than a few readers have related some mysterious happenings that took place while reading the book back to the author.

Rick recently appeared on the Into the Paranormal podcast, and he’s made a number of appearances signing books and talking about his experiences as a member of the Evansville Vanderburgh Paranormal Investigations team.

You can follow Rick on Facebook, or cut to the chase and discover his books on Amazon.

One Week Away!

Frank Jordan: Evil SnowmanBook lovers in the Louisville/ LaGrange area, just a reminder that I’ll be reading and signing Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman on Sunday, October 23 at Karen’s Book Barn. The event is scheduled for 3-4 PM.

I will have copies of Tales from the Dad Side, Bluegrass Brawlers, and a few more titles on hand as well.

Incidentally, the Goodreads book giveaway for Tales from the Dad Side begins on Monday. You can still get in on the Lord Carlton giveaway through Monday as well.

Why I Write Space Opera

I posted this “manifesto” on my Facebook page a while back. I thought I should repost here, for those who want to read it.

I don’t write about Dystopian futures. I don’t write about the Apocalypse or post-apocalyptic worlds. There are no scorched Earths in the stories that I write. Neither will you find angst-ridden teens agonizing about having to follow their naturally rebellious instincts and rise up against the Orwellian societies in which they were born.

I grew up on Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Isaac Asimov, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’m also a fan of B-movie sci-fi, old classics like Plan 9 from Outer Space, Robot Monster, and the works of Roger Corman as well as new classics like Buckaroo Banzai and the Sam J. Jones edition of Flash Gordon. I love Guardians of the Galaxy, and I’m still seething that Fox canceled Firefly.

I write what I know. I write about laser guns, aliens, spaceships, and robots. That’s not to say you won’t find anything of substance beneath the surface, but if you’re looking for maze running, hunger gaming, divergent teenager tales, I’m not your guy.

I write science fiction not to make a statement, but to have fun. If you want dystopia and bleak future worlds, there are plenty of other authors willing to feed your hunger. If you prefer your sci-fi with a little less angst and a lot more fun, then welcome. Hope you enjoy yourself.

Way to go, Cindy!

14500429_969465046509876_6792645674206112952_oA few years ago, Clive the Zombie and I met with Cindy Maples, actress, at Applebees in New Albany, Indiana, to discuss what became her first film credit as a producer, The Telemarketer. The film was a hit at film festivals and won an award at Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville.

This past weekend, Cindy Maples, actress, producer, and director, picked up two more awards for her film Random including Best Short Film Overall at Imaginarium in Louisville, Kentucky.

Cindy’s next film debuts on Tuesday, October 25 at the Bokeh Lounge in Evansville, Indiana at 8 PM. Out of My Mind was based on the short story “Drip Drip,” which you can read in the book Robot/Girlfriend. It promises to be a delightfully dark and creepy treat just in time for Halloween.

Congratulations to Cindy and the cast and crew on both films. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of Cindy.

Lord Carlton book giveaway

lord-carlton-cover-3My newest wrestling book, Lord Carlton: Wrestler, Artist, My Father, is now for sale on Amazon, but if you’re a Goodreads member, you can sign up for a free giveaway this week!

Three copies of this amazing biography will be given away on October 18. Here’s how to enter:

If you are a Goodreads member, click the link below and sign up now!

If you’re not already on Goodreads, click the link below, set up an account, and enter the contest.

This is the first of six giveaways coming in October and November. If you’ve never heard of Lord Carlton, this is your chance to discover a man whose life outside the ring was as surprising as his flamboyant career inside the squared circle!

Click here to enter and win a copy of Lord Carlton!

Episode 2 of The Hauss Show is now online

Episode 2 of the new sketch show featuring professional wrestler Marc Hauss is now online. This episode features my fellow IFN Evansville member, Alyssa Rhoads as Marc’s girlfriend – or are they still together?? You’ll have to see for yourself.

Follow me on Goodreads

I’m going to be taking a few days break from writing this week, but before I do, I wanted to invite all interested readers to follow me on Goodreads. You can keep up with what I’m reading, see reviews and ratings on my books, and starting next week, enter to win free books! I’ll be giving away a different book every week for the next six weeks, starting with the biography of Lord Carlton.

Please join me on Goodreads to find out what else is being given away. Happy reading!