Tell me about yourself, Stephen.I'm a joker. I'm a smoker. I'm a midnight toker. I play my music in the sun. I'm a picker. I'm a grinner. I'm a lover and I'm a sinner. I sure don't want to hurt no one.
THE HEMATOPHAGES is a rip-roaring space adventure with two scoops of unfathomable horror. It starts out on a satirical white collar spaceship that will hopefully remind you of wherever you work, that is, until they first cross paths with a band of mummy-like space pirates. But the danger from piracy is only the tip of the iceberg as our heroes set out to salvage a derelict ship infested with a creeping, crawling menace that threatens the whole galaxy.
Tell me about your current Book:
When a derelict spacecraft is discovered, a doctoral student must uncover the secret to the wreck, or else evil space lampreys will devour the human race.
If "Office Space" and "Alien" had a baby, that baby would wish it was a tenth as damn good as THE HEMATOPHAGES.
Right now I am working on three things. First is final edits on a sequel to THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO. The second is a haunted house or ghost story I haven't quite nailed down the specifics on, but I'm doing research. Third is something that should be fairly interesting, a sort of take on "Dexter" or "The Sopranos" which examines the inner life of a secret policeman.
What are you working on now?
Where is your favorite place to be when you write?I do enjoy being outside on the porch if the weather's nice. That is a good place to write right there.
What is your favorite lesson you have learned about the business of writing?Take care of people. Writing may be a solitary act, but publishing is wholly social.
What is your favorite Website?I'm casually addicted to theavclub.com. It keeps me up-to-date on basically all pop culture, if only at a shallow level. And then if you drill down I love that they do in-depth analyses on individual television shows and so forth. And it's all with the signature snark of "The Onion" so it's not like I'm just ingesting boring data.