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Hookman and Friends

Aug 17, 2020
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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: DBND's Hookman and Friends.

Read my short story, "The White Cross on Resurrection Drive."

Not all hookmen carry hooks. But they are undead... and this one will kill you.

Keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Playing Ferryman

Jul 09, 2020
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You may not know this about me, but I'm not a very handy kind of man. That's why I'm excited to show you my kayak loaded on top of a cart, connected to my bike by a cool device called a Dumb Stick

It recently came to my attention that my house is about 1 mile from a river that runs over 100 miles long. I had a dream that I took a kayak down that river, and it became too potent of an idea to forget.

It turns out the mile trip to the river is one of those elusive ones that manages to be uphill both ways. Nonetheless, I made it! Of course, it started to rain as soon as I put the boat in the water. That didn't deter me, but then the tornado sirens started... and that sent me packing.

Until next time, River,

-HvW

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Joel Schumacher

Jun 22, 2020
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Movie aficionados will remember Joel Schumacher's legacy with fondness, and horror movie fans are forever indebted to him for his masterpiece, "The Lost Boys."

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die.

-HvW

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Quake!

Jun 13, 2020

For those of you in the action figure collection business, check out Quake's pandemic reopening... just in time for Heinrich's birthday!

Happy shopping,

-HvW

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Scare You to Sleep: A Scream Before Dawn

May 22, 2020

It is the highlight of my horror writing career to have "A Scream Before Dawn" presented by Shelby Scott on her Scare You to Sleep Podcast.

She did an incredible job bringing the story to life in the way that only she knows how to do. You can find episode 116: Dance Again here, where the story begins at abou tthe 19 minute mark.

Check out everything else Scare You to Sleep has to offer at their website, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Happy Friday, and keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Things in the Attic!

May 21, 2020
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Ghost Stories for Starless Nights is out now! Check out DBND's latest anthology, featuring my story "Things in the Attic." 

Keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Vultures of the Aftermath!

May 01, 2020

Be forewarned... my story "Vultures of the Aftermath" is coming to you soon in the 50th issue of Sirens Call eZine. Hard times call for desperate measures for a mortician and his family struggling to make ends meet in a small town. The issue is still cooking, but you'll find it here when it's ready!

Keep it spooky,

-HvW

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Quarantine Project: Couch Collage

Apr 27, 2020
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Time spent not writing is not time wasted. Quarantine Project #1 complete.

Check it out!

Keep it spooky... at home,

-HvW

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Year of the Wolf in Print

Apr 07, 2020
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Check it out! Year of the Wolf is in print in issue #136 of Space & Time Magazine. ...Killer artwork by Alan Beck!

Stay quarantined,

-HvW

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Things in the Attic

Mar 26, 2020

I'm excited to announce that "Things in the Attic" will be included in DBND's upcoming anthology, "Ghost Stories for Starless Nights."

You can read the story behind the story HERE.

Check it out, and keep it spooky,

-HvW

P.S.  What does DBND stand for? Down But Not Dead. Awesome.  

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