Rants & Raves

Okay, those of you following this.  I know I’ve been away, but I’ve discovered, at least for the moment, blogging just isn’t time-constructive for me.  I’ll catch up soon, but in the meantime, but in the end, you’ll just have to follow the insanity on Facebook.

Don’t you just love the peeks of reality that pops in during bouts of insomnia?



FFlogoWell, after a long internal debate, I’ve decided to found another writing group.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be an active part of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group, but I feel it’s time for a more aggressive change.  Where the CSFWG focuses on making “Good Writing Better,” Fiction Foundry will focus on putting the final polish on pieces before publication.

This will be a fun experiment and I’m interested to see how it plays out.


coding-coding-codingWell one more step closer to getting the Scribe Imagery site up and running.  Logo’s done, link’s up on this site and Hollie’s.  Now just to add the content and at least one of the galleries.


On a better note, Hollie’s Swansong Editing site’s done and running strong.  The only real change I still have to do is swap out the basic publicity photos for a better, flash layout.

More soon.


pub_LOTLD_pressLive and Let Undead,” edited by my lovely wife, Hollie Snider, is now available for purchase at Amazon.com!

From the jacket:  The Zombie-pocolypse is real! Loved ones are returning from the grave in search of flesh and brains! Humans are running scared! Well, not so much. Here, rather than shooting them in the head, eighteen talented authors have figured out how to put the Undead to work. Zombies can now be contributing members of society once more. These stories will leave you wishing for a zombie of your own. Maybe. . . .

LALU-009-bm-bldAnnnnd…a pic of the lovely editor….



Okay, it’s resolution time.

1 – I will post more regularly on this site.

2 – I will get back on my writing.

3 – I will put a new website out for some writing.

4 – Writing software (just wait and see)



pub_LOTLD_pressSo what kind of a husband would I be if I didn’t plug my wife’s writing and editing accomplishments?

Here’s the test proof for the anthology, “Live and Let Undead,” edited by Hollie Snider.  There’s a couple of tweeks the cover artist wants to do to the zombie, but overall, this is the cover.

The funny part is Hollie’s not a huge zombie fan.  So why would she jump on the chance to edit an anthology of the walking dead?  The response when I teased the hell ouf of her was simple, “It’s a different take on zombies – not your typical flesh-munching frenzy.  I like that.”



Hollie and I ran out to a couple of cemeteries for some last minute stock for a photo project (yeah – I know – shut up already).  We pull into the 26th street cemetery (I forget the name) and the Mrs. steps on the brakes and says in her best little-girl-at-Christmas voice, “Gimme the camera!  Gimme the camera!  Gimme!  Gimme!  Gimme!  She snapped a few pics off then let me take over.

Here’s 4 bucks kickin’ back in the quietest place in town and being pestered by magpies.

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nakedtwisterHad pals Rick, JT and Marie over for game night last evening.  Rick brought a game called “Betrayal at House on the Hill.”  Never heard of it.  Wasn’t sure about it.  But when you let me play the creepy-assed little girl with a demonic teddy bear – I’m in.

. . . and what about the teens, Josh and Kait?  They blew us off in favor of an evening filled with guns, explosions and generally unacceptable video games.  Go figure . . . .

Oh yeah – and I almost forgot – mexican dip, beer, hard cider and Hollie’s 3 gallons (that’s not a typo, folks) of homemade salsa.

Ohhhhhhh, life is good.



beer1. . . did someone say beer?

Why yes, yes I did.

. . . wait a minute – who the hell am I talking to?

Okay – back to one personality for the moment (the other’s in the head taking care of nature).

Hollie, Josh and I went over to an old high school buddy of hers, Matt.  Got to meet the family in a more relaxed environment than the high school reunion and drink a little home brew.  And good home brew it was!  And Elle’s dinner rocked.  And the quirky teenagers (both his and ours) were hilarious throughout the evening (attitude, attitude, attitude – oh to be a teen again . . . wait . . . pass on that one).

Between Matt and JT’s home brewing, I’m going to end up becoming a beer drinker.  Talk about good stuff!






Edited by Henry Snider THE HORROR SOCIETY offers you... ...a trio of teens that discover not only houses can be haunted... ...a buried and all-but-forgotten Civil War era prison whose dark cells house more than antiques for treasure hunters... ...lovers who chance upon a southwestern cave containing the resting place of a pharaoh entombed far from home... ...a fire tower offering visitors views beyond belief and platform levels which never seem to end... ...abandoned train tracks leading a family to a century-old murder scene... These nightmares and more await you just around the corner in FORGOTTEN PLACES.







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