Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book Update

Book Update!

The print edition of Daydreams of Seppuku is 

For a sample excerpt, check out the preview below:

Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse is complete and now undergoing the formatting process.  It should be available to the public by the end of August.

To read a sample chapter, check out the preview below:

My first novella, Flesh Eaters, is currently at the introductory price of 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.    The price will increase to 2.99 in August, so grab it soon! 

To read the first chapter, check out the preview below:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012



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"Sometimes I daydream of seppuku... Japanese ritualistic suicide. Well, I don't actually dream of it, per say. I think of it, but I'm not seriously contemplate doing it -- my thoughts just naturally turn to hari-kari --its image and sensations. I don't think about it because I am depressed; I just can't resist visualizing, and wondering, about it. If I were to gut myself and let my entrails spill out, steaming, onto the floor -- would I just be overwhelmed by the pain, or would I feel a sense of release? Purging all that is cooped up inside of me, in one fluid motion, one great flood of blood and organs. Though of course it would be grotesque in real life, in my mind the image is liberating -- truly glorious.
The body is a prison. We live confined within it, at its mercy. There are seething things twisting in the deep subterranean depths below its surface that are never allowed to surface. I yearn to set them free, to facilitate my own escape.
Let this writhing beast of blinding, tumultuous light out of me...
Is this beast merely angst? Or my true self in a physical cocoon?
Though it may make a very effective statement, it's impractical to commit seppuku, what with the resulting death involved and all. The only realistic way to purge the great seething cauldron within, for me at least, seems to be to let it spill out on paper, in all of its messy glory.
This was not a death wish. This was a desire for release from confinement. A daydream of transformation."
-excerpt from Daydreams of Seppuku

Monday, July 16, 2012

Daydreams of Seppuku: Now Available!

The print version of Daydreams of Seppuku is now available for purchase at:

It should be available through Amazon and other retail book outlets in about a week.

You can also register for a chance to win a free copy through the Daydreams of Seppuku Goodreads Giveaway at

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Website Update

The official website has just received a long overdue update.  I hope that you will take a moment to pay it a visit:

Not Quite As Sane As She Once Was

Not Quite As Sane As She Once Was

Not Quite As Sane As She Once Was by alishaadkins featuring pink and black tutu skirts

When it rains, it pours.  One of my collages was featured in Top Art and Expression sets on Polyvore again today.  :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th

Perhaps this is a lucky Friday the 13th.  I stayed up entirely too late last night and finished writing Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse (wooohooo!).  Then, this morning, I discovered that Polyvore included one of my art sets (one I did in memory of Elvis <3) in its top art selections for the day.
Yes, quite possibly a good day.  If I don't get hit by a car, this will be one to chalk up in the win column.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


It's been an exciting and productive week.

Daydreams of Seppuku should be available in about 7-10 days.

I am also about 10 pages away from finishing the second zombie novella, Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse.  It should be ready to go sometime in August.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Daydreams of Seppuku - print edition draws closer...

I received the proof of the Daydreams of Seppuku print edition today.  I reread it to make sure that I hadn't missed any errors (of course, there were some -- *grumble*).  Reading it again though, I came to the conclusion that the book really is good.  Since this is my first foray into "serious" literature, I've been nervous about it.  But, damn it, it kind of kicks ass.  I'm really very excited about its release right now!  :D