Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Quick Update

A quick update.  My novella is currently being edited. It will be the first book of a two or three book series, dependent upon public acceptance. I say this as it is not really a book of horror. It is more of a graphic thriller entailing murder without remorse, deceit, and werewolves.

I hesitate to go into much more detail at this point as the book has not been sent to any publisher as of yet for review. Those who have had the advantage of being advance readers have said it to be action-packed and filled with unthinkable twists. There have also been comments stating they were unable to put it down and can't wait on the second book to magically appear in front of them. 

I have just finished a short story to submit for a dark erotica anthology that will be released sometime next year. It, too, is awaiting editing completion before submission.

Another author, Charles Lynn and myself are co-writing another book of short stories at the current time. This book's first draft is almost complete. The rewrites and self-editing lie ahead before professional editing is called upon.

In addition, I am in the midst of writing another novella, as well as a full-length novel. Good things are beginning to happen as my author page on Facebook now has well over a thousand followers and a group of well-known horror writers is accepting me as one of their own and taking me under their wing.

The future is busy but very bright. As always, I sincerely appreciate your support.

Many Thanks,

Rich

Monday, October 15, 2018

Interviews and Guest Post for "The Gal In The Blue Mask" Blog

The interviews continue!  Thank you, Meghan Shena Hyden for three straight days of interviews and a guest post on your blog!  Most of my interviews have been fairly serious. Yet, Meghan allowed me to cut up and have fun.  Click on the links below to see the fun! 










Thursday, September 27, 2018

Two Interviews Now Available!

Just a quick post.

Have recently had the pleasure of having had interviews with the absolutely fantastic Maria Jordan and the utterly amazing Ms. Fiona of the UK. Thought you might like to visit them.

Maria Jordan with Richard Rumple

Ms. Fiona with Richard Rumple

Hope you enjoy!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

It's Time To Relax: Scarefest 2018 Is Over

Scarefest 2018 is over. Amid the grumbling from many of the vendors, I take away many positives from
this experience.

1) Don't always believe what the promoters tell you in advance as they are prone to change things at any time for the worse. 

2) Making friends is still the most important part of any gathering. I've met so many good people that are willing to help me along the way that I'm astonished. Fellow authors offering assistance in so many ways, vendors of all types of merchandise that included me in their group and treated me with tremendous respect and friendship, and fans willing to take a chance on a virtual unknown ... purchase his book ... and request he sign their copy as if he was a somebody.

3) There are many that still believe being rude is the way to go when it comes to dealing with people, and are oblivious to the comments about them I made as they walked away. (I know, but I couldn't help it. You know sarcasm is my cup of tea.)

4) My wife can indeed put up with my witty comments that sometimes sting for three days straight (although I wouldn't trust her to make it through a fourth).

In addition, I ended up in the upper middle of vendors of books and their sales totals with 23 books sold. I was told by several there that was excellent for my first show, not knowing the tricks they'd learned and
having a terrible location tossed at me, with jewelry and poster booths surrounding me, while many of the other book vendors were closer together and able to draw more of that type of audience. Having taught sales training for years, I quickly developed a sales pitch that worked well on those that I could get to stop for a minute and listen. Still, the new contacts, friends, and fans I've made are worth their weight in gold.

And, last but not least, I managed to get something I've been after forever. In its original packaging, never having been opened, I managed to get an antique "Chucky" doll (*See photo below). It will stay in that packaging unless he breaks out and decides that my wife and I should become his victims. I keep my fingers crossed he does not. Since these haven't been manufactured in years, this will only go up in value. A strange investment, I know, but shouldn't every horror author have one?



 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Scarefest 2018 ... Come See Me!



September 14th-16th is coming ever so fast.

(Well, it's the same as always, technically speaking, but it seems faster than normal.)

Anyway, Scarefest 2018 promises to be a fantastic event.  Lots of special guests, many of my writer friends, and all sorts of speaking engagements and art booths to partake.  Don't do anything but make plans to attend.

It will be worth it, believe me!

Look for me behind these signs.


and this table cover
(it will be straightened out then)


My wife and I will be wearing these T-shirts.


So, really now, if your eyes are open, you'll find us!

Really, you will!


See you there!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Gabriela: Tales From A Demon Cat Is Available!!!

If I were to say this hasn't been a battle I'd be lying. 

There are many things that led to the delay of this publication:

  1. Major factor was publishing program glitches. For several days, the files were approved by the publisher, but because of a glitch in their program, errors continually showed up in the final proofs. Things like a blank line suddenly appeared under a paragraph, that wasn't there on the file. That fixed, the next review showed a paragraph was no longer indented. I was pulling out my hair (don't worry, I have plenty) trying to get things that weren't my fault fixed. Then, when they discovered it was their program, I had to wait on the programmers to get their end fixed. 
  2. Procrastination, both on my part and that of others. I was so busy finalizing and editing that I delayed writing a "blurb" for the back cover of the book. Then, since the bio I had written was too long, I found it replaced with the one used on my first book, which had to be corrected. Between my own downfalls, as well as others being busy with personal responsibilities, I was fighting a deadline that could have been met if the first reason hadn't have come into play.
  3. Gabriela hexed this project. She thought it funny to see me going ballistic and soaking T-shirt after T-shirt in sweat worrying about getting it out. She's a true demon, and doesn't try to hide that fact in the least.
But, at this writing, the paperback is available for purchase, and the review is almost finalized for the Kindle version. I'll post both links below as soon as each becomes available.

So, there you have it. And, everyone thinks a writer has it easy. The pressure of trying to get a quality piece of writing out to the public is tremendous. I know, at least I'm not dealing with the heat outdoors. But, then again, you've never dealt with the heat around a demon cat!

I do thank all of you for your patience and support. It means more than you realize.

Many Thanks!






Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Scarefest 2018 
will be held 
September 14-16 in Lexington, Ky.
... and I'll be there!


Yep, I'll be at Scarefest 2018 selling my books along with vendors from all over the United States. In addition, the star-studded guest list just keeps right on growing:

Cassandra Peterson 
(Elvira)

Adrienne Barbeau  
(The Fog, Escape From New York, etc.)

Robert Mukes
(House of 1000 Corpses)

Tobin Bell  
(Saw movie series)

Costas Mandylor  
(Saw movie Series)

Joe Bob Briggs 
(Drive-In Theater, The Stand)

Sid Haig 
(House of 1000 Corpses, Hatchet, Death House)

Steve Gonsalves & Dave Tango  
(Ghost Hunters)

and more!



Stop by the booth and say "Hello" when you pick up a copy of my new book, 


Remember those dates, September 14, 15, and 16.


I'm hoping to see you there!