Sunday, December 17, 2023


Thrilled to receive my comp copy of the stunning new Blu-ray release from Treasured Films in the UK, MAUSOLEUM (1983). For this deluxe release I contributed a 20-minute video essay on the film's enigmatic male star, Marjoe Gortner (who was the subject of my last book, WILDCAT!). This was my first video essay and while I am always a little uncomfortable being on camera (especially on a stinking hot day such as this one was filmed on), I still had fun and appreciated the opportunity, and very grateful to Jarret Gahan and Chris Chappell for their invaluable assistance. Haha, the end credits on the featurette even includes some outtakes of me whinging and complaining about the heat, and wishing Treasured had just asked me to do a standard booklet essay instead! But it is all a good learning experience, and I am happy to be doing more work for the company moving forward. Order MAUSOLEUM Here!


New work announcement! I was recently asked by the fabulous and very talented writer/filmmaker Staci Layne Wilson to contribute a short story to the latest edition of her great ROCK & ROLL NIGHTMARES series of books. While many of the editions are of a non-fiction nature, the latest one, PARALLEL LINES, is more along the lines of Marvel's WHAT IF? series of comic books and the animated series, looking at alternative and speculative rock & roll histories.
For my story, "KISS Face-Off", I went with the scenario of "What if KISS took off their make-up in 1978 at the height of their fame?" To make it a bit more fun, I wrote the story under a female pseudonym and did it in the style of a classic teen magazine report from the day (SWEET SIX-TEEN is the name of the faux magazine).
To help inspire the story and get me in the right frame of mind, I even designed a faux magazine cover. PARALLEL LINES is being published on January 8, 2024 (in honor of Elvis' birthday). It will be available as a paperback, kindle, and audiobook. The kindle is already up for pre-order on Amazon, paperback and audiobook options should be added shortly. Will post links once all editions are available.