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Tales of the Fantastic and the Phantasmagoric Volume 2

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Volume 2 contains Beneath Midnight, the very first published Midnight tale, in which we learn about the Spider Dragon and first meet the Wandering Reverend. We also learn some history and legend and lore as we join William Warde on his first date and his sister Mileah as she takes pictures of things she cannot […]

Once Upon a Time in Midnight

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

My novel, sold out in pre-sale when it originally came out in limited edition hardcover in 2011, is now available on Kindle. Please enjoy.

Pocketful of Smoke, Fistful of Glass Excerpt

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Pocketful of Smoke, Fistful of Glass
The illusionist steps calmly onto the stage, acknowledges the crowd on his right, then his left, winks at someone in the audience, and stretches out his hands.
His assistants, in pasties and g-strings, step forward from the dark, each grabbing a hand and tying it to the ropes hanging from the […]

6 Nights of Midnight - 5 - The Sharp Touch of Shadows

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The kid from Shanghai likes to call himself Duke.  He doesn’t realize the name’s already been taken.  He’s been in Midnight only two nights.  He doesn’t really understand what happened.  He’d been running, yes, and hiding, but he never meant to disappear with such finality.
He sticks to the shadows.  It’s easy to do so in […]

What Brian Keene said

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Pre-ordering for Maelstrom Set 2 (Brian Keene’s A Conspiracy of One and Alone, and John Urbancik’s Once Upon A Time In Midnight) has begun for customers who purchased the previous set.

6 Nights of Midnight - 4 - The Cellar

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A child with an unknown key will believe it unlocks treasure until proven otherwise.  Tommy was just such a child, thirteen years old, ready for adventure and romance, and he just happened to come into possession of a great old brass key.
The other children marveled at it.  Though tarnished and, in some places, slightly green–Tommy […]

6 Nights of Midnight - 3 - Isabella

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

There’s a hot young artist in Midnight named Isabella.  She does these wild, nearly abstract things on huge canvasses.  While painting, she wears a red dress and heels and a modest bit of gold jewelry, maybe earrings, maybe a necklace or a bracelet.
It’s not the art so much as the spectacle.  Her paintings are a […]

6 Nights of Midnight - 2 - The Dreamer

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Under the streets of Midnight, beneath the subways and sewers, hidden from the mapped apartments and known hovels and illicit meeting places, deeper still than any of that, a woman wears chains.
Though thin, the chains are strong.  They bind her wrists together and, with a little leeway, bind her to the floor.  She has a […]

Portrait 19/52

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Twins. Oh, and some birds.
In other news, Once Upon a Time in Midnight goes up for pre-order soon. You’ll want to check out Thunderstorm Books if you’re interested. It’s part of a set with two Brian Keene books. All three photographic covers were shot and processed by me.
Yes, later this year we’ll also see DarkWalker. […]

Waiting

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Yeah, I stand at this corner; I’m waiting.  I’ve been waiting a long time.  This is Midnight, the City of Night, where dreams have failed and nightmare has taken over the day.  There’s no sun, there’s only the slightest sliver of hope, and there’s a million souls who will gladly shovel these lies into your […]

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