With a love for reading and writing that started in his youth, Rob has traveled far to get to the place where he can now concentrate on breaking into the horror market.
Born and raised in the “micro-hood” of Portland, Oregon, he grew up as the oldest of three children, the son of a book-lover and a book-hater.
Over the years, he has been victimized by violent attackers, has victimized violent attackers, enlisted and mustered out honorably from the U.S. Army, taught martial arts, worked security, video store clerked, done window washing, tire retreading, and store stocking.
With writing, it was after two years of freelance stringer work that he tired of non-fiction and decided to use his love of the dark, personal terrors, and talent with words to do something more beneficial for his fellow man–
SCARE THE HELL OUT OF HIM.
Have a book and now need a cover? Something that’ll give that needed creepy vibe? Then check out William Cook, an artist that’s also an author, giving him just the insight that’s needed.
Just click on the following banner and take a tour of this man’s dark art.
Visit the site of “Sideshow,” the anthology I’ve edited due out later this year as a 2013 release from Netbound publishing.
Hear ye, hear ye!
What a great group of authors and stories to work with. And with Melissa Stevens as our artist, all I can say is a very mature:
March mayhem with stalkers, a longtime staple amongst villains! And this time around, with Rainstorm Press’s release of:
“I’ll Never Go Away–Vol. II”
featuring 22-tales of stalking madness, along with a tale of my own, a nasty piece of work called:
Till My Death Do Us Part.
Amazon Kindle Edition Here
Print soon to come!
Need more of a teaser?
Yes, you do! Check out the table-of-contents:
Dead Memories, by William Cook
Breaking In Two, by Tracy L. Lyall
Danny in the Dark, by Tim Reynolds
Julie, by Joshua Skye
Her Laugh, by Clint Smith
Daughter’s Prey, by Dale Eldon
Perpetual Pill, by Tom Barlow
She’s The One For Me, by Vincenzo Bilof
Second Wife, by Rob Bliss
Protector, by Rasmenia Massoud
Dance With Me, by Rocky Alexander
The Art of Angling, by Rebecca Jones-Howe
She Could Be The One, by Philip Harris
The Refridgerator, by Jonathan Lambert
Stranger Calls, by Tyler Miller
Njord’s Daughter, by Christina Morgan
Watcher In the City, by Derek Muk
She Likes Surprises, by Nathan Robinson
Cold Like Dead, William Andre Sanders
Dear Susan, by Holly Day
Biggest Fan, by Tammy A. Branom
Till My Death Do Us Part, by Rob M. Miller
COMING SOON! NOW HERE!
fifty shades of decay
Need some stories a bit on the HOT side, and with a side order of something hungry? Then fifty shades of decay is the answer: 50-stories (plus a bonus tale) of zombie erotica, edited by Stacey Turner of Angelic Knight Press, and with a cover from the incomparable artist (photographer/poet/author) Rebecca Treadway ! (Rebecca’s site can be found here.)
Amazon Kindle Edition here.
Click here to visit author Armand Rosamilia’s Website to read my guest blog about the inspiration for S.P.Q.R.
How many subplots in a novel are acceptable?
YES! I have an answer. Curious? Head over to author Pat Bertram’s site and give the guest blog a peek.
What’s more important? Talent or Passion?
Have an answer? Bet you do. To see mine, visit my guest blog at author Pat Bertram’s site:
DO YOU KNOW THE WOMEN OF HORROR?
Celebrating women in horror, the anthology Deep Cuts, edited by the power-pack trio of: Angel Leigh McCoy, Chris Marrs, and E.S. Magill (and with an introduction by Lisa Morton!).
And what a celebration! On top of featuring such luminaries as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, and Mehitobel Wilson, there’s 60 recommended stories written by women.
Check out the table of contents, but be on guard, drool can get messy.
E.S. Magill on Nancy’s Holder’s “Crash Cart”
“Crash Cart” by Nancy Holder
“The Poison Eater” by Sandra Odell
“The Ditch” by Samael Gyre
“Practical Necromancy” by Sara Taylor
“Awaiting the Captain’s Ghost” by Michael Haynes
“Hollow Moments” by R.S. Belcher
“Mr. Casey is in the House” by Stephen Woodworth
Chris Marrs on Yvonne Navarro’s “Santa Alma”
“Santa Alma” by Yvonne Navarro
“Sanctity” by C.W. Smith
“Red is the Color of my True Love’s Blood” by Colleen Anderson
“Lost Daughters” by James Chambers
“Mules” by Ed Kurtz
Angel Leigh McCoy on Mehitobel Wilson’s “The Remains”
“The Remains” by Mehitobel Wilson
“Beavers” by Rachel Karyo
“Lucky Clover” by Kelly A. Harmon
“Pinprick” by Scathe meic Beorh
“Abby” by Patricia Lillie
“Clown Balloons” by Satyros Phil Brucato
“I am Victim” by Rob M. Miller
DEEP CUTS ALERT…DEEP CUTS ALERT….
DEEP CUTS ALERT…DEEP CUTS ALERT…DEEP CUTS ALERT….
Want to see a book signing done right? How about a chance to listen to genre icon Nancy Holder?
Then seize the moment to listen to Eunice Magill (one of the three editors behind “Deep Cuts,” along with Chris Marrs and Angel Leigh McCoy), Nancy Holder (who talks about her brain-scarring story “Crash Cart,” and “Deep Cuts” story contributor Stephen Woodworth, who shares some insider-information about his offering “Mr. Casey is in the House.”
So wish I could’ve been in attendance; they had champagne, cider, and cupcakes, with little accompanying plastic knives.
P.S.: During the signing, just a bit after the 58-minute mark, I get a shout out for my story “I Am Victim.” I mean: WOW! With the book’s other 18-authors, and loads of story recommendations authored by women artists, it’s probably the only shout I’m going to get. Can’t express how much a pleasure it is to be sharing pages with so many talented artists and icons.
What a fantastic Robtober!
Two pieces published, one a short story, the other a poem.
The first, a dark framing story titled Mr. Twinx, out now in Angelic Knight Press’s “Satan’s Toybox: Terrifying Teddies,” the third, and perhaps final book in the Satan’s Toybox line.
Mind’s Fright, a poetic nightmare, can be found in “Phobia,” by Black Hound Digital Press.
Interested in IRISH AMERICAN HISTORY?
If so, then you’ve got to check out the new site of my friend, author James Francis Smith:
With multiple books, Smith profiles the history of the Irish, from the days of the Celts, to Irish American involvement in the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Viet Nam, and beyond. If historical fiction is your bag, if the Irish story holds an interest, then this site is a must visit, and Jim’s books a worthy read.
Go take a peek, and have some fun.
Big SHOUT-OUT of a thank you to:
Marian Youngblood, for hosting a guest blog from yours truly.
The Piece? Pick a Card, Any Card can be found here.
NEW STORY RELEASE!
“For The Love of Boys,” in the Smart Rhino Publications release:
Hired killers. Vigilantes. Executioners. Paid killers or assassins working from a moral or political motivation. You’ll find them all in this thrilling anthology. But these are not ordinary killers, not your run-of-the-mill hitmen. The emphasis is on the “uncommon” here—unusual characters, unusual situations, and especially unusual means of killing.
Here are 23 tales by some of the best suspense/thriller writers today. The stories range from historical fiction to science fiction to political thriller—there’s even an alternate history story in the mix. Enjoy!
Stephen England Nightshade
J. Gregory Smith The Pepper Tyrant
Lisa Mannetti Everybody Wins
Ken Goldman Fat Larry’s Night With the Alligators
Christine Morgan Thyf’s Tale
Matt Hilton Misconceptions
Billie Sue Mosiman Second Amendment Solution
Ken Bruen Killer
Rob M. Miller For the Love of Boys
Monica J. O’Rourke Bloodshed Fred
F. Paul Wilson Slasher
Joseph Badal Fire & Ice
Doug Blakeslee Madame
Elliott Capon The Man Who Shot Hitler
Laura DiSilverio Mercy Killing
Michael Bailey Scrub
James S. Dorr The Wellmaster’s Daughter
Jonathan Templar Wish I’d Never Met You
J. Carson Black The Bluelight Special
Weldon Burge Hearing Mildred
Al Boudreau Inside Out
Charles Colyott Katakiuchi
Lynn Mann Taking Care of Business
Where can you get it?
Are you getting as excited as I am?
Just don’t get your soul swallowed!