I've been in the process of giving a site well needed update, and been busy working on new material -- much of my new fiction will be print exclusive but I did some new looks and new things to the site, some of them include adding new video. It's been since early 1997 (not quite 21 years old at the time
) since I started this site and I am very surprised that it managed to last this long, and if you want to see what I've been up to -- I do have a myspace profile that is updated more often than the website, but now I hope that I don't get lazy and wait another three years to update my main website. I don't write erotic content of any kind in my fiction, and I say exactly what I think.
I don't give a flying fuck if I am openly offensive. I would rather be pollitically incorrect longhaired asshole than a pollitically correct pussy. I made the picture clickable now and I have a store on amazon.com for those who want to grab up some of the books I've been reading too. Mykil of Withering Soul coined me The Heavy Metal Author and this is a nickname that I took ownership to because my style of horror has a thrash metal like intensity with the visceral horror scenes. I am not going to let up and the frights will kick your ass into your face. Be prepared to get into a mosh pit of dark horror fiction and Extreme Gothic Horror. My brand of Gothic -- wasn't born out of a spooky disco type Gothic but one that was out of the sound of Metallica and Black Sabbath. I like to create dark stories that will scare the fuck out of you long after they're written. I've been accused a few times of using hate speech when I am just very outspoken and will say things that will rub people the wrong way because of my unique and disturbing way I see the damn world. If you want the mainstream material from me, see my Science Fiction but I am without any apologies an underground horror writer.
Along with writing new fiction and having published a dark memoir -- this book isn't for the former classmates of Marquardt Middle School, but for the brothers and sisters known as The Lake Fossil Press Roster over the years. The direction it took was one I didn't expect when I started writing it, and I could very easy been in the same high school study hall or graduating class as the whifflehorror scribes out there, I read one of these stories and call it utter crapatastic boy band/Justin Bieber targeted horror. I apoligize if I don't write for those who listen to the Backdoor Bastards. Do not come here shoving Lady Gaga down my throat unless you want to be ripped a new one, I am a heavy metal rocker and been one most of my childhood and all of my adult life. This one is a work of non-fiction
and I have some stories out in a few magazines and one coming out later this year. One said to be out now but the publisher only knows the details when that one will be done. I am still working on the magazine as some would have noticed. I released more print exclusive work in recent years because it keeps people looking around. The blog on myspace will give you ideas what I am working on in the sense of fiction or even non-fiction for that matter, but that is a private profile because of the number assholes going around swiping my content then watermarking it. I also do have a few anthologies I edited available for purchase so click on the reading room to see more information on one of them -- if you're a promoter and want information about the recent anthology project I am working on, drop me an e-mail and I will provide a direct link where you can grab this up at.
The anthology, Tabloid Purposes IV
had seen an overhaul and the fifth is out on Amazon.com -- the revised versions of IV have more of my photography in them. Tabloid Purpoose Six and Seven GLS are rewritten and are available as a download (The Twins aka GEMINI) -- I also do impromto anthologies just for fun and those are often announced word of mouth. Tell your friends they can grab up a copy via lulu.com. The blacklight edition was pulled because of a disgrunted twat who didn't like what she got paid for her story -- sort of the situation that my mentor Cyber-Pulp Books had when he was going through growing pains. The fourth installment has a story that's been a print exclusive and is an exclusive to print -- that story is Passenger
and the Fifth is host for a magnum opus Supernatural Cyberpunk novella Cyber:Terror:Machine. I am currently working on a novella as I speak for Issue 11 -- the GLS been put out there for the local authors. I was going to put the novella in the magazine, but as of this it became too long and still being written. I will have a brand new novella in the 12th issue and ushering in some undiscovered writers. If you want to know information where I will be doing my Vlog at (yes I figured out how to do video on here now, all I need is some speakers and a mic then I am all set. Hard to believe I've been running a website for nearly thirteen years. Three of those years I became a published author and a micro-press publisher. I produce anthologies that pay authors and also ones that are 4theluv (I am a publisher that does both.)
Details about my publishing company are found right on Lulu.com
-- I want to thank the crew of lulu.com for their long standing partnership with the entire Lake Fossil Press Roster (Tabloid Purposes, The Ethereal Gazette, and the various other projects with various authors I did in the past, doing in the present, and doing in the future. I have to rework one of them because of a motherfucking plagiarist invading the publication. David Boyer just became a prey item for every horror writer out there, namely Ferrel R. Moore.) I want to take the time to welcome Gothic Historian Mick Mercer
to Lulu.com because if it was without his input I wouldn't have the Gothic type archtypes I use with the stories in the magazine either fiction or non-fiction wise with the talented authors I worked with over years since starting Lake Fossil Press. I now expanded my empire online. I would like to be a publishing mobile now since I am getting some very talented guys and gals who come in and kick some serious ass over the years. I've been an admin or moderator on different sites off and on for 13 years. Drop me a message on Facebook.com for information on the admin position and I own a few message boards, one of the on hyperboards, but the one I prefer people coming to is the one called The House That Nick Built. I want to welcome my friends and colleagues from Naked Snake Press and Tales of the Talisman. If you read "The Typewriter" I really want to hear from you. I want to welcome back old fans and extend a huge welcome to the GraveDiggers to the site and forums. I will be keeping the line up of one of the issues a total surprise until the stars are right.
I am trying to do a page with all my publishing credits because some of them spanned out as long as I've been online the first series of years to e-zines and such, then the others in micro-press magazines. Hard to believe I've been published online since my early 20s, been writing since 1990 -- my writing period actually predates some of these mass market pigs who've been bending over and taking it to get published. My name been getting in the mix as a small press publisher but I've also seen myself get published in print on a number of occasions now -- both nationally and internationally. I haven't submitted out for a few years because I've been busy writing more epic material.
I have three novels I am writing right now but in the reading room I am pulling out my favorite stories all coded in HTML and a few in Portable Document File, some of the stories are works of fiction while one is a true ghost story. Bare with me while I go through this. I am trying to do new graphics and everything. Some of them go back to 2000, and I am also revising some of the 1997-1998 material to give it a more epic horror scare. I am set out to prove there is more to the Gothic than trying to look elegant and shit like that -- the whole elegant side wasn't for me. I've written four books -- two being collections, a novella with Barbara Shenouda, and the memoir. A webdsite from the horror writer who never played it by the rules -- thrive upon being called The Renegade. (Friend and author Fred Wiehe
coined this one, and I am starting to live up to this.) I want to especially thank my current hosts for allowing me to bring this monster to their site -- I remember when Go Network hosted Writings From The Grave and the fucker became a monster. Now I have the chance to make this website the monster it was was in 2000. My site was the only one that had the midi for Morbid Angel. I really been around that long, I've been around longer than LiveJournal.com and all the social networking websites out there.
My old E-zine from 2000-2002 became the token paying magazine, The Ethereal Gazette. This site is iconic in many ways -- I like to crucify the ones who go around saying that I am the anti-Christ in this business because I like to take a Conservative stand on things. I don't like working with another web site designer with everything because I am a true do-it-yourself type because I used to help my family install things in the old house at Glendale Heights, and that carried over to my philosophy on publishing. I don't write the whifflehorror that's going around, I might be a writer of extremes because I can do the PG style as well as the signature hardcore horror style. I toned it down for the readers on FictionPress.com because they might not have been ready for the House of Pain E-Zine style I did before I was aware of The House of Pain just yet.
You've seen the blogs that would spread a shitload of lies about me, I wrote the book and updated parts of this site to reflect the currently published material in print. I will be collecting my favorite short stories I've written over the years too and will have the link to my poetry catalog on AutorsDen.com for those of you who got to know my work via the poetry. I've been predomiantely a short story writer and haven't looked back since I picked up the short story pen again in 1996. This is my official website and I update the fucking thing myself, but it's designed not to be updated as offen as a blog type site that most of these writers are jumping on the bandwagon to have. This Is The House That Nick Built
along with Lake Fossil Press. Since the owner of Web of Horror and I parted company, yeah it was a good run (I wish Ms. Slade the best of luck in her next move) -- I managed to reconnect to one author who managed to nearly make publication happen for me in the late 1990s and that author is J.M. Barlog. Barlog, if you're looking for getting your short stories published buddy you will always have a home on Lake Fossil Press. I will design for other authors who are serious about keeping things old school with a site. I am the horror counterpart for a lot of heavy metal personalities who think MTV ignores heavy metal music, and the horror genre ignores the true underground mavens.
I guess with these young fools out there listening to Lady G; I guess that's the equal to playing with barbie dolls. A young Pacione fan cuts the heads off Barbies while blasting Disturbed, Neutral Red, Mudvayne, or Bloodstream Parade, you can tell a Pacione reader from the rest out there -- they get into fist fights with their devotion. I am what the mainstream horror community fears because I am not the one to follow their rules. Politeness went out the window a long time a go with me and the entity I created. You're looking at that entity right now both as a site with a domain and without a domain. Either way I am going to create a rift of horror that the mainstream doesn't want you touching. My website is the one everyone warned you about and this kind of horror doesn't play nice with the rest of the world. This kind of horror puts a fist in your face and flips you off from the inside. One site might say they are not a monster, well I am the heavy metal monster who gets into their head.