Monday, December 11, 2017

The Secret Life of Astrogirl Live on Kindle Scout

Hey Everybody!

The Kindle Scout campaign for The Secret Life of Astrogirl is live! All you have to do to help is log in with your Amazon account and nominate my book. You can nominate three books at a time so feel free to browse the site and find some other authors that interest you to help out as well after throwing me a nomination. If we get enough votes and get selected into the program, you get free books, too. How cool is that? Thanks for voting for me in advance! Feel free to share away.

Click here for the campaign page!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NaNoWriMo Aftermath

Hi all.

I won NaNoWriMo again this year. It was tough in the end and I wasn't sure I would make it, but I ended up going over the limit by a decent amount so I guess I had it in me after all. That book is called John and Deety Save Christmas and will hopefully be available this summer if everything goes ok.

In the meantime, I'm working on the final edit of Cheerleaders of the Blind Dead as well as the cover. I'm looking at a February 2018 publication date for that one. After that, if my friend finishes it in time, you can look forward to a cover from me gracing a novel from a new author that I'm excited about. From what I've read so far, it's a great story and I look forward to sharing that with you when it is out.

That's all for now. I'll try to keep you updated with my nonsense more frequently now that my schedule has freed up a bit.

Kindle Scout

Just submitted The Secret Life of Astrogirl to the Kindle Scout program. I'll let you all know when it is live so you can vote for it and share it. Plus, if it gets enough votes, you all get free copies just for voting. How cool is that? I'll keep you updated. Should know in a few days if my entry passes review.

Monday, November 06, 2017

November Update

Greetings!

I know it's been awhile but I wanted to keep you all in the loop on what things are going on currently in the Mosherverse. First off, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the giveaway over on Goodreads the past month. The winners have been selected and the copies were mailed out on Friday. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Next up, I've gotten an entry ready for the Kindle Scout program that I hope to have posted shortly and I will share the link when I do. All I'm waiting on is a new author photo as I feel I need something a little more professional. Hopefully I'll get that done this weekend while my hair still looks relatively neat so I don't look like Shaggy in it.

Lastly, I'm participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. This time around I'm doing a mystery set around the holidays titled "John and Deety Save Christmas." It's going well so far but it is still early. I'm slightly ahead thanks to a good weekend of writing but I've got to make up more time as I know I have a few days coming up that will set me behind. If you're participating as well, send me a line and we can be writing buddies over on that site.

That's all for now.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Traditions

It's that most wonderful time of year again. While I do try to fit in a lot of horror movies in October, one of my favorite things to do is an annual reading of Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October. The novel is about a strange game being played by some familiar faces from the world of the macabre and each chapter takes place over the course of a day in the month, culminating with a fantastic finish on Halloween.

My brother turned me on to the book years ago and it has been a staple of my monthly activities ever since. If you haven't read it before, I heartily recommend checking it out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lost at Comic Con 2?

I was reading through an earlier manuscript tonight, the next in the same universe as Lost at Comic Con. It was written first, but served as more of a sequel to the other novel. Unfortunately, it wasn't very good. I might not have known this when writing it, but upon re-reading it, the whole thing feels like the ravings of a psychopath hopped up on the movies I was in love with at the time like Free Enterprise, Fight Club and High Fidelity.

The book is told from the perspective of Sam Beckett, who you may remember from my first novel. In this one, however, Sam is wildly different. You've heard of author inserts, of course. Well, Sam is definitely an author insert of me, down to where he's living to his job to his love and interests. His whole tale is set against his birthday and his girlfriend breaking up with him. He also hangs with his friends and drinks a lot. Most of them are named after Green Lanterns.

Also, there are a ton of typos. The kind I thought programs were supposed to catch. Not a great scene. Not particularly at great novel. Made me cringe to read it.

But there's a seed of something. I think it could be something fun. Enough that I could adapt it to be a proper sequel to LACC. One that gives some closure to their stories and creates some new adventures for them. I've got a few other books in the works so it won't be something coming out next year, but it is there on the horizon.

So what do you think? Would you like to read more about your favorite characters from my first published novel?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Signed Book Giveaway!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Madman of Lake Mongawonga by Eric Mosher

The Madman of Lake Mongawonga

by Eric Mosher

Giveaway ends October 31, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Want to win a signed copy of The Madman of Lake Mongawonga? Click on the link above and enter the Goodreads Book Giveaway I set up. Good luck!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

RIP: Tobe Hooper

Christ, it seems like I'm writing a lot of these lately. Woke up to people praising the work of Tobe Hooper and I thought maybe he got a new film out that was particularly good, which seemed to be a rarity for him lately as nothing seemed to measure up to his early work. Sadly, that was not to be the case, as it turned out that Mr. Hooper had passed away.

In case you aren't familiar with him, Tobe Hooper was the director of the masterful Texas Chainsaw Massacre and and Poltergeist, as well as a slew of other minor classics (Lifeforce, TCM2, Funhouse) and some that are probably better off not mentioned at all. Oh yeah, he also directed Salem's Lot and scarred my young self for quite some time with his nightmarish interpretation of Barlow.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre in particular is one of my favorites, and for good reason. The movie is a case study in fear. Despite the implications such a title would bring, the movie is very much light on gore, instead trading it for an escalating series of events that become even more harrowing until at the very end, just like the main character, we are gasping to catch our breath after leaving the madness behind. Hooper wisely didn't bog down the movie with blood that might have repulsed which helped to keep your attention on the screen and the horrors occurring on it. If you haven't seen it before you should, because you won't be disappointed.

In contrast, the first sequel (and only one directed by him), is an absolute madcap romp that trades the scares and tension of the first for a feverish lunacy that starts with a chainsaw attack on a bridge and a radio station invasion and just gets more insane from there. In other words, it is a blast.

It's a shame that in his later years, Hopper never had another big hit, though some like Mortuary and The Toolbox Murders showed some promise before ultimately falling short of reaching the heights of films like TCM and Poltergeist. Still, they were entertaining and never made me regret giving them a chance.

Let's fire up the chainsaw one last time in salute.

RIP