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New Podcast UP! The Demon Says By Rick Powell

The Demon Says

I have added a new podcast. It is a poem by Rick Powell the title is The Demon Says. I think you will Enjoy it – The Poem can also be found in the Anthology Blessings From The Darkness published by Black Bed Sheets.

Blessings from the Darkness

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I WAS I AM by Rick Powell

I Was I Am written by Rick Powell read by Yvonne Mason Music by Paper Gods –

I WAS I AM By Rick Powell

This poem written by Rick Powell talks about a woman with a stalker – it has very deep meaning especially to men and women who have been involved with domestic abuse and stalkers. Listen carefully and feel free to repost. This poem can be found in the Anthology Welcome to Your Nightmare

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November 1, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blessings From the Darkness

Black Bed Sheet Books is proud to present an anthology of over 30 diverse authors with tales and poems to inspire, thrill and terrify!

Blessings from the Darkness is an eclectic collection of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, heartfelt prose, and everything in between, by a talented and diverse group of writers and published authors in dedication of, and in support of, our dearest friend: the award-winning and bestselling Author Yvonne Mason…..an inspiration, selflessly supportive, and a dear friend to many aspiring writers and indie authors. She believes in paying it forward: offering her knowledge and insights and friendship to kindred souls…… (taken from the dedication by G.J. Lentz). All sales of this anthology present and future are donated to her in support of her son, who at the time of this publication has been ill and out of work, and struggling to support his family due to an undiagnosed illness.

Featuring Scott Nicholson – Barbara Watkins – Rick Powell – Sage Sinclair – Matt Haynes – Vicky Carter – T.G. Reaper – Ian Bush – Cinta Garcia De La Rosa – Todd Propst – Christopher Adams – Luis Vera – David Schütz II – Shawna Platt – Christopher Adams – Sandy Rozanski – Sharon Sobolik – Alan Gravitt – Michael Gersony – Sheri Ann Richerson – Jynell Hull – T.O. Gade – Tara Atkinson – W. Freedreamer Tinkanesh – Mary Genevieve Fortier – Marvin Anderson – E.A. Irwin – G.J. Lentz
Blessings from the Darkness

February 20, 2014 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never Be Afraid to Pay it Forward

Ever since I started in the business of publishing and making my dream real, I have always paid it forward. Not just in publishing but in my everyday life. The reason is simple, there have been many times that others have helped me along they way and even though I can never repay those people I can pay it forward. Yesterday I was knocked off my feet by a group of people who I am not only honored to call fellow authors I am honored to call them friends.

The back story is this – my son who has been an over the road truck driver for over twenty years has an illness that the doctors cannot diagnose. He has been out of work for over a year now and it has been a struggle for his family. His youngest son who is still a wee one has type one diabetes and is insulin dependent. My son feels so bad because he can not work and look after his family – he was raised that no matter what the father takes care of the family. That is just the way it is. However, that being said, yesterday something happened that left yours truly without words.

This circle of writers and friends along with my editor and friend Kelly J Koch with Dressing your Book http://dressingyourbook.com/ and Nicholas Grabowsky with Black Bed Sheets and GL Lentz https://www.facebook.com/gjl1976 put together an anthology of horror stories titled Blessings from the Darkness with all proceeds going to my Son Jay Thomason https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Truck-Driver-Needs-Your-Help/1427603737463723?ref=hl and his family. In other words over 30 authors came together to put this anthology together and are no receiving any royalties at all. Unless you are an author you have no idea what a sacrifice that is for an author. To put that much work in a work and then to give away the proceeds is overwhelming. It speaks for the integrity of those involved- It is with heartfelt thanks and humbleness I give you Blessings From the Darkness.

Here is the radio show that blew me away and the release of the book http://www.blogtalkradio.com/francy/2014/01/17/fright-day-afternoon-with-satans-holiday-writers

Blessings from the Darkness

It is currently available on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Blessings-Darkness-Scott-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B00HX8V6SW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390060575&sr=1-1&keywords=Blessings+From+the+Darkness and Nook and will soon be available on Amazon in book form and on http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/

January 18, 2014 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Satan’s Holiday is Getting a Companion Book (You Want to Be a Part of This)

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That’s right you heard it here first. I am going where no one has gone before – well because that is what I do. Due to the overwhelming response yesterday to my blog about Satan’s Holiday and the controversy behind it – the opposite of what many thought would happen has happened. The response was so positive and so many people wanted to be a part of it that we decided to add a second book. That’s right I have enough short stories, poems and flash fiction coming in and people wanted to contribute that we are adding a second book. I have extended the deadline to September 20th for those who wish to contribute.

The title is still top secret- But I will say this my cover designer’s son has given me another great title. He is only 13 years old but the talent of this young man in knowing what I need is beyond belief. He gets kudos on the title pages of the books.

Now if you want to be part of this project here are the simple guidelines. And Yes, my friend Nicholas Grabowsky will be contributing his story to both books. So if you are not in the first book but in the second you will be in there with NICK! Stay tuned for the title and the cover! This is going to be so much fun!

Okay boys and girls this is for all of you who have expressed a desire to be a part of my Halloween Anthology and those of you who are still thinking about it.

I have been asked what are the guidelines. Well the guidelines are simple. I love the KISS method. All I ask is that you write from the heart. Yes, I do accept previous published work. Yes you do retain the rights to your work, you can put it anywhere else you choose, Yes, I do accept writers who have never been published. Yes we are putting poems as well as short stories in the book. The max length is 3000 words or 20 pages give or take. I am not going to beat you up if it is much less than that or a bit over. I have one story that is only 450 words. I cannot take extreme erotica for a couple of reasons, one I personally am not comfortable reading it and second remember we are reaching a very wide audience other than that reach down and write.

I will not turned down any writer who wished to contribute. The reason is simple people have been good to me over the years they have given me support and a hand up. I can not repay them I can only pay it forward. So that is what I am doing. If this jumps starts someone who has had a dream to write and didn’t know how to get started this is your chance. If you are published and want more exposure this is your chance.

The recompense is this. You each will receive two free books which comes to about $40.00 then you will have the ability to order any amount of books at any time that you want to either sell or give away at my cost. Any money that you make off those books is yours. This is always another way for you to get yourself out there.

Now to add to this my friend Nicholas Grabowsky who most of you might know about – has agreed to write a story for the book (s) (if we have enough writers we will be doing two books and his story will be in both of them)
He will be promoting the daylights out of this little jewel (s) and he will post them on his bookstore page as well as taking them to conventions and cons.

If you don’t know who this wonderful author is let me introduce you to him. He is the one who made Michael Myers famous in the Halloween movies. Yep that is the one and the same – go to his page and friend him as well as his website – he also owns his own publishing house and he has some wonderful horror authors there.

http://www.downwarden.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.grabowsky?fref=ts

http://halloweenmovies.com/?page_id=794
This is such an opprotunity on so many levels.
the Submission deadline is September 20 so that I can publish it before the Spooky Season (my favorite Holiday)
Don’t let it pass you by.
Oh and if you have never written horror step out of your comfort zone and try it.

September 11, 2013 Posted by | new project | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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