And The Show Goes On …


After two weeks of reading, rewriting, and reading again, I’ve completed the first major edit of The Crimson Corset. The manuscript still has to go through the official editors, but after that (and a final read-through) The Crimson Corset will be a real book, ready for consumption. The expected eBook release is mid to late July and shortly thereafter, it will go to paper. It’s been a long ride and I have a few folks to whom I owe great thanks.

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First on that list is my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, who put our joint efforts on hold to read this entire novel aloud so I could hear how it sounded. Then there are the editors, who have already begun reading it and sending great feedback. Finally, there’s our wonderful publicist, who is already setting me up with interviews and reviews for the Crimson Corset’s release. Thank you all.

Tomorrow, I’ll be returning to collaborating full-time. First on the agenda is finishing the 8th (and final) installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrestthe Gothic serialized novel that Tamara Thorne and I began almost one year ago. Though the next installment will wrap up the current story arc, Ravencrest (in true soap opera fashion) is ongoing, so there’s plenty more ghosts, governesses, handsome millionaires, and diabolically delicious housekeepers to come. We’re not sure when Belinda’s misadventures at the mansion will come to end – but it won’t be any time soon. Especially if Mrs. Heller has anything to say about it. She has plans, you see …

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With the completion of Ravencrest’s 8th installment, Tamara and I will return to our next collaborative novel. When considering which project should come next, there are several possibilities. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s fantastic. It feels great to have so many ideas in the wings – to know that as one novel wraps up, several others are just waiting to begin. After discussing it this afternoon, I believe we’ve decided our next move, but I won’t say anything more about that for now, except that I’m stoked. This is one of those stories that’s been hovering in our minds for a long time – tapping our shoulders and whispering in our ears as we work on other things. I think it’s ready now. I’m eager to see what happens …

As I write this, I’m proud to say that the goals I set for 2015 are running right on time. The Cliffhouse Haunting was released in April. The Ghosts of Ravencrest’s first ‘volume’ is wrapping up, and my debut solo novel, The Crimson Corset, is going into production. On top of this, Tamara and I have not only maintained our hour-long, horror-themed, weekly internet/radio show Haunted Nights LIVE!, but we’ve procured interviews with such literary legends as Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead novels, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro of the Saint Germaine vampire series, New York Times bestellers, Christopher Rice and Christopher Moore, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and Charlaine Harris of the Sookie Stackhouse books and HBO’s True Blood. And there are plenty more. You can see the full guest list at my website.

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The point is that I’m proud of us. Tamara and I have worked diligently, every day. We’ve put in the extra hours, the extra work, and a whole lot of extra effort. We’ve sat in front of our computers, our backs sore, our faces growing pale from lack of sunlight, pounding out page after page as, in many ways, the real world has passed us by. Not that we mind. But we’ve done it. Day after day. Rain or shine. With or without the cooperation of our moods. With or without the luxury of feeling inspired. With or without the “time” to do it. We’ve come a long way, but the road ahead is even longer … and that’s why, tomorrow morning, I know that we’ll start cracking away at the next project. And the next … I’ve never been so tired. Or fulfilled.

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Julie Hutchings joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


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Tomorrow night on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’ll be talking to Julie Hutchings, author of RUNNING HOME, and RUNNING AWAY. The link goes live at 9 pm EST: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2015/06/12/julie-hutchings-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live

At Haunted Nights LIVE!, we talk all things horror and paranormal with the biggest names in the business. From fiction writers and paranormal investigators to haunted spots and true ghost stories supplied by listeners, Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between. Our guests have included such ghoulish greats as Jay Bonansinga of THE WALKING DEAD series, New York Times Bestsellers Douglas Clegg and Christopher Rice, Saint Germaine vampire series author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Bram Stoker Award winning author, Elizabeth Massie, just to name a few.

And coming this summer, we have New York Times Bestsellers, Christopher Moore – author of LAMB and YOU SUCK, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire series.

Our paranormal experts have included Sylvia Shults, (you’ve seen her on GHOST HUNTERS, 30 ODD MINUTES WITH JEFF BELANGER, and HAUNTED HISTORY OF THE PARANORMAL) Professor Paranormal himself, Loyd Auerbach (who has appeared on various shows including OPRAH) and upcoming supernatural historian, Troy Taylor.

To see the full guest list, go to: http://alistaircross.com/Guests and give us a like on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thorne-Cross-Haunted-Nights-LIVE/360703350753608?ref=hl

Interviews, Books, and Horror. Oh my…


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It’s been a busy month! On the 2nd, we released our first collaborative novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, then a few days later, DEAD GIRLS, the 6th installment of our serialized Gothic novel, THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST, came out. Both are available on Amazon, as well as the previous RAVENCREST installments, DARKER SHADOWS (#1-3), CHRISTMAS SPIRITS (#4), and NIGHT MOVES (#5).

Meanwhile, we’ve been doing a lot of promotional work for Cliffhouse’s release. Our latest interview about this novel is at Beauty in Ruins, which came out this morning, and earlier this week, we did a live radio interview at Conversations LIVE! with host, Cyrus Webb.

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In the interim, our own radio show, Haunted Nights LIVE! has been going strong. We started booking for summer of 2015 and have acquired such guests as Christopher Moore, Charlaine Harris, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, and Dianna Love, to name a few. Last week, we had Richard Christian Matheson, and tonight, at 9 pm EDT, we have the legendary Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Be there if you dare. Keep an eye out next week for Kealan Patrick Burke, and our first guest in May is one of the best thriller writers around, Kevin O’Brien. Visit my website for the full guest list as well as previous podcasts which are available to listen to. You can also find us on iTunes.

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Alongside all of this, my solo novel, THE CRIMSON CORSET, is still in progress and is expected to be released later this summer. Also when the weather warms, keep an eye out for our next collaboration, GRANDMA’S RACK, which is in production now. And near the end of next month, the 7th installment in THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST series will be available as well.

Coming Up on Haunted Nights LIVE!


At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’ve begun booking for the summer/fall of 2015. So far, we’re proud to announce that such guests as Christopher Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Tim Waggoner, Michaelbrent Collings, Christopher Rice, and Dianna Love have confirmed, and are currently being scheduled for appearances.

Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! is a one-hour horror/suspense/paranormal-themed internet radio show that airs every Thursday at 9:00 pm EST. At Haunted Nights LIVE!, we talk all things macabre with the biggest names in the business. Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between! Give us a like on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thorne-Cross-Haunted-Nights-LIVE/360703350753608?ref=hl

Coming Soon to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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(Christopher Moore, bestselling author of Lamb, You Suck, and The Serpent of Venice)

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(F. Paul Wilson, author of Fear City, Midnight Mass, and Ground Zero)

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(Christopher Rice, NYT Bestselling author of The Snow Garden, The Moonlit Earth, and The Light of Day)

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(Michaelbrent Collings, author of Crime Seen, Twisted, and Killing Time)

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(Dianna Love, NYT Bestselling author of Storm Demon, Last Chance to Run, and Nowhere Safe)

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(Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh, Darkness Wakes, and Dead Streets)

CONFIRMED: Christopher Rice


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Although I have yet to achieve my goal of meeting Stevie Nicks, I will be interviewing New York Times bestseller Christopher Rice, who’s mother, the legendary Anne Rice, is mentioned in the Stevie Nicks song, New Orleans. Baby steps…

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It’s a stretch, I admit, but hey… no matter how you look at it, it’s pretty cool.

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But really, I have read many of Christopher Rice’s novels and have been captivated by them all. Recently, he did a book signing with my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and the two of them hit it off, and voila! Yesterday he confirmed that he would, in fact, love to be our guest on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! We don’t have a definite date yet, and are booked well into the spring, but as soon as soon as I do… I will post it everywhere that’s legal, and perhaps even a few places that aren’t (watch out, Wal-Mart bathroom stalls; I’m talkin’ to you.)

Until then, our podcasts with some of the biggest names in the business are available – and we have many upcoming shows with writers and paranormal experts of the same clout. You can listen to these podcasts on iTunes or by going to the Haunted Nights LIVE! page of my website where you can also see the full guest list.

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So, give us a listen at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! where we discuss everything horror; from fact, to fiction, to that indiscernible area in between.

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