“Really, boy, unless you’re ready to deal with the monster, you shouldn’t go looking under the bed.”

- Ripper


“Stefan Petrucha has real world experience and can speak with authority.”

College of the Dead

“Suppose our genes could replicate in dead flesh? Mankind would not only be doomed, he’d be pointless.”

- College of the Dead

Dead Mann Running

“There’s nothing like seeing the face of a dead stripper you want to forget every day on TV.”

- Dead Mann Running


Fall 2014 Online Class Registration

Like it says, Fall 2014 registration for my online UMASS classes is now open: Writing for a Living! Writing Comics! Paranormal Thinking! Register now, register often! Details here.

Writing – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

It’s always nice to interact with readers, but I had some particularly great experiences at the Denver Comicon this year. One came during the Young Adult panel, when an audience member’s eyes lit up at the mention of Ripper, and her friend announced her as an incredible fan of the book. A second came soon Read More…

Amazon v Hachette – my two cent royalty

Authors all over are eyeing the developments in the war twixt Amazon and Hachette (rather like Godzilla vs a smaller monster, say, Mighty Joe Young…). I wound up posting my own thoughts over on Facebook, and figured, hey, this is long enough for a blog entry!  So, my thoughts. Sure, Amazon uses strong-arm tactics, and Read More…