Sunday, March 18, 2018


This blast from the past is a short post I had on my website a number of years back. It's still relevant today. This is a refreshing way to step out of the box.

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I had just paid a bill and had thirty six minutes to wait before catching the next bus. It was almost 90 degrees and I needed something to drink. Ahah, there sat a bar across the street. Time for a cold beer.
They had WiFi in the place so I set my computer on the bar and went to my blog to do a little work. You can't really miss my main page, what with the flaming skull head and all, and one by one, I gathered a crowd. It seems there were a lot of horror fans there, and since I post free stories and even an online novel for all to read, they were all oohs and aahs. I bought my first beer. My fans paid for the rest. My thirty six minutes stretched close to four hours. I had six Budweiser pounders which at $3.50 each equalled $21.00. All of this was possible because I had my computer along. I exposed new fans to my works, created good will and future sales and made roughly what I would have for selling eight ebooks on Amazon.

I'm sure everyone has heard it's a good idea to carry around your paper books where they can be noticed.

Step outside the box. You can do more.

This Bud's for you!

Blaze McRob

Friday, March 16, 2018


The Mists Of Papoose Pond, by Blaze McRob, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, !ndigo, and Angus & Robertson. If you use the Universal Book Link, you can purchase the book at any of these super Digital Stores.

Blaze McRob

Book description;

What does the future hold?

Where will it begin?

On a mountaintop?

At the bottom of the sea?

In a spaceship?

Or perhaps in a cabin by a pond enveloped by mysterious mists.

Mysterious mists that secrete forces of nature…

And good and evil.
Ed Hageman wants nothing more than to relax at Papoose Pond, but that's not to be. As the ultimate battle between good and evil shapes up around him, creatures are not what they seem. Many twists of fate, and many shocks await not only Ed and his companions, but those of you who read his story.

Prophets of yore were not all-seeing after all. Gods and devils are not how holy books described them.

Blaze McRob spins the tale.

Blaze McRob untangles the legend.

Blaze McRob finds the meaning in the Mists of Papoose Pond

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


We are expanding our distribution to some powerful digital stores! Through Draft2Digital, we will now be available not only on Amazon Kindle, but on Rakuten Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes&Noble. Owl Guts, by Terri DelCampo, is our first book to see this expanded distribution. Blazing Owl Press has many books to be added, and I'll be sure to let our readers know when they all are published.

Here are the links:





We believe this move will enable more readers to access our books. There are a number of readers who have reading devices other than Kindle, so this should help out everyone.

Book description for Owl Guts:

A place at the table for demonic dog.
Boogeyman can be a publicity hog.
Mom's bit of me time got way out of hand.
Neglect your pets, and you've no leg to stand.
How'd that dog get in baby brother's crib?
Uh, oh, little boy, on the wrong room calls dibs.
These stories will get you right in the gut
And certainly relieve any mundane rut.
So curl in your chair with your back to the wall
And take in each story that leaves your nerves raw.
Terri DelCampo will tuck you in, night, night.
But not without graying your hair with such fright.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


I was going through an author's Amazon author page to check out some of his books. A friend of mine had suggested he wrote well. As I always do, I went to the free sample that Amazon has. The novel I was looking at was decent. However, when I clicked on to the short stories, they were a whole different ball-game. They were awful. You might think the short tales were written earlier in the author's career and were not as polished as the newer writing. The shorts were actually written after the novel. It was obvious to me that they were not professionally edited. Even the book descriptions were not error-free. Wow!

So, what was going on with this author? Besides the fact he took no pains to publish a decent short story, it told me he was totally unprofessional. The novel had an editor. It wasn't completely error free, but it was interesting and held my attention. I wound up not purchasing any books by this guy. My feeling was that the editor for the novel got stuck doing a lot of re-writes instead of merely doing edits. I'm sorry. I cannot accept buying such worthless tripe.

It's obvious that I'm not easily attracted to just any book or author. I can overlook some mechanical errors, but not a ton of them.

Another thing that irritates me is reading terribly written website or Facebook posts. If an author doesn't care enough to use capital letters on Facebook, it shows me they are lazy. If posts have misspellings, comma splices, and more, I see red flags. Show professionalism, people. If you write like a third-grader don't expect many people to latch onto your latest and greatest story. Once again, you're showing you just don't give a damn.

I know this last election cycle totally sucked. It was certainly okay for authors to write their views. Hell, I wrote some. But, check out your sources. Even reputable newspapers and magazines get a few things wrong. Never accept a friend's post as being the truth unless you check it out. And if you did goof, acknowledge the fact. Shit happens. Some authors are afraid to alienate prospective readers. Don't be. They'll know you're honest when they read your tales. Also, by all means, use real life horror in your stories. By getting the evil out of your soul and sharing it with the world, there will be more room for the good things in there. One trap I suggest you stay away from is being suckered into other people's rants. I might read some, shake my head, and even laugh some at the stupidity, but I don't comment on other people's Facebook posts anymore. I don't have the time. I'll post some of my views on my author page and regular page, but their page belongs to them.

Always stay true to yourself when you write. Write your story, at your pace. Just because Stephen King writes long novels doesn't mean you should. Some readers aren't crazy about a ton of back-story at the beginning of a book. Me? I have to be hooked within the first page or so, by the end of the first chapter at the least. My wife does not agree with me. But that's the beauty of writing: different readers like different things. Write for yourself. You'll attract fans.

My last item contains a pet peeve that really causes my typing fingers to wish they could wring some necks. If I buy an author's book and review it, I don't want that author to immediately tell me they have another book out and would I review that one too. The skies turn dark, lightening flashes, and my trigger finger wishes it was ready to go into action. My answer is a resounding, "Fuck no!" Yes, I know writers like reviews, but don't grovel at my feet. On the other hand, there are some authors I like so much that I tell them to let me know when they have a new book out. I buy them and gladly leave a review.

I hope some folks get some value out of this post. Thanks for reading.

Blaze McRob

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Terri DelCampo's book review for Witch Hunt: History Of A Persecution, written by Nigel Cawthorne, is below. This is a non-fiction book that will put some horror in your soul. Evil done under the pretense of religion is still evil. In fact, some of the worst horror known to man has been perpetrated because of so-called righteous people trying to spread their beliefs.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for ordinary people – even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft, of course, was seen as devil-worship. Those accused – over 100,000 people, mainly women, between 1450 and 1750 – were subjected to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witch Hunt examines the real facts of this persecution and the religious hysteria that inspired it, tracing it back to its source. It tracks its wildfire-spread across Europe and the US until scientific reason began to challenge old beliefs and it began its long-awaited decline.

5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the squeamish, but should be read by everyone., July 5, 2015
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This review is from: Witch Hunt: The History of a Persecution (Kindle Edition)
It's been a priceless researching tool for me as a horror writer. But more than that, the story of how viciously people were persecuted during the witch hunts, described in detail made me realize how glad I am to have been born in the century I was. I recommend this book highly.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Dona Fox, a fantastic horror author, and one of my Women In Horror, wrote a super review for James Reborn.

Dona Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truly Frightening! Will shake you to your core.
March 2, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition

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Terri DelCampo is a fabulous writer with a diabolical mind. In James Reborn each new revelation, each unveiling of another, darker level to which the human species is capable of sinking, brought a fresh shock of wonder at the genius behind the relentless evil unfolding on the page. So painful, so physically emotive; I had to set the book aside to breathe. Visceral and truly frightening, though I had to pause for sanity’s sake, I could not stop until the end. If you want a well-written book that will shake you to your core, this is it.

Thank you, Dona! Terri is overwhelmed by your kind words, especially having them coming from such a talented author.

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James Reborn is Terri DelCampo's best work yet, in my opinion. This is over the top horror. Terri holds nothing back. If you're looking for a great tale of psychological horror, give this novel a try. Terri has given you a generous free sample of the story so you can get a feel for her book.

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Writer travels to mountain cabin,
Looking for a peaceful retreat.
On a quiet hike for thinking
A frightening sight her eyes did meet.
Young man imprisoned in a dog pen
Helpless to Pa's sadistic whim.
Writer can't believe the horror
And the injustice done to him.
She becomes involved in drama
More frightening than she's ever known.
For James and Pa bring out her instincts
And sides of herself she'd never known.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Blazing Owl Press is in the middle of multiple projects. Terri DelCampo is presently writing three novels at the same time. She's a busy lady. We'll keep you posted as to when they are published, up to date book descriptions, and more as she forges ahead.

Owl's Eye View Magazine is now a quarterly instead of a monthly magazine. This was Terri's first writing baby, but it's grown up now and will be crisper and fresher in the new updated version. 

I am also writing more novels this year. I have completed one already this year, and am working on two more now, as well as two short story collections ( one which is completed ), and a huge non-fiction book. I'm kind of torn by that one. I was originally going to present it as fiction, but I've changed my mind. I'll change names and a few places along the way, but the rest is true and will remain as is. I'll piss some people off, perhaps, but I don't believe in sugar-coating.

When will everything come out? There are no set dates yet. We'll have to do the cover art, editing, formatting, and such. Another big consideration is the fact the entire publishing industry changed last  year, and I see more of the same this year. We intend to expand to other markets beyond Amazon. Paperbacks were on our platter, but even that has changed. Amazon has a new print book set-up which competes with CreateSpace, which they also own. I could be wrong, but CreateSpace could vanish. Also, this could be the year that B&N vanishes. That would mean a lot of readers would either be going to Amazon or Indie book stores. A lot of Indie book stores want a pretty big cut of the pie for books So, we'll wait for now, I think. Except perhaps, for the Big 5 publishers, eBooks are the way to go, I believe.

We'll keep you posted, my friends. There is a lot coming from Blazing Owl Press!

Blaze McRob