Monday, November 20, 2017


Lightning Bolts, by Terri DelCampo, is another one of Terri's ooky and spooky collections you won't want to miss! Hustle thy fingers to Amazon's purchase button, and it is yours for only $2.99. I have my copy.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Birth and death cycle incredibly brief.
Thoughts come with flashes that bring a boy grief.
Flower visits from a little girl.
Something in a can might make you hurl.
Hasty words bring hastier action.
Beware an enchanting man's attraction.
Enter this eBook if ooky you seek, And you will shudder with each nighttime creak. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Here's a Throwback Thursday post I originally posted in April. It still rings true.

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I was reading the latest copy of UltraRunning magazine and came across an article which stated that to make yourself stronger you must embrace the suck, meaning that a runner should accept the pain and push through it. In one form or another this saying has been around for a long time. I figured that this applies to writing horror as well.

I got caught up too much in the election for president last year. There's not much that I, one person, can do about it. Or is there? I can still write my tales of horror and attack the inherent evil in power and politics. This goes for both sides of the fence. Sad but true: the system is flawed. It sucks at pretty much every level. Deep pockets, hands out, and stupidity abound everywhere.

How about Big Business? They really are the power behind everything. Writers can attack them too. Remember George Orwell? He certainly made some statements about the status quo and what can take place. Turns out he was pretty accurate. Things are moving along that way more every day.

Okay. You have physical pain and other limitations and find it hard to fight back when things roll in on you and attack every inch of your body and wrestle with your mind. What now? Is it time to roll up in a little ball and give up? No. This is the time to fight the hardest. You're an author, damn it! The pain and agony of tough decisions surround you now. That hammer is smashing at your skull, telling you that there is no way for you to go on. Knock the hammer away! Your mind is strong enough to weather the storm. Embrace the suck! Put it to work for you. While others can't handle the stress, the apprehension, and all the other things making life tougher for you, you can do it. Mind over matter. Pen in hand. Fingers on the keyboard. That's all it takes. Use the negativity to channel a path of strength from your brain to your finished works.

Focus on what's important. Getting your hands on the latest techno gadget means crap. Pen and paper still work. You're upset because great reviews aren't flying around and landing on your books while some authors and publishers cheat and scam the system? Don't worry about it. They'll be found out. In the meantime, you will have played it by the rules. Your pride is still intact. People will discover you. It's merely a matter of working harder to get your name out there.

Take all your real and perceived pain and write that book. This is your Holy Grail. Come back with the cup. Terri DelCampo, my wife, was almost killed in an automobile accident a number of years ago. She fought back against the pain and hardships. She not only used the rehab time to get her body back to functioning again, but she started writing with a fervor she never had before. She was not going to allow herself to sink into the depths of despair. No pity me for her. While she still has many physical limitations, she has no mental ones. She achieves because she wants to.

There are a number of people I know who feel we're headed for nuclear war. They worry to the point of obsessing about it constantly. Shit! Back in the fifties, the United States was building bomb shelters right and left. We barely escaped atomic war when the Cuban crisis hit its zenith. Yet, we're still here. Does that mean it won't happen now? Of course not. Nothing is out of the question, but don't waste your time fretting when you could park your ass in a chair and get a story out about it. I'm a pessimist and think humans will botch up everything, but I don't say, "Boo, hoo, woe is me." If it happens, it happens. Prepare yourself as best you can and hope for the best.

Don't listen to people who say that things are worse now than they've ever been for humankind. That's horse shit! The great flood was pretty extreme. WWII, WWI, Genghis Khan, Hitler, our Civil War, and much more were far worse. Let's face it: over the years, there have been many evil people on the planet. We're still here. Some of us don't deserve to be here, but we are.

So, take the bad and use it. Write about it. Purge your mind and soul of it. Tell people about it. Warn them. Be a prophet for good.

You can do it. You merely have to embrace the suck!

Blaze McRob

Monday, November 13, 2017


Do you enjoy reading ghost stories with a different twist? Ahah! Boo, by Blaze McRob, might be just what you're looking for. There are ten short stories in this collection, and they are all different. This tome is available on Kindle. My spirit friends recommend this book highly. Just saying.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Uncle Bucky – something's way off
Unhappy bus station ghosts complain
Murdered author visits old friends
Docs can't turn off dead vet's brain.

Haunted lighthouse glows with invite.
Dutch ghost visits foggy George Inn
Dreams lead back to cabin of death
Raven picks on boy of sin.

Workout guy chats with ghostly friends
Viking takes vengeance on Charlemagne.
Passage to haunted afterlife
When you read these stories gain.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Terri DelCampo has her latest Owl's Eye View Magazine up for sale. Volume 8 - Issue 11 is loaded with great monster tales. Kelpies, Melon Heads, and more! The Wind Spirits help out, and the Thunderbirds side against the monsters. All this great action for only 99 cents. A true bargain.

See how Owl's Nest, Delaware fares against more monsters than you can shake a stick at!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters.

Friday, November 10, 2017


I am happy to say that Ghost No More, one of my grittier novels, was published in 2016. It had been hanging around on the back-burner for some time, while I'd been getting other things done. It feels great to finally have it see the light of day. Maybe, the dark of night is a better phrase to use.

Terri DelCampo, my partner in crime, not only did the editing and formatting, but she did the great cover art as well. It sets the tone of the story perfectly. Thank you, Terri.

I hope everyone enjoys this wild ride of horror. My tale is not a clone of any other book. That's for sure. Read the free sample on Amazon to see what this story is about and if it is for you . Every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger, and the next begins with action.

Horror, adventure, the End Days, and more are waiting for you. Who are the real heroes? My tale will show you.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:  

 Blaze McRob thrills us with horror, adventure, survival against insurmountable odds, and yes, even a thread of tender romance to temper all the action. Ghost No More has all that and more to keep your eyes wide and reading into the spooky, wee hours of the morning. Revel in this chilling novel, and prepare yourself for the second in the series coming in 2017.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Romantic Shadows, by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, is a collection published by Blazing Owl Press on our wedding anniversary back in 2016. We eased up a bit on our usual horror fare and wrote some romance themed short stories and poems. Yes, there are certainly elements of horror contained within, but that is not all we present in this tome. Lovers are reunited in magical ways, the Dance Of Love soothes  yearning hearts, and much more.

We hope you enjoy the softer side of horror we share with you here.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

True love drowned by stormy seas?
Nun and lover brought to knees.
Wig transforms a broken girl.
Lady killed by shrapnel hurled.
Lambada's passion warms the soul.
Tears in heaven are wrath's toll.
Like seeks like when soulmates meet.
Poe's adoring shadow greets.
Will child be mother's resurrection?
Powwow lovers pose for perfection.
Artists' souls joined with paint eternal.
Chilesa's life raft is infernal.
Moon beams and lovers dream – forever
All in this tome – a dark romance endeavor.

Friday, November 3, 2017


Fiesta Morte, by Terri DelCampo, is a great collection of short horror stories. Follow Terri as she traverses a grand adventure through the world of ooky. Eight super tales for your enjoyment. Terri has a smooth style you will be sure to enjoy.

Fiesta, anyone?

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

Brats find out the clown gets the last laugh.
Computer plays hell on office staff.
A family fights for property rights.
A chauvinist jerk get all entangled.
Hookers' new Human Resources angle.
Writers can never question their muse.
Europeans bring death in the wake of their cruise.
Heaven's been cancelled so what the hell now?
Read on through this eBook so ooky endowed!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Terri DelCampo posts about THOUGHTS ON FEMINISM on her LISA GALLOWAY POETRY website, and includes a poem. This is one of Terri's numerous websites. Check it out and see a different view about life, one that is fair and balanced.

Blaze McRob

Friday, October 27, 2017

Terri DelCampo has brought many tales written by her to Blazing Owl Press. I'm sure readers have noticed how many books we have here. Fifty-five, to be exact. Most of these are Terri's. I might catch up in time, but for now she is the champ. Parliament is one of those books, a frightening novel blending non-fiction with fiction. Sometimes that happens. This story is one of those. There is legend; there is lore; there is horror.

This is one of Terri's best works.


Blaze McRob

Book description:

The battle for good and evil begins,
With Hildeberta and Peter, God knows who wins.
In the Abbey House the legacy starts.
Hexenprozesse broke millions of hearts.
Owl's Nest was waiting the witches knew,
Deep in their souls so away they flew.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


I believe this big tome of ooky and spooky from Terri DelCampo is the perfect place for those of you wanting to acquaint yourself with Terri's great Owl's Eye View Magazine. The Best Of Swooping Through The Years starts you off with all the history going back to the old days of Owl's Nest, Delaware. Newer readers might have missed some of the old-time horror shenanigans from the past. Go back in time and catch up!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Historians have stories to tell,
Their words across the pages swell,
Of Owl's Nest history, Owl matriarchs,
And their powers igniting fiery sparks.
To battle evil in their town,
The Sentries keep watch all around.
Do come with us upon the tour,
Through celebrations, blood and gore.
We know not where the map will lead,
But bet on ooky we will feed!

Monday, October 23, 2017


Let's say you have a short story in an anthology. What do you do next? Terri DelCampo has some in a couple of anthologies published by Lycan Valley Press. I have quite a few with a number of different publishers. Do we just sit on our laurels and figure we did our share? The answer is a resounding no!

For however long the anthology is published, an author should help to promote it. There are a number of reasons for this. The publisher invested money in each author and it's a big help when authors help with the promotion. Then too, the more you promote the book, the higher your rankings will go when books are sold, whether it be via Amazon or any of the other outlets. When your rankings go up, people will see what kind of books you have and check out not only your latest anthology, but your other books as well.

Does this matter if you received payment for your story? Even more so, I would say. You should feel even more obligated now. Also, consider sharing things around about your publisher's other books and authors. Even though I probably won't be putting many books out with other publishers - I have plenty of collections, novellas, and novels coming out through Blazing Owl Press - I will still help to promote them: books that I'm in as well as those I'm not.

By promoting your publisher and fellow authors, you will be promoting yourself as well. Simple shares on Facebook and retweets on Twitter go a long way, and they're not spammy. Be a good author. Help everyone.

Blaze McRob  

Saturday, October 21, 2017


The second edition of Morbid Metamorphosis is up for your reading pleasure! Greg Chapman has come up with a brand new cover which pretty much gives you some visual insight into what the anthology is about. I edited the anthology and can vouch that all these stories are great! Don't miss out. 

Another shameful plug is that Terri DelCampo, my lovely wife, has a story in this anthology: The Skelly Effect. This story has gotten some great reviews, and I'm very proud of Terri.   

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Metamorphosis occurs every day as caterpillars become sweet fluttering butterflies, tadpoles become gorgeous frog princes and chameleons become one with the beauty of nature – but you won’t find any of that here.

The transformations you’re about to witness are unnatural, sometimes gruesome and deeply psychological. They will make you question reality and take your mind places it was never meant to go.

Terrifying Tales of Transformation from Greg Chapman * Roy C. Booth & R. Thomas Riley * Terri DelCampo * Dave Gammon * Nancy Kilpatrick * Rod Marsden * Jo-Anne Russell * M.J. Preston * Stacey Turner * Tina Piney * Suzanne Robb * Franklin E. Wales * Donna Marie West * Suzie Lockhart * Cameron Trost * Daniel I. Russell * Simon Dewar * Amanda J. Spedding * Ken MacGregor * Erin Shaw * Gregory L. Norris * Nickolas Furr

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Destiny Changed, by Blaze McRob, is a novella with some serious bite. Think you know all about Ghouls? Maybe not.

This book is not for the young to read. It is horrific in more ways than one. The best way for you to find out if you would like this book is to read the generous free sample on Amazon. 

As is our custom at Blazing Owl Press, we have a book trailer done by Beverly Cialone for my young Ghoul friend's story . I love this! This is another way for folks to see if they would enjoy reading about Destiny and his parents.

Thank you for reading this post. Destiny, Lillith, and Algol invite you into their world.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

A Novella By Blaze McRob

Ghouls are fed up
Can't keep their heads up
In God's eyes they're dreck
A mistake gone unchecked.
Lillith and Algol,
Ghouls that inspire awe
Give Destiny birth
Begin showing Ghoul worth.
The Chosen One surprising
Leads the uprising
By misfits is adored
Babe wields lightning sword.
Twixt Devil and God
Through bloodiest sod
World order arranged
By Destiny changed.

(Poem by Terri DelCampo)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Most of you who visit our Press postings know of all the recent stuff that Terri DelCampo is writing and the joint projects that she and I are collaborating on. And, of course, there is Owl's Eye View Magazine, which is how I discovered Terri. But how many of you know about the novels that Terri has written? If you visit her Amazon Author Page you will see she has written a number of them.

Into The Mist is one of these great novels. It is 608 pages of ooky and spooky. Go to Amazon and click the free sample button. I'm sure you'll be pulled into Terri's writing. I certainly am.

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

 Dan Wynthrop, vampire with a conscience, finds a way to survive without killing, but will his solution leave him in even worse torment?

By Amazon Customer on September 13, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I don't normally read books I consider "frightening" .. but this one pulled me in. If you like vampire stories mixed I. with love, death and suspense, read this one.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Beverly Cialone has come out with another great book trailer! This one  is for Blood Spatter, the first book published by Blazing Owl Press. This is a spooky ooky collection of fourteen tales written by Terri DelCampo and me just in time for Halloween of 2015. As the trailer shows, this is a messy, twisted collection. Happy Halloween every year!

Published on Oct 7, 2015
Trailer produced by Author Beverly Cialone exclusively for the horrifying collection of short stories, "Blood Spatter," by horror authors Blaze McRob and Terri DelCampo-Nelson of Blazing Owl Press. Music credits "Midnight" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and "Midnight Symphony" by Beethoven.

Blaze McRob

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OWL'S EYE VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 10 -- BY TERRI DELCAMPO s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507682287&sr=1-3&keywords=terri+delcampo

The latest issue of Owl's Eye View Magazine, by Terri DelCampo, is now available for your reading pleasure. Volume 8 - Issue 10 has plenty of the spooky and ooky you're used to getting from Terri. In this issue you will learn about a Rakshasa, Pukwudgies, and more. Monsters galore. Nasty critters everywhere. Don't miss any of the action. This magazine is a steal at only 99 cents!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters.

Monday, October 9, 2017


I had a lot of fun writing this novel. The toughest part of telling you what it is about is that I want no spoilers. This is a complex tale, not from the angle of reading it, but from the fact that there is no one dominant fear, no single monster, no single antagonist or protagonist. Everything comes together to create the whole. Nothing about any of my story people and creatures has ever been portrayed by any other author in the manner I wrote this tale. Nothing.

What I will say is that this is a horror/adventure/end days/and more novel. It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions. There are no slow, boring stretches contained within. Every chapter ends in a cliff-hanger and the next begins on a roll.

You will shake your head and wonder where I dug this up. My story people tell me what to write and I listen to them. This is what they told me to pen.

I hope you enjoy this Dark tale as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Blaze McRob

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The free sample, for the moment at least, can be read by hitting the free sample button on the right side of the Amazon book page for the novel. Clicking on the cover will work shortly.

Amazon 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 much shock 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.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Blood Spatter, a collection of horror stories by Terri DelCampo and Blaze McRob, is the perfect Halloween read. There are some gory little gritties hiding within its pages. This was the first book for Blazing Owl Press, and Terri and I are pretty proud of it.

Hit the above link and read our ample free sample section. You will see what we have to offer you. I'm up to my usual snarky shenanigans right off the bat.

We hope you take us up on our Samhain offering. We'll keep the candy bowl filled and the light will be on as you hop up on the porch for a little Trick or Tweet. Don't slip on the blood spatter. With Terri and I, Halloween lasts the entire year.

Blaze McRob

Book description:








Thursday, October 5, 2017


Order C. L. Hernandez's great book Mr. Goddard's Menagerie. Terri DelCampo edited this great tale and really loves it. That says it all as far as I'm concerned. Of course, I love everything C. L. has written, so my own prejudices towards her writing come into play. This is a great book. Guaranteed!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Zuri LaCrosse is a special young lady. In fact, she might even be considered … collectible?
Although she is infected with the werewolf virus, she tries to live a normal life until she meets a strange old man named Goddard on a dusty desert highway. He lures her into his house where she is held captive. Goddard promises her a new and better life, but can he tame her feral ways and transform her from a scruffy country werewolf into an elegant young lady? And who—or what—is making those strange and terrifying noises in the locked room upstairs? Zuri must either find a way to escape captivity, or give up her freedom to become a cherished and pampered pet in Mr. Goddard’s Menagerie!

Saturday, September 30, 2017


There's a super Amazon Author Page in town, and it belongs to the Queen of Ooky: Terri DelCampo. Go to the link above and be transported to a scary place where horror abounds and no quarter is given. Revel within her Amazon Author Page and find 50 great novels, novellas, short story collections, and more to be perused. And visit Owl's Eye View Magazine, where her professional career began. There are links and more links. Bedevilment everywhere. Don't be caught on the outside looking in. Click

Be there, or be square!

Blaze McRob

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Terri DelCampo has combined two super novellas into one book! Carnival & Carnival Battle await thee!

Get your share of ooky, and then some. Terri has a smooth, pleasant style that delivers a generous portion of horror on the pages of her books.


Blaze McRob


Book description:

At St. Jo's Carnival of Samhain,
The midnight hour shifts the rein,
From good to evil so beware,
Flee with your soul - stay not! Don't dare!!
Tunneled catacombs secrete,
Monstrous evil beneath Owl feet.
Powers of good must prevail!
Owl Crone listen! Your Owls hail!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Reflection is a super horror novel from Terri DelCampo. Terri has a knack of writing a story in such a manner that you feel you are in a room with her as she is telling you her tale. Authors and story-tellers are  not one and the same. However, in Terri's case, she pulls it off in a most admirable way.

I have often said that the best way to discover if you enjoy an author's style is to read the free sample they provide on Amazon. Terri has provided a lengthy one for Reflection. This is your chance to discover a new favorite author.

Happy reading.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Is it a cozy reading niche, an eternal prison, or a booby-trapped inheritance? A hexed mirror can be all three in Owl's Nest! Join Vicky Bennett Snyder and Lucy Bernelli on their twisted paths in this ooky-filled novel by Terri DelCampo.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Terri DelCampo does not like rapist priests, so when she writes a novel about them you should expect some nastiness. Holy Terrors is her vehicle of retribution for those who have suffered at the hands at the vermin parading as holy men. She holds nothing back. Neither does her little community of Owl's Nest, Delaware. Read. Learn. And fear.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

The last place a rapist priest wants to get transferred to is Owl's Nest.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


It has taken a long time for my novel '68 Buick to reach my readers. There have been many bridges to cross, obstacles tossed every which way, not only for myself but for others as well. It's not often that an author's life can relate to a fiction novel. With '68 Buick, however, that is the case. Truth and fiction were weaved together as I wrote this tale. I lived parts of it, embellished them, of course, and created monsters and heroes of imaginable dimension. My concept is unique. I portray the Grim Reaper in a whole new light, a man caught in a battle of good versus evil where strange allegiances are made. In this novel, I am the Reaper. I look in the mirror and see my face; I feel the hurt of others and work to fight for them; I am immortal, but I feel pain and angst.

If you are looking for a novel filled with action, good and evil people, and entities of every description, I believe you will enjoy my book. We provide a nice lengthy free sample on Amazon.

The fantastic cover art was done by Sue Midlock! Thanks, Sue.

Thank you Terri DelCampo, Quinn Cullen, Rebecca Boucher, and Beverly Cialone for your great work.

And, of course, thank you Dennis Lensing. You did a great job. I miss you, my friend. May we meet again in a better place. You certainly deserve my dedication.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 Bob is a man forgotten by God,
Limbo the only afterlife he'll trod.

With the devil Bob deals to save his kids
And keep them safe off of Azazel's grid.

The brazen demon is trying to take
Hell's throne from Satan where doomed souls bake.

Bob's ex-wife's boyfriend's a witch of black magic
In league with Azazel, a team quite tragic.

Will he offer as sacrifice, Bob's kids?
Or will Bob and elf friends keep evil under lid?

A '68 Buick Bob accepts as his
A car housing ghost of his first missus.

Satan gives him the car to chauffer the scum
Of the earth to hell from which they can't run.

On Satan's ranch Bob drives to hell's brink
The car his and Barbara's immortal link.

With assistance from elves and some Vodou from Sadie
And help from Jack's group of misfits in earth's Hades.

Defeating the evil on earth is Bob's quest
From toil he'll never be able to rest.

Will Azazel take over Satan's rule?
Come ride with Bob and see first-hand the duel.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Psychotic Glimpses is another fantastic short story collection by Terri DelCampo! Let her introduce you to the ooky and spooky that is her trademark. You'll be glad you did!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

A grieving father says tit for tat.
Barnacles get on your nerves just like that.
Elephants forced into pain will see red.
Those making movies in Owl's Nest get dead.
Rebirth happens in a tomb made of glass.
Restaurant ghost has a bug up his ass.
Go find yourself a cobwebby nook,
To sit and devour this ooky book.

Monday, September 11, 2017


Terri DelCampo has her latest Owl's Eye View Magazine out, and what an issue it is! Monsters, monsters everywhere! Volume 8-Issue 9 has monsters from around the world attacking Owl's Nest, Delaware which has now become the International House Of Horror. Is your interest piqued yet? It should be. Grab your copy for a mere 99 cents and get in on the horrific fun!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters. 

Friday, September 8, 2017


True Crime Shelf, by Terri DelCampo, is another of Terri's great novels you'll enjoy reading. None of her books are the same, so you can always be assured of getting a fresh read. No cookie cutting for Terri! If you like horror and the occult, you'll love this book.

See you at the book shelf!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Where do the voices come from,
That incessant psychotic hum,
That Sentries for good are baffled by,
That terrorize Owl's Nest by and by? 

Monday, September 4, 2017


I posted this on my website a while back. It's still good advice, I believe. On this post, I added in what Terri DelCampo has to say about the subject. I hope you pick up a few pointers.

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Do you want to be an author? Just write. Easy peasy. You don't have the time? Horseshit. We all have time. I worked at many jobs at the same time, not having a day off for nine years. I still wrote. I wanted to, so I did it. In twenty something years, I wrote and had some seventy five ghostwritten novels published.

There are many moments you can use as writing time. Get up early and write. Do you work at a desk job? Write at lunch while you're eating. Carry a little notebook or tape recorder and take notes. Put the notes together and you'll have a story. Write at the end of the day when the kids are asleep. I think you can see a pattern here.

Why am I writing this now? Simple. Some folks have been bombarding me about how they want to be a writer but can't find the time. Writing takes no time. If you want to get published and sell some books, that's a different matter. This quickie post is not about that. More to come about that later, as with other articles I have written about it in the past.

Prioritize. If you don't want to be a writer, then don't write. If you do: write.

If you're still reading my discourse, and you want to be a writer, you're in luck. I'm finished. Time for you to write. I want to see your books bandied about so I can tell the world about them.

Happy writing.

Blaze McRob

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 I love this scene from Finding Forrester. Excellent movie for aspiring writers, or even writers who need a motivation nudge. This scene epitomizes how I feel about writing. If you're a writer, you write. Simple as that. I never go anywhere without paper and pen. Period. Don't even need a computer or typewriter. Pen and paper. Simple. In the house, in the car, on the beach, anywhere. From the time I was eleven. No matter what was going on in my life, I wrote. Because I am and always have been a writer.

Reasons that people give you for not writing are bullshit. I got up at 4:30 in the morning when my kids were very little and wrote 6 screenplays that way. Later when I worked for my husband's plumbing business and still had kids to raise, I stayed up until midnight and one in the morning. Wrote my first two novels that way. Then I worked full time after my separation and divorce and wrote my third novel by not flopping on the sofa and watching TV when I got home from work.

After my car accident and being rendered disabled I began self-publishing my magazine Owl's Eye View online, and last year I self-published my seven novels, three novellas, multiple short story collections, and Best Of collections from the magazine columns on Kindle (some 30 books). There's time. Carpe Diem, people. Or Carpe Noctem. Just don't carpe bullshit excuses. Just write!

Terri DelCampo

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Meds, by Terri DelCampo, is a fiction novel about what goes on in the pharmaceutical industry. Then again, could these things actually happen? There's only one way to straighten things out in your mind. Buy and read.

You'll love this book about the spooky and ooky of medicine.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Pharmacy staff that works together,
In defiance of corporate bad weather.
Their unsinkable spirit leaves Willie hot.
Their defiance entices Mihil's plot.
How far a supervisor would go,
To make his profit charts really flow?

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Owl Guts is one of my favorite collections by Terri DelCampo! I bought it a number of years ago. It was a super read then and has more than stood the test of time. Check out the free sample on Amazon and see for yourself. I know you'll want to buy it. 

Blaze McRob 

Book description:

"Owl Guts" is ookiness with a side of willies dished out in six healthy servings by dark fiction writer Terri DelCampo, publisher of Owl's Eye View Magazine. Chills!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Screech, by Terri DelCampo, is a novella filled with the ooky and spooky that Terri is known for. If you like evil witches, owl crones, and more, you will enjoy this book. Read it at night while the owls are up to their hooting business. You'll never view owls in the same way again.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Evil witch threatens Doveshadow and Crone.
Musical powers are finally honed,
From a journey through time laced with failure and tears.
What magical balm will soothe Doveshadows' fears?
Come read the adventure and see what takes place
When Reuel and Jamalia come face to face.

Saturday, August 26, 2017


If you're looking for a collection of ooky and spooky tales worthy of your reading time, The Willies, by Terri DelCampo, belongs on your Kindle. Terri spins some mean motor-scooters for your enjoyment. Find out what the buzz is about. Check out Terri's super tales!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Gods together through romance in time.
Psycho's spirit into innocent climbs.
Savage blood cannot be tamed.
Town by sprouting greens is claimed.
A picnic reunites a family.
A scientist fails most tragically.
These stories just for you I've written.
So read all the ooky and don't be quittin'!

Saturday, August 19, 2017


In The Best Of Screech On!, Terri DelCampo combines fiction and non-fiction, adding in some notes of musical expertise from some great groups who were gracious enough to give of themselves. If you love music and horror, you will be sure to enjoy this collection. Don't forget: Amazon has a nice free sample you can read.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Music is Larry Nunn's forte.
He writes of groups that stand out in the fray.
Owl's Nest locals like Doveshadow and
5CC both consummate bands.
And Larry's story, all his own
Of Manta will chill you to the bone.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


The Shakes, by Terri DelCampo, is a collection of ooky and spooky tales just waiting for your reading pleasure! Eight tales of horror for only $2.99. One great deal!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Some creatures better left unborn.
The Easter Bunny fable torn.
Are you sure you want that gold?
What does a snowman's tummy hold?
I never programmed THIS wake-up call!
Lowly priest has a message for one and all.
Black is the color of silence in space.
What guilt comes from a guillotined face?

Monday, August 14, 2017


Terri DelCampo wrote The Shudders three years ago. It's time for me to give it the love it deserves. This collection features some great tales of horror. All of them are different and draw you into their pages with a magical touch.

I have my copy. Do you have yours?

Blaze McRob

Book description:

It's all in your head with one helpful shrink.
The end's boundary is blurred, I think.
Friendly kids never need a guard dog.
The boko emerges from his bog.
Salvation for May in an attic trunk.
Blackhead squeezer vomits chunks.
Wrath of bully victim runs deep.
Mad beasts end up in tranqued heap.
So pampered are the slaughterees.
Not so the help, the worker bees.

Friday, August 11, 2017


If you love tales of monsters from around the world at their very worst, Terri has a magazine for you! Owl's Eye View Magazine Volume 8 - Issue 8 has monsters most of you have never heard of, and they have all converged on Owl's Nest, Delaware. The town is being torn to pieces, everyone is scared shit-less, but the side of good is at work. Will they be able to do what needs to be done? For a mere 99 cents you can read all about it. I'll catch you on Amazon.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

Owl's Eye View Magazine is a dark fiction monthly featuring columns, poetry, and short stories written by Terri DelCampo and "Columnists" who are in fact her ongoing fictitious characters. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Terri DelCampo gives her opinions about free speech. Even with issues and people she feels strongly about, she does not think people should have to limit what they have to say. These rights are guaranteed in the Constitution.

As much as I might disagree with people and some of the stupid, revolting things they have to say, they have the right to say them. Of course, it's a double edged sword. I don't respect the people who are truly disgusting, and I have every right to attack them in print. Sometimes, it's not worth the effort. Things like this can be a huge time suck with opinionated people who don't care to approach things from a humanistic point of view.

A case of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read Terri's post and see if you agree.

Blaze McRob

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Terri DelCampo has added another great post to her Disability Challenges with Terri DelCampo website This time she discusses ARE THERE REALLY REASONS FOR THE BAD STUFF? One thing I admire about Terri is the fact she refuses to let handicaps get in her way. When there is something she wants to do, she does it. And, it's not always easy.

Read her post above and others she has written there. She provides links to her other websites as well. Terri writes in many genres. She is best known for her horror tales, but she has much more to grab your attention.

Happy reading.

Blaze McRob

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tips on thesaurus use from Terri DelCampo on her Write Now with Terri DelCampo blog:

"As with chocolate brownies, moderation and discipline is the key when using a thesaurus.  I know there are writers giving tips everywhere saying that the thesaurus should never be cracked, but I disagree. 

First, you can learn a lot from a thesaurus on the expand-your-vocabulary horizon.  However, the thesaurus should be an editing tool more than a writing tool.  Write the story using words you absolutely know.  If there are words you use that you are not one hundred percent certain about, look up their synonyms in a thesaurus first, to give you context.  But then, look up the specific definitions for the word and its synonyms in a dictionary to be certain.  Even then, if you look up the synonym you plan to use, and the definition is the less common one, chances are it might not be correct in your story. 

For example, the matriarch in my fictitious town of Owl's Nest is a witch, and I wanted to find synonyms for the word witch because it comes up in my stories a lot."
There are some useful tips that might help you out.
Blaze McRob

Friday, August 4, 2017


Most authors like increasing the number of books they have for sale. Makes total sense, does it not? Sure it does, or does it? I have eleven of my short stories and my tales within anthologies in which the rights will revert back to me. Actually, all of them already do. However, the publisher is shutting down and I have a choice to make. Do I republish them or do I do something else?

I once believed that short stories were a way to get your longer books noticed. Could be, but for a 99 cent book, you're only getting 35 cents. So what will I do? I will at some point put these stories in collections and sell them that way. I have hundreds of them. My plan is to have collections in different word counts. I will charge $2.99 and $3.99 for a lot of them. Not bad for a 20,000 to 40,000 word collection. With a decent sized free sample on Amazon, readers can still get a sampling of my writing.

As for the bigger collections, those in the 70,000 to 90,000 word range, I'll charge $6.99, or more, for them, the same as I do my novels.

So, the subtraction of eleven of my works will add to more over the long run. I'll polish them up a bit and make them better. My readers will receive value. That's what I like. I hope they will enjoy what they read.

I have many stories in anthologies with other Presses than Blazing Owl Press. They will remain where they are. They have good homes there.

Quality is always better than quantity, I believe. I have many new novels coming out as well as collections, and I want my readers to enjoy all of them.

Happy reading.

Blaze McRob