Bio: Mike McCarty has been a professional writer since 1983, and he is the author of over 10 books (fiction and nonfiction), plus several hundred articles, short stories, and poems.
He is the 2008 David R. Collins? Literary Achievement Award winner, from the Midwest Writing Center. In 2005, he also became a Bram Stoker Finalist, for the Nonfiction Book of The Year, More Giants of the Genre.
He lives in Rock Island, Illinois, and is a former stand-up comedian, tried his hand as a musician, and once worked as managing editor of a music magazine. Currently, Mike is a staff writer for ?Science Fiction Weekly,? the official website of the SCI FI Channel.
Daniel Peck is a modern-day vampire, over one hundred years old. He succumbs to his transformation on the Lusitania when the beautiful and ancient Veronica, Queen of the Undead, beguiles him. Daniel survives the sinking of the Lusitania, and another disaster when the Hindenburg explodes. Years later Daniel is a middle school substitute teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. He feeds off the energy of four students and turns them into zombie-like creatures who subsist on human remains. Daniel kills peop... more info>>
INTERLUDE WITH THE VAMPIRE ?. OR INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE WRITER As the blood-red sun sets over the Chicago skyline real-life vampire, Andrew Bloodsworth makes his way into WOLF 99.9 FM, an all-night radio station hosted by the beautiful Bella Donna, Goth queen of the airwaves. As Bloodsworth reveals how he first became a vampire and the dark secrets and desires of the undead, listeners call in to talk to the undead writer. Most of the listeners are vampire and horror enthusiasts who are overj... more info>>
A collection of horrific short stories, collaborative works, poetry and interviews by 'Partners in Slime" Mike McCarthy and Mark McLaughlin. Introduction by Gregory L. Hall. Excerpt: "Intriguing," the Major said. "Killer insects, but tiny. Much better than those killer cockroaches we were working on. Those things were as big as puppies--couldn't sneak 'em over enemy lines. So what's the hold-up?" "The biggest problem I have is this: after the dust mites eat a substantial amount of flesh, they w... more info>>