Pen, Pint & Pyre Publishing

One of the great joys in my life is writing with my two best friends.
We often spend late nights in pubs spinning tales or rising early to drink strong coffee and write before anyone else is awake. Being friends, and writing together, evolved naturally.
Ben Tuller and I grew up together. We used to go fishing and discuss our own mythology, a place known […]

Meet Me At The Falls Part 3 Pre-Order!

Yes, friends and neighbors, the day is upon us: Meet Me At The Falls (Part 3 – Submersion) is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon! It will officially be released next week, but if you buy the book now it will automagically download to your Kindle, smartphone or computer at midnight! Don’t even finish reading this post…GO PRE-ORDER IT NOW!
For those who stuck around […]

Just Shit It Out. A Guide to First Drafts.

I recently gave some writing lectures around town so I thought I’d post them here too. These are not eloquently presented tips the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Joss Whedon have laid down before, they’re in-the-trenches techniques that work for me. And I hope work for you too. Each rule can be summed up in a short sentence because I have a terrible memory. What was […]

What 2015 Looks Like

Ah, the holidays. A time to eat and drink to excess then kick yourself into gear for the coming year. They say telling others about your resolutions make them more likely to happen, so here’s what’s on the docket for 2015!
Turner of the Century – An animated feature film written by my brother, Nick, and I that I’ll be directing for Ghostbot […]

“The Owl’s Hare” is ready for your Kindle

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve released my epic fantasy story  “The Owl’s Hare” on Amazon for only $0.99! I’m thrilled to start publishing this story—much like my post-apocalyptic series “Meet Me At The Falls”—every few months. My fiancée, Lindsey, created the book cover and I love every hauntingly beautiful pixel of it.

What’s the story, you ask? Why, here’s what Amazon has to say:

Endless battles have exhausted the Realm for […]

“Runaways” (Vol. 1-7) by Brian K. Vaughan

Runaways, Vol. 7: Live Fast by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do not have enough good things to say about this series. When I saw the book’s spine poking out of my fiancée’s bookshelf, I thought it was just another Marvel book. That’s exactly what it (deluxe version) looks like: All black, shiny red text, and only […]

“IT” by Stephen King

It by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the cover, and glimpses I’d seen of the movie, I thought “It” was a 1100 page book about a clown in the sewer. It’s not that…at all. Really, the book is about a group of friends, both as children and adults, who band together to face their fears. Sounds simple enough, […]

Barbicide // A Horror Tale for Halloween

As promised, here’s this year’s horror story that I wrote on a plane during terrible turbulence. I was not in a good mood…perhaps that’s why this story is so graphic. Be fore warned: it is very mature, and not for the faint of stomach. Happy Halloween everyone!- Zack “Killer” Keller
BARBICIDE by Zack Keller
Jimmy DiMarco had stopped by for “justa trim” once a week […]

Nimble VR // The Future Is At Your Fingertips

For the past few months, I’ve been directing at an amazing creative agency called Glass & Marker. It was formed by several of my high school friends who, in three short years, have made incredible ads for Google, Yahoo, Soylent, and a million other Bay Area tech companies. In the past, they’d pinged me to lead an animated commercial, but recently decided to […]

Scary Stories To Read In The Dark

FOR AFTER DARK: Listen to this great poem “Paranoid” written by Stephen King and read by Frank Muller. 
I have been absolutely terrible about updating lately. Sorry, ladies and gents. But here’s why: my brother, Nick, and I just signed a deal to do SOMETHING COOL and have been working with DELETED to finish the first REDACTED. Gah, that is annoying, but someday soon […]