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Inspiration

Inspiration is nice. But what starts out as inspiration soon becomes nothing but grinding daily toil.

Gunpowder Milkshake review

All the critics seem to be weighing in with vituperation for Gunpowder Milkshake, but I, for…

Till Death review

I saw Till Death starring Megan Fox. I liked it. It’s a situational horror thriller with…

The Importance of Being Earnest, or How to Write with Total Disregard for Your Critics

One of Jean Genet’s turnkeys ripped up the entire book Genet was writing in prison. This…

Review of The Silence

I saw The Silence on Netflix. A compact little sci-fi horror thriller with some arresting, sadistic…

Horde is a Finalist

Finalist, “International Book Awards” Horror Novel Award, 2021, Horde. Buy now at Amazon.

JD Barker to moderate our panel How to Make Your Blood Run Cold

This is welcome news. I just found out JD Barker, who cowrote The Coast to Coast…

Free e-book

Bryan Cassiday’s newest zombie thriller Horde is now available for free on Kindle at Amazon for…

Blood on the Bayou Bouchercon New Orleans

Here’s something to give you unpleasant dreams. I will be at the Blood on the Bayou…

Greenland disappoints

I saw Greenland on HBO last night. I wasn’t blown away by it. It had some…

Great Review from The Booklife Prize for Horde

“The plot engages from the beginning and holds the reader’s interest until the last page.”–The Booklife…

Another Rave Review for Horde

“The anger and confusion of people trapped in what feels like a never-ending nightmare is very…

Cover Reveal Ice in the Blood

Here’s the cover of the paperback version of Bryan Cassiday’s upcoming collection of hard-hitting crime fiction…

Cover Reveal for Bryan Cassiday’s new collection of short stories Ice in the Blood

Here’s the cover for Bryan Cassiday’s thrilling upcoming collection of hard-hitting crime short stories Ice in…

Zombie Apocalypse Lollapalooza Sale!

For a short time only, Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series will be on sale for…

Find out how it all began

Find out how it all began. Read Zombie Maelstrom today. This is book 1 of Zombie…

The Evolution of Zombie Movies feature article

Check out Bryan Cassiday’s feature article in Mystery and Suspense Magazine on “The Evolution of Zombie…

Chapter 1 of Horde

Chapter 1 of Bryan Cassiday’s new zombie apocalypse chiller Horde is now available for reading at…

Goodreads Giveaway of Horde

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a free e-book of Bryan Cassiday’s upcoming…

Zombies for Halloween

What’s better than a zombie book for Halloween? A boxed set of five zombie books. Zombie…

Horde is available for preorder

Horde, book 6 in Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series is available now for preorder on…

Book 6 in Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series

The sixth book in Bryan Cassiday’s epic zombie series Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series is…

The Third Day on HBO

I saw the first episode of The Third Day starring Jude Law on HBO. At this…

Le Samourai by Jean-Pierre Melville

I saw Le Samourai on TCM. What a brilliant opening scene in this crime thriller film…

The Bureau, Excellent Espionage

The Bureau is an excellent French TV series about their spy agency the DGSE. It reminds…