Hello, my name is Michael F. Housel. I enjoy horror, fantasy and science-fiction movies and literature. I write on the side and as a youngster produced anthologies featuring my short stories in "Elixirs I and II". Also, my stories have been published in small-press magazines.
In October 2014, Damnation Books, now an imprint of Spero Publishing/Caliburn Press, published my surreal, monster-rally novel, "Flask of Eyes". "Flask" stems from my love of "Twilight Zone", Ray Bradbury yarns, superheroes, as well as classic film and literary monsters. Artist Ash Arceneaux supplied the lurid cover.
On the horizon from Spero/Caliburn is "The Hyde Seed": my homage to Robert Louis Stevenson's demented tale of duality, with a hardy dash of "Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits" tossed in for good measure. Arceneaux will again supply the cover.
During the summer of 2015, Ron Fortier of Airship 27 Productions accepted my pulp-hero, adventure novel, "Enter--the Persona!" for publication. The novel (also labeled "The Persona: Vol 1") is presently available through Amazon.com and features interior artwork by Art Cooper, a cover by Shannon Hall and back-cover design by Rob Davis.
Also in August 2015, Devolution Z Magazine published my short story, "The Bog Demon Triumphant" in its premiere issue. The story pays tribute to such films as "Creature from the Black Lagoon", "Monster of Piedras Blancas" and "How to Make a Monster". The issue is currently available in digital and paperback form through Amazon.com.
Along with my passion for writing (and much to my wife, Donna's dismay), I am an avid collector of horror, fantasy and science-fiction memorabilia: a kind of Forry Ackerman Jr, in this regard. Yep, I have all sorts of movie-connected oddities around the house and hold them all very dear to my heart. My "Collectible Time" posts cater to those new items that come my way.
(For what it's worth, my primary posts are categorized and entitled as follows: An Alternate Reality; Collectible Time; Monster Team-Up Reflection; and Time Travel Time. I also review new movies under the heading, I saw...and offer occasional reflections on television shows.)
In any event, feel free to browse my posts for my comments on collectibles, movies/series and the stories I've concocted. Please respond if you desire. I'd be honored to converse with you.