Raised by the 1940's swingkid generation of his maternal grandparents, Eric Muss-Barnes grew up 2500 miles outside of Los Angeles; has spent years working at Walt Disney Studios; piloted hang gliders over 6000 feet above the Earth; dated fashion models, rockstar goddesses and glamazon actresses; been thrown and dragged by horses (arguably similar to his dating experiences); earned a living as an American Greetings toymaker and a Hollywood game designer; ridden motorcycles through mountains and desert sandstorms (make that "over" mountains, he's not Buckaroo Banzai); produced, directed and edited music videos and an award-nominated film; briefly wed a tattooed MENSA astrophysicist chick; crewed on an Academy Award nominated movie; skateboarded in pools all around California with XGames medalists; written an epic series of vampire novels; photographed numerous Playboy models and sold his images in art galleries; been published in multiple fiction/non-fiction anthologies; served 12 years hard time in parochial schools; and created and programmed a blog called InkShard where you can see videos and essays about his life as a writer.
Legend has it, an ancient walking staff, known simply as "The Wand", first presented itself to old widow McCreadle, along with The Three Rules.
1. You may use the magic wand for 3 days.
2. You may only use it in your profession.
3. You must secretly bequeath it to an anonymous stranger.
Grandpa Steiner offends everyone. He doesn't mean to. It just happens. During his youth, his attitudes were commonplace and perfectly acceptable. As the conventions of society change around him, and more and more of his opinions become derided as obsolete, Grandpa Steiner decides to start a blog, to vent his frustrations upon the Internet.
Ever since he was a little boy, Rusty Stratford always believed he was destined for great things. Now, with his 40th birthday fast approaching, Rusty is starting to suspect he might only be destined for mediocre things. A bachelor with few family members and fewer friends, life hasn't panned out the way Rusty hoped it would, and he's beginning to resign himself to being alone and unimportant.
What happens when young teen vampires, who revel in toying with the lives of mortals, come to discover they themselves have been created as nothing more than mere pawns in a centuries-old game of betrayal and deception? Underworld with Kate Beckinsale meets every teenagers sexy vampire fantasies their parents wouldn't approve of them reading.
Working for Walt Disney is a childhood dream, shared by millions of people, from all across the world. Since the founding of the studios in 1923, only a small fraction of individuals have ever experienced the bliss of making that dream coming true. After working at the illustrious Studio for more than 6 years, author Eric Muss-Barnes shares his story of how that wish-upon-a-star came true for him.
Teenage goth girl accidentally finds herself the victim of a suave and manipulative vampire through her Ouija board. The teenage innocence and magic of The Craft, meets the darkness and tragedy of The Crow. The Catcher in the Rye if it was written by Edgar Allen Poe.