4th In The World!

My novel “Extinguished” is ranked # 4 in the world in Amazon’s Occult Horror category. I won’t be happy until it hits # 1!!! It’s a free download this weekend only! Make me proud! Get your copy now!!! https://www.amazon.com/Extinguished-C-Derick-Miller-ebook/dp/B07VFX96F2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&coliid=IN75GZSQI0WXL&colid=3BOPGK739GZOD&qid=&sr=

A Quick Note From Me To You

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Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. Free books from Death’s Head Press to help fight quarantine boredom! Go to http://cderickmiller.com for details.

C. Derick Miller is an author, producer, screenwriter, and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud-Miller is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Now residing in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, it’s a great combination for a podcast! Even though they may disagree on the topics from time to time, they’ll always kiss and make up! It’s a practice that America needs to relearn. Peace to the peaceful. Truth to the masses. Hell to the tyrants. Find ‘Butterflies Make Me Angry’ on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube! Buy novels, merch, and see more at http://cderickmiller.com . Our theme music, “Butterflies Make Me Angry”, is performed by Whiskeyhat and written by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller. (Yes, I own the rights to this music so no funny business about copyrights). Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Slasher App @howlgrowlsnarl 

Free Books All Weekend!!!

Free books!!! Death’s Head Press wants to help battle quarantine boredom. Don’t have a Kindle? Get the free app for phones, tablets, and pc! Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy!
Here are the links to books that will be free until 11:59 pm PST Sunday. Stay home, stay safe, and have a read on us, and all of these talented authors.

Dig Two Graves Vol 1 US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RNHBQ2N UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RNHBQ2N

Shallow Graves – Jack Bantry/Robert Essig US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085MHN8WN UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085MHN8WN

Becoming – Dani Brown US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084GWFRGS UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084GWFRGS

Resisting Madness – Wesley Southard US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08259CHWN UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08259CHWN

Until the Sun – Chandler Morrison US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z4W76NQ UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Z4W76NQ

The Evil Returned – Richard Raven US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YSJH57T UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YSJH57T

Tapetum Lucidum – Sisters of Slaughter US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X2N1ZGW UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X2N1ZGW

Stronger Than Hate – Robert Essig US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WHYDBZB UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WHYDBZB

Reception – Kenzie Jennings US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P8TYFRC
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P8TYFRC

Master of Pain – Wrath James White/Kristopher Rufty US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8T2XCH
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07R8T2XCH

Dawn of the Living-Impaired and Other Messed Up Zombie Stories – Christine Morgan US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWGM3DF
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TWGM3DF

Notches – Mike Ennenbach
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYVQPG4
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NYVQPG4

Catfish in the Cradle – Wile E. Young
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYVYMWV
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NYVYMWV

The Hard Goodbye – Chris Miller
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KJFFDPH
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KJFFDPH

Sinkhole – John Wayne Comunale
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T7KMG14
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T7KMG14

Extinguished – Chad Derick Miller
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFX96F2
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VFX96F2

Poster Boy?

Check it out! I’m the official poster boy for Lion Heart Supplements! I knew they appreciated my review and sent me a bunch of free stuff, but I didn’t expect this! Good stuff, by the way.

https://lhsupplements.com/

Season 2 Episode 5: Super Tuesday, Catfish In The Cradle, and Dawn Of The Living Impaired!

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Season 2 Episode 5: Super Tuesday, Catfish In The Cradle, and Dawn Of The Living Impaired!

C. Derick Miller is an author, producer, screenwriter, and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud-Miller is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Now residing in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, it’s a great combination for a podcast! Even though they may disagree on the topics from time to time, they’ll always kiss and make up! It’s a practice that America needs to relearn. Peace to the peaceful. Truth to the masses. Hell to the tyrants. Find ‘Butterflies Make Me Angry’ on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube! Buy novels, merch, and see more at http://cderickmiller.com . Our theme music, “Butterflies Make Me Angry”, is performed by Whiskeyhat and written by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller. (Yes, I own the rights to this music so no funny business about copyrights). Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Slasher App @howlgrowlsnarl 

Season 2 Episode 4

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6u2e4-d4dff1

Season 2 Episode 4: KNON 89.3 Dallas Interview!

C. Derick Miller is an author, producer, screenwriter, and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud-Miller is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Now residing in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, it’s a great combination for a podcast! Even though they may disagree on the topics from time to time, they’ll always kiss and make up! It’s a practice that America needs to relearn. Peace to the peaceful. Truth to the masses. Hell to the tyrants. Find ‘Butterflies Make Me Angry’ on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube! Buy novels, merch, and see more at http://cderickmiller.com . Our theme music, “Butterflies Make Me Angry”, is performed by Whiskeyhat and written by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller. (Yes, I own the rights to this music so no funny business about copyrights). Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Slasher App @howlgrowlsnarl 

Lambda Weekly Interview 2.23.20 KNON Dallas

Just in case you missed it…

Season 2 Episode 3: 1000 Shares!

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Season 2 Episode 3: 1000 Shares!

C. Derick Miller is an author, producer, screenwriter, and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud-Miller is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Now residing in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, it’s a great combination for a podcast! Even though they may disagree on the topics from time to time, they’ll always kiss and make up! It’s a practice that America needs to relearn. Peace to the peaceful. Truth to the masses. Hell to the tyrants. Find ‘Butterflies Make Me Angry’ on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube! Buy novels, merch, and see more at http://cderickmiller.com . Our theme music, “Butterflies Make Me Angry”, is performed by Whiskeyhat and written by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller. (Yes, I own the rights to this music so no funny business about copyrights). Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Slasher App @howlgrowlsnarl 

The Road To Warning Signs: When Will It End?

By C. Derick Miller, Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer

Every single one of us who’s currently partaking in this floating rock’s journey around the sun has been bullied in one way or another. Some say it’s simply human nature for a stronger individual to prey upon the weak. If you pay close attention to the animal kingdom, a so called ‘pecking order’ exists within every pack and family unit as well. When it comes to humanity, however, I strongly disagree. We have a choice thanks to millions of years of evolution and intelligence. Some of us just fail to utilize those traits.

A bully doesn’t have to be two guys in a classroom whose sole purpose revolves around making others feel inferior. Personally, my experiences were at the hands of three stepfathers in a row. These men made me feel less than human with every word and action throughout my childhood and early teens. I won’t even bother going into detail regarding how they beat my mother as though it was their job. Eventually, I ran away to live with other family, but the damage was done. Subliminally, it molded me into the man I am today. All I wanted to do from childhood was become a stronger person to fight off any other physical or mental attacks that would eventually come my way. I studied martial arts, joined the Army, and ultimately ended up working for a Sheriff’s Department. Want to know a secret? That final life choice was full of bullies! I ran away from that to pursue a writing career. Again, we’re human, and there’s no escaping it. It’s how we choose to deal with it that truly matters.

I’m not saying that the way I chose to deal with it is the proper solution. Running away from your problems is a last resort in the grand scheme of things. Looking back, I believe I should’ve chosen to seek help within the people who are put in place for exactly those reasons. Whether it be a school counselor or a trusted friend, there’s strength and understanding in numbers. After all, isn’t that the same mentality of the bullies themselves? Fighting back doesn’t necessarily have to include violence. No, the best answer is to put down our arms and seek acceptance and assistance from other like-minded allies. It doesn’t matter if you’re a school kid being tripped in the hallway, an adult in the work force dodging sexual advances from a coworker, or a country resisting oppression from invaders. At some point, the war of the bullies must end. If we all truly evolved from primates, why does that evolution insist on halting with physical appearance?

Perhaps we should try offering the bully a banana? I’m open to suggestions…

To learn more, visit http://www.warningsignsfilm.com

The Road To Warning Signs: Audition Day

By C. Derick Miller, Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer

Since the moment I had the epiphany to become a professional writer, all I ever wanted was to see my name in the credits of a film. This is finally happening after fifteen years of short stories, novels, and songs but in way I never imagined. A film about teenage suicide is quite a stretch from the monsters and ghosts who fill my other works…or is it? Not at all. This is reality, and it’s much worse than any werewolf or demon who’s inhabited my pages before.

I showed up to the studio on audition day resembling one of my cherished idols. No, it didn’t involve a suit, tie, and dark glasses like you’d expect from years of watching what Hollywood wants you to believe. I was decked out in a hockey jersey like Kevin Smith prior to his fateful heart attack and massive weight loss. I’m a big fan of powerful dialogue, and no one writes it quite like he does! I don’t think any of the young actors knew what to think about me. Trust me, the feeling was mutual.

The thing which surprised me most regarding the auditions was the fact that almost everyone wanted to try out for the bullies in Warning Signs. I pondered this mystery repeatedly throughout the auditions and beyond. Why in the world would so many young people want to portray a couple of turds in a film? My initial conclusion toward the attraction was that it’s the ‘new’ human nature fueled by modern pop culture to want to prey on the weaker character in the movie. Everyone loves a villain, right? From Darth Vader to Scar, you can’t invent a powerful hero without a powerful villain. I’m a good enough person to admit when I’m wrong.

My ultimate decision came to me in my sleep (where so many of my ideas come from) and I personally believe it to be true. When an individual spends so much time representing one side of the coin, they often desire to experience the other. Perhaps most of the young actors I met had endured so many confrontations with bullies that they were dying for the chance to live as the other, if only for a moment? If you’re reading this passage as an adult, do you believe your current status in life is a result of the negative, personal challenges you’ve faced from your past? I know I do!

It saddens me to imagine what all those talented actors possibly endure at the hands of real-life ghosts and villains littered throughout our society. I can relate. If you take a moment to reflect on your childhood, I know that everyone else can as well. That is why we’re making this film. Thanks to all involved, both current and future, for allowing us this chance to teach others. We’re making a difference.

For more information, visit http://www.warningsignsfilm.com

Warning Signs Promo Trailer

Here is the promo trailer for the film I’ve been working on. Please watch and share. In the end, we’re going to need all the help we can get!

2020 Splatterpunk Awards Nominations!

Personal note: I have works included in And Hell Followed and Dig Two Graves. Several of my Death’s Head Press brothers and sisters have nominations as well! Blown Away!

For Immediate Release

February 9, 2020

Best-selling authors and Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene are proud to announce the nominees for the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, honoring superior achievement for works published in 2019 in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. The nominees are recommended by readers, fans and peers. The nominees are as follows.

BEST NOVEL

1. Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth III (Cinestate/Fangoria)

2. Killer Lake by W.D. Gagliani and David Benton (Deadite Press)

3. Reception by Kenzie Jennings (Death’s Head Press)

4. Lakehouse Infernal by Christine Morgan (Deadite Press)

5. Merciless by Bryan Smith (Grindhouse Press)

6. Toxic Love by Kristopher Triana (Blood Bound Books)

7. They Kill by Tim Waggoner (Flame Tree Press)

BEST NOVELLA

1. White Trash Gothic Part 2 by Edward Lee (Section 31 Productions)

2. Saint Sadist by Lucas Mangum (Grindhouse Press)

3. Weeping Season by Sean O’Connor (Uafas Press)

4. How Much To..? by Matt Shaw (Self-Published)

5. One For the Road by Wesley Southard (Deadite Press)

6. Paradise, Maine by Jackson R. Thomas (Alien Agenda Publishing)

BEST SHORT STORY

1. “Breaking the Waters” by Donyae Coles (from Pseudopod)

2. “Angelbait” by Ryan Harding (from The Big Book of Blasphemy, Necro Publications)

3. “Censered” by Christine Morgan (from And Hell Followed, Death’s Head Press)

4. “Shoulder Pain” by Chandler Morrison (from Macabre Museum Magazine)

5. “Param” by Susan Snyder (from Trigger Warning: Body Horror, Madness Heart Press)

6. “Norwegian Woods” by Jeremy Wagner (from The Big Book of Blasphemy, Necro Publications)

BEST COLLECTION

1. Dead Sea Chronicles by Tim Curran (Bloodshot Books)

2. Various States of Decay by Matt Hayward (Poltergeist Press)

3. Dawn of the Living Impaired, and Other Messed-Up Zombie Stories by Christine Morgan (Death’s Head Press)

4. This Is A Horror Book by Charles Austin Muir (Clash Books)

5. Dirty Rotten Hippies and Other Stories by Bryan Smith (Grindhouse Press)

6. Resisting Madness by Wesley Southard (Death’s Head Press)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

1. And Hell Followed, edited by Jarod Barbee and Patrick C. Harrison III (Death’s Head Press)

2. The Big Book of Blasphemy, edited by Regina Mitchell and David G. Barnett (Necro Publications)

3. Dig Two Graves, edited by Jarod Barbee and Patrick C. Harrison III (Death’s Head Press)

4. Midnight In The Graveyard, edited by Kenneth W. Cain (Silver Shamrock Publishing)

5. The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg, edited by Sam Richard and Brendan Vidito (Weirdpunk Books)

6. Polish Extreme, edited by Edward Lee & Karolina Kaczkowska (Necro Publications)

A panel of judges composed of professionals, critics and scholars in the field will now begin the process of reading each nominated work, and selecting a winner for each category. Winners will be announced at KillerCon, taking place in Austin, Texas this August 7th through the 9th.

In addition to the winners, author and editor Edward Lee will receive the annual J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his significant contributions to the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. Previous recipients are David J. Schow and David G. Barnett.

Four notes of interest regarding this year’s awards:

1. While each category normally has six nominees, press will note that the Best Novel category for this year contains seven. That is due to a tie in the recommendation process.

2. While scholar and editor Regina Mitchell has served as a judge in previous years, she will not be a part of this year’s judging panel, as that would violate the award’s rules regarding eligible works (for The Big Book of Blasphemy). Her replacement, along with the identities of the other judges, will be announced in a separate forthcoming press release.

3. This year saw a significant increase in the number of women and authors who identify as female writing Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. The recommendation process evidenced readers and fans mentioning a number of new female voices.

4. This year also saw a significant increase in the number of consumers reading Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror, as evidenced by the number of new readers participating in the recommendation process.

Press inquiries can be sent to Brian Keene briankeene@live.com

Season 2 Episode 2 Birds Of Prey Screening Review (Minimal Spoilers?)

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Season 2 Episode 2 Birds Of Prey Screening Review (Minimal Spoilers?)

C. Derick Miller is an author, producer, screenwriter, and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud-Miller is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Now residing in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, it’s a great combination for a podcast! Even though they may disagree on the topics from time to time, they’ll always kiss and make up! It’s a practice that America needs to relearn. Peace to the peaceful. Truth to the masses. Hell to the tyrants. Find ‘Butterflies Make Me Angry’ on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube! Buy novels, merch, and see more at http://cderickmiller.com . Our theme music, “Butterflies Make Me Angry”, is performed by Whiskeyhat and written by Tommy Cross and C. Derick Miller. (Yes, I own the rights to this music so no funny business about copyrights). Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Slasher App @howlgrowlsnarl 

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