Monday, June 8, 2015

Open Mic @ The Open Gallery3




Open Mic @ The Open Gallery 3 is coming. Make plans to be there!!!




This event is an uncensored forum to present poetry, spoken-word, stories, songs, and more. Bring anything you want to share. A sign up sheet will be available when doors open. 
It's FREE to the public and refreshments will be provided.

* All ages are welcome, but this is an uncensored event.

The Open Gallery 

329 Main St. 
Vincennes, IN. 47591

View this event on Facebook here.



Sunday, April 19, 2015

SURF'S UP





Surf's Up By J. Travis Grundon


Mystery Photo story contest Runner Up
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2015




My partner was already on the scene when I sobered up enough to join him.

“The victim is a white female, blond, with light freckling,” Bowers said. “She's approximately 20 to 30 years of age.”
“Who found her?”

“Some kid, having a picnic with his family. He's pretty shaken up.”

“A dead body would make anyone lose their appetite,” I replied. “Did forensics find anything?”

“Nothing out of the ordinary. She obviously drowned.”

“You know who this is?”

“I figured it was just some chick working on her breaststroke.”

“Not hardly. This 'chick' was a Cascais Pro surfing champion.”

“It's too bad she wasn't a championship swimmer,” Bowers chuckled.

“Surfers are generally very good swimmers.”

“What are you suggesting?”

“Beautiful championship surfers don't wash up on the beach every day, Bowers.”

“You think she was murdered?”

“I wouldn't rule it out just yet. Something smells fishy.”

“Who do you think did it?”

“Professor Plum in the library with the candle stick,” I replied. “How should I know? This might take some real detective work.”

“I've heard drowning is a peaceful way to die.”

“Tell her family that. I'm sure it'll help,” I said. “And while you're at it, have the lab check for salt water in her lungs.”

“She drowned in the ocean.”

“She was found on the beach. Maybe somebody wants us to think that's what happened.”

“You really suspect foul play here, huh?”

“Call the lab. I need another cup of coffee.”




Saturday, April 18, 2015

HELL AWAITS is covered

The cover for HELL AWAITS
Art by Michael Mullen - Layout by Benjamin Martinson

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Split Tales Press Release


Blue Flamingo Press is pleased to present our inaugural release. Split Tales is a collection of short stories by Jean DeSanto Campbell and J. Travis Grundon. An honest representation of both authors' works, it has a range of unforgettable characters and storytelling.

Jean has been writing since she could hold a pencil. Words fill her head and must find release. She is a poet and a short story writer. She has had stories published in the anthologies Quixotic and Hotel Stories. She was also an editor on Hotel Stories.


J. Travis Grundon has an academic background in English. He is the author of one novel, Mr. Bad Example, and two short story collections. Travis served as an editor and contributing author of Forrest J Ackerman's Anthology of the Living Dead. He lives in Indiana.
Blue Flamingo Press is a small press based in the Seattle area, dedicated to publishing a select group of authors. Blue Flamingo Press will offer a catalog of literary fiction, poetry, and erotica. And the occasional fine mystery story.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Guess Who's Coming To POP!CON

I can officially announce that I will be a guest at POP!CON.


I'll have copies of Mr. Bad Example, Happy Hour Blues, and the Vincennes Writers Group anthology, Hotel Stories. HELL AWAITS will not be available, but I hope to be able to reveal the cover art, and a few more details about it, exclusively at POP!CON. Get your tickets, and be the first to get the details.


POP!CON has something for everyone. This year I'll be joining  Jerry "The King Lawler (WWE Hall of Famer), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Artist Philo Barnhart  (Disney's Little Mermaid, Secret of NIMH), "Supersat" Bill Dundee (WCW), and many more. Check out the rest of the guest list here.












 


Don't miss the most family friendly convention in the land. Tickets are on sale now. I hope to see you there!




Monday, March 2, 2015

Hell Awaits


The Open Mic @ The Open Gallery was a success. If you missed it, you missed a great time, and the details about my next book. Here is a little of what you missed.




Max Mullen
Jean DeSanto Campbell
Author Floyd Root


Reading from my next book, HELL AWAITS!


Hell Awaits is the story of Angus Ralston, a man who becomes addicted to a rare blood type after the death of his boyfriend.

Coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are You Ready...for a NEW story?!


The Hotel Stories anthology is finally here. Check in and check it out! 


My contribution takes a dirty look behind the scenes of the indie pro wrestling scene. So, Say Your Prayers. Eat Your Vitamins, and get your copy today, Brother!


Hotel Stories is available on Amazon.