Author Archives: danielshumphreys

Road trip! … and other updates

I’m taking the show westerly (westish?) early next month. If central Missouri is convenient to you, stop on by! And how about that? Z-Day is, in case you missed the updated pictures in the sidebar, an official Amazon bestseller, with … Continue reading

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The Z-Day universe is expanding

I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again now: I fully intended A Place Outside the Wild to be a standalone novel. I wrote it to get the beast out of my head, so I could focus on the … Continue reading

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New launches, early goodies, and you!

Lest you think I’ve been slacking, the audio releases of A Place Called Hope and A Place for War are live on Audible. The latest Pax book, has a smoking cover and is available for pre-order on Amazon in paperback and … Continue reading

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Audio versions of Z-Day 2 and 3 will be available SOON and other updates

I had an interesting time finding a new narrator for the Z-Day series, and there were more than a few false starts on the way. If it took all that to find the right man, it’s worth it, because I’m ecstatic … Continue reading

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The Silence (2019) Review

Fair warning: I’m going to spoil the identity of the monsters in Netflix’s original film The Silence. If only because going by the trailers you’d assume that they’re bats.

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Shazam! review

The family and I lucked into another sneak peak last night, and got to see Shazam two weeks before its official release date. I grew up reading Batman and The Punisher, but Captain Mar … err, Shazam, will always hold … Continue reading

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Man plans, God laughs

When I first started my writing career, I had some pretty firm goals in mind. I wanted to put out regular content (check) while working my day job. For the past two-and-half years, that’s gone pretty well. In my head, … Continue reading

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Playing hooky and back to the grind

Last week, my wife and I committed one of the more controversial and horrific acts that parents can do: we took our kids out of school to go on vacation. Whether this is a good or bad thing, I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Meet Saint Tommy

Several reviewers have noted Paxton’s tendency toward acting the Boy Scout in the first two books. To some extent, that tendency is turned a bit upside down in the next book but … that would get into spoiler territory and … Continue reading

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Disclaimer: I don’t do cookbooks

In Stephen King’s novel The Dark Half, writer Thad Beaumont is terrorized by the living embodiment of his pen name, a doppelganger calling itself George Stark. Evil duplicates are nothing new in genre fiction; Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out, the film … Continue reading

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