When my first book was released, it had a different cover. At the time, I was able to still make appearances at the Chicago Horror Film Festival and the Indy Horror Film Festival (now called Indie Horror Film Festival). This picture would have been at the CHFF festival that year, shortly after I had received the first batch of printed books.
I was still heavily playing off my associated with the festival at this time to help sell books. I had founded the festival, and had filmmakers from all over the world courting me, trying to get me to show their films. I had hoped some of that would play into me trying to sell my work.
On a side note to self-publishing authors out there who are publishing their first books. Don’t trust Microsoft Word for your editing. Hire and editor. There is a reason why this book was later re-released and that there are many reviews out there for how bad this book was edited. That is a dark mark that will always haunt this book as those reviews don’t go away.