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True or False:
David C. Hayes is a horror novelist.
David C. Hayes is a college instructor.
David C. Hayes is a film actor.
David C. Hayes is a playwright.
David C. Hayes was a professional wrestler.
David C. Hayes was a stand-up comedian.
David C. Hayes was a paranormal investigator.
David C. Hayes only fear is boredom.
Which of these are true? If you answered all of the above, you get a gold star. Born in Garden City, Michigan and now a Livingston County resident, David C. Hayes describes his passion for creating new works as "mayhem in multiple mediums." Prolific and darkly gifted, the man behind all of these roles has one foot planted in the here and now and the other up ahead, in his next project.
Hayes’ films, like A Man Called Nereus, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Dark Places and The Frankenstein Syndrome, Vampeggedon, Machined, Reborn, Back Woods (and approximately 60 more) can be seen worldwide. He is the author of several novels, collections and graphic novels including The Midnight Creature Feature Picture Show, Cherub, Cannibal Fat Camp, Pegged, American Guignol, Scorn and Muddled Mind: The Complete Works of Ed Wood, Jr. As a playwright, David's full-length and one-act plays have been produced from coast to coast with a run Off-Broadway for the comedy Swamp Ho and sell-out performances in Phoenix for Dial P for Peanuts.
David C. Hayes is a voting member of The Horror Writers Association, The Dramatist's Guild and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. When not creating, David teaches film production, creative writing and communications as an adjunct instructor at Siena Heights University, Kaplan University and Grand Canyon University. He holds bachelors degrees in psychology and English as well as a master of science in forensic psychology and a master of fine arts in creative writing. Locally, David is a frequent contributor to WHMI 93.5FM, the Livingston County radio station, and speaks frequently at book signings, comic conventions and gatherings of geek-culture. He can be found recording a weekly political podcast at Howell, Michigan's Blue Frog Books along with professional journalist Jon Arking and book seller Rob Vedro. Can’t stop by the Blue Frog? Check out David C. Hayes below, along with several film trailers:
Click on David's Official Website!
David on the IMDb!
Visit Cinema Head Cheese for film-type goodness!
Go shopping for Hayes-merch at Amazon.com!
My review of Keeping Molly by David C. Hayes and Kevin Moyers:
Keeping Molly is a compelling story. Hayes and Moyers create sympathetic characters that I rooted for and cringed for as things went south fast. The writing is perfectly paced and kept me turning pages. Not just another zombie story, but thought provoking, intense commentary on some of the big issues in today's world too. I will definitely be reading more of these authors works! MORE REVIEWS
Fate couldn't have planned it better. Blue Frog Books opened its doors a little over a year ago in my town -- a town sorely lacking a great indie bookstore. When my first book was published six months later, the Blue Frog welcomed this new author with open arms, happily showcasing my work and scheduling a signing. The thing is, the proprietors of Blue Frog Books extend this attitude to everyone. Walk through the Tardis entry door into an inviting oasis filled with books of all genres, unique gifts and trinkets with local and literary flavor, and a smiling face behind the counter.
The atmosphere inside on the other side of that Tardis door is a book lover's dream. Looking for that new bestseller? Right here. What about the limited release graphic novel by that author you love? Over there. Obscure literary fiction for your kid's accelerated English course? They'll order it and call you in a few days when it's in. Rob and Penny, the proprietors/owners, are friendly without being overbearing. They are helpful when you need them and scarce when you don't, as it should be. There's even a cozy sitting area in the back, just right for taking a little extra time to leisurely peruse your options.
Blue Frog Books is the product of owner Penny Coleman's avid reading habit and dream to open a bookstore, and Investor/Manager Rob Vedro's small business experience. The location is the halfway mark between Penny's and Rob's hometowns, with the actual store perfectly positioned proximal to downtown Howell in a growing commercial business strip mall. Getting the shop up and running was a hands-on project, with friends and family pitching in to help. Penny Coleman still works as a pharmacist, necessary in today's world of book selling and publishing. Rob Vedro lends his 25 years of photo industry expertise to the printing and photo side of Blue Frog Books, a nice added perk the store offers. This includes photo services such as scanning, restoration, art creation, stretched canvas prints, large format Epson photo printing, and custom designed stationary cards for all holidays and occasions.
Blue Frog Books brings a cohesive feel to the arts and literary scene in the area. The owners have their finger on the pulse of what the consumer wants, hosting frequent author signings, story time, music nights, poetry nights and book clubs. There's even a summer reading bingo program with a prize drawing at the end. This month, Blue Frog Books will be on hand for the fun Arts, Books and Brews Pub Crawl (more on that in next week's feature!). A really cool thing happens when a much needed new business opens in a small town. Especially when the enthusiasm and gratitude emanating from the proprietors is so apparent, as is the case with this bookstore. The community embraces the effort. Vedro notes that as the best surprise in the endeavor: the overwhelming support. "We still have people pulling up to get their selfies in front of the store. Everyone seems very excited to have a bookstore back in town."