Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? Cover Art!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re digging the new site. I’d become extremely negligent of my old website in the last year or so. Partly because I was expending so much energy writing Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?, but partly because I knew a new website was just around the corner. Now that this snazzy new site by Mental Shed Studios is up and running, I plan to post much more frequently.

This website was a long time in the making, and because of that I believe my first new post here needs to be special (all the older posts were imported from the WCP site). In my opinion, no other post could be as cool as this one. That little thumbnail below this text is the cover art work of Goatman! I believe it’s perhaps the most impressive take on the monster I’ve ever seen, and it’s by a beautiful Eau Claire, Wisconsin artist by the name of Amber Michelle Russel. For more information about Amber and her work, please visit

To get a much better look at the artwork click the thumbnail for a larger view. To see the artwork minus my dorky looking text/watermark/advert, well, you’ll have to wait until this fall when Goatman hits bookstore shelves!

Goatman book cover art by Amber Michelle Russel
Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?
New Book Available October 2014!

Big News! I’m hard at work writing my second book Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? ! The book will delve into legends and sightings of this bizarre Satyr-like beast from all across the United States! The Goatman has many names: Lake Worth Monster, Pope Lick Monster, Sheepman, Sheepsquatch, Old Foamy, and of course, some just call him the Devil! The book hopes to provide a state-to-state history of Goatman, while trying to determine the animal/legend’s origins along the way! The Goatman’s presence in pop culture will also be examined!

I’ve put up a bare-bones page about the book on my website. Right now the page is just a graphic with links to various social networking sites, but the page will evolve along with the project. You can keep up-to-date with the project via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and a new Mailchimp e-mail list specifically for the new book!

Please spread the word about the project! My first book Washington County Paranormal was successful because of amazing readers like you telling your friends! The book will be available to purchase by October, 2014!

Amber Michelle Russel
Amber Michelle Russel

Amber Michelle Russel to Paint Cover!

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Artist Amber Michelle Russel has agreed to design and paint the cover to the book. Amber, besides being an absolutely gorgeous and amazing person, is also a self-taught, prolific artist. Amber’s work has been featured in galleries across the country and one of her paintings was recently used on the cover of the Thomas M. Malafarina edited book “Undead Living.” Hopefully my content can measure up to her artwork! Visit Amber’s website to sample her amazing art (FYI, she does custom work).