word punching


My novel, INFECTED, is finally out. All 5-star reviews so far. You should get it, methinks. People are saying wonderful things like:

“With INFECTED, there is a bold new voice howling in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. William Vitka brings serious game to the genre in a way that revitalizes while it terrifies.” - Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of ASSASSIN’S CODE and DUST & DECAY

INFECTED is charmingly perverse, vivid and thrilling. It feels like Philip K. Dick’s delicious hate letter to JJ. Abrams.” - Cherie Priest, award-winning author of BONESHAKER and GANYMEDE

Infected is one of the best zombie stories I’ve read this year. Actually, it’s one of the best stories I’ve read this year, period. It’s funny, offensive, irreverent and action-packed … If you’re a zombie fan who is losing faith, Infected will give you the warm fuzzies all over again.” - Hellnotes.com

“A ruthless and wonderfully savage example of what horror fiction should be.”

“With Infected, it’s as if Philip K. Dick wrote a Zombie/Apocalypse novel for Hard Case Crime.”

I am obviously not updating this that frequently. Twitter/facebook is a far better bet.

Publishing schedule:

Infected, 1st book, comes out Early Spring/June latest.

Second book, Emergence, in final editing.

Third book, Kulture Vultures, begins serialization Jan 30th at Curiosity Quills. Currently writing.

Anthology, date tbd, Curiosity Quills.

Novella, Bruiser, for Red Penny Papers, currently writing.

Fourth book, Infected sequel, currently writing.


One of the few things that bothers me about people … OK, that’s a lie. One of the many things that bother me about people is that they refuse to believe that just things just happen sometimes. We are not so special that there need be reasons for every event. In fact and fiction. Or to be colloquial: Shit happens. There isn’t always a reason.

Book Schedule, because I write too much

Book 1: Infected: Out June from Graveside Tales

Book 2: Emergence: In final editing stages, will seek agent

Book 3: Kulture Vultures: To be serialized by CQ, collected later for publishing as novel

Book 4: A Man and his Robot (tentative title to Infected sequel): Early stages, 50 pages written.

Book 5: Untitled (sequel to Emergence): Very, very early stages, will pull from and expand upon Red Penny Papers short I wrote called ‘Janitors of the Cosmos


Skrillex is covered in bees!


Skrillex is covered in bees!

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. -Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (1949-2011)

BREAKING: New Korn + Skrillex album features a lot of sadness at being rich and white.

Son of a fuck. Hoobastank did the goddamn Ghostbusters theme. I feel so terrible … because the cover’s actually good. (by Tommolicious)

Holy dicks: Winning Is Fun (Wild Thing Cover) (by chimairatube)