Monday, April 23, 2012

April 2012 Update

Hello and thanks for reading. Not just this blog, but thanks for reading in general. Call me crazy (many have) but I still believe reading to be the best of all hobbies/pastimes.

Some updates: I just received my copy of "Slices of Flesh", edited by Stan Swanson, from Dark Moon Books. This is a hefty volume of flash fiction horror. The table of contents is incredible! Nolan, Ketchum, Holder, Kilpatrick, Hautala, Lebbon, Campbell, Kenyon, Masterton, Clark, Polson... so many talented authors! I hope this book gets major attention from readers and critics alike. Can't wait to start reading this one cover to cover.

(Side note: My short story "Sweet Tea and MamaLady" will be published in a future issue of Dark Moon Digest, also edited by Mr. Swanson.)

I also just received my copy of "Winter Chills", edited by Dorothy Davies, from Static Movement. This is a winter-themed horror anthology. It's fun to share a TOC with Greg Miller, Ken Goldman and Lee Clark Zumpe again. Here's a quote from the editor's introduction: "From the brilliant Souls on Ice by Adrian Ludens through to the final story..." Thanks for the kind words and for allowing me to lead off the proceedings, Ms. Davies!

Coming soon:
"The Elephant in the Room" in the quality paperback release of Zombie Kong will hopefully be out in April or May. (Hope you are feeling better, Roy!) This title is available in ebook formats currently and has nothing but five star reviews on Amazon. A couple even liked my story enough to mention it by name. Bonus!

"A Misadventure to Call Your Own" in Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson is slated for release on May 29th. Several of my friends and my wife's friends are excited to buy and read this one. Not so much because I'm in it but because they are loyal fans of Jim Butcher and Kelley Armstrong!

All four anthologies I mentioned above are currently available-or will be soon-from Amazon, B&N, BAM and other online retailers.

I am visiting with three local book stores and a local haunted attraction about the possibility of doing a series of book signings in October. When and if any dates get nailed down, I will post them here.

Currently, I have fourteen stories submitted to various anthologies and magazines. Checking my email for acceptance/rejection letters multiple times a day is getting to be a bad habit!

That's all for now. Thank you for reading. Seriously.

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