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So I flew out of Denver this morning and arrived in San Diego (after a three hour delay at two airports), nearly finished inputting all the changes to The Dark Between the Stars manuscript from all the test readers.
Three blows, each one harder than the last.
Wednesday I learned that prolific and popular horror writer James Herbert died. He had a great influence on the genre, with his huge mass-market hits The Rats, Fluke, The Fog, Lair. Critics might have thought he wrote garish horror; he had the last laugh when he received the Order of the British Empire as well as the Grand Master Award at the World Horror Convention. Alas, I never met him.
Then on Friday, within an hour, I learned of the loss of two more, much closer friends.
Here’s the official press release of a major new project:
Gestalt Comics are pleased to announce a major new science fiction comic series, STALAG-X, a candid tale of human soldiers struggling to survive in an alien concentration camp.
Yes, he is a “well preserved” zombie detective, and handsome in his own way.
Romantic Times just posted a terrific review of Dan Shamble #3, HAIR RAISING:
This could be a disaster!
We’ve produced colorful and cool sticky-notes for HELLHOLE AWAKENING, and we’d like to give you a pack *free*. Just send a self-addressed business envelope (at least 4 x 8.5″) with 46¢ postage to AnderZone, PO Box 767, Monument CO 80132.
A week from tomorrow, Hellhole Awakening hits US bookstores, and Brian and I launch our book-signing tour.
Please stop by to see us at one of our stops on the tour. We’ll be hitting nine cities total—
When I was starting out as an aspiring writer, I tried to decipher the business, but I felt like an explorer stranded in a strange land where I didn’t speak the native language.
Dan Shamble, Zombie PI is back from the dead and back on the case. He’s a well-preserved zombie, doggedly shambling along to solve cases featuring werewolves, mummies, ghosts, and other things that go bump—or Thud!— in the night. But sometimes he needs a little shove.
Kensington Books is doing just that, offering an amazing special for the next couple of weeks only—you can read DEATH WARMED OVER, the first full-length Dan Shamble novel, for a mere $1.99!
I remember when I got my new first name—March 1994. I had just attended a convention in Las Vegas, and when I headed home through McCarran Airport I stopped at one of the bookstands. There, I saw my just-released paperback of Jedi Search, prominently displayed right there in the #7 slot on their bestseller rack.