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Nik Houser
06-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Hey gang, in the spirit of the excellent Networking thread that was started, I thought I'd start a thread for authors to pimp their latest projects. Here's the recent ones of mine that I think might gel best with the CD crowd:

ZOMBIES: THE RECENT DEAD. This is a best-of anthology of zombie stories from the last decade. My undead coming-of-age novelette First Kisses from Beyond the Grave is in it, in the company of some great authors like Neil Gaiman, Joe Lansdale, Max Brooks, Brian Keene and more. Careful though; if you're a zombie fiction diehard, you may have read some of these already, since this is a compilation of previously published stories. Kirkus Reviews called mine "Howlingly Funny".

WEIRD TALES #358 will be published this month, and features my story "A Beginner's Guide to Sandcastle Alchemy," a tale of dark fantasy in which a group of boys' expedition to the beach becomes the stuff of nightmare. Here's the cover of #358:

http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cover-358-500.jpg


OK! What've you guys got coming up?!

ozmosis7
06-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Good idea. Here are trailers for what I am currently working on. Hoping TT will be reissued, but the changes might only be for a limited combined copy that has both novels. Good news is GR is with the editor, and I am nearing the end of my 1st edits on TT. Still a long way to go though, but hopefully it will be out in October.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WPyUMWPCqg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoDiSI1Ua2g

ozmosis7
06-13-2011, 05:32 PM
And that is awesome that you got in there Nik. Good magazine!

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Okay-My story Sirens was just published in Dark Moon Digest Issue 4 and I also had my first-ever short story (written and published, as I usually wrote longer pieces) in Issue #1http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Moon-Digest-Issue-Number/dp/098343350X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1307986548&sr=8-5

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 05:37 PM
And i don't know how to upload a pic on here apparently :(

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 05:37 PM
http://http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Moon-Digest-Issue-Number/dp/098343350X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1307986548&sr=8-5 (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Moon-Digest-Issue-Number/dp/098343350X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1307986548&sr=8-5)

ozmosis7
06-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Very nice! Didn't you say you placed in one of their contests as well?

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 05:50 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/098343350X/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books
Thanks! Actually, I have several projects going with Dark Moon Digest and Dark Moon Books! My anthology due out this Fall, was born when I entered an extreme contest and the editor was very impressed with my story and decided to make it my book instead of a multiple author deal. Also, I will have a piece of flash fiction in their charity anthology coming out, where I will share the pages with Jack Ketchum and Joe R. Lansdale, as well as be honored to be in a book that Mike Mignola(sp), creator of Hellboy, designed the cover! Stan also has vampire and zombie stories that he says will probably go into themed anthologies. I will know any day now if my ghost story made the 1st anniversary edition of DMD. It's been a very exciting year for me :)

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 05:51 PM
And I still can't seem to figure out how to post pics of Dark Moon Digest!

Nik Houser
06-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Cool trailers! What a fantastic idea. The second one particularly looks cool with that great reveal at the end with the floating man. Well done!

Nik Houser
06-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Oh, and if anybody's got a Kindle, I've got a dark novella on there called Red Rover (alas my agent doesn't do novellas, so I'm on my own with this one). Though its protagonists are animals, it gets quite dark and is NOT recommended for kids. Think Watership Down meets Chinatown. Here's the product description:

Bedtime Story Noir. A fable of murder, betrayal and insanity told from the perspective of two household pets, Red Rover follows Goldie the dog and Medusa the cat as they follow the trail of an infant kidnapped by one of their own. What begins as a tale of deduction becomes a story of survival as Goldie and Medusa flee from a criminally violent dog catcher while pursuing a suspect list of savage predators. Was it the schizophrenic Great Pyrenees? The imprisoned python? Or the hive-mind warren of laboratory rabbits known only as The Oracle? Seen through the eyes of two animals at odds with both each other and the human world around them, Red Rover returns the reader to the darker corners of childhood, where anything is possible, and all creatures great and small pursue an agenda of good. . .or evil.

You can read the first half on my website here: http://www.nikhouser.com/Red_Rover_Part_I.html

Or pick it up for 2.99 on the Kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rover-ebook/dp/B002QEC6L4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1306008790&sr=8-1

ozmosis7
06-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Thanks Nik. In the current form of TT, I offered the 1st chapter of the sequel for a sneak peak. I am very excited about the project, but also anxious to move on to the next.

C.W. That is Awesome! Some great names. I wish I would have seen that. i love the charitable books.

C.W. LaSart
06-13-2011, 06:11 PM
Thanks Nik. In the current form of TT, I offered the 1st chapter of the sequel for a sneak peak. I am very excited about the project, but also anxious to move on to the next.

C.W. That is Awesome! Some great names. I wish I would have seen that. i love the charitable books.

It's not done yet, but I don't know that it has been advertised-will check with Stan and see if the Flash Anthology they are accepting admissions for on the website is the same project-if so, there's still time! He requested a piece from me, so I don't know if it's open sub or not-will check!

Craig Wallwork
06-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Nik, Weird Tales, is one of my many white whales. So cool you're in it.

For those who like Nick Cave, I wrote a story about a guy who was going through losing his wife and leans on an imaginary friend who turns out to be Nick Cave. Using the femur from Christ, Cave cuts a hole through this world into Saudade, a world within a world. Saudade, can be something small, like a memory of a happier time, one you know will never be again. Or it can be the deepening sense of longing that tears the soul apart. It is a place of great sadness, and from it, one can live eternally in a state of idle wistfulness: http://wrongtreereview.wordpress.com/issue-3/nick-cave-and-the-bone-scissors-craig-wallwork/

The story references a lot of Cave’s lectures, things he’s said in interviews and lyrics. It was published recently by The Wrong Tree Review.
In the summer I will feature along side Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones, Brian Evenson, Craig Davidson and Vincent Louis Carrella in the anthology, Warmed and Bound.

Around the same time I’ll also have a zombie tale in May December anthology called Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eaters.
A story of cannibal cuisine called, Human Tenderloin, which will be published in the Fall, and a surreal little story about a bordello on Venice Beach which will be published in an anthology by Thunderdome.

peteOcha
06-13-2011, 07:46 PM
Wow, a big congrats to all of you! Sounds like you all will be really busy in the coming months!

Nik Houser
06-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Thanks Craig! Took me a while to get them just the right story they were looking for. Congrats on your stories coming out, as well. Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eaters sounds bloody hysterical. (Pun definitely intended)

RichardThomas
06-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Wow, Nik - Weird Tales? That's awesome. I've been trying to get in there for years.

Pimping. Where to start?

My debut novel came out last year, it's called Transubstantiate.

http://www.justinholt.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/transubstantiate_final_lg.jpg
Transubstantiate (http://www.amazon.com/Transubstantiate-Richard-Thomas/dp/0982607245)

I had a story "Stillness" in Shivers VI right here at CD with Stephen King, Peter Straub and many other great voices.
(and yes, I asked Dan if it was still okay to enter the contest, he said yes).

http://www.cemeterydance.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/chizmar15.jpg
Shivers VI (http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/chizmar15)

I had a story in Murky Depths (http://www.murkydepths.com/) #15 as well, "Victimized". MD is a graphic format magazine in the UK, very cool, just won the British Fantasy Award. I re-released the extended version at 8000 words as an eStory at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Victimized-ebook/dp/B004QS98VO), B&N, etc.

http://www.murkydepths.com/covers/issue15-300.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GVPk8YypL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

I also won a contest at ChiZine (http://www.chizine.com/maker_of_flight.htm) back in 2009 for my story "Maker of Flight" that was based on the novel Filaria.

Those are the big credits. Over the past five years I've had over 50 stories published online and in print, including the above as well as PANK, Pear Noir! (nominated for a Pushcart), Word Riot, Opium, 3:AM Magazine, Dogmatika, and Vain.

For 2011, I've had some stories go up (or will release soon) at Crime Factory, StepAway, Metazen, Dirty Noir, Rotten Leaves, Shotgun Honey, Blink-ink and I'll be in several anthologies out soon, including Speedloader (Snubnose Press/Spinetingler), Warmed and Bound (http://warmedandbound.wordpress.com/) (with Brian Evenson, Paul Tremblay, Craig Davidson, Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones and many more), and several untitled TBA.

If you want to keep up with my work go to http://www.whatdoesnotkillme.com, all of my FREE online stuff can be found here (http://whatdoesnotkillme.com/category/short-stories-online/).

JJ Holden
06-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Wow, you folks are way ahead of me. I just have a few flash stories published via NECON EBooks.

Very well done, everyone.

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 12:32 AM
I'll be in Shroud, issue #12. I'm very proud of that. I did submissions at SNM Horror magazine for a while, but left for personal reasons. I won their January Author Showcase with my story, Nothingness. I've also won 3rd there before, and been published 4 times. Shameless promotion done.

Love the magazine, Nik. Congratulations.

Dark Moon Digest is great, and so is Stan. Jealous of all your writing doing so well, Caren. Great work.

Wow, Richard, you have a great resume. Congratulations on all the hard work. Jealous of you, too.

My first novel is finished and I am hoping to get an agent soon, then try to be noticed by Cemetery Dance. It is being reviewed by Horror News Net as we speak.

RichardThomas
06-14-2011, 12:43 AM
Awesome, Draven. Shroud is ANOTHER one I've been trying to get into. Congrats.

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 12:45 AM
Ya it is. I have something out for them, but am afraid to say to much as it might jinx me LOL. You know these things come in 3's, and granted I have a lot out on submit, but...brrrr....I just got a chill.

Nik Houser
06-14-2011, 01:02 AM
Holy crap, Richard, fifty stories? DAMN. Congrats especially on publishing the novel, and being in Shivers IV. Well bloody done.

And Draven, congrats on finishing the novel! EXCELLENT! Long form obviously presents a whole new gauntlet of challenges- not just getting published, but in the writing.

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 01:07 AM
TY Nik. Same congratulations go to you.

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 01:18 AM
Looks like we have quite the collection of credits on here! I've had a ton of luck with Dark Moon Digest, but I have yet to submit to these other places, besides making 3rd place in SNM for May-I recognize ALL the publications though! Good job and good luck to all of you! And I'm still pissed you all know how to post the pics and I don't! LOL!

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:30 AM
Use the little picture of the tree at the top of the box and enter the link and you'll get it....but facebook pics don't work

WesleySouthard
06-14-2011, 01:33 AM
My first accepted short story, "A Promise Not Kept", will be published by Library of Horror Press in an anothology called Ghostoloy: Hauntings from the Library. I wish I could tell you when this will be out, but they are so far behind schedule with a million other projects I'll be lucky to see this next year. My second story acceptance actually came this past weekend from Pill Hill Press for an anthology called The Big Book of New Short Horror. The story is titled "With Many Thanks to Newark", and will be out in September.

As for longer works, I'm finishing up the 3rd draft edits on my first novel titled "The Betrayed", and hope to have it completely finished my summer's end.

I'll also be reading at Horrorfind this year (Sunday afternoon) alongside Kevin Lucia and my good buddy Robert Ford.

This is turning out to be the best year of my life!

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:41 AM
Gratz Wesley. I did the cover artwork for that one. And I would have to agree with your last line for sure.

http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/102710ghostology1cover.jpg

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:43 AM
That will teach the wife for hushing me when I have a camera in hand LOL.

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 01:48 AM
I tried-but my pics are on my harddrive and I guess I don't know how to link the actual pics on amazon!

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:51 AM
Ah, throw them up on flickr or on your website/blog, something like that. Then use that link. They can't be uploaded, have to be linked. And you can get creative I think...let me see if I can do one...

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:52 AM
http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/mybookcover.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615444148)

Clicking on this picture...should...take you to the amazon page...I think...

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 01:53 AM
Yep...hope that helps. You upload the photo, then link it...then select the image and apply a link to it with the chain picture.

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 01:59 AM
http://www.cwlasart.com/wp-content/uploads/DMDIssue-4.jpgYay me! Thanks!

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 02:03 AM
I can't make it so the pic is linked, but at least I can show the cover :) good enough for me-have I mentioned I hate computers?!

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 02:16 AM
Just type it like this....

{URL="http://yourlink.com"}{IMG}http://yourjpglink.com/yourjpg.jpg{/IMG}{/URL}

Try this format, but replace the { & } with [ & ] respectively. That should do it.

RichardThomas
06-14-2011, 02:28 AM
Yeah, I couldn't figure out how to link the picture either! HA. Link in a link in a link is one too many for me. Great stuff guys.

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 02:41 AM
Just type it like this....

{URL="http://yourlink.com"}{IMG}http://yourjpglink.com/yourjpg.jpg{/IMG}{/URL}

Try this format, but replace the { & } with [ & ] respectively. That should do it.Thanks man! But if you want the magazine, you can look on Amazon yourself! Too much work for this gal!

WesleySouthard
06-14-2011, 02:42 AM
Gratz Wesley. I did the cover artwork for that one. And I would have to agree with your last line for sure.

http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/102710ghostology1cover.jpg

You wouldn't happen to have the final back cover description to Ghostology, would you? I'm just curious what it says.

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 02:48 AM
Not yet. I'm in a holding pattern just like you are. I have about 10 or so more covers in the queue to be printed, trying to help with the backlog.

spernst
06-14-2011, 03:03 AM
ok. I've been shamed into taking writing seriously. I've never had ambitions of writing the GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL or anything, but I think I'm decent enough to find an audience out there somewhere. But...I'm a lazy sack of shit. Always have been. The thought of "working" to get my stories read has always seemed like a bit much effort for me, but this contest and everyone in these threads have really inspired me. I hope most of you will still be hanging around the forums once this contest ends!

spernst
06-14-2011, 03:11 AM
and if we're giving forum-use classes here, how do you quote someone else's response? I've clicked the "reply with quote" button before, but that didn't seem to work...

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 03:14 AM
ok. I've been shamed into taking writing seriously. I've never had ambitions of writing the GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL or anything, but I think I'm decent enough to find an audience out there somewhere. But...I'm a lazy sack of shit. Always have been. The thought of "working" to get my stories read has always seemed like a bit much effort for me, but this contest and everyone in these threads have really inspired me. I hope most of you will still be hanging around the forums once this contest ends!

So get off your bum! Good luck to you! I plan to hang around.

Nik Houser
06-14-2011, 03:55 AM
I'll definitely still be here, too.

spernst
06-14-2011, 03:58 AM
I've seen some discussions about posting material "for free" via things like this contest. Can someone clarify the pros and cons of doing such? If you don't enter something, obviously you can't get anywhere...but once the contest is over, is your story now a "dead" story as far as other publishers are concerned since its already been posted for free here?

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 04:05 AM
ok. I've been shamed into taking writing seriously. I've never had ambitions of writing the GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL or anything, but I think I'm decent enough to find an audience out there somewhere. But...I'm a lazy sack of shit. Always have been. The thought of "working" to get my stories read has always seemed like a bit much effort for me, but this contest and everyone in these threads have really inspired me. I hope most of you will still be hanging around the forums once this contest ends!

I plan on it.

RichardThomas
06-14-2011, 04:28 AM
I've seen some discussions about posting material "for free" via things like this contest. Can someone clarify the pros and cons of doing such? If you don't enter something, obviously you can't get anywhere...but once the contest is over, is your story now a "dead" story as far as other publishers are concerned since its already been posted for free here?

Well, if it's a private forum, it's fine. If I don't make the finals, I plan on pulling my story ASAP as I'm still shopping it as we speak. I think it being up here for two weeks isn't that big a deal, as long as it is GONE by the time it gets accepted. I mean, sure, maybe you got 100 eyes on your story (which is actually pretty good) but I don't think that's considered "published" as long as you take it down.

Dan Hocker
06-14-2011, 04:41 AM
Well, if it's a private forum, it's fine. If I don't make the finals, I plan on pulling my story ASAP as I'm still shopping it as we speak. I think it being up here for two weeks isn't that big a deal, as long as it is GONE by the time it gets accepted. I mean, sure, maybe you got 100 eyes on your story (which is actually pretty good) but I don't think that's considered "published" as long as you take it down.

Even if you leave it up, I don't think it's considered published. I know us here at CD would never write off a good story just because it's been on a forum or something like that. As far as the stories go, we are going to leave the stories up for about a month or so, so those of you that wish to have feedback from the community can. After about a month though I will pull them off the public forums, and file them away. This way if we do decide to do something with the runners up later on, we have the stories as a reference point to then come back to authors and make an offer on them. No promises, but that's what the general plan is for after the contest is over.

spernst
06-14-2011, 04:44 AM
Dan, it gives me a nerd boner just knowing CD will have a story of mine "filed away" :)

Dan Hocker
06-14-2011, 04:52 AM
Dan, it gives me a nerd boner just knowing CD will have a story of mine "filed away" :)

I just wish I had enough time in the day to get through them all before the first round ends. I've only gotten through two groups, and realized that I'm never going to be able to get through the rest in time. So I've switched to just reading the leaders in the hopes that I will have those all read by the time the last round starts.

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 04:59 AM
Dan, it gives me a nerd boner just knowing CD will have a story of mine "filed away" :)

Haha! Gross.... ;)

spernst
06-14-2011, 05:13 AM
Haha! Gross.... ;)

"networking" with me will lead you to many gross things, C.W. you've been warned lol.:)

Dan Hocker
06-14-2011, 05:13 AM
Haha! Gross.... ;)

agreed......

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 05:20 AM
"networking" with me will lead you to many gross things, C.W. you've been warned lol.:)

Meh-I can take it!

spernst
06-14-2011, 05:45 AM
good to hear...I'm working on a short I'm currently calling "Deuce Cakes" for the sharing your work section. mildly gross content...

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 07:17 AM
I just wish I had enough time in the day to get through them all before the first round ends. I've only gotten through two groups, and realized that I'm never going to be able to get through the rest in time. So I've switched to just reading the leaders in the hopes that I will have those all read by the time the last round starts.

This month just gets better and better.

peteOcha
06-14-2011, 08:41 AM
Dan, it gives me a nerd boner just knowing CD will have a story of mine "filed away" :)

So funny! :D ....and yet, so true! ;)

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 03:47 PM
good to hear...I'm working on a short I'm currently calling "Deuce Cakes" for the sharing your work section. mildly gross content...

I actually specialize in "extreme" ;)

RichardThomas
06-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Just saw the cover of a new eBook anthology that i'm in, called Speedloader, from Spinetingler Magazine - it'll be out soon

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B-IxcjWJkhA/TfVc2lnXI9I/AAAAAAAAABc/u_sWDytc5cc/s1600/SPEEDLOADER_cover2_167dpi.jpg (http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedloader.html)

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Just found out today that Dark Moon Digest is picking up stories of mine for 3 more issues :) Happy day.

Craig Wallwork
06-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Just saw the cover of a new eBook anthology that i'm in, called Speedloader, from Spinetingler Magazine - it'll be out soon

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B-IxcjWJkhA/TfVc2lnXI9I/AAAAAAAAABc/u_sWDytc5cc/s1600/SPEEDLOADER_cover2_167dpi.jpg (http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedloader.html)

Looks great. Fine cover art by Boden, and good to see you and Nik Korpon in the same edition. Wonderful writer.

RichardThomas
06-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Thanks, Craig. YES, dammit, i keep forgetting to give Boden credit for that cover. Boden Steiner. His website(s) are in development.

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Just found out today that Dark Moon Digest is picking up stories of mine for 3 more issues :) Happy day.

Big congratulations, Caren. I can't wait until Stan gets back to me.

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 06:00 PM
How does DMD work? Do on the top 3 stories get paid still? Or does everyone get paid now?

C.W. LaSart
06-14-2011, 06:04 PM
How does DMD work? Do on the top 3 stories get paid still? Or does everyone get paid now?

Depends on the contest-top three in some-flat fee for other submissions, but no one makes much money! My ghost story was for a contest, but he just said it was in the issue, not that it won or anything-sometimes he forgets to include me in the contests LOL-since we have other projects we are working on together. I'm not looking to get rich by selling stories, just get my name out so people will buy my anthology :)

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 06:07 PM
Gratz by the way! Forgot to say that. Ya, that is the same reason I do the online serial novel. I am hoping someone likes it enough to buy my book while they are there. It has panned out a couple of times. Plus, you can always package up a serial novel at the end and sell it as well.

Draven Ames
06-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Gratz by the way! Forgot to say that. Ya, that is the same reason I do the online serial novel. I am hoping someone likes it enough to buy my book while they are there. It has panned out a couple of times. Plus, you can always package up a serial novel at the end and sell it as well.

I read some of your novel, Ozmosis. You do a good job, my friend.

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 06:29 PM
I read some of your novel, Ozmosis. You do a good job, my friend.

Thanks! I appreciate that. Ya, I think you can read the first couple of chapters or the like.

ozmosis7
06-14-2011, 06:43 PM
On the brighter side of things, I have been very hard at work today and am nearing the home stretch of my 1st revision edits of that book. You have to really keep yourself from rushing when you get to the end of these things LOL.

WesleySouthard
06-14-2011, 11:28 PM
Even if you leave it up, I don't think it's considered published. I know us here at CD would never write off a good story just because it's been on a forum or something like that. As far as the stories go, we are going to leave the stories up for about a month or so, so those of you that wish to have feedback from the community can. After about a month though I will pull them off the public forums, and file them away. This way if we do decide to do something with the runners up later on, we have the stories as a reference point to then come back to authors and make an offer on them. No promises, but that's what the general plan is for after the contest is over.

So what happens if, say, we make it to the final round and don't win one of the three spots, but we sell it to some other market or antho afterwards? Should we let you know about it? Would you still keep it on file after that, or would it be discarded? Just curious.

Dan Hocker
06-15-2011, 12:11 AM
So what happens if, say, we make it to the final round and don't win one of the three spots, but we sell it to some other market or antho afterwards? Should we let you know about it? Would you still keep it on file after that, or would it be discarded? Just curious.

We would probably still keep it on file. Depending on your contract with who you sell it to, you may be able to sell it again. Authors sell "re-prints" all the time. Obviously if you wanted us to discard it, we would be more than happy to.

jmcraven
06-15-2011, 01:30 AM
Just found out today that Dark Moon Digest is picking up stories of mine for 3 more issues :) Happy day.

That's great- Congrats!

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 04:34 AM
That's great- Congrats!

Thanks!

Craig Wallwork
06-15-2011, 05:11 AM
Yeah, well done CW.

spernst
06-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Dan or someone is going bust me for this, but it IS self promoting lol...I've got some low priced Stephen King stuff up for grabs on ebay right now, check it out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603938542&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603927982&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603931094&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

peteOcha
06-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Dan or someone is going bust me for this, but it IS self promoting lol...I've got some low priced Stephen King stuff up for grabs on ebay right now, check it out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603938542&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603927982&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603931094&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Not self-promotion of your work though. I think this one would fit better in the Book Market sub-forum.

ozmosis7
06-15-2011, 12:23 PM
Love those framed prints.

Dan Hocker
06-15-2011, 12:38 PM
Dan or someone is going bust me for this, but it IS self promoting lol...I've got some low priced Stephen King stuff up for grabs on ebay right now, check it out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603938542&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603927982&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160603931094&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

I'll bust ya for it. Kinda the wrong section of the forums for that.

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 04:15 PM
http://www.cwlasart.com/wp-content/uploads/Final-Cover.jpg
This is my final cover-lets see if it works!

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 04:16 PM
Holy Cats! Sorry so big!

ozmosis7
06-15-2011, 04:17 PM
It's awesome looking!

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 04:24 PM
It's awesome looking!

Thanks! Didn't mean for it to be so huge!

Nik Houser
06-15-2011, 04:58 PM
That. Is. Rad.

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 05:02 PM
That. Is. Rad.

Thak you Sir!

Randy D. Rubin
06-15-2011, 05:05 PM
OOh, C. W., I want a copy of this, real bad! Awesome cover, M'lady!

Nik Houser
06-15-2011, 05:09 PM
By the way, it's not horror, but I've got a web comic at

www.gentlemancaveman.com

It's a comedic (at times raunchy) look at young relationships. Sometimes it's not work-safe, but this week's comic is.

The two comics I think you guys would like the most are actually non-relationship-based, and are located here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/SNUFF_FILM.html) and here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/DINOSAUR_PICK-UP.html).

If you check it out, I'd love to know what you think! And thanks!

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 05:12 PM
OOh, C. W., I want a copy of this, real bad! Awesome cover, M'lady!

Thanks Randy! It should be out in October! Look me up on FB or Twitter and you will know the second it is available ;)

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 05:23 PM
By the way, it's not horror, but I've got a web comic at

www.gentlemancaveman.com

It's a comedic (at times raunchy) look at young relationships. Sometimes it's not work-safe, but this week's comic is.

The two comics I think you guys would like the most are actually non-relationship-based, and are located here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/SNUFF_FILM.html) and here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/DINOSAUR_PICK-UP.html).

If you check it out, I'd love to know what you think! And thanks!LOVE EM! Very Funny!

Randy D. Rubin
06-15-2011, 05:46 PM
I'll do that, Cee Dub. But I want mine signed, now that we're forum buddies!LOL

jmcraven
06-15-2011, 05:46 PM
Those are great Nik! I'll have to check out more tonight whein get home.

Nik Houser
06-15-2011, 06:44 PM
Thanks for scoping them out guys! Thrilled that you like them.

Ben Staad
06-15-2011, 06:46 PM
By the way, it's not horror, but I've got a web comic at

www.gentlemancaveman.com

It's a comedic (at times raunchy) look at young relationships. Sometimes it's not work-safe, but this week's comic is.

The two comics I think you guys would like the most are actually non-relationship-based, and are located here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/SNUFF_FILM.html) and here (http://www.gentlemancaveman.com/DINOSAUR_PICK-UP.html).

If you check it out, I'd love to know what you think! And thanks!

Very funny. I just bookmarked your site.

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 06:59 PM
I'll do that, Cee Dub. But I want mine signed, now that we're forum buddies!LOL

Absolutely! We will figure something out when the time comes :)

mlouisdixon
06-15-2011, 09:08 PM
Edited to point out that I'm way far behind in this thread to be of any assistance. Doh! Looks like you already figured it out.

And I still can't seem to figure out how to post pics of Dark Moon Digest!

If the picture is already on the web, right click on it and select "Properties"
Copy the Address: URL and use that.
Here you will click on the Insert Image icon and use the URL you copied.

Like so:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71s-B3IGPTL.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/7143FUeeGcL.jpg

:cool:
Cool looking covers!

MLD

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 09:51 PM
Thanks! Now I know! BTW-he listed stories instead of authors on that first cover-mine is Jack and Jill :)

C.W. LaSart
06-15-2011, 09:52 PM
And the cover on issue 4 was done by the same artist as my book cover! Such a talented guy!

ozmosis7
06-15-2011, 11:03 PM
Phew! Just finished my 1st round of edits on my sequel books. They are off to the editor and then I start all over again. Nice break in between though in which I nee to work on new cover artwork.

mlouisdixon
06-15-2011, 11:19 PM
Here are my published works:


A Cure for Baldness
in
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FYNEE82YL._SS500_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Rising-2005-M-Sims/dp/1894815408)

Las Brujas del Rio Verde
in
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DGGRABAVL._SS500_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Library-Vol-1/dp/097782621X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308179524&sr=1-1)

H19N1
in
http://www.cuttingblock.net/images/HL2.jpg
(http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Library-2-Various/dp/0977826228/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308179670&sr=1-4#_)

Anton : )
in
Borderlands 6 (which has not yet been published)
(http://www.borderlandspress.com/)

MLD

RichardThomas
06-16-2011, 12:38 AM
some awesome credits there, dixon

ozmosis7
06-16-2011, 12:44 AM
That second cover is amazing.

Draven Ames
06-16-2011, 04:02 AM
I just got word from the HWA. I'm finally in!

RichardThomas
06-16-2011, 04:26 AM
I just got word from the HWA. I'm finally in!

sweet, congrats, i'll see you over there!

C.W. LaSart
06-16-2011, 04:26 AM
I just got word from the HWA. I'm finally in!

Congrats! That's so cool Draven! I'm hoping to do the same as soon as the book is out and I hopefully make a few bucks!

Nik Houser
06-16-2011, 04:38 AM
very funny. I just bookmarked your site.

awesome!!!

Draven Ames
06-16-2011, 06:13 PM
In the interest of self-promoting, I recently wrote a vampire novella that I posted onto my blog in 15 separate parts. Everything Burns is a novella Kevin McClintock and I were originally going to write together, but things got pretty hectic for him. I decided against publishing this story, as I have had no new writing to put on my blog and show people (everything is in submissions or published).

If you are looking for a good, fast paced read, check out Everything Burns.

http://dravenames.blogspot.com/2011/06/everything-burns-part-1.html

Craig Wallwork
06-16-2011, 07:44 PM
Will do, Draven.

Nik Houser
06-16-2011, 07:54 PM
Congrats, Draven! Well-earned!

Draven Ames
06-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Will do, Draven.

Thank you so much, man. I really appreciate the read.

ozmosis7
06-17-2011, 02:18 PM
Reworking the cover for my original book, as well as the cover for the upcoming sequel. I'm not on the level of some of the other artists you see here, but hopefully they are entertaining enough. Here is where I am at so far.

http://www.kennethwcain.com/temp/TT.jpg

http://www.kennethwcain.com/temp/GR.jpg

peteOcha
06-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Reworking the cover for my original book, as well as the cover for the upcoming sequel. I'm not on the level of some of the other artists you see here, but hopefully they are entertaining enough. Here is where I am at so far.

http://www.kennethwcain.com/temp/TT.jpg

http://www.kennethwcain.com/temp/GR.jpg

Good stuff! I really like the one for Grave Revelations.

ozmosis7
06-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Thanks Pete. Still far from done yet, but I am going for 2 different styles for a reason, but trying to keep them similar enough people know they go together. I know some people are probably asking, "What's with the giant heart?" It's key to the story--and I don't want to give anything away in case anyone decides to read it--but things aren't always as they appear. I guess there is a spoiler there on one of my reviews about that. I still want to add some detail to the creature on the cover of TT, hoping for kind of a pulpy feel. I can't wait for this to be done, so anxious to see the final product.

Craig Wallwork
06-17-2011, 06:48 PM
http://dravenames.blogspot.com/2011/06/everything-burns-part-1.html

Enjoyed that, Draven. Good enough start to make you want to know who, or what, the man is that's about to tell the story to the captain. Very cool. Will try and keep up with the rest of the novella.

And ken, are you self-publishing these books, hence the self-illustration too? Must feel good knowing you've got complete control over the project, sort of how George Lucas tackled Episode 1 of SW... let's hope they don't end up like that though ;) Good work.

ozmosis7
06-17-2011, 11:02 PM
And ken, are you self-publishing these books, hence the self-illustration too?

Nope. They are published through a newer small publisher named Post Mortem Press. He is a decent guy. I already had done up some art long ago for these when I conceived them both, and so he let me use that instead of stock photos. I'd prefer my own handiwork over that. I have no price control or anything of that sort, but this go around (for the sequel release) he hired an editor for me as a gift for the logo design I did for him, and is letting me do the artwork.

ozmosis7
06-17-2011, 11:20 PM
Although, if I can score the cash I might hire one of these really nice artist to do up something special for me. I will have to see though.

Craig Wallwork
06-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Nope. They are published through a newer small publisher named Post Mortem Press. He is a decent guy. I already had done up some art long ago for these when I conceived them both, and so he let me use that instead of stock photos. I'd prefer my own handiwork over that. I have no price control or anything of that sort, but this go around (for the sequel release) he hired an editor for me as a gift for the logo design I did for him, and is letting me do the artwork.

Very cool. Hope the promotion goes well.

ozmosis7
06-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Very cool. Hope it the promotion goes well.

Thanks. I am pretty psyched, because I have secured a professional artist just late last night to do the front covers. This guy does some incredible work and is offering me a very low price.

Craig Wallwork
06-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Does this mean your covers will be nixed for the artist's?

ozmosis7
06-18-2011, 05:21 PM
Does this mean your covers will be nixed for the artist's?

Yes. I'll likely use my stuff for the back, and his work for the front.

Craig Wallwork
06-18-2011, 05:23 PM
Well, post the pics when they're done. A sneek peek, if you will.

ozmosis7
06-18-2011, 05:27 PM
Well, post the pics when they're done. A sneek peek, if you will.

Will do. Should be a good long while before they are done.

peteOcha
06-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks. I am pretty psyched, because I have secured a professional artist just late last night to do the front covers. This guy does some incredible work and is offering me a very low price.

Great to hear! Although your stuff was good its really cool to say "i got a professional artist to do my covers".:)

Iv'e set a new goal for myself: post in this thread before the end of the year (of course, other than the posts in which I am congratulating the rest of you on your exceptional work:))

Draven Ames
06-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Thought I would share the link to my first professional review. I had my unpublished book, Bullets 'Til Midnight, reviewed by Horrornews.Net. They give bad reviews enough to have had nervous over the last few weeks. Check it out. They even mention the contest at Cemetery Dance.

http://bit.ly/jHnxDa

RichardThomas
06-19-2011, 10:33 PM
awesome

C.W. LaSart
06-19-2011, 11:49 PM
Awesome review!

jmcraven
06-19-2011, 11:54 PM
"Judging from this first offering, he should be getting significant buzz in the near future."

Excellent, man! Congrats- I am really happy for you.

RichardThomas
06-20-2011, 12:00 AM
Just had a story go live at Stepaway Magazine (http://stepawaymagazine.com/). Story is called "Daybreak (http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/624)". Kind words from the editor:

"We begin with a story by Richard Thomas, a critically acclaimed writer whose work has been anthologized alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub. Thomas’s story, “Daybreak” is set in Wicker Park, Chicago in the depths of winter. Thomas skillfully disturbs our perceptions of the walk, transforming it into a devastating act of catharsis, a manner of slipping from the emotional trappings of the urban carapace. "

Draven Ames
06-20-2011, 12:01 AM
Just had a story go live at Stepaway Magazine (http://stepawaymagazine.com/). Story is called "Daybreak (http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/624)". Kind words from the editor:

"We begin with a story by Richard Thomas, a critically acclaimed writer whose work has been anthologized alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub. Thomas’s story, “Daybreak” is set in Wicker Park, Chicago in the depths of winter. Thomas skillfully disturbs our perceptions of the walk, transforming it into a devastating act of catharsis, a manner of slipping from the emotional trappings of the urban carapace. "

Now that is an amazing review. Sounds like a great story.

Randy D. Rubin
06-20-2011, 12:41 AM
Well done, Richard. Congratulations on this fantastic review.

C.W. LaSart
06-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Just had a story go live at Stepaway Magazine (http://stepawaymagazine.com/). Story is called "Daybreak (http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/624)". Kind words from the editor:

"We begin with a story by Richard Thomas, a critically acclaimed writer whose work has been anthologized alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub. Thomas’s story, “Daybreak” is set in Wicker Park, Chicago in the depths of winter. Thomas skillfully disturbs our perceptions of the walk, transforming it into a devastating act of catharsis, a manner of slipping from the emotional trappings of the urban carapace. "Impressive Richard!

Randy D. Rubin
06-20-2011, 01:21 AM
Hey, That's wonderful Richard. Congrats.

RichardThomas
06-20-2011, 01:29 AM
Thanks, guys. I don't usually get that kind of adoration. Usually it's a form rejection, or a fairly form acceptance, so I was happy to read this in the introduction to the issue. Also, what's nice is that they approached me to contribute—total strangers. I'm starting to get more of that kind of thing, requests for submissions for websites and journals, to be in anthologies, etc. Which is pretty cool after spending the last four years in relative anonymity screaming into the void.

ozmosis7
06-20-2011, 02:15 AM
Great to hear! Although your stuff was good its really cool to say "i got a professional artist to do my covers".:)

Iv'e set a new goal for myself: post in this thread before the end of the year (of course, other than the posts in which I am congratulating the rest of you on your exceptional work:))

Thanks again! I appreciate the kind words. After 41 years--35 of them spent as a catcher in baseball (and no, I'm not famous. I'm just sore as hell)--I've learned a lot. While my tired old arms might have the patience to dabble, or pull of something photographic or surrealistic, it's a rare thing for for someone to ask me to draw an elephant eating a rabbit and pull it off. The same goes for most of life. I realize I am not the best writer, but I enjoy telling stories--and I think I pull that off to some degree. But, at some point you have to call them like you see them. And, a professional artist will hopefully take these little tales of mine to the next level. I do have something I'm working on for you all though. I don't have much control over pricing, but I'll try to come up with something for the people here at CD if you want to read my little tale.

Gratz on the awesome review Draven. Well deserved.

Same to you Richard! A great sale indeed.

I have an interview I did with another author/editor coming out tomorrow I believe. The following day will have showcase the next chapter in my online serial novel. I've finally conceived my ending, so read up. I was originally projecting over 60k on this, but depending on how my characters want to change things, it might end closer to novella size. W'll let them decide though eh? Hopefully have something else for you all soon.

ozmosis7
06-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Kind of a self-promotion I guess, in a way> if you were in either of these anthologies you might want to stop by...

Fearology & Malicious Deviance artwork up for bid:

Okay people. I hope you will open your wallets to bid for kids. 100% of the proceeds goes to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (my charity of choice). Please see more details in the listing. If all goes well, you will see more listing with partial proceeds coming.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290580181824#ht_500wt_1156

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290580183240&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

RichardThomas
06-22-2011, 01:25 AM
My story "Descent" just went live at a new edgy lit site called We Are Vestpertine

http://wearevespertine.com/2011/06/21/descent-by-richard-thomas/#more-985

ozmosis7
06-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Gratz, Richard!

ozmosis7
06-22-2011, 01:56 AM
Nice! Who is that spooky looking DJ guy pictured there? :P

RichardThomas
06-22-2011, 03:21 AM
ha...thanks guys, i know, big stupid picture of me

jmcraven
06-22-2011, 03:34 AM
My story "Descent" just went live at a new edgy lit site called We Are Vestpertine

http://wearevespertine.com/2011/06/21/descent-by-richard-thomas/#more-985

Cool, man- I enjoyed the piece. Thanks for sharing!

ozmosis7
06-22-2011, 03:41 AM
ha...thanks guys, i know, big stupid picture of me

Wish I had such a good picture. My press photo looks like I'm in the paper for killing someone's hamster.

RichardThomas
06-22-2011, 05:02 AM
@jmcraven - thanks, i really appreciate that; @ozmosis7 - i had a friend of mine, a professional photographer take me out in Chicago all over Wicker Park and surrounding areas - took several hundred photos to get one shot that i was happy with, you'd be surprised how many things can go wrong - thanks

Nik Houser
06-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Hey guys, my new web comic episode is up this week at www.gentlemancaveman.com

The pictures are work-safe, but the dialogue isn't, FYI.

And congrats on the publication, Richard! You've been published so widely, I've got a feeling this is might become the Richard Thomas acceptance thread! :)

Craig Wallwork
06-23-2011, 02:33 PM
Hey guys, my new web comic episode is up this week at www.gentlemancaveman.com :)

HA! Though, I would have thought the question posed would be easy to answer. :D

Nik Houser
06-23-2011, 05:44 PM
HA! Though, I would have thought the question posed would be easy to answer. :D

Haha, thanks for checking it out, Craig.

ozmosis7
06-28-2011, 03:30 PM
I have some extra copies of my book that I wanted to make a special offer to my new friends here at the CD forums. Because I have limited copies, please don't pass this offer around. It is only intended for users of this forum, and will be on a first come basis.

Anyway, I have no control over the cost at Amazon, so I wanted to offer a good discount here. While I can't say you will walk away from this story claiming I am the best writer EVER, nearly everyone that has read it so far has enjoyed the tale. It does have some grammatical issues (my style has changed significantly since writing this) that are currently being retooled for the next release (coming out with the sequel, hopefully by the end of the year).

So if you are interested in picking up a copy for $12 (with free shipping in the US, so that's a good $6 or so off and just about at my cost. Sorry International friends, but I think it would be cheaper for you to order from the UK store if you wanted a copy).

Anyway, don't feel obligated in any sense, but if you are curious about the tale, email me at ken@kennethwcain.com and I'll shoot you a paypal when I get back from vacation next week. I'm off to Baltimore. I hope the rain doesn't ruin the baseball game tonight.

RichardThomas
06-29-2011, 01:02 PM
My story "Say Yes to Pleasure" is in the Warmed and Bound (http://warmedandbound.com/) anthology. Craig Wallwork is in here too (fellow CD forum mate). Also, some big names in dark fiction: Brian Evenson, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Clevenger, Matt Bell, Craig Davidson, Paul Tremblay, Blake Butler, Kyle minor and many more. Here's the art. Out July 22. Foreword by Steve Erickson.

http://warmedandbound.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/warmedandboundwebfront400.png?w=400&h=628

http://warmedandbound.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/warmedandboundwebback400.png

C.W. LaSart
06-29-2011, 03:09 PM
That looks very cool Richard! Congrats!

RichardThomas
06-29-2011, 06:26 PM
thanks, CWL - if you all don't know the big names (the guys on the cover) you should for sure get to know them, i love ALL of their work - a range from horror to neo-noir to dark lit and everything in between - SGJ has been in CD several times, multi-stoker nominations - and the guys that DIDN'T make the cover are really good too, well worth picking up, this book, especially if you're looking to write dark fiction that isn't just "horror" but crosses over into other genres

Craig Wallwork
06-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Yeah, looking forward to this anthology. Erickson doing the foreword is a big thing, and the fact we have a story by Craig Clevenger in there, just makes this anthology really special. Apart from the big names, there are some wonderful lesser known writers who are making a name for themselves, too. Kyle minor is one of my personal favourites, Nik Korpon, Libero, Rathke, Godwin and of course, Thomas are great too.

ozmosis7
07-05-2011, 10:55 PM
It's not finished yet, but if you are up for some serial goodness, my online story is up to chapter 21 (with 4 locked and loaded, ready to go). It's at 22k words with those 4 chapters with a lot of story left to go. Here is the link to the beginning...

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/the-dead-civil-war-chapter-1-5/

peteOcha
07-06-2011, 07:42 AM
It's not finished yet, but if you are up for some serial goodness, my online story is up to chapter 21 (with 4 locked and loaded, ready to go). It's at 22k words with those 4 chapters with a lot of story left to go. Here is the link to the beginning...

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/the-dead-civil-war-chapter-1-5/

Cool, I'll be sure to check it out!

ozmosis7
07-07-2011, 12:13 AM
Thanks. Appreciate the read!

Nik Houser
07-07-2011, 04:07 AM
Shit man, well done. That looks bad-ass.

RichardThomas
07-21-2011, 03:29 PM
I'm in another anthology, this one called Noir at the Bar, from the folks down in St. Louis who run that reading series. I read there earlier this year. It is to benefit Subterranean Books (http://store.subbooks.com/), who is struggling. Should be out soon, and you can ONLY buy it from Subterranean Books.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aqwXD1STQ28/TiXmtJOjD4I/AAAAAAAAAso/i8YeLT0jsF4/s1600/cover.jpg

Foreword, Jed & Scott
Gunpowder & Aluminum Foil, Matthew McBride
One Fine Bird, Cameron Ashley
The Girl Who Kissed Barnaby Jones, Scott Phillips
Thin Mints, Daniel O’Shea
Doe Run Road, Dennis Tafoya
They Take You, Kyle Minor
Deviances, Frank Bill
Pig Helmet & The Wall of Life, Pinckney Benedict
An Orphan’s Tale, Jonathan Woods
Ballad of Larry Plank, Derek Nikita
Five Revelations Concerning Jenny L. as Told to Maura C. by a Compassionate Angel, Laura Benedict
Care of the Circumcised Penis, Sean Doolittle
The Morning After, Jedidiah Ayres
Underground Wonder Bound, Richard Thomas
Outside Lou’s, David Cirillo, Illustrations by Matt Kindt
Everyone Grieves in a Unique Way, Anthony Neil Smith
Big Artie, Malachi Stone
Vampires are Pussies, Chris La Tray
Afterword, Rod Wiethop

RichardThomas
07-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Oh, also - over at Booked Podcast (http://www.bookedpodcast.com/), they're doing a series of interviews with authors from the Warmed and Bound anthology. The book is out TOMORROW and I think it's going to be really great. My podcast went up today (http://www.bookedpodcast.com/2011/07/21/episode-23-richard-thomas-warmed-and-bound-session/).

http://warmedandbound.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/warmedandboundwebfront400.png?w=400&h=628&h=628

TOC:

Death Juggler by Axel Taiari
Click-Clack by Caleb J Ross
The World Was Clocks by Amanda Gowin
Mantodea by Matt Bell
All the Acid in the World by Gavin Pate
Crazy Love by Cameron Pierce
Chance the Dick by Paul G Tremblay
Soccer Moms and Pro Wrestler Dads by Bradley Sands
Take Arms Against a Sea by Mark Jaskowski
This Will All End Well by Nik Korpon
Midnight Souls by Christopher J Dwyer
The Tree of Life by Edward J Rathke
The Killer by Brian Evenson
Headshot by Gordon Highland
Inside Out by Sean Ferguson
Laws of Virulence by Jeremy Robert Johnson
Bruised Flesh by Craig Wallwork
Bad, Bad, Bad Bad Men by Craig Davidson
Three Theories on the Murder of John Wily by J David Osborne
The Road Lester Took by Stephen Graham Jones
My German Daughter by Nic Young
What Was There Inside the Child by Blake Butler
Seed by Gayle Towell
They Take You by Kyle Minor
The Redemption of Garvey Flint by Vincent Louis Carrella
Blood Atonement by DeLeon DeMicoli
The Liberation of Edward Kellor by Anthony David Jacques
Act of Contrition by Craig Clevenger
Say Yes to Pleasure by Richard Thomas
The Weight of Consciousness by Tim Beverstock
If You Love Me by Doc O’Donnell
Touch by Pela Via
Love by JR Harlan
Practice by Bob Pastorella
Fading Glory by Brandon Tietz
Little Deaths by Gary Paul Libero
We Sing the Bawdy Electric by Rob Parker
In Exile by Chris Deal

Randy D. Rubin
07-22-2011, 11:32 AM
These look amazing, can't wait to read them Richard and Craig. You should be proud, young warriors! Well Done.

ozmosis7
07-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Yes, it does.

RichardThomas
07-22-2011, 03:55 PM
WARMED AND BOUND is out, and for a limited time it is ON SALE AT BARNES AND NOBLE. 38% off, only $9.74 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Warmed-and-Bound/Pela-Via/e/9781613641620?r=1&cm_mmc=Google%20Product%20Search-_-Q000000630-_-Warmed%20and%20Bound%3A%20A%20Velvet%20Anthology-_-9781613641620). Our current sales rank is 86 at B&N. Go pick up a copy. Hell, pick up three. Lots of emerging authors in here. I have a story called "Say Yes to Pleasure" and I think a lot of you know Paul Tremblay, and maybe Stephen Graham Jones (several stories in Cemetery Dance).

Randy D. Rubin
07-22-2011, 05:43 PM
I'm on it! I can drop a sawbuck for it, my brother!

RichardThomas
07-22-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm on it! I can drop a sawbuck for it, my brother!

Thanks, Randy! We're currently the #34 ranked book at B&N. SWEET!

ashkent7
07-24-2011, 08:13 PM
Well last week I finished the first draft of Grim Reaping, which I started working on about 2 years ago. It is a comedy horror which at times gets a little far-fetched. As I worked on the first draft, I posted it on TomeCity.com, and the full story is still there with all its errors and continuity flaws. Once the revisions have been done I'll concentrate on the publishing side of things.

In the meantime, I'm now starting work on another idea that has been with me for a while that i found hard to categorise in one genre. Nights of The Fictional Dead is a dark real world fantasy detective thriller with humours and horrific overtones. Again I'm posting that as I go on Tome City.

I always have other bits hanging around on my board that I pick up from time to time, like my 120 Pieces of A Nightmare series of flash fictions, the various pieces that make up a long work called The Syndicate among others.

More than enough to be getting on with I think.

RichardThomas
07-27-2011, 12:42 PM
http://images.betterworldbooks.com/193/9781936070978.jpg

My review of Cape Cod Noir is now up live at The Cult. Great collection. Loved the story by Paul Tremblay. This is a fantastic series too if you've never seen it.

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/reviews/cape-cod-noir

Craig Wallwork
07-27-2011, 04:28 PM
Sandra Ruttan talks about her new novel, HARVEST OF RUINS, over at my blog: http://craigwallwork.blogspot.com/ Dip into your subconscious!

Sandra is the bestselling author of SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, The Nolan, Hart & Tain series (amongst others), and editor of Spinetingler Magazine and Snubnose Press, Sandra Ruttan will be blogging here in the next few days to help promote her new novel HARVEST OF RUINS.

Having short stories published by the likes of the very cool, Crime Factory, Pulp Pusher, Mouth Full of Bullets (which is one of the best titles for a magazine ever), and Crimespree Magazine, as well as interviewing acclaimed authors such as, Ray Banks, Tess Gerritsen, Mark Billingham and Kevin Wignall, Sandra Ruttan knows her stuff.

She's also just edited (with Brian Lindenmuth) Speedloader, a collection of short stories that include a few of my writer friends including, Nik Korpon, Richard Thomas and artwork by the amazing Boden Stiener. This woman is busy, so I'm flattered and excited that she's chosen my blog to help promote her new novel.

ozmosis7
07-30-2011, 06:43 PM
Posted an interview with Bruce Boston, and a review of his book The Guardener's Tale, all on my website. Come check it out.

RichardThomas
08-05-2011, 01:40 AM
The Noir at the Bar anthology to benefit Subterranean Books is now out. $12. Only at SB (http://store.subbooks.com/product/noir-bar). Such a great list of authors, honored to be in here. I read with these guys last October and it was a great time.

http://store.subbooks.com/files/subterranean/natba.jpg (http://store.subbooks.com/product/noir-bar)

TOC:

Foreword, Jed & Scott
Gunpowder & Aluminum Foil, Matthew McBride
One Fine Bird, Cameron Ashley
The Girl Who Kissed Barnaby Jones, Scott Phillips
Thin Mints, Daniel O’Shea
Doe Run Road, Dennis Tafoya
They Take You, Kyle Minor
Deviances, Frank Bill
Pig Helmet & The Wall of Life, Pinckney Benedict
An Orphan’s Tale, Jonathan Woods
Ballad of Larry Plank, Derek Nikita
Five Revelations Concerning Jenny L. as Told to Maura C. by a Compassionate Angel, Laura Benedict
Care of the Circumcised Penis, Sean Doolittle
The Morning After, Jedidiah Ayres
Underground Wonder Bound, Richard Thomas
Outside Lou’s, David Cirillo, Illustrations by Matt Kindt
Everyone Grieves in a Unique Way, Anthony Neil Smith
Big Artie, Malachi Stone
Vampires are Pussies, Chris La Tray
Afterword, Rod Wiethop

Nik Houser
08-07-2011, 08:31 PM
That looks great! The artist Matt Kindt wrote a deeply affecting story of a modern giant called "Three Story." Worth your time, as is this anthology by the look of it. Well done, Richard!

RichardThomas
08-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Thanks, Nik. It's been the year of the anthology for me. First Shivers VI came out, then the Warmed and Bound hit the streets and tore up B&N, then I read at the Noir at the Bar series in my hometown of St. Louis and met a ton of great guys, which lead to this collection, and I still have the LA in 1000 Words book coming out from Thunderdome soon. Very exciting. I mean, it's not the Best Horror of the Year and I have yet to get with Ellen Datlow, but it's been very cool to be a part of these books. Keeping my fingers crossed for the Borderlands submission and "Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears."

RichardThomas
08-08-2011, 03:19 PM
http://www.metazen.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/alright.jpg

My story "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave" is now LIVE at Metazen (http://www.metazen.ca/?p=7486). I really like what these guys are doing. They publish one new story a day, and today, Monday, August 8th, I'm up. Great group of writers publishing here, honored to be a part of it. This story was a bit different than what I usually do, built on on idea, one phrase that starts off "Because..." which in my head, was the voice of the protagonist answering the accusations towards him: "Why do you stay with her?" or "Why don't you leave?" or "Why is she so screwed up?" or "Why do you still help her?"

TerryE
08-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Good job there, Richard. I loved the line "It was a fake voodoo, but it was all that I had."

ozmosis7
08-11-2011, 02:48 AM
http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/first-cover-test.jpg

Post Mortem Press is offering free shipping in the US for pre-orders on Dead Souls, containing my story, "Old Zombie, New Tricks."

http://www.postmortem-press.com/dead-souls.php

RichardThomas
08-11-2011, 02:07 PM
Good job there, Richard. I loved the line "It was a fake voodoo, but it was all that I had."

Thanks, Terry!

ozmosis7
08-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Sorry for the double image. Something goofy I couldn't figure out how to fix.

And, gratz Richard. I missed seeing this one the first time through. It's likely due to the crappy internet connection down here at the beach in Dewey. Must be some pact to make sure you can't connect for longer than a few minutes.

Craig Wallwork
08-13-2011, 06:44 PM
Very cool, Ken and Richard.

Pimping as usual....

I was asked by Caleb J Ross a while back if I’d be interested in writing something for uber cool magazine, Cannoli Pie. As part of his epic Blog Tour promoting his new novel, Stranger Will, Caleb was given the opportunity to be guest editor for the August edition of the magazine. He solicited a few writers he likes, those being:

• Richard Thomas, author of Transubstantiate

• Nik Korpon, author of Stay God

• Brandon Tietz, author of Out of Touch

• Pablo D’Stair, author of Kaspar Traulhaine, approximate, as well editor in chief of Brown Paper Publishing

And of course, me.

I gave up Paradise Lost, a story that is centred around the idea of the Devil inviting God to Christmas dinner, and has been described by Caleb as, “…a universal allegory that blurs the line between faith and fact.”

The idea of humanising deities, that maybe they have a job, and that job is domestic or humdrum, seems absurd enough to appeal to my sense of humour. Yes, the concept of someone, or something, greater that any mortal is reduced to the simplest chore or mundane task also provides me with a sense of empathy too.

Paradise Lost sees the Devil made human and running a set of small holiday rental lodges. It also explores some deeper issues that affects mankind on a whole.

http://cannolipie.com/CannoliPieHome.html

ozmosis7
08-13-2011, 06:55 PM
Very cool! Gratz!

RichardThomas
08-17-2011, 02:02 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cnGLEf6Kcss/TjnNAR_khuI/AAAAAAAADTM/SniibZX1cnQ/s1600/The+Devil+All+The+TIme.jpg

My review of Donald Ray Pollock's THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME is now live at The Nervous Breakdown (http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rthomas/2011/08/devil_pollock/). Dark book, wild ride, lush and depressing and raw. Loved it.

ozmosis7
08-19-2011, 02:39 PM
Here is the artwork by the great Philip R. Rogers!!! Coming soon from Post Mortem Press...

http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/thesetrespasses3dcover.jpg

http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/graverevelations3dcover.jpg

peteOcha
08-19-2011, 08:04 PM
Looks great! Is he doing any interior artwork as well?

TerryE
08-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Very cool.

Ben Staad
08-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Great artwork Kenneth.

Dan Hocker
08-19-2011, 08:37 PM
Great work everyone!

ozmosis7
08-19-2011, 08:41 PM
Thanks all! I've been very busy with these two. Still a bit to do before they are released, but I can see the finish line.

Ben Staad
08-19-2011, 10:16 PM
The artwork is great. In book two below the "W" in your name it almost looks like the veins spell Mom. I'm not sure why I like that but I do.

ozmosis7
08-19-2011, 10:31 PM
The artwork is great. In book two below the "W" in your name it almost looks like the veins spell Mom. I'm not sure why I like that but I do.

Thanks! Philip did an amazing job bringing some of my story to life for me. I agree. There is something about that vein. There were pieces of other versions I SO wanted to use, but couldn't. He is still working up a B/W for me, for a special project involving the 2 books. I am sure it will be just as spectacular.

Randy D. Rubin
08-21-2011, 09:38 AM
Way Cool Ozmo! Congrats Man. By the way, everyone, I 'm back. I've been in a writing fugue for over a week. Just finished a quirky, dark story.

Steve Vernon
08-22-2011, 04:28 PM
I've got a horror-historical novel that I'd call basically a slowly-tightening noose of cannibalism, devil worship, sexual deviance, guilt, doubt and a tree from hell that I call DEVIL TREE.

http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/stevevernon/graphics/devil_tree_1.jpg

For ordering info:
http://store.crossroadpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_28&products_id=229

ozmosis7
08-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Thanks Randy, and grate! And grate to Steve, as well. Looks great.

RichardThomas
08-25-2011, 05:13 PM
345

The Kindle eBook for the Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology is now OUT! With tons of extras.

http://www.amazon.com/Warmed-Bound-Velvet-Anthology-ebook/dp/B005J3UAK8

Other versions coming soon.

frazerlee
08-29-2011, 03:46 PM
Hello, signed up here now the Keenedom has closed, these boards look good & busy!

In the spirit of shameless self-promotion, i'd like to introduce you to my horror novel 'The Lamplighters' published in ebook Nov 2011 & paperback Feb 2012.

The obligatory Fassbock Page is here https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lamplighters-by-Frazer-Lee/248253325202431 ~ i'll be posting a sample chapter & more there ahead of the release. Be great if you'd drop by and maybe give it a 'like'.

I'm also a screenwriter and my first feature film, UK indie horror/thriller 'Panic Button' just premiered at London FrightFest. The UK DVD/Blu-ray release is set for Nov 7th thru Showbox Media (Shameless Screen Entertainment/Cine-Asia). Please swing by my blog for more details! http://frazerlee.blogspot.com/

RichardThomas
08-29-2011, 08:44 PM
Thrilled to say that my story "Kiss Off" (loosely based on the Violent Femmes song of the same name) was just accepted by Emprise Review (http://emprisereview.com/)! Story live in September.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gproa6vzgws

C.W. LaSart
08-31-2011, 03:12 PM
The Special Zombie issue of Dark Moon Digest is now available! Check out my story All The Rage! http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983433534/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dmdblog-20 I think some of you would enjoy this. Also available on Barnes and Noble!

C.W. LaSart
08-31-2011, 03:13 PM
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Craig Wallwork
08-31-2011, 06:55 PM
We like zombies. Well done, C.W. :)

C.W. LaSart
08-31-2011, 09:37 PM
We like zombies. Well done, C.W. :)

Gracias! There will be Ghosts and Vampires special issues in October and November-I have stories in both of those as well :)

Randy D. Rubin
09-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Way to go , Cee Dub. Congrats. I still can't get my foot in the door, but I'm trying...

ozmosis7
09-01-2011, 11:30 AM
You will. Just takes time and patience. And then more of each.

C.W. LaSart
09-01-2011, 01:33 PM
You will. Just takes time and patience. And then more of each. What Oz said!

Craig Wallwork
09-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Gracias! There will be Ghosts and Vampires special issues in October and November-I have stories in both of those as well :)

Now you're just bragging, lady. :)

C.W. LaSart
09-02-2011, 09:30 PM
Now you're just bragging, lady. :)
Eh, maybe :)

RichardThomas
09-15-2011, 09:30 PM
http://whatdoesnotkillme.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/crimesinsouthernindiana.jpg?w=217&h=320

My review of Crimes in Southern Indiana is now live, up at The Nervous Breakdown (http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rthomas/2011/09/cisi_bil). Visceral southern gothic shorts. Good stuff.

ozmosis7
09-16-2011, 01:07 AM
The kindle for my 1st book, These Trespasses, has begun to update. The kindle is done baking, but the paperback isn't quite done. Please keep an eye out for this and the 2nd book in the Sage of I, entitled Grave Revelations.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MDLTYC/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_.-PCob0GTFE1E

ozmosis7
09-16-2011, 01:16 AM
Also, just found out I should have copies of this ready for the Baltimore Lit Festival I will be attending on the 24th. If you are around the area, please feel free to stop by and say hello.

spernst
09-16-2011, 11:05 AM
Hello again all! I haven't made my way into the forums almost the entire summer :( glad to see there are so many people still around! I've got a lot of forum back reading to do...

TerryE
09-16-2011, 03:37 PM
Also, just found out I should have copies of this ready for the Baltimore Lit Festival I will be attending on the 24th. If you are around the area, please feel free to stop by and say hello.

That's cool! I hadn't heard of this, and I'm a local. Don't know if I'll be able to make it, but if I can, do you know where you'll be?

ozmosis7
09-16-2011, 04:10 PM
I'm not sure of the exact location, but I will be at the Post Mortem Press booth. I think this stretches a few blocks, but its my first time at this one. Here is a link...

http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

RichardThomas
09-18-2011, 01:44 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iFS9Au97nrM/TinmkJuTIVI/AAAAAAAAA0w/JAQYIKFVM5o/s1600/vfems_front.jpg

My story "Kiss Off" based on the song by the band Violent Femmes is now live at Emprise Review (http://emprisereview.com/emprise-21/kiss-off/), in Issue #21.

RJHubbard53
09-18-2011, 01:52 AM
My story "Kiss Off" based on the song by the band Violent Femmes is now live at Emprise Review (http://emprisereview.com/emprise-21/kiss-off/), in Issue #21.

man, when are they going to tour again?! My wife and I live the Violent Femmes - we saw them twice in columbus,OH and have been waiting for them to come back. We really like Country Death Song...there's a story in that song :)

oh, great story Richard

RichardThomas
09-18-2011, 01:58 AM
would be great to see them, i never have - heard Morrissey is touring too, never saw him either - did see the Cure twice

thanks for the kind words on the story too, it's a little different, but was a lot of fun to write

RJHubbard53
09-18-2011, 02:21 AM
you made me dig up my Violent Femmes MP3s for the evening :)

RichardThomas
09-18-2011, 03:39 AM
ha...i was playing a bunch of songs on YouTube on Friday as I edited this story. still love so much of their music.

ozmosis7
09-21-2011, 04:31 PM
My debut novel is now out with a revised cover and new manuscript. See this page for availability options.
http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/thesetrespasses3dcover.jpg
(http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/these-trespasses/)

The sequel to my 1st novel is now available at Smashwords. It is on sale for a limited time. See this page and keep an eye out as other formats become available.
http://kennethwcain.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/graverevelations3dcover.jpg (http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/grave-revelations/)

TerryE
09-21-2011, 07:48 PM
Hey, Ken, I wasn't able to make it to the Book Festival. How did that go? And congrats on the books.

ozmosis7
09-21-2011, 08:23 PM
Thanks! The book festival is this upcoming weekend. But no worries if you can't make it. Though, if anyone will be in the area on Saturday the 24th between like 1-6pm I'd be happy to meet you. I should be at the Post Mortem Press table most of that time.

Dan Hocker
09-21-2011, 08:26 PM
Thanks! The book festival is this upcoming weekend. But no worries if you can't make it. Though, if anyone will be in the area on Saturday the 24th between like 1-6pm I'd be happy to meet you. I should be at the Post Mortem Press table most of that time.

Such a shame, I am going away this weekend or I would most certainly be there. Oh well, there's always next time.

ozmosis7
09-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Both of my books are now available in digital and PB formats. Check these links for options.

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/these-trespasses/

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/grave-revelations/

ozmosis7
09-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Also, my publisher is offering a deal on both books here...

http://www.postmortem-press.com/graverevelations.php

Craig Wallwork
10-01-2011, 10:19 PM
Some of you may have caught this already, but my strange little tale about fine dining cannibal style called Human Tenderloin is live over at Menacing Hedge: http://www.menacinghedge.com/fall2011/entry-wallwork.php

I do a reading of it too. And there's a Scary Bush entry that I'm really ashamed of, if you can find it.

(the spoken word is me, but with a little effects added to make it sound creepy)

Warning - this story is sick. And not sick in the street lingo sense.

frazerlee
10-03-2011, 02:27 PM
Update:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XNv4tIYGF24/TjkWqBk0wKI/AAAAAAAAAFE/HBgpurbSl5I/s150/LamplightersV5.jpg

'The Lamplighters' e-book (out Nov 1st 2011) is now available for pre-order (http://store.samhainpublishing.com/the-lamplighters-p-6568.html) at the Samhain Horror store.

Special price *of $3.85 during October (30% off the list price of $5.50).

Trade paperback (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1609286707/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=dougbradley-21&camp=1406&creative=6394&linkCode=am1&creativeASIN=1609286707&adid=0ZS6TM8BNKWPTNYBKN7W&) follows (out Feb 7th 2012)

A free preview chapter is online, you can access it by following this link, just scroll down & click the 'Excerpt' tab:
http://store.samhainpublishing.com/the-lamplighters-p-6568.html

Do check out my latest blog post ( http://frazerlee.blogspot.com/ ) for more about the new line which launches tomorrow (Oct 4th) with titles from:
Ramsey Campbell
Brian Moreland
Ron Malfi
Kristopher Rufty
Hunter Shea

Cheers for reading, Frazer

ozmosis7
10-09-2011, 05:14 PM
My short story "Warmth Within Thy Depths" has been included in the Post Mortem Press Best of Anthology Dark Doorways. Check out some of the special surprises included with this one...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615552021/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_UACKob038YK3Y

Ben Staad
10-09-2011, 06:29 PM
My short story "Warmth Within Thy Depths" has been included in the Post Mortem Press Best of Anthology Dark Doorways. Check out some of the special surprises included with this one...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615552021/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_UACKob038YK3Y

HUGE congrats. There are some heavy hitters in this one.

ozmosis7
10-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Thanks!

RichardThomas
10-10-2011, 10:03 PM
http://zouchmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/LitBits-VictorianAd-FB2.jpg

OH yeah, forgot. I placed SIXTH out of 200+ entries in the Zouch micro-fiction contest (http://www.zouchmagazine.com/zouch-magazines-lit-bits-fiction-contest/?wpmp_tp=1). Craig Wallwork came in 8th. Stories will be up at the Zouch website in the near future. Cool contest.

Nik Houser
10-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Richard and Craig, congrats fellas. Top o' the heap! And OZ, well done!

C.W. LaSart
10-12-2011, 01:40 AM
Way to go guys! All of you :)

ozmosis7
10-12-2011, 03:02 PM
Gratz Richard and Craig!

Craig Wallwork
10-12-2011, 05:43 PM
Thanks. Mine is something very silly. Pleased it got so far ahead of the crowd. Still, after the CD contest and now ZOUCH, I'm getting that "always the bridesmaid" kind of feeling :D

RichardThomas
10-12-2011, 07:39 PM
917 (http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/15866-shivers-vi)

I'm giving away a signed copy of SHIVERS VI (http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/15866-shivers-vi). Signed by ME! King & Straub & MORE! Love the people at Cemetery Dance Publications, and The Official Peter Straub Page and Stephen King are two authors that have really influenced my own writing. Spread the word! ENDS 10/26 in time to get this massive collection for Halloween! USA only.

Craig Wallwork
10-16-2011, 12:14 AM
The first (and probably last) review of my short story, Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eaters over at Booked.

http://www.bookedpodcast.com/2011/10/15/episode-47-zombie-extravaganza-spectacular-with-livius-waving-his-arms-in-the-air/

Yankee Clipper
10-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Hi everyone. Just signed up today, and first post. Think I'll contribute a bit more to the discussions on this board before I shamelessly promote myself.

ozmosis7
10-19-2011, 02:34 AM
Welcome!

peteOcha
10-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Welcome! Go NJ!

peteOcha
10-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Congratulations Craig! Interesting title, I'll have to check it out... After I get out of work that is.:)

ozmosis7
10-19-2011, 02:43 PM
And Gratz to Craig!

RichardThomas
10-19-2011, 09:23 PM
http://litreactor.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/header/images/column/headers/storyville%202.jpg (http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-finding-your-voice)

My first installation of Storyville, my new column up at Litreactor.com is now live. It's on finding your voice. Hope you dig it.

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-finding-your-voice

ozmosis7
10-19-2011, 10:56 PM
Wasn't sure if I posted this in here, but check this out. Check out some of the names on the front (especially those in red). There are some incredible works in here.

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/warmth-within-thy-depths-dark-doorways-the-best-of-post-mortem-press-anthology/

Adding: ‎Jack Ketchum, Jonathan Maberry, and F. Paul Wilson join the ranks of Post Mortem Press authors in Dark Doorways: The Best of Post Mortem Press 2012. For a limited time FREE SHIPPING to US addresses when you order from the Post Mortem Press website. Of course the book is also available at Amazon, B&N.com, and other fine on-line booksellers. You can get it for Kindle too!

RichardThomas
10-20-2011, 05:17 PM
1112

I'm giving away a copy of Shivers VI signed by me over at Goodreads. Spread the word! King and Straub, how can you miss?

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/15866-shivers-vi

RichardThomas
10-21-2011, 08:14 PM
http://www.oxyfication.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Victimized-smaller.jpg

To say thanks to everyone that has supported my work, FREE today only, is my 8,000 word short story "Victimized"

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51495

The code is YQ37B.

"As tough, ass-kicking and twisted as fiction gets."—Donald Ray Pollock. "One of the best pieces of bad-ass, hard-core apocalyptic noir I've read in a while."—Scott Phillips "A brutal little ass-kick of a story."—Craig Davidson "A horrifying vision. It isn't pretty and it isn't for everyone, but the best work never is."—Rob Roberge

(A shorter version originally ran in Murky Depths #14).

ozmosis7
10-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Entered the contest and downloaded the story. Look forward to reading it. Gratz and good luck!

RichardThomas
10-21-2011, 09:00 PM
^thanks

If you ever wanted the signed/limited of my debut novel Transubstantiate, but didn't want to spend $40, there's a copy on Ebay for $20 right now, with all of the bonus materials

http://alturl.com/7rnai

Craig Wallwork
10-22-2011, 08:39 AM
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I'm proud to announce that my short story, The Libby Syndrome (http://www.bourbonpenn.com/issue/03/the-libby-syndrome-by-craig-wallwork.php), is now available to read at Bourbon Penn. This is a strange little story about how a photographer's desperate attempts to have a family results in a small town's demise.

This third issue by Bourbon Penn includes new stories by Samantha Henderson, Sam Duda, Michael Johnson, Shamus Maxwell, R.D. Kimball, and David Gould, and cover art by Luis Diaz.

ozmosis7
10-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Gratz Craig!

RichardThomas
10-24-2011, 02:46 PM
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An excellent review of Warmed and Bound is up at The Rumpus, by Antonia Crane. I have a story "Say Yes to Pleasure" in here. Great anthology if you haven't picked it up yet.

http://therumpus.net/2011/10/what-began-as-a-love-letter%E2%80%A6/

mlouisdixon
10-25-2011, 09:31 PM
Hey wow you guys. Good work. Keep it up.

MLD

ozmosis7
10-27-2011, 06:25 PM
A small press I have done a lot of cover artwork for has decided to cancel many of its pending anthologies. It is unfortunate for me as I haven't been paid, and am now out a lot of money I was expecting. I don't hold any grudges or anything, but I have started to repurpose what elements I could. If you know of anyone who is looking for artwork at a reasonable rate please give them my name. Here is the link to what I currently have (Down the page a little), but look for updates soon as I think I may go on a painting spree.

http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/4sale/

Craig Wallwork
10-29-2011, 11:54 PM
That's shit, Ken. Will let you know if I hear of anything that suits.

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May December's Midnight Movie Creature Feature anthology featuring my short story, Revenge of the Zombie Pussy Eaters (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnight-Movie-Creature-Feature-ebook/dp/B005ZU258U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1319926020&sr=8-2) is now available on Kindle.

For those that don't know anything about the story, it recently featured at Booked Podcast as part of their first Zombie Extravaganza Spectacular (http://www.bookedpodcast.com/2011/10/15/episode-47-zombie-extravaganza-spectacular-with-livius-waving-his-arms-in-the-air/) with guest hosts, Amanda Gowin and Chris Deal, as well as inputs from Gordon Highland and Mlaz Corbier.

The story is about a group of friends that stumble into a micro lesbian zombie apocalypse and features characters named after a lot of writers I know: Caleb J Ross, Richard Thomas, Nik Korpon, Boden Stiener, Gordon Highland, Mlaz Corbier, Bob Pastorella, Chris Deal, Edward J Rathke and Pela Via to name a few.

ozmosis7
10-31-2011, 04:12 PM
Check this deal out today! Buy the 6-pack or the 12-pack. Give the gift that keeps on giving!

http://www.postmortem-press.com/book-club.php

RichardThomas
11-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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My review of The Necessity of Certain Behaviors by Shannon Cain is now live at The Nervous Breakdown (http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rthomas/2011/11/review-of-the-necessity-of-certain-behaviors-by-shannon-cain/). Excellent collection of funny, dark, sexy stories. Winner of the 2011 Drue Heinz Prize.

RichardThomas
11-08-2011, 06:27 PM
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I have a new Storyville column up at LitReactor (http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-cover-letters-and-bridging-the-gap) about cover letters and sending out your work. Enjoy!

ozmosis7
11-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Great information, Richard.

mlouisdixon
11-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Richard,

Thanks for the article on cover letters. Very sound advice.
As an editor, I always read the cover letters—whenever they were included. I would take extra time to read somebody's story if they'd been published and especially if I know the markets. This does sometimes lead to nice discoveries. That being said, some of my biggest disappointments have come this way as well. I get all excited by somebody who's been published far and wide and then...splat! It's a piece of shit. I still think cover letters are important.

MLD

RichardThomas
11-08-2011, 09:20 PM
thanks oz and MLD, appreciate that. just trying to share my own experiences, i'm sure there's a number of ways to "skin a cat" as they used to say. good to hear that as an editor the CL does matter.

Mr. Rice
11-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Available now on Amazon and Smashwords.

Terence is all alone in his hometown in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. But he's a loner and that suits him just fine. But when he traps the reanimated corpse of his ex-girlfriend he vows to get to the bottom of the mystery as to why she's there and not hundreds of miles away with her family. He discovers a thriving survivor community, but something worse than he could have guessed.

Click here (http://www.amazon.com/Goner-ebook/dp/B00657IBC6/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1320960356&sr=8-19) to get your copy!

Mr. Rice
11-10-2011, 08:54 PM
I invite everyone with a Kindle or whatever your choice of eReader to pick up a totally free copy of my two free short stories 30 Minute Plan (http://www.amazon.com/30-Minute-Plan-ebook/dp/B004P8JXGA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320961973&sr=1-1)and The Beggar's Bowl (http://www.amazon.com/The-Beggars-Bowl-ebook/dp/B004RCLVRS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320962009&sr=1-1). Both are completely different--30 Minute Plan is a story near the end of the zombie apocalypse when humanity discovers the dead have evolved and The Beggar's Bowl is about the consequences of breaking the wrong person's heart. Hey, they're free--what's the risk?