We’re wrapping up the blog tour to day over at Norm Partridge’s American Frankenstein.Â Today, I’m talking abit about that Halloween staple the haunted house and how today’s measure up to the first one I ever attended.Â Check it out!
I just want to take a second to thank Lee Thomas, Paul Tremblay, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, and Norm Partridge for letting me hijack their blogs for a day, and I want to thank everybody who followed along and read.
On Monday, my debut novel Red Sky will be available for pre-order from Thunderstorm Books.Â If you’ve ever wanted to see hardened criminals face off against mutated monstrosities in an abandoned factory, then maybe you’ll consider reserving a copy.Â Thanks!
The Red Sky Blog Tour begins this morning at the online home of Lee Thomas.Â Go check it out, and then get ready to see me over at Paul Tremblay’s pad tomorrow.
In the meantime, here’s the cover to Red Sky, a great piece by Alex McVey.
Greetings, all.Â We’re one week out from the Red Sky Blog Tour, and two weeks out from Red Sky’s pre-order date.Â With that in mind, I figured it was a good time to discuss dates and such.
Each day next week, Monday through Friday, I’ll be appearing on a different author’s blog.Â I plan to discuss a nice assortment of topics related to writing, horror, and all things scary and such.Â Yeah.Â Specific, I know.
By now, you’re probably wondering where I’ll be next week.Â Well, no need to keep you waiting!Â Here are the dates, listed by date and whose blog I’ll be corrupting.
THE RED SKY BLOG TOUR
Monday, October 25th: Lee Thomas
Tuesday, October 26th: Paul Tremblay
Wednesday, October 27th: Brian Keene
Thursday, October 28th: Tim Lebbon
Friday, October 29th: Norman Partridge
So come on out and join me.Â We’ll have a few laughs, and I’ll probably get angry or grab your girlfriend’s ass at some point. EIther way, I promise fun!
If you check this page, you’ll notice Black Static has picked up my story “Going Home, Ugly Stick in Hand.”Â This one’s a great honor.Â Black Static is one of the best places for horror fiction today, and “Ugly Stick” is one of my favorite pieces of the past few years.Â I think it’s a fun step forward for my writing and a good indication of where I want to go.
Not sure, but it looks like “Ugly Stick” might land in Black Static‘s December issue.Â I’ll let you know as soon as I’m positive.
Oh, man.Â I’m falling behind, and it sucks.Â Okay, so the only thing I’m falling behind on is my October horror movie watching, and I’m only falling behind because I’m busy with the World Horror Convention, preparing for the blog tour and the pre-order period of Red Sky, and a rewrite of a novel that I think will be great.
On the other hand, my steampunk costum is ready to go, as is Shawna’s.Â THere will be some last minute facial hair manipulation, but otherwise I’m good to go.
In other good news, I’ve got the dates and locationsÂ nailed down for the blog tour.Â I’ll post them either later this week or early next week, and I’ll be posting the cover to Red Sky soon, as well.
Hmm… It occurs to me that I should tell you guys and gals a little bit about Red Sky.Â I’ll be sure to do that… Soon.
Specters in Coal Dust, the anthology that contains my new story “A Sprinkling of Ashes,” is now available from Woodland Press.Â There’s some absolutely amazing talent involved, and you should grab a copy while you can.
Stories and Contributors:
In the Valley of Love and Delight, Gary A. Braunbeck
Breathe My Name, Christopher Golden
Holding the Line, Tom Piccirilli
Old Men on Porches, Steve Rasnic Tem
Something You Need to Know, Elizabeth Massie
The Fall of the Mountain King, Lee Thomas
Anniversary, Ronald Kelly
Centralia Is Still Burning, Bev Vincent
The Shoogling Jenny, William Meikle
A Sprinkling of Ashes, Nate Southard
Riding the Bull Moose Special, Joshua Reynolds
A Hymn for Celia, Barbara Jo Fleming
Pushing Coal, Michael Bracken
The Hungry Earth, Brian J. Hatcher
As part of the awesomeness that is October, I’ll be reading October 16th as part of Gabrielle Faust’s Blood of the Bean II.Â A slew of great authors are going to be there (plus me, heh), so try to make a night of it.
5:00Â-5:15 Denise Broussard
5:15-5:30 Ethan Nahate
5:30-5:45 Frank Summers
5:45-6:00 Stina Leicht
6:00-6:15 D.B. Grady
6:15-6:30 Rhodi Hawk
6:30-6:45 Hank Schwaeble
6:45-7:00 Robert Stikmanz
7:00-7:45 Dear Lioness
7:45-8:00 Skylar White
8:00-8:15 Gabrielle Faust
8:15-8:30 Â Joe McKinney
8:30-8:45 Nate Southard
8:45-9:00 Â Lee Thomas
Blood of the Bean II takes place in Austin at Kick Butt Coffee, located at 5775 Airport Blvd. Hope to see some of you guys there!
As of today, we’re four weeks out from the pre-order date for Red Sky, my debut novel.Â While I do intend to celebrate October and everything awesome about it, I’ll also be hyping this book.Â Promotion isn’t one of my stronger areas, so we’ll see how it goes.Â I remain optimistic.
One of the first things I want to announce is the Red Sky Blog Tour.Â The last week of this month, I’ll be bouncing around a few friends’ blogs, bullshitting about this and that and giving you a few juicy teases of the book.Â Details will be forthcoming, but I promise a few good stories, some embarrassing moments, and at least one strange parallel.Â
That’s all for today, folks.Â I’ll be back in a few days with your next Red Sky tease.
Sorry about the lack of updates, recently.Â I’ve been battling a stomach bug and trying to attend Fantastic Fest, that wonderful mess of horror, sci-fi,.and underground movies.Â Got to see 16 great flicks this year (and one really awful one).Â I think this may be my final Fantastic Fest, though.Â In retrospect, it’s pretty obvious I lack the stamina to get little or no sleep for seven days.
That said, October is here!Â While this month is normally my favorite time of year, this year October holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the month leading up RED SKY.
This month, I’ll be teasing my first novel, which will be available for pre-order starting November 1st.Â Make a note of it.Â This should be fun.