Monthly Archives: December 2010
Between the day job being busy leading up to the holidays, the two novellas, the holidays themselves, and the job of being a husband, father, son, man o’ the world, I forgot to mention that the current issue of Dark Discoveries has the eleventh installment of American Gauthic. It was the Dark Science Fiction issue and my column focuses on the “Fear of Science.” Check it out!
So today is officially one week until Delirium Books puts Shadowed up for pre-orders. The novella will be out in March in Delirium’s mini-hardcover format. But that’s not all, folks! Last night, Roy Robbins of Bad Moon Books officially announced my novella Alice on the Shelf!
Alice on the Shelf is a very dear story to me. It’s also quite different in terms of style and content than Shadowed. Imagine a kid who grew up watching Star Wars, playing with action figures, reading Stephen King and Harlan Ellison and Lewis Carroll, listening to classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales, watched the annual televised viewing of The Wizard of Oz and then read L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece as an adult. Imagine this kid as an adult delving into the muck that all these things left behind to write a story about unrequited love. The story that comes out is Alice on the Shelf.
You can pre-order the book here at Horror Mall, the Dark Literature Emporium.
Everyone who has read this story seems to love it. They also get a little upset. On more than one occasion I’ve heard, “I was just going to read a chapter or two and then go to bed, but I couldn’t put it down!” This isn’t just friends who have said this, either.
So, there are two novellas of mine being published within three months of each other. Neither are very long, both are with award-winning publishers, and both tell very different stories.
Now, I must go and work on a new novella.
Just a quick reminder than it’s just about a week until Delirium Books will begin taking pre-orders for Shadowed. So if you have some Christmas money that you’re not sure what to do with, that’s one idea. Also, check out Delirium’s Book Club page, which is making an offer that’s too good to be true.
So the news I mentioned last month is that my novella Shadowed will be published by Delirium Books in March 2011. I have added a Shadowed page to the site with some behind-the-scene information.
Shadowed will be published as part of Delirium’s novella line and will be limited to 150 signed/numbered mini-hardcovers. The great cover is by Daniele Serra, who has done the art for many books for Delirium. Check out his site.
Pre-orders will begin on January 4th, 2011, so this is a great way to spend gift money. I’ll post more information as it becomes available.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this book. Delirium has done some great books in the past and I’m honored to be part of their list.