Thursday, October 4, 2007

Other News: Oct. 04, 2007

Grim Trixter - Brandy Leah Schwan - +Horror Library+ Halloween Spectacular! featuring 9 'question' interview with me"
Forwarded on behalf of Allex Spires:

The +Horror Library+ Halloween Spectacular!
There are eight seasonal tales, and three Slushpile Survivors, with Ben Thomas taking the "Top Survivor" spot for October. A.J. Brown asks Grim Trixter author, Brandy Schwan, Nine Questions, Part 1, and Part 2.

There's a No Spoiler review of Brian Keene's DEAD SEA and a very special treat under the Well Aged Classics section. As the month wears on, more will be added. So stop on by and remember, at the +Horror Library+ there's always room for more...bodies.

Kealan Patrick Burke - New Interview:
It requires a few moments to register, but don't let that stop you from checking out the wonderful--and free!--online magazine DARK SCRIBE, where, among other terrific features, you can read a brand new interview with yours truly.

Enjoy! ~ Kealan

Writer's Market UK - World Book Day Revamps Website:
The World Book Day website has been relaunched with a more interactive structure and a range of new resources, including links to publisher websites, reports the Bookseller. Check out the new features at:

Fantasy Author - Hubert L. Mullins
- FAQ:
Hey guys, I'm getting ready to do another update to my site's FAQ, so if you have anything you'd like to ask about me, my writing, or any general question, please send it to me and it might just appear on there! Thanks a bunch!


***** - - New Look, New Functionality!
If you haven't been out to lately, now's the time. has been totally redesigned from the ground up and now includes new functionality as well. Not only can you learn about all the haunted attractions in the Pacific Northwest this season, but you can also register your profile, make connections with friends and post messages as well! Stop by and take a look!

Dark Horse Comics - MySpace Dark Horse Presents #3 is Live!!!!:
Round three of MySpace DHP has been posted! Artists featured in this installment include Joss Whedon, Steve Niles, Rick Remender and Chris Grine. Check it out at

The Goon: Chinatown Interview:
Recently, DH editor Scott Allie and I paid a little visit to Lebanon, Tennessee to meet with Eric Powell. The purpose for heading out to Eric’s little slice of heaven was twofold: to discuss the upcoming release of one the year's most anticipated graphic novels, The Goon: Chinatown, and secondly, to locate our Director of International Licensing, Lance Kreiter, who hadn't been heard from since he visited Eric several weeks ago.

The following is a documentary of the events that took place at the Powell compound. . . . we have yet to hear back from Lance.

Watch it here: or here:

Tor Books - New Podcast Posted: Patrick's Kaffeeklatsch:
Hi all -- FYI, new podcast posted today: "Patrick's Kaffeeklatsch"

On Submissions:
Howdy folks. Hope you are doing great. Just a heads up, I'm getting a lot of questions about submissions. We have our official policy posted in our FAQ here: Please do not send me messages with samples of your writing.

Martin, Modesitt, Wilson, Great Halloween Reads, and more >>:
Just posted the October newsletter into our archive:

And a heads up: Yahoo emails appear to not like getting the newsletter. Most Yahoo email accounts bounce the newsletter away. If you have one of these accounts, you may wish to sign up under a different email address. Enjoy the rest of your day! :) ~Tor Books | | | Facebook Group

Plague - Plague: Auras of Smoke:
The first part of chapter 6 is posted at:

Bret Jordan - Voyeurs of Death:
In the macabre world of Shaun Jeffrey, things are not always what they seem. A young boy 'fixes' dead things. A fairy tale has a far from happy ending. Clothes bring out the best -- and worst -- in the wearer. True love mutates into hatred and violence. Heroes become villains in the blink of an eye. Scenic vacation spots hide ancient evils. And a date at a secluded parking spot produces dire consequences. Voyeurs of Death delivers 15 tales of the macabre and surreal. Take a look inside ... if you dare.

For more information, check out:

Win zombie/vampire novel!:

Posted on behalf of D. L. Snell. Roses of Blood is published through Permuted Press (
To celebrate Halloween, Homepage of the Dead is raffling a free copy of my zombie/vampire novel, Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines! Just click here and answer the question correctly to enter the raffle. The winner will be drawn on Nov. 4th. Good luck!

Minnette - Piers Anthony & Spider Robinson - STARSIGHT by M. Meador:
Piers Anthony says: “[Starsight] is one powerful and imaginative fantasy adventure novel with many nice touches...there is magic galore, and challenge galore; nothing comes easy. It's the first of a series, and it should do well if readers become aware of it.”

Spider Robinson says: "After millennia of discovery and exploration, and especially the last century or two of strip-mining, you’d think the fantasy genre would be wrung dry by now, leaving its writers with nothing to do but rewrite, presenting old ideas in newer clothes. Minnette Meador has begun reinventing and redefining the field by page 30 of STARSIGHT, and hasn’t stopped by the final sentence. But there’s more than just novel ideas going on, here; Meador also knows the unfakeable secret of keeping even newcomers turning the pages: care about your characters so much it becomes infectious. This is a Typhoid Mary of a book, from a writer to watch."

STARSIGHT BY MINNETTE MEADOR is out for pre-order from The first 50 copies sold will come signed and with a gift. First time buyers to StoneGarden will receive a $5.00 discount (use coupon code FIRSTORDER) or if you are a returning buyer, you can receive free shipping on your order (coupon code PREORDER).

Go to Minnette's blog on Myspace to read an excerpt or to to read the first chapter.

13Human Souls - October 13th All the horror humanity has to offer!:
2 stories, 2 poems, one monster of a movie review and an essay, all at 13Human Souls: Horror E-zine on October 13th.
Note to those in the horror field: 13Human Souls offers free advertising for horror writers, horror magazines and horror film makers to help promote and support the horror genre. If you have a banner you would like displayed on the site or a movie trailer, contact me at

Just a reminder that Issue Number 9 of If - E - Zine(tm) is NOW AVAILABLE. Besides three FREE science fiction- and Halloween-themed short stories, it also offers Kaiju Katana: Monster Maker(tm) - a set of rules you can use to make giant monsters like Godzilla and battle them with your friends! Check it out, won't you? Enjoy!

Word Weavers - Got any ideas?:
I'm looking for a title for the Mystery Anthology that can be used pretty much over and over. Each year, I'd like the same thing, different covers... but I'd like to hear what your ideas are. So... if you have any ideas, please send them on to me. ( OR

Thanks! ~ Mel

StoneGarden Publishing - Not so secret MySpace sale on!:
It's a secret MySpace sale on! Don't be shy, spread the word and get 40% off your next purchase at Just use the coupon code "myspace" (without the quotes) at checkout. Remember, for every sale on the site, $1 goes towards inner city baseball programs here in the Bay Area. The sale will continue until the 19th of October

Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - Neurofeedback Is Now in Common Use:
Check Sylvia's latest blog entry at:

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