Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Dec. 02, 2007

Lincoln Crisler, Author - Free Holiday Horror From Lincoln Crisler and Horror Library!
"Check out my story, Lane Feeds the Multitude, and a host of other holiday horrors at +The Horror Library +"

Lincoln Crisler is pleased to announce TWO new anthologies open to submissions!
The guidelines up for two new anthologies are at:

The Smoking Poet - Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet
"Coming soon: our one-year anniversary issue, Winter 2007-08, live in mid-December! Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet!"

Planet Pride - Keep Track of New Worlds: PlanetQuest 2.0
More than 260 planets have already been discovered orbiting other stars, and new ones are found almost every month. Having trouble keeping track? Help is on the way. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has revamped its award-winning PlanetQuest website with improved tools to help users stay on top of the latest discoveries, at: (You can read more at this blog entry. Original source: JPL)

N. D. Hansen-Hill SF Fantasy Horror - Kelly Kirch is interviewing me today on her blogspot
"I really appreciate the effort she went to for this interview. Would you drop by and offer her a little support? She's working hard to procure author interviews. If you're an author, why not offer to do one for her? Cheers ~ ND | Melody"

C.E. Dorsett (Eric) - Going live on Talkshoe
"Project: Shadow Informant" is about to go live at Talkshoe

"'Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths' has hit the press, along with 'Graveside Tales'. A week or so ago Dale Murphy, President of Graveside Tales did an interview with wmiCentral. In the interview he tells about Fried!; how it started out, how the book was picked up from another publisher, and how the Big Boy franchise shot the second cover down because we used their mascot. He also talks about GST's goals and upcoming releases. He even mentions my buddys and ". You can check it out here or at this Graveside Tales blog.

News worth reposting:
Michael G. Munz - A Shadow in the Flames now available
"A Shadow in the Flames, the debut sci-fi thriller from Michael G. Munz, is now available. See the author's website,, for more information about the book and how to order."

Kealan Patrick Burke - "Peekers" Screening Tonight/Dread Central Article
Here's some great news about the film adaptation of "Peekers" based on my short story and directed by Mark Steensland. From the article at Dread Central:
"This Thursday the 29th of November, the Eerie Horror Film Festival will proudly unveil Peekers by presenting Mark Steensland’s Eerie Erie Short Films. The event will take place at the Penn State Erie campus Research and Economic Development Center, and will begin at 7:30 with screenings of Mark’s previous horror shorts Sucker, Lovecraft’s Pillow (review), and Dead @ 17. The featured premiere of the short film Peekers will be at 8:15, and will be followed by a Q&A." Read the full article here. ~ Kealan

Tor Books - New Podcast: Blogging in SF, Part 2
FYI, new podcast posted today: "Blogging in SF, Part 2"

And if you haven't done so already, check out the first part of the podcast: Blogging in SF, Part 1:

Releasing this week from Tor Books:

Tor is releasing a lot of books this week. There are too many to list here so check out the complete listing at this blog entry: 11/27 Releases from Tor Books
And while you're at it, take a look at this blog entry from Tor Teen: Releasing 11/27 from Tor Teen

I Am Legend is in theaters Dec 14: More information can be found at and

Interested in an interview with Richard Matheson?: "Then sign up for our newsletter. Yep, inside the one going out on Monday, December 3, you will find said interview. Plus some bits about works by Orson Scott Card, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Philip K. Dick."
Go on over and sign up at: | | | Facebook Group |

Plague - Calling All the Faithful
The last part of chapter 10 for Plague is posted at:

"This will finish up the first part of Plague, and is also a good time for me to pause the story for a few weeks while I take care of the holidays and try to get a little ahead again on the story. I will have the drawing this evening for The Little Job in Arkham print and announce it as soon as I get a name."
You can see the print at:

"The next drawing, for the 11x17 print "A Little Job in Arkham", is coming up at the end of this chapter and , so if you have a friend who would like a chance to win the print make sure and let them know that they have to join the Plague group to be eligable for the drawing. You can see the print at: Thanks again for reading! ~ Bret"

Darren Reid - Best Selling Fantasy Author - The Half Broken Crown - Out Tomorrow
"Just a quick message to let you know that the ebook version of The Half Broken Crown will be released tomorrow! You will be able to buy the book as a standalone ebook or as part of a collector's package that includes a signed piece of coverart (if you want me to write a personalized message either for yourself or whoever you are buying for, just let me know what the message is). The Book should be on sale by tomorrow lunchtime - I'll post a bulletin once it goes on sale. Take care ~ Darren"

Donna Barr - AFTERDEAD 1.2: The Desert Peach Crosses Over
"The Desert Peach, back in a "real" world thousands of years after his first death, is asked to accompany the half-horse officer Stinz, who has been chosen for the high honor of breeding for the Reich -- and is terrified. The Peach finally learns why 'Nobody cares if you're gay.'"

Now available at and for more information go to:

Graveside Tales - GST Holiday Giveaway
Graveside Tales will be hosting it's first annual 12 days before Christmas Giveaway for our forum members. We are currently seeking book donations. This is a perfect way to pick up new readers. If you are an author who would like to donate a book or 2 please send me a myspace message. Thank you for your continued support ~ Graveside Tales

Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS edited by Colleen Morris & Joel A. Sutherland $14.95. Click here for FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING.

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Payseur & Schmidt - P&S Holiday Book Sale!
"From Now to Monday, December 10th, we're reducing prices on almost everything that we still have in stock. Now's your chance to get yourself or a loved one a copy of Nicola Griffith's amazing memoir, John Clute's horror lexicon, or any one of our other literary and wearable gems."

Check out the sale at

Chaos and Reunion - Last book posted in entirety: Sideyot Speaks!
"After you read it, send me your review and permission to quote you and I'll send you a free copy of the PDF version! Send your review to
rsoborn at toad dot net. (Obviously, you will have to use the @ and the .) Use the subject "Chaos and Reunion." I'd really like to hear from you ~ Roberta"

Samantha - FW: Short Story Challenge 2008 -Check this out
"Writers compete to see who can produce the best short story (2,500 words max.) on an assigned genre and subject in one week. Winners advance to compete for over $4,000 in cash and prizes by writing a short story in just 24 hours. The Early Entry Deadline is December 6, 2007. Space is limited, so register today! To register or learn more, visit and use the discount code STORYTIME for $5 off the entry fee."

Djibril - The Future Fire/Black Swan writing competition ~ $500 prize
"In association with Black Swan we are offering an exciting creative writing competition. Write a short story based on the evocative and bizarre surroundings of Black Swan, and the best entry submitted by the closing date will win the first prize of (USD) $500, and be published in The Future Fire and in Second Life by Black Swan." (Enter Second Life and visit the following SLURL: )
Submissions must be made no later than midnight (GMT) on December 10th, 2007. See or this blog entry from Djibril for more details.

"Submissions for Darkened Horizons Issue 3 will be extended until 12/14/07 or until the anthology is filled.
Feel free to send any dark fantasy or science fiction that you have. I have received quite a few emails asking me if I accept materials other than horror and I want to take this moment to say Yes, I do. The stories needn't be over the top, either. I have very eclectic tastes, (see Issue 1 and 2). Horror is not for everyone, Darkened Horizons IS. Thank you ~ JMB"

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