Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bulletins & Other News: Jan. 20, 2008

Michael G. Munz - Seeking Seattle area reviewers
Michael G. Munz is currently looking for local area reviewers to review his book "A Shadow in the Flames" You may contact him at either his MySpace profile or at his website (with link to profile and site )

Jon Armstrong - Interview at!
I was interviewed for about my novel Grey, which was just short-listed for the Philip K Dick Award, and said,
"As a teen I was quiet, shy, and my own parents were just too cool to rebel against. The world of Grey was a place where I could vicariously experience the rage, hurt and self-righteousness of being a teen. It was fun--probably more so in fiction [than in reality]."

Read the rest at:

Rosemary Jones - Free Bookplate for Crypt of the Moaning Diamond
With the help of an artist friend, Rosemary Jones has created a bookplate for Crypt of the Moaning Diamond. This sticks nicely to inside cover and it also reassures readers that the fate of the small white dog is less perilous than it may appear. The author, however, does not guarantee the longevity of kobolds, bugbears, or orcs of any size. For your own author-signed bookplate, just e-mail an address to More information and a link to downloadable first chapter can be found at the author's website:

Are We Alone? - New episode available tomorrow, Jan, 21, 2008: "Aging: Stop Right There!"
Imagine if aging were a disease like measles, one that could be cured. Some scientists think it's possible and that we'll eventually halt - or at least slow - the march of time and extend lifespans into the triple digits and beyond. 100 could become the new 40, and 1000 the new 500! But that's a lot of years of filling out tax forms and showing up for dental hygiene appointments. Do we really want to live that long? If so, we should tap into the secret of longevity from Ming, a 400-year-old clam. Also, the surprising story of how aviator Charles Lindbergh helped develop a medical device that prolonged lives - all in support of the Nazi cause. Guests for tomorrows episode are:

You can listen to the new episode at:

Jenna Black - Home Vampire Hunters Game
If you'd like to hunt vampires from the safety and comfort of your own home, stop by Jenna Black's Fun Stuff page and play the Home Vampire Hunters Game.

Writers Together - New Author Spotlight - Matthew Peterson
"Check out the amazing spotlight on Writers Together featuring Matthew Peterson, author of PARAWORLD ZERO. Included is an excerpt. Also find reader reviews and links to where you can enter the realm of PARAWORLD ZERO. And don't forget to break out the popcorn for his book trailer."

Matthew Peterson - NBC talks about Paraworld Zero
"NBC in Phoenix, Arizona (channel 12) talked about Paraworld Zero today on their 12 News Weekend Today show. Joe Dana talked briefly about the book and mentioned my book signing at Borders tonight" Video can be found at:

TRIAD Publishing Group - More News from Triad
Triad has more great news coming from our publishing house. We are looking for submissions from our author friends- The submission is for consideration for a book of short stories of mystery. This is a great opportunity for writers who are not yet part of our wonderful Triad family to strut their stuff. There is no cost to the writer. Triad picks up all the cost and the writer gets the royalties. IF you are interested and want to know more please contact us here at the MySpace site or at This is how the book "From the Shadows" came about- we had thirteen authors submit short stories of terror and we put them in one book. Come and join the fun- if you have never tried your hand at a mystery now is the time to try ~ Yvonne"

Jen (Greybon) - Nuray, the Dark One
FYI, new Hodgepodge blog post is up: Nuray, the Dark One | Hodgepodge | Sonechki Corner's | | On Facebook |

Michael Laimo - Horror Author - Hey--join my group
"A reader (Hey Fireshadow) has set up a very cool group here for me. It's got loads of info, and message boards where you can discuss my books."
Join up here:

Jennings Grove - Chapater 8: Lights, Part IV
Read more at:

News worth reposting:
The Second Annual Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest: Check this URL for complete details:

2007 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Announced: The complete details and list of nominees can be found here, or here

Armand - Rondo Hatton Awards - Voting Begins Jan. 20
"The voting for the annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards begins this coming Sunday, January 20. They are still taking nominations.
So if you feel a movie, book, DVD or individual deserves to be nominated (there's a number of categories), now's the time to do so.
Go to:"

G-FEST XV - July 4-6, 2008: For more info, go to

NexGenPulp Magazine - Big Book of Pulp
"There was an interview yesterday morning on NPS's morning edition with The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulp, a new compilation of some of the best detective stories from the old pulp magazines. Listen to the interview! Click here"

Karina L. Fabian - SF Anthology Seeks Submissions
"Infinite Space, Infinite God, thought-provoking science fiction with a Catholic twist, is seeking submissions for its second book. Submission period from
Jan 1 to March 31, no reprints, and pay is $50 per story. Stories must be science fiction, show positive interaction of science with the Roman Catholic faith, and be well written. For more detailed guidelines, go to ~ Karina L. Fabian"

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