More Book News – Lou vs. the Zombies Sale, Lou vs. the Pack, and more

I keep writing, freelancing daily while working on my own fiction into the wee hours. I only stop for dinner, maybe a bit of Netflix, and sleep. Although, most of the time, I try to sleep but end up watching old episodes of Star Trek (TOS) because, you know, it can’t watch itself.

However, I am making some good headway on all of the various projects that I’m doing. Wetwork is just about ready to go, and Out in the Cold is probably a week or two away from going on sale. Still plugging away on a rewrite of the outline for the short story “Dead Ahead” – it’s rough. Also, the outline for the new novella, number 2 in the Lou Chronicles, is nearly done. Lou vs. the Pack promises to be just as fun as his first adventure.

I want to make sure old Lou gets the attention that he deserves, so I’m running a sale on Lou vs. the Zombies from now until Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Until then, the novella is going to be just 99 cents on Kindle! I’m working on a paperback version as well.

I’m also mulling over ideas for the third Lou novella. I also thought it might be fun to “interview” Lou after the third book comes out, hopefully before Christmas of this year.

That’s all for now. Please spread the word about the sale for Lou!

Dark Superheroes – Corrupts Absolutely?

I recently had the honor of appearing in a wonderful anthology called Corrupts Absolutely?, a book that looks at the world of superheroes through a dark and dirty lens. The anthology, edited  by Lincoln Crisler and out now in paperback and digital from Damnation Books, has a ton of great stories for those who like their superheroes with a bit of a sharp and nasty edge.

You might recognize some of the authors in the anthology: Weston Ochse, Jeff Strand, Tim Marquitz, Cat Rambo, and some other greats. I’m quite proud of my own contribution to the anthology, “Enlightened by Sin”, but sharing a table of contents with all of the other great writers is what really makes me happy.

Now, I’ve blogged about this antho before, but with the loss of so much of my posts, it needed to be done again. I also thought I would add some links to a round table discussion on the book that appeared on a great genre blog called Wag the Fox.

Enjoy the discussion:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Interview with the Editor: Lincoln Crisler

George A. Romero’s Ward of the Dead

Well, this looks pretty damned cool.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try to survive in a zombie apocalypse? Of course you have, and you’re sure that you would come out on top, king or queen of the zombie slayers too. Now you can get a small taste of that, for a couple of days at least.

This year, from September 29 to October 31 at the Fright Dome in Circus Circus in Las Vegas, experience the zombie apocalypse. And it’s not just any old zombie uprising either – this one comes from the mind of the master of the original walking dead, George A. Romero.

Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to get to Vegas this year to experience this fun-filled gore-fest. Hopefully you can. Check out this link to find out more about the experience.

Free Kindle Promotion: Lou vs. the Zombies

I’m doing a promotion on the Kindle on 8-22-12. Lou vs. the Zombies will be free for the day. Please spread the word and enjoy some free zombie goodness. Lou will certainly appreciate it.

What happens when an over the hill mafia bodyguard has to deal with zombies invading the trailer park he now calls home? Lou Black, former Giovanni family enforcer and protector, is about to find out.
Poor zombies.
(Lou vs. the Zombies is an 18,000-word horror/action novella with a touch of dark humor)

Stories Coming Out in the (Hopefully) Near Future

Even the best plans can have some missteps, and that’s what’s happening with my publishing schedule lately. I’m starting to make some headway though, and I’ve had some good feedback with recent stories, including Lou vs. the Zombies.

With my updated schedule, I should have quite a few things coming out in the next couple of months, much of which I will be publishing on my own. I still send some things to publishers, but I’m finding that I like the challenge of doing things on my own. Anyhow, here’s some information about a couple of the upcoming books and stories, as well as the tentative order in which they will likely release.

  • “Dead Ahead” – a short horror story
  • Wetwork – a horror/action novella
  • Lou vs. the Pack – a horror/action novella

These four items should get me through September and part of October in the publishing schedule. With enough caffeine, maybe sooner. Most of these are already completed or almost complete, just going through a bit of fine tuning and tweaking and fleshing out. The new Lou vs story is still in the outlining stage, but writing Lou is fun, and I should have a nice novella out before Halloween. From the title, I bet you can guess what it’s about. After these, I have a whole lot more just waiting to get out.

Here’s a couple of covers for the upcoming titles.

 

Lou vs. the Zombies

Out now for Kindle is Lou vs. the Zombies, a horror/action novella that, funny enough, features a guy named Lou and his battle against … wait for it… zombies. The novella answers the question:

What happens when an over the hill mafia bodyguard has to deal with zombies invading the trailer park he now calls home?

It’s an action oriented zombie novella with a touch of dark humor. It was fun to write, and Lou might just make a few more appearances in novella form. I hope you will give old Lou a chance, and I hope you enjoy his first adventure.

Ahh… Technology

I love technology as much as the next guy, but it can jump up and bite if you’re not careful. I wasn’t careful. I lost a good chunk of my old site and posts; they vanished into the digital ether. So, here I am starting again, building anew. It’s a fresh start, but it will be a lot of work to get up as much as I had before.

I’m cool with that.

I’ll be adding pages, links to stories, information about books and anthologies, scripts, comics and whatnot when I can.

Happy days.