Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hello darkness, my old friend

Anybody who follows this blog, God bless ya...cuz you're some patient mother fuggers.

Yes, I've been neglectful of my duties again. I suck. But I make these promises to myself and I kind of keep them. I wasn't going to post until I finished my chapbook. So, it's done. Took a lot longer than it should have, but honestly, I needed that time to do it right. I'm screwed in the head, and it's the way I work. But, the good news is, "The Unusual Events of a Saturday Afternoon at Big K's Truck Stop and Fine Dining Emporium - A Money Run Tale" is done and will be out later this year from Sideshow Press.

So, what else has happened for me? Well, I had my story "Son of...a Bitch" accepted by the Horror Writers Association anthology, BLOOD LITE II: OVERBITE.

And then the immensely talented Jeff Strand said some nice things about my upcoming collection POSTCARDS FROM PURGATORY. Anybody interested in checking out a really well-written, truly disturbing book, should seek out Mr. Strand's PRESSURE. Probably the most disturbing book I've read since THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. He's also got a bunch of new stuff out that I look forward to picking up.

As for Mr. Strand's review, I kinda thought "Tossing Butch, Saving Theodore" was a deep story about family relationships and finding a sense of belonging. However, there is a lot of laxitives and midget tossing going on.

More about PFP, dropping on or about April 26 - cover and some art by Tom Moran.


3 comments:

Erik Williams said...

First, welcome back to the blogosphere. We weren't really sure you were ever here but we're glad to know you're back.

Two, I think you need a longer title for the chapbook. Can you add, say, three more words? Maybe "and who's Petra?" at the end?

Finally, damn that's a fine cover compared to that other one which won't be mentioned again. But I thought you had a clause that required bat wings. Am I wrong?

A Different Shade of Reason said...

Thanks, Erik. I missed you, too.

And this cover has bat wings, they're just smaller.

Erik Williams said...

Seriously, though, congrats. It's been a long time coming. Been a hell of a year or so for you. Keep it up.