Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Beaten to the punch

Damn, Erik Williams!!!!

Erik has been a friend of mine for a number of years now. He's a writer that I compete with. Not on an artistic level, or an output level (cuz he's killing me on output), but on a publication level.

I sold my collection (perhaps you've heard of it? POSTCARDS FROM PURGATORY - ring a bell?) years before Erik sold his novella, BLOOD SPRING. But, my publisher went belly up, so it's been a bit of a race to see who'd get the first book. I appear to have come in second.

Right now, his novella is available for preorder. Apparently it's shipping on April 9. So, he wins...by a lousy seventeen days.

So, instead of buying five copies of PFP, buy four and get a copy of BLOOD SPRING. Stoker Award winning author Gene O'Neill says: “Erik Williams. Underline that name, put it on the fridge. Erik Williams is the genuine article. If you liked DELIVERANCE, you will love BLOOD SPRING. The writing is crisp, the story compelling and just as terrifying as James Dickey’s masterpiece. Highly Recommended!”

Actually, why don't you still go with the five copies of PFP. Just dig a little deeper and buy Erik's book, too, okay?

Congratulations, Erik. It's a damn fine read.

2 comments:

Erik Williams said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sam. Looks like no pre-ordering is necessary. The books are shipping starting today. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Lee Thompson said...

Haha! Congrats to Eric! Looking forward to ordering both of your guy's books in my next round of shopping!