So, one of the two phenomenal publishers I work with is having its first anniversary. Grey Matter Press is celebrating the fact that it’s been one year since it put out its first book, Dark Visions Vol. 1. And what a year it’s been. In that year, they managed to put out four more books–Dark Visions Vol. 2, Splatterlands, Ominous Realities and Equilibrium Overturned--put out a call for submissions for two more anthos–Death’s Realm and Savage Beasts–and also take on a novella collection by your truly, The End in All Beginnings. Oh, and they were also nominated for a HWA Stoker Award for THE VERY FIRST BOOK THEY PUBLISHED, Dark Visions Vol. 1. (which, incidentally, featured a story by me.) I’ve been lucky enough to land in three of GMP’s books so far, and I have the feeling I’ll have a long, happy and productive relationship with them because they do things right.
Tony, well, Anthony Rivera to you, is the publisher of GMP, and he posted a very nice thank you on GMP’s Facebook page. Go here and give it a read.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There are a lot of publishing companies out there these days, and a lot of ways I could have gone to bring my books to market. But I am immensely proud that GMP is my publisher. If you haven’t read any of its books, what the hell are you waiting for?
Congrats to Tony, Sharon and everyone at GMP on a first year other companies would be glad to have as a fifth or a tenth year. Imagine what they’re gonna do this year. And next.
Not only can you pre-order my new novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, now, but you can also save 40%. From today until September 22, order the Kindle version of the book at Amazon, and save 40%–get it for just $3.99. On September 23, the general release date, the price goes up to a still very reasonable $6.99.
Act quick. The End is coming!
So, my new novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, doesn’t actually come out until September 23. But the kind folks at Amazon began taking advance orders for the Kindle edition today. Today.
Like the swanky new cover? Like the amazeballs blurbs from Kealan Patrick Burke and Jack Fucking Ketchum? Like the fact that Grey Matter Press refers to me as the “King of Pain?” I sure do.
With two weeks still to go, you can order the book and rest easy that it will show up on your Kindle without doing anything else. Isn’t technology great?
So, go here and get The End in All Beginnings ordered and relax…until it shows up, that is. Then ya gotta read it. And it’s loaded with feels.
Oh, and BTW, there’ll be another surprise announcement sometime in the next couple of weeks, so watch for it.
And I’ve got another book warming up on deck. It’s called Infestation, and it should be out from Books of the Dead soon….soon.
My friend and fellow author Joe Schwartz has finally got a website up. Joe writes what could be labelled transgressive fiction–lots of bad stuff happening to and/or because of semi-bad (but interesting!) people. What Joe really writes is men. Man stuff. Stuff that resonates with most American males, good and bad. Well, let’s face it, mostly bad. And much of Joe’s writing is set rightchere in St. Louis.
Joe’s website is here.
Joe’s an awesome guy and a really, really fine writer. We’ve formed a little writer’s group of two…and only two…and it’s always a pleasure to read Joe’s work. We’re also working on a novella collection entitled I Can Taste the Blood, along with J. Daniel Stone and Erik T. Johnson, also extraordinary writers. And Joe’s the only one who’s got his story done, so there’s that. More on that collection soon!
Joe’s got three collections and a novel out now:
The Games Men Play
The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis
Joe’s Black T-Shirt
A Season Without Rain
Take a look. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Joe’s got a way with words, and that’s something that I’m pretty consistent with in authors I enjoy!
P.S. In the picture above, as with all pictures of me with my friends, Joe is the one with a lush head of hair. I’m the other guy.
So, Grey Matter Press made the big announcement today. The general release version of my novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, will be published Sept. 23 in paperback and digital editions. This book was produced with the help of Stoker-nominated industry editor R.J. Cavender and the Stoker-nominated editorial team of Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson at Grey Matter.
Go here to read Grey Matter’s full release. They say a lot of very nice things about me.
If you were lucky enough to get a signed advance copy of the book, hang on to it. It might be worth something someday. If not, this is your chance to get your hands on a book I’m very, very proud of. And it’s got some great blurbs from the likes of Kealan Patrick Burke, Jonathan Maberry and Jack Ketchum.
There are more surprises to come, but mark your calendars for Sept. 23.
The fine folks at Grey Matter Press just announced the upcoming publication of their latest anthology, Death’s Realm, a collection of ghostly short stories. The book, which will be out in October, features a pretty damn good table of contents, including a story from me. My story, “Some Other Day,” should just about cement my reputation as GMP’s “King of Pain.”
Take a look at the table of contents for this antho:
“To Touch the Dead” by Paul Anderson
“Omniscopic” by Rhoads Brazos
“The Weight” by Jane Brooks
“Penumbra” by Jay Caselberg
“High Art” by Simon Dewar and Karen Runge
“Foxhole” by JG Faherty
“Harder You Fall” by Brian Fatah Steele
“Burial Suit” by John C. Foster
“You Only Die Once” by Stephen Graham Jones
“Drowning” by Gregory L. Norris
“A Pirate’s Ransom” by Jay O’Shea
“The Door in the Library” by Matthew Pegg
“Nine” by Aaron Polson
“Mirrorworld” by Martin Rose
“Haunter” by Hank Schwaeble
“Some Other Day” by John F.D. Taff
Looks pretty good. Happy to be sharing a TOC with my good friend Jane Brooks. Can’t wait to read her story! Anyway, be on the lookout for more information. Go here to read GMP’s entire announcement.
And soon…oh, so soon…more word about the imminent (or is it eminent, I can never tell) arrival of my novella collection, The End in All Beginnings.