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.
My upcoming collection of five novellas, The End in All Beginnings, has scored another great review over at Horror News Network.
Here’s a snippet: “Taff’s deceptively simplistic prose offers deep emotional and dramatic insights into how human beings live with the tremendous burdens of the past and the inevitability of death. John F.D. Taff’s The End in All Beginnings offers the more adventurous genre readers much to appreciate.”
Go there to read the entire review.
The End in All Beginnings comes out in general release in about a month.
One of my publishers, Books of the Dead up in Toronto, has started a new business that should help independent authors move more books. If you’ve heard of Bookbub, then you kinda know what I’m talking about.
James Roy Daley, the publisher of Books of the Dead, has started Book-ie, an e-mail-based service that connects bargain-seeking readers with authors/publishers who want their books bought & read.
Go here to read more about Book-ie.
Go here to sign up. It takes just a few minutes, so why not?
Chris on the left, JD in the middle, me on the right. We don’t get together often, because Chris lives on the right and Doug lives on the left and I live in the middle. Get it? But once in a blue moon, the heavens align, and it’s like we’re 17 again..at least for a while. Great time today with two of my best. And look at what JD’s holding…hmmm….
Little Deaths, my 2012 collection of 19 short stories, is proving to be the BOOK THAT WON’T DIE!
My publisher, Books of the Dead, got the book onto BookBub, where it was one of today’s special featured books, on sale now at the usual places, for just 99 cents. I gotta tell ya, honestly, I am not a fan of these 99 cent sales. I think they undermine the value of the book and train readers to wait for these kind of ridiculous pricing to purchase. And I make like, I dunno, four cents a book or something atrocious.
But, wow, it’s hard to deny a certain smug feeling when the book–a book that’s been out for two years now!–shoots to the top of the Amazon charts. I gotta tell ya, seeing that little orange banner that says “#1 Bestseller” on Amazon really does me good.
So, if you don’t have it, now’d be a good time to get it. I think this sale is only for a week, but it would be seriously nice to see Little Deaths crack the Amazon Top 100 Paid Kindle…again.
BTW, that previous post was my 500th on this little blog.
500 posts, nearly 22,0o0 hits and nearly 14,000 followers in 3 1/2 years.
Must be doing something write…I mean right.