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GOLDEN: Chris is the award-winning, L.A. Times bestselling author
of such novels as The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, Of Saints
and Shadows, Prowlers, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers,
several of which have been listed among the Best Books for Young Readers
by the American Library Association and the New York Public Library. Golden
has also written or co-written a great many books and comic books related
to the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as the script
for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game for Microsoft Xbox, which
he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Tom Sniegoski. His other comic
book work includes stories featuring such characters as Batman, Wolverine,
Spider-Man, The Crow, and Hellboy, among many others.
HAUTALA: Rick has had more than twenty books published. There's the
million copy, international best-seller Nightstone, as well as Twilight
Time, Little Brothers, Beyond the Shroud, Cold Whisper, and Impulse. He's
also written in the neighborhood of fifty short stories, which have appeared
in national and international anthologies and magazines. Bedbugs, his
first short story collection, was published by CD Publication in 2000
(and selected by Barnes and Noble as one of the
distinguished horror books of that year). It will be followed up
soon by another collection, Occasional Demons. Most recently, his novel
Poltergeist: The Legacy - The Hidden Saint (Berkley/Putnam)
was published in November, 1999, and the novel The White Room (Berkley/Putnam)
written under the pseudonym A.J. Matthews, was published in June, 2001.
He's working on a new novel titled Looking Glass (another
A.J. Matthews book), a novella titled Cold River, and (with
Christopher Golden), a prequel to the movie Underworld.
3. THOMAS SNIEGOSKI: Tom is a novelist, comic book writer and pop culture journalist. His newest works include the original juvenile fantasy series OutCast and the grown-up fantasy series The Menagerie, both of which are collaborative efforts with Christopher Golden. His other fiction works include a conspiracy thriller called Force Majeure, also with Golden, and his own unique quartet of supernatural teen thrillers called The Fallen. He has written dozens of comics, including Batman Chronicles #22 and Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation and the Hellboy-inspired three issue mini-series, B.P.R.D: The Hollow Earth was co-written with Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Tom has been working in the comic book field for ten years, for companies as diverse as Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Acclaim, Harris, Crusade, Caliber, Spiderbaby, London Night, and most recently, Cartoon Books.
For more details on the event, please call 508-628-5567. Come by if you are in the area!
On some unrelated
news, my novel SLEEPWALKER is scheduled to be released at the end of October
in Limited Edition hardcover from Delirium
Books. There will be only 250 copies published. All will be
Remember, THE DEMONOLOGIST, my next novel from Leisure, will be released in MAY 2005. The cover art is being worked on now. I'll make an announcement once that is released. As well, my next announcement will contain some very big news about my most recently released novel, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, which, after four months, is still sitting at the number 1 spot on Amazon.com as Leisure Books's bestselling horror title. It's also currently Leisure's #2 overall selling title on Amazon (as of today, out of over 3000 titles!).
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NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL FICTION AWARD
The Norumbega Fiction Awards are an annual literary competition founded by students at the University of Maine to recognize the work of unpublished writers, self-published writers, and small-press publishers. Their idea is to establish a prestigious award that gives cash prizes and plaques to talented writers who are under-represented in mainstream literary circles. The competition is held once a year and the winners are based on submissions nominated by writers and independent publishers. All nominations are judged equally on the following criteria: originality, strength of prose, strength of story, thematic approach, character development and overall quality as a work of literature. The awards are sponsored in full by Media Darlings Literature, Art & Sound. Norumbega is the name of the mythical city of gold believed to be near modern-day Bangor, Maine.
Weaglys mixed genre collection, THE UNDERTOW OF SMALL TOWN DREAMS, chronicles the life and times of Currie Valley, a hazy little town that sits on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Its a quiet place, filled with ex-wrestlers, a bandit dreaming of glory and fame, a mistreated werewolf and love in a meteor shower.
Weagly has had over thirty stage-plays produced by a variety of theaters across the country and his short fiction has frequently been published in national anthologies and specialty magazines, in both the mystery and horror genres. He has won several writing contests, and his short story, Shark Infested Pudding, was nominated for a Derringer Award for best short-short mystery of 2002.
Norumbega Fiction Awards are given for Best Novel, Best Novella/Short Story Collection and Best Short Story. There is also a Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction. Winners for this years awards will be announced October 1.
For more information about the Norumbega Fiction Awards, go to www.mediadarlings.org.
For more information about John Weagly, visit his website at johnweagly.com.
From Joe Nassise
THE GOH'S OF JOE
Joe Nassise will be a guest of honor at the Horrorfind Phoenix convention this Halloween weekend, where he'll be doing a reading, signing, and participating in several panels with some really terrific authors like Tom Piccirilli, Ed Lee, John Pelan and more. See the official website horrorfindweekend.com for more details. Joe will be posting the official weekend schedule on his website fairly shortly.
Italian translation rights to his debut novel RIVERWATCH have been sold. The book will be out in March in hardcover. An official launch will take place at a convention in Rome, Italy.
At each of his WITHER'S LEGACY book signings, Jack Passarella will be giving away a prize package consisting of a large "Wither's Trilogy" mug packed with an 8oz bag of custom blue and white "Wither's Legacy/Wendy Ward" M&Ms, plus other assorted goodies, with a retail value of $25.00. For coupon and contest details, visit Passarella's "Special Book Offers" page at: passarella.com
HAPPY HORROR BIRTHDAY TO-
Writer Brian Keene (NO REST FOR THE WICKED, TALKING SMACK, THE RISING, THE RISE AND FALL OF BABYLON [w/John Urbancik], FEAR OF GRAVITY, TERMINAL) who is 37.
John will soon be revitalizing his Horror website, Dark Fluidity.com, so check it out soon.
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The, THE, THE Horror author. Few can honestly say that they are a legend in their own time, and man but that has to feel weird!
Writer Stephen King (Go to our Stephen King page) is 58.
From Mysterious Galaxy
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Filling out the rest of the month of September. For you folks living in the San Diego, California area, or who will be traveling through there, these are the special appearances at Mysterious Galazy Bookstore.
Suspense Author: Ruth Francisco
Nurse and Mystery Author/Editor: Serita Stevens
Artist and Author: Clive Barker
Actress Asia Argento (DEMONI 2, LA CHIESA, TRAUMA, LA SINDROME DI STENDHAL, IL FANTASMA DELL'OPERA) is 29.
And on Sunday
Writer Tanith Lee (MORTAL SUNS, VIVIA, THE CLADIA JOURNALS, THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED, THE BOOK OF THE MAD, RED AS BLOOD, FACES UNDER WATER and way more) is 58.
Actor Kevin Zegers (IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, SPECIMEN, SHADOW BUILDER, KOMODO, FEAR OF THE DARK, WRONG TURN, DAWN OF THE DEAD , THE HOLLOW) is 20.
And on Saturday
This "pretty boy" actor has played against type and played in spite of it by pursuing the darker side of story telling since 1997. Happy Horror Thriller Birthday to
Actor James Marsden (CAMPFIRE TALES, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, GOSSIP, X-MEN, X-MEN 2, THE 24TH DAY) is 31. James shares a September birthday with his director from X-MEN, Bryan Singer.
Actor Billy Drago (VAMP, HUNTER'S BLOOD, HERO AND THE TERROR, DARK BEFORE DAWN, CYBORG 2, LUNARCOP, NEVER SAY DIE, A DOLL IN THE DARK, CONVICT 762, THE CIRCUIT) is 55.
"Hey, Feo," they say. "I've significantly contributed to Horror or Thrillers, or Mystery, or Suspense. How come you never mention my birthday?"
Well folks, I'm just like Michael Drosnin, see? There really is no Bible Code that let's Mike or me predict the future - so I can't divine information from any realm other than reality. Therefore, if you want me to wish you a Happy Birthday, Freakin' Tell Me About It!
yell, "I emailed
you my freaking birth date last year!"
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This guy's entire career is firmly entrenched in Thrillers and Mystery films. Now he's set to do the next Superman movie? Happy Birthday to
Director Bryan Singer (PUBLIC ACCESS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, THE X-MEN, X-MEN 2) who is 39.
Johnny Ramone 1948-2004
For more info: Ramones
Damn Damn Damn Damn Damn. The cures ain't coming soon enough and the goodbyes are flying past.
the "Reporter or SFW had some BETTER anonymous sources (like
we do) they
More articles at DarkEcho.com
Check out my latest entry, Taking Back 9-11.
To watch the video, go to Skoopy.com and Click To Open.
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Since 1994, this veteran actor has turned his career toward Horror and Thriller movies. Happy Birthday to
Actor Ian Holm (ALIEN, KAFKA, NAKED LUNCH, FRANKENSTEIN, LOCH NESS, eXistenZ, BLESS THE CHILD, FROM HELL, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) is 74.
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On another note, my tale "End Of The Line" is currently available in the anthology SHIVERS 3, available from CD Publications. Here you will find tales from Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, John Maclay, Douglas Clegg, Tom Piccirilli, and many others.
DEEP IN THE DARKNESS is still, after three months, Leisure Books's bestselling horror title on Amazon.com. Thank you very much for your continued support!
The release date for SLEEPWALKER has been pushed back to November 1st. This is being done in an effort to create proper promotion for it. You'll find an excerpt in the forthcoming issue of BLACK OCTOBER MAGAZINE, due out next month.
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Well, not this one coming up, but the one after, on October 14th, Matthew Warner (THE ORGAN DONOR) is making a guest appearance at The Horror of Writing, The Thrill of Success & Failure: A Workshop on Horror Fiction & the Writing Life"
Barnes & Noble in Annapolis Harbor Shopping Center
2512 Solomons Island Rd.
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Thursday October 14th, 7 p.m.
Fellow panelists include Douglas Winter, Brian Keene, and John Edward Lawson.
Try not to forget about it when this news drops off of the front page, yeah?
The novel deals with an ex-con who returns home to his backwoods mountain moonshine running town and finds his sister has died under strange circumstances on a dirt road supposedly haunted. He investigates and runs into plenty of oddball characters including a church of snake-handlers, a dwarf granny lady, ill children, a bunch of brain damaged moonshine swillers, ghosts of one sort or another, and Hellfire Christ. Of course you'll be the first to get ordering info as soon as it becomes available.
I've sold a new collection of poetry to Fairwood Press (Patrick & Honna Swenson, the great folks who bring us Talebones) who are now breaking into the horror publishing field as well. They have a new subsidy line Darkwood Press whose first offering will be WAITING MY TURN TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE, a collection of 60 of my darkest poems that have never been collected before. Artwork by Caniglia (told you I love him!) with an introduction by TM Wright. You'll find two of them down below (cover your eyes, kids), made available only to the members of this list. I'll also be putting together a contest for you folks. Another chance to win free stuff! More info to follow.
"Now, in 2004, Piccirilli outdoes himself with his most personal poetry collection to date. Waiting My Turn To Go Under the Knife confronts us with some of our greatest fears. Piccirilli stabs and twists the knife deep so that we feel the emotion and power of every poem.
"This collection features exquisite artwork by Caniglia, who has illustrated Piccirilli's work several times before. This signed and numbered hardcover has been limited to 250 copies."
I'll be a guest at the HORRORFIND PHOENIX convention over Halloween weekend. If you're in attendance, step up and say hello to me and Michelle.
I recently turned in the second anthology I've edited for Cemetery Dance. This one is entitled MIDNIGHT PREMIERE, and the theme of the antho deals with movies, actors, Hollywood, and ultra bizarre f/x. Contributors include Jack Ketchum, Gary Braunbeck, John Shirley, Al Sarrantonio, T.M. Wright, Tom Moneteleone, Mick Garris, Ed Gorman, Mark McLaughlin & Kyra Schon, Mike McCarty & Linnea Quigley, Del Howison & William Smith, Patrick Lussier, Carl Dupre, Gerard Houarner, Brian Hodge, Ray Garton, and Lisa Morton & Richard Grove.
I'm currently at work on a new novel entitled HEADSTONE CITY, which will be my third book for Bantam. It's a little too early to give a story description, outside of the fact that it deals with a psychic mobster and his childhood friend who are on a collision course. Brooklyn cemeteries, ghosts, hitmen, and a shotgun-wielding grandma all come into play.
BORDERLANDS, edited by Elizabeth & Tom Monteleone (Warner Books)
Brett's contributions are, respectively, "Slipknot" and "Shoes" (the latter co-written with Tim Lebbon).
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