A Community of Writers? OmniLit/All Romance AReCafe Features Guest Blog by . . . Me; Splatterlands, “Artist” on Sale for Halloween
A quick note to mention that my guest blog, “To PEDS and Beyond: Community and the Writer,” is now live on AReCafe (cf. September 29) and can be seen by pressing here. This was originally published in an earlier version on the Open Book Society in 2012 (see November 28 of that year) on how a writer’s contacts — sales, meeting editors, etc. — forge bonds between him or her and a wider community which, in turn, can lead to more opportunities. The example here is the novelette PEDS, published as a stand-alone ebook by Untreed Reads Publishing, and how it led from and to other Untreed Reads sales* while other, similar associations led to the publication of the poetry book VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE), as well as my Stoker® nominated third fiction collection THE TEARS OF ISIS. Direct links are also provided to OmniLit’s pages on PEDS and the Untreed Reads anthology YEARS END: 14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR with my lead story “Appointment in Time,” from which other titles may be linked to too.
In other news, Grey Matter Press has announced a $10 per paperback sale for Halloween, covering all titles in their current catalog. “This year’s Halloween Fear-ganza . . . includes horror, science fiction and speculative fiction from some of the most acclaimed voices in our genres, as well as the freshest faces to have arrived on the scene. Every Grey Matter Press volume containing exceptional dread-filled work from award-winning authors and bestsellers Jonathan Maberry, Ray Garton, William Meikle, Stephen Graham Jones, JG Faherty, Tim Waggoner and many more are all included.” My own pup in this frightpack is the story “The Artist,” about a butcher who sculpts in meat for banquets and other special occasions, in the 2013 anthology SPLATTERLANDS (cf. February 1, January 28 2015; October 14 2014, et al.), for more on which one may press here. Or for info on the sale in general (which, if you scroll down, also mentions SPLATTERLANDS with a link), press here.
Note though that the sale is only good at Grey Matter Press’s own store and is only for a limited time. And while the precise cutoff date doesn’t seem to be mentioned, my guess is it would be a good idea to take advantage by Halloween.
*The first of those from an original contact through the Short Mystery Fiction Society, which also, years later, led me to the movie/horror anthology REEL DARK and publication there of my story “Marcie and Her Sisters,” for which see May 19, et al.