Posts Tagged ‘Cryptids’

Just a quick followup, THE GREAT TOME OF CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES oozed into the computer cave’s physical mailbox yesterday afternoon (see just below, December 17, et al.).  Yes, the cover is that shade of purple.  Within are tales with (quoting their blurb) “[p]lots revolving around the folklore and legends of ‘real world’ cryptids.”  Or, to be more specific, here’s a table of contents:

The Voice of Thunder by Taylor Harbin
The Burryman by Vonnie Winslow Crist
Hunting a Legend by Derek Muk
Field Study by T.C. Powell
Cats in the Cradle by Matthew Smallwood
The Stalker by James Dorr
Shapes in the Water by Calvin Demmer
The Bad, Bad Luck of Judson Worley by Rob Munns
The Ghost of Arriscado Basin by Jon Michael Kelley
Sutan by Derek Muk
Hoofquake by CB Droege
Eleven Essential Items to Bring When Planning Selfies with Bigfoot by Sarina Dorie
Dark Fin by Mark Charke

Amazon, also, claims it’s ready for ordering now including in print, for which one can press here.

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Bards and Sages Publishing’s THE GREAT TOME OF CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES (cf. October 27, August 3, et al.) is now live, according to Editor Julie Ann Dawson.  This is Number Four in the GREAT TOMES greattome4series, joining with those of FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS, DARKEST HORRORS AND UNSPEAKABLE EVILS, and FANTASTIC AND WONDROUS PLACES.  And I have stories in all four of these with “The Stalker,” in this one, the tale of a young college woman’s encounter with a Windigo and why one must always remember one’s BIBLE.  Also, the print edition has received a final approval and should be out within the next few days.

More information on THE GREAT TOME OF CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES can be found from Bards and Sages, with table of contents, by pressing here.

In between movies, from 7:30-8:00, James Dorr will read from his new book, TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH (for more on James Dorr see below).  Well, not below, but press here to read the whole preview for this Sunday’s Ryder Film Festival night-before-Halloween horror series with my reading added, postponed from last weekend (see October 24, 17).  Or, as the Ryder people put it:  HORROR OF DRACULA, THE WAILING & James Dorr.  So, yes, it’s now official with my story “Raising the Dead” scheduled for 7:30 Sunday, October 30, sandwiched between a 1958 Hammer Films DRACULA (full, uncensored version, with gore restored) at 5:45 and the Korean mystery/horror (also premiered last Sunday) at 8 p.m.  This Sunday’s showings will be at Bear’s Place, a local Bloomington tavern, so to enjoy them, remember you must be at least 21.

And, fun for all ages, today I read and sent back corrections on the proof copy of “The Stalker,” set to appear in Bards and Sages Publishing’s THE GREAT TOME OF CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES (cf. August 3, et al.), volume 4 in their GREAT TOMES series.  “The Stalker” is the tale of a young geology student named Iris and her encounter with a windigo who may or may not be named Goliath.

Who can forget THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS, including my own tale of candles and magic, “The Candle Room,” or the subsequent THE GREAT TOME OF DARKEST HORRORS AND UNSPEAKABLE EVILS with “Pavlov’s Dogs”?  Or if that’s not enough, there’s the still forthcoming THE GREAT TOME OF FANTASTIC AND WONDROUS PLACES with my journal of Siberian exploration, “Ice Vermin,” all parts of Bards and Sages Publishing’s GREAT TOMES series (cf. June 9, May 11, 10, et al.).  And now the fourth, THE GREAT TOME OF CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES is chugging GTv4.21591248_stdalong with another by me, “The Stalker” (see June 23), with a December publication date projected, hopefully well in time for Christmas.

Or to quote from the email :  “We are fairly close to finalizing the line-up for Volume 4 and I have prepared the product page.  I have also attached the cover art for you.  Please feel free to share the news regarding the upcoming anthology as you see fit.”  As noted my story in this is “The Stalker,” about a young geology student and a deadly encounter in a forest.  To see more about the book as a whole, press here.  Or to see even more quickly what other stories will be in the volume, including “[p]lots revolving around the folklore and legends of ‘real world’ cryptids.  Examples include the Jersey Devil, bunyips, chupacabras, kelpies, etc.,” the current contents listing is here:

Hoofquake by CB Droege
Field Study by Tyler Powell
Eleven Essential Items to Bring when Planning Selfies with Bigfoot by Sarina Dorie
The Burryman by Vonnie Winslow Crist
The Stalker by James Dorr
Sutan by Derek Muk
Shapes in the Water by Calvin Demmer
The Ghost of Arriscado Basin by Jon Michael Kelley
Cats in the Cradle by Matthew Smallwood
The Bad, Bad luck of Judson Worley by Rob Munns
The Voice of Thunder by Taylor Harbin
Dark Fin by Mark Charke

Then for other news, there’s an addition to the lore on Wally the Corpse Flower just below (July 31).  In the interest of full disclosure, a body double (courtesy of Wikipedia) was used for the picture shown, but since then I’ve received more information, including a timed series of photographs of the real Wally via the Indiana University Department of Biology.  To see for yourself — including getting a better idea of the size of the thing! — just click on the headline, “Weekend Wrap-Up. . . ,” and scroll down* to the “Comments” section, where the second comment will take you there.

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