If you voted for PANDEMIC in the Goodreads Best Books of 2014 Awards, thanks! We notched a Top-10 finish in Horror, which ain’t bad. Having 6,656 peeps vote for your […]Continue Reading →
After working on a book for almost two years, having your biz partner go over it, two copy editors go over it, having a dedicated continuity editor go over it, and then reading it out loud for the audiobook, some mistakes still get through. And when the mistake is as butt-hurtin’ as the one below, […]Continue Reading →
Offer expires Oct. 24, 2014 (and is apparently only in the USA)
Hard to beat Book I of the INFECTED Trilogy for just $1.99 fer yer Kindle. That’s some good pricing right there.What? You already have it? Well, sir or ma’am, you can gift it to anyone you know for that same lousy $2. Spread the Stank, suckas.
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Time marches on, yes, but some some plots don't
A short review of the DVD for ROSEMARY’S BABY, the 2014 made-for-TV miniseries remake of the 1968 classic.
If you’ve never seen the original, I highly recommend it. Based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin, ROSEMARY’S BABY tells the tale of a struggling young couple that move into a hoity-toity Manhattan apartment building. Continue Reading →
Sometimes, shit just blows you away.
I’ve wanted to be a fiction writer since I was in the sixth grade. I’ve been a professional writer for over twenty-five years. I sat down about twenty years ago and set my sights on becoming a full-time novelist, accomplished that goal six years ago. Along the way, there […]Continue Reading →
A quick Friday Fix to say if you are thinking of coming to SiglerFest, you have to book your hotel by end of day this coming Monday, September 8th, to get the group rate on your room!
Our room block is sold out, so you must call the Guest Reservations number at (800) 675-3267 and identify yourself as part of the group SiglerFest.
If you’re not yet thinking about coming to SiglerFest, why not? There are games, readings, bowling, karaoke, beers, Krakens, movies, friends and more. It’s really the best time, and you shouldn’t miss a moment!
More details can be found by clicking here.
[No Body Maim!]
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Volume II of THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH
My latest story is out, “The Sixth Day of Deer Camp.” It is part of THE END IS HERE anthology, Book II of the “Apocalypse Tryptic.”
This story is the sequel to “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” (see what I did there?) which was in the first volume of this trilogy, THE END IS NIGH. You want Yoopers up against the apocalypse? Brothers and sisters, I provide, eh?
Will it be podcast?
No, because the anthology isn’t “mine.” John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey put this series together.
Will there be an audiobook?
Yes, but I don’t know when it will be out. I recorded the audio for my story, so you can continue to revel in my Yooper accents.
It’s time for one of our favorite cons, DragonCon in Atlanta, This year Scott’s schedule is light, so catch him while you can. If you’re coming to the con, make sure you come see us, even if it’s at the Hilton bar! The Star Party is a great opportunity to hang out too, even though we are just in attendance and are not presenting there.
SCOTT & A’s DRAGONCON SCHEDULE
Atlanta Star Party: Thursday, August 28, 7:00pm (2 hours) Get tickets now!
Stargazing, food, drinks and conversations with astronomers (including Pamela Gay, Nicole Gugliucci and Derek Demeter). Proceeds benefit CosmoQuest, one of Empty Set’s 2014 chosen charities.
Fictional Writing and Skepticism
Friday 8/29, 4:00pm • Hilton 207 / 206 / 205 / 204
A few top authors, who are also skeptics, discuss what effect their personal skepticism has on their writings.
FSL Tonight, LIVE!
Friday 8/29, 5:30pm • Hilton Crystal Ballroom
Sci/Fantasy sports. Mordor vs. The Empire. Vulcan battles Alderaan. And FSL Tonight brings you all the action.
Podcasting Authors Roundtable
Saturday, 8/30, 10:30am • Hilton 203
Join a roundtable discussion of working writers who utilize podcasting to distribute and promote their work.
Raise a glass for PG Holyfield
Saturday, 8/30, 10:00pm • Hilton bar!
We were planning a One for the Junkies panel, but have to cancel due to a room scheduling conflict. Instead, we’ll meet in the Hilton Bar. We’ll donate $5 to the PG Holyfield Fund for each person to come raise a glass with us; and we’ll make it $6 if you wear a trilby hat (his lid!)
Scott and A present at the Parsec Awards
Sunday, 8/31. 5:30pm • Hyatt Regency Ballroom
Scott and A present the first award of the evening! The Parsec Awards are a celebration of speculative fiction podcasting. Awards are given in several categories ranging from content to audio quality.
Scott on V-WARS panel
Sunday, 8/31. 7:00pm • Westin Peachtree 1-2
Scott talks about his story in the V-WARS: BLOOD & FIRE anthology, due out Oct 7 in hardcover from IDW. The awesome Jonathan Maberry (series creator and editor) will be there, as will be other authors from the series.
Speed painting from artist Len Peralta
If you’ve never seen “speed painting” videos before, they are a hallmark of the new era of digital art and social media. Here’s one from the “Geek-A-Week” feature where artist Len Peralta made me King Joffrey Baratheon (the best character ever in GAME OF THRONES. Three minutes to see how a piece of art comes […]Continue Reading →
Waitaminute ... Scarlet Johansson gets nekkid?
So, you’ve got Scarlett Johansson driving a van around the streets of Glasgow, picking up single young men and taking them back to her place for a bit of the ol’ hanky panky. How could that possibly be a bad thing? Introduce a vat of random black goo, that’s how. Duh. It’s like Screenwriting 101, really.
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Oh no! He speaks against the party line!
I catch a lot of crap because I am a fan of Bud Light. All you hoity-toity beer snobs lecture me nonstop on drinking “water” or “shit beer,” etc.
On every book tour, it’s the same damn thing: “Why don’t you let me buy you a real beer?” Or, “What, are you still in college?” Follow […]Continue Reading →
(a.k.a., "Damn, it feels good to be a gangster")
Boom! I say, I say, boom!
This is one of the best feelings in the biz, people — sending off a completed manuscript to an editor. We’re ballparking Summer 2015 for this release, but I can’t say for sure until the editor at Del Rey does his thing.
This is effectively the final draft, as he […]Continue Reading →
Junkies, sometimes teams update their helmets. Your favorite NFL team’s lid has likely gone through a few changes: some are dramatic, some are subtle. The Ionath Krakens are considering a helmet re-design for the 2686 season, and team owner Gredok the Splithead has decided to leave it up to you, the fan.
We’ve had problems with overzealous fans “stuffing the ballot box” in previous polls, so you have to have a registered profile to vote. You get one vote. We’ll check IPs if we have to (but we don’t want to). We love you all, but you’re crazy with the ballot-box stuffing, so get your one vote in and let the fans decide!
STEPS TO VOTE:
1) Sign into your account on this site (or create one by clicking here).
2) Put a comment on this post with one of the following choices: Current, Modified #1 or Modified #2
We’ll close the poll at midnight Eastern time on Sunday, June 22. The winning design will be included in the book’s text. Boom!