I’m on a writing vacation, so posts will be sporadic for a few weeks. Here are some updates on various things (movies, interviews, book releases, book delays, plugs, etc).
Rue Morgue interviewed The Devil’s Rock director Paul Campion. You can read it here. Near the end of the interview, he talks a bit about the upcoming film adaptations of Dark Hollow and “The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas” (both based on my work, obviously). For those keeping score, here’s the tally of current films in development: Castaways, Darkness On The Edge of Town, Dark Hollow, The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas, and Fast Zombies Suck. And of course, Ghoul premieres April 13th on Chiller, and DVD copies of The Ties That Bind show up quite frequently on eBay and elsewhere.
Deadite Press reports there is a slight art-related production delay for The Cage. It will be out later this month, as should Dark Hollow.
There are less than 20 copies of The Hollower Trilogy collector’s set left. Click here to get one.
This past week’s work progress: finished a synopsis for The Landlord (a collaboration between myself and Mary), finished an essay for the special edition script book for Ghoul, continued writing the second draft of The Lost Level, and moving books from my house to the York Emporium.
Next week will be spent focused on The Lost Level, the Ghoul movie prequel, and Maelstrom Set 3. And next Friday, J.F. Gonzalez and I will be in New York City to meet with a publisher. No time for signings or hanging out (not even with friends). This is a business trip. Very big business…
My fellow authors and friends Tim Lebbon and Mike Oliveri are both raising money for charity. In June, Mike will be running in the Warrior Dash to raise money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And in eight weeks, Tim will be running his first marathon to raise money for Sparkle Appeal. More information on Mike’s run can be found here and more information on Tim’s run can be found here.
My The Damned Highway collaborator, Nick Mamatas, on the sordid history of Shocklines: “Indeed, at one point the only way to be sure of not having one’s thread locked, comments removed, or account terminated was to present with symptoms of untreated paranoid schizophrenia. Normal commentary, pointed arguments, and even innocuous posts were often simply erased.”
If you enjoy crime fiction, please check out the debut of Nick’s The Big Click.
My friend Matt Blazi found this last weekend — a September 2003 convention flyer for the January 2004 mass market release of The Rising. I’d forgotten all about this flyer, including the rather embarrassing typo in the headline (years instead of year’s) but I remember the time-frame quite well. The Delirium hardcover edition was sold out, and people were desperate to find a copy, resulting in eBay bidding wars, a movie and video game option that never went anywhere, and the formation of a network of fans who would later become the F.U.K.U.
The Rising will be back in print later this year in an Author’s Preferred Edition which will include material that was cut from the original. A new movie option is also forthcoming.