My CHANGELING WAR trilogy is coming out as e-books!  These books were originally written by “Peter Garrison” for marketing reasons, but now actually appear under my own name for the first time.

Also newly available in e-form, the end of the Temporary Magic trilogy, TEMPORARY HUMAN.  Whoo-hoo!The Sorcerers Gun cover3

 

Let the signings begin!

I’ll be signing the Temporary Magic books at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA, this Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Yay!

I worked in Worcester many years ago, doing public relations for what is now the New England Medical Center.  It will be interesting to see what I remember of the city.

I’ll be doing other signings around and about the Boston area over the next few months. I’ll announce the events here  as they get closer.

Here’s that great Cortney Skinner cover one more time:

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Cheap books! Really!

So the fine folks at Crossroad Press are running a 50% off e-book promotion if you buy those books through.Smashwords!  Whoo hoo!  That means you can buy  all of the fabulous Craig Shaw Gardner backlist, most titles for $1.99!  Chicken feed!  But the sale only lasts through March 11, so time’s awastin’!  (Why do I feel like I’m being visited by the ghost of Gabby Hayes?)  One of the many fabulous books is shown below:

 

Here’s the link!Dragon Sleeping

I’ll be at Boskone!

Yep, indeed!  For all three days.

Friday I’m just doing one panel at 5 pm, “It’s All About Soul: The Films of Alex Garland.”  He’s the guy who directed Ex Machina.  According to the panel description “The common thread amongst all the stories is the looming specter of Death.”  Sounds like fun, huh?  And I’m moderating!

Saturday, I get to talk about how to “Indie Pub Your Backlist” at 10 am.  That’s followed by an autographing at noon (I’ll be bringing my new book along) and a reading of a very silly short story at 4 pm.

Sunday, I’m talking about “Abacadabra! Making Magic Real.” at noon and “:Why I Write Horror” at 3 pm.  All these panels feature many worthy individuals whose names I’m too lazy to retype.  But trust me, they’ll all be great.

Boskone happens next weekend, btw.

But didn’t somebody mention Indie Publishing? That’s enough of an excuse to show you Walter Velez’s initial sketch for A BAD DAY FOR ALI BABA, coming to e-book very, very soon.alibaba72

I found my way back!

So, I just got a new desktop computer, twice as fast and half the size of my last one.  Which meant I had to once again bookmark all my favorite sites, not to mention trying to remember all those different passwords! Whew. So this is just a test post to make sure everything is working. Real, actual posts may follow.  But, while I’m here, I might as well show off that brand now, spiffy cover one more time.perf6.140x9.210.indd

Arisia approaches

And I will be there on Saturday!  The mysteries of Arisia are many, and while I volunteered to appear on a great number of  panels, they only saw fit to give me one.It’s about current comic book marketing, and what’s up with Marvel and DC these days. I believe it starts at 4:20.

I may have nixed my appearance on other panels when I gently chided the programmers on the Extreme Political Correctness of many of their offerings (especially in topics relating to film and TV).  Considering the possibility of having an opposing view, I was obviously not Proper Panel Material.  They didn’t put me on anything to do with writing, or fantasy, or funny stuff.  I do have a comic book connection, having managed a comic book store (where I still work on occasion) as well as writing three books having something to do with Batman.

But hey, I get to wander the art show and the dealer’s room, and to reacquaint myself with a few folks I see mostly at cons. I’m looking forward to having a good time. And I’ll have a copy or two of my new book, TEMPORARY MONSTERS, for all to see.

So I hope to see some of you this Saturday, or a month from now at Boskone (Where I will be on a whole bunch of panels!)perf6.140x9.210.indd)

A new book debuts tomorrow

Well, it’s not ENTIRELY new.  A version of this existed as an e-book from a major American publisher for a while.  But this is the first time the book exists as a real, paper and ink and glossy cover actual honest-to-goodness you-can-hold-it-in-your-hands book!

I will ,actually be selling copies of this book tomorrow, Saturday December 10, at the Haverhill Christmas Bookfear. held at the Haverhill Library from 10 am to 4 pm. Be the first in your neighborhood to pick up a copy of TEMPORARY MONSTERS, first in the new series about the temporary employment agency that secretly controls the world.

I’ll post more about this book (and the series) later, but for now I’ll add the “proof” cover (the final cover is a bit different) so you can see the absolutely fantastic cover painting by Cortney Skinner.