Click here to join the new Facebook group – MOODY’S SURVIVORS – SPREAD THE INFECTION – which has become a hive of zombie- and book-related activity over the last couple of weeks.
The admins have just posted the results of a question and answer session I did with group members, so please head over and join up! (Thanks to Lee Hartnup, by the way, for the flattering photo!).
Just wanted to say thanks to Shawn ‘Rotting Corpse’ Riddle for setting up Moody’s Survivors – a new Facebook group for chatting about mine and other writers’ books. Please head over here and join!
It’s going to get very busy around here very soon, so this seems a good time to remind you that I can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Friend Feed, so please sign up and keep updated.
I’ve been doing a lot of interviews recently, and have several more scheduled over the coming weeks. Please follow me on Twitter (davidjmoody) or ‘like’ me on Facebook to keep up to date when interviews and reviews are published.
If you’ve missed them, why not check out the interviews I did with Un:Bound and Flames Rising (with thanks to Adele and Eric respectively for the great questions!).
Finally for now, tune into www.hardrockradiolive.com between 7pm and 10pm UK time tomorrow (Thursday 16th December) to hear me in conversation on the DJ Hellyeah show.
It always means a lot when something you’ve written has such an effect on someone that it inspires them to create something themselves.
I recently came across this illustration by MishaChanX on Deviantart – the cutest Hater I’ve yet seen! (Click the image for a larger version). Being a typical angry 40 year-old bloke who writes about the end of the world for a living, I always picture the Haters as desperate, vicious, blood-soaked animals. Misha’s approach is very different, but somehow equally disturbing…
Many of you will probably remember the cover of the Infected Books edition of AUTUMN which was itself originally a piece of artwork submitted by a reader (Dave Joseph, if you’re reading this, please get in touch again – I’ve been trying to track you down).
Nick ‘Pinchy’ Pinch, a body piercer who runs Voodoo Body Piercing in Devon, has had the AUTUMN face tattooed on his leg. A massive horror movie fan, Pinchy also has a huge interest in body mods. If you’re in Devon, you won’t have any trouble spotting the guy. Apart from the AUTUMN tattoo, he has horn implants, a split tongue, scarifications, sub dermal implants (including one magnetic one!), and a load more tattoos and piercings. He told me how he loved the cover of the book and it’s watercolour-like appearance.
To find out more about Pinchy and his work, visit him (Nick Pinch) or Voodoo Body Piercing on Facebook.
I know I’ve already mentioned this a couple of times, but I’m really pleased for Eric and I’m thrilled that The War of the Worlds plus Blood, Guts and Zombies – his first mass market release – is now available.
The second issue of UK horror magazine SCREAM has just been released, and it’s well worth your time. Click here to order a copy. As with issue one, it’s a great read which focuses more on in-depth interviews and articles than most similar mags. This month, there are features on the Zombie Flesh Eaters films, the classic 1931 Frankenstein movie, the new Video Nasties documentary from Jake West and Marc Morris, and Fulci’s The Beyond to name but a few. There’s also a comprehensive round up of October’s Grimm Up North festival.
Thanks to www.quietearth.us (an invaluable site for post-apocalyptic news and reviews) for drawing attention to this incredible public information movie from Nathaniel Lindsay. I’ve spent years trying to imagine what I’d need to do to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. This video sums it all up in less than 9 minutes. Genius.
Suspense Magazine today announced their Best of 2010 list, and I’m really pleased that they’ve chosen AUTUMN as one of the best horror books of 2010.
I recently appeared on the Suspense Magazine radio show, and you can listen to the broadcast here. Unfortunately technical issues prevented me from getting on until 40 minutes into the hour long show (it was 2:40am by then, so forgive me if I sound like a tired and frustrated Brummie!).
Thanks to the team at SciFiNow for including ‘Self-Made Man’ – a piece I put together for them about the re-publication of AUTUMN – in issue 48 of the magazine which has just hit the shelves.
As well as the AUTUMN article, the mag also includes features on Tron Legacy, Rise of the Apes, 25 movies that changed SciFi, a visit to Skywalker ranch… It’s a cracking issue this month. Just go and get it!
…your two young nephews buy you an inflatable zombie (yes, this really happened!)…
…and you open up the accompanying book and find your zombie novel listed in there!
Whack-A-Zombie – the ideal present for the discerning zombie-lover this Christmas or Thanksgiving! Unless, of course, you’d rather get them a signed copy of AUTUMN…