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More free fiction at www.lastoftheliving.net

If you haven’t already gathered from my other posts this week, I’m off on holiday tomorrow. I’ve added next week’s free Last of the Living story to the website early, and I hope you enjoy it. It’s a brief introduction to Peter Guest – a character who sits in pretty much a catatonic daze throughout Autumn: The City, but who finally comes around from the shock of the apocalypse to play a important role in Autumn: Purification.

Last of the Living - the official AUTUMN website

There’s loads more to come next month… new short stories (and at least one novella in amongst them) every week in the run-up to the US release of Purification, a very cool AUTUMN competition, and plenty more besides.

Sword-wielding zombie slayer!

Autumn - Purification US CoverThose of you who’ve read AUTUMN: PURIFICATION (out now in the UK, August 16 in the US) will have already been introduced to Harry Stayt. Harry plays a key role in the third AUTUMN book, and has a penchant for using a sword stolen from a museum to hack his way through what’s left of the dead population (good man – a sword will definitely be my weapon of choice come the zombie apocalypse!).

A brief story has just been added to www.lastoftheliving.net. Find out where Harry was and what he was doing when the world ended.

Bodies… thousands upon thousands of bodies…

Autumn: Purification - the third book in David Moody's AUTUMN seriesNo new story over at www.lastoftheliving.net this week (or next) I’m afraid, but I do have something for you…

With AUTUMN: PURIFICATION being released in the UK next Thursday, head over to the official AUTUMN website now to read the prologue and get yourselves in the mood for the next book in the series.

CARE – don’t read this if you haven’t read the first two books!

A quick charity update

A very quick post to update a couple of things.

Firstly, thanks to all of you who made bids in the Genre for Japan auctions. An incredible total of £11, 139.36 was raised which I think surpassed all expectations. The AUTUMN auction went for an amazing £290!

Second, you may remember a while back (November, actually – click here for the post), I announced that I’d be making a donation to charity for every book sold in my annual end of year signed book sale. I’m pleased to have recently been able to send a cheque for £75 to SMIRA, an organisation that’s very close to my heart (and here’s a reminder why).

Thanks to everyone who contributed so generously, either by bidding on the auction or buying books. You can still get signed books, by the way. Click here to visit the Infected Books website and find out more. Copies of the new UK edition of AUTUMN: PURIFICATION will be available later this month.

 

Genre for Japan

The Genre for Japan auction finishes at midnight tonight (BST), so you’ve got less than three hours to get any final bids in. It’s been a huge success, with over £10,000 in bids already placed – a phenomenal result.

My lot – all five AUTUMN novels (signed UK hardcovers), plus an appearance in the final book – AUTUMN: AFTERMATH – plus your own illustrated short story published on www.lastoftheliving.net, currently stands at £265 – an absolutely amazing pledge.

Please take a moment to visit the auction and, if you’re able, place a bid. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Thank you.

And I hope you f*cking choke on your food!

Karen Chase by David Naughton-ShiresI’ve added another quick story to www.lastoftheliving.net: an increasingly unpleasant morning in an already unpleasant job suddenly gets much worse for Karen Chase. Yet again, David Naughton-Shires has provided the excellent artwork.

That’s all for March, but there’s plenty of free fiction planned for April. More Amy Steadman, an extract or two from AUTUMN: PURIFICATION (which, of course, gets its UK release on April 21st), and a 10,000 word novella.

New releases for 2011

I thought it would be useful to list the new releases I have coming up for the rest of 2011 because there are quite a few. As always, please remember that these dates may be subject to change. You can always check my regularly updated FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.

APRIL

MAY

AUGUST

OCTOBER

  • AUTUMN (UK paperback – 13th)

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

And there will be an anthology appearance or two and, I think, several more foreign language editions to add to this list. So it’s looking like a busy year, and I’m really pleased. I know lots of people have been waiting for AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION and THEM OR US for far too long…

More stories and artwork added to www.lastoftheliving.net

Another week, another brief slug of free zombie fiction… This week an excerpt from the beginning of AUTUMN: THE CITY has been added to www.lastoftheliving.net, and a new story BRIGID CULTHORPE (brilliantly illustrated once again by David Naughton-Shires). Brigid’s another new character who appears in AUTUMN: PURIFICATION.

Also added to the site this week are a number of great pieces of art from Antony White. Learn more about Antony by visiting his site www.blackpapersky.co.uk. And don’t forget, you can view all the artwork so far added to www.lastoftheliving.net in the ‘art’ section. Please keep checking back, because there’s loads more to come.

Jim Harper – new story added to Last of the Living

Jim Harper - illustrated by David Naughton-ShiresA new story has been added to www.lastoftheliving.net, the first of three shorts for this month. Jim Harper appears in the forthcoming Autumn: Purification (out in the UK on April 21st, US August 16th), and his story has been illustrated by David Naughton-Shires (see www.knightwatchpress.info for more of David’s work).

Phoenix Con report

Phoenix Con VIIThis weekend just gone I was a guest at the Phoenix Convention in Dublin. A very small and informal event in comparison to the recent SFX Weekender and the like, it was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and spend a weekend in Ireland with the missus.

The convention has an almost exclusively literary focus which is refreshing. I took part in a number of panels, most notably ‘What do we do with Zombies?’ with Wayne Simmons (who surely by now needs no introduction), and Derek Gunn author of The Estuary and the popular Vampire Apocalypse books.

Wayne Simmons, David Moody and Derek Gunn at Phoenix Con VII

But it wasn’t all about the living dead (for once). Other panel topics included ‘Mission to Mars: who would you send?’ (answers ranged from George Lucas to Jedward (and if you don’t know who/what that is, I envy you), Justin Bieber and, bizarrely, Geoffrey Boycott!), and ‘Routes into Publishing’ – a discussion about the various options available to writers in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Another highlight for me was meeting David Naughton-Shires. For those of you who haven’t come across David, he’s the brains behind Knightwatch Press, a very active member of the Moody’s Survivors Facebook group, and a damn fine artist who’s responsible for some of the artwork over at www.lastoftheliving.net – the new AUTUMN website. David was kind enough to give me several of his original illustrations, and you’ll be able to see them shortly as more stories are added to the site. In fact, he’s illustrated the next three entries I’ll be adding. Check back tomorrow to find out how the end of the world actually turns out to be a good thing for Jim Harper, one of the characters you’ll meet in AUTUMN: PURIFICATION.