A few quick updates for a Friday afternoon…
mX, a free Australian newspaper, ran a feature on HATER this week. Click here to download a copy.
An interview I did with www.scyla.com in Spain is now online (in English and Spanish!) here. (An update to this update… another Spanish interview with www.fantasymundo.com is now online here in English and Spanish.)
And finally, Herbst: Läuterung (the German language version of Autumn: Purification) is attracting some great reviews like this one from www.roterdorn.de.
Have a great weekend (an extra long one if you’re in the UK!). Maybe I’ll bump into some of you at Sci-Fi-London on Sunday.
(By the way, the ‘The Men They Couldn’t Hang‘ competition is now closed. Winners will be announced next week.)
I’ll be appearing at Sci-Fi London this Sunday May 3rd, taking part in a panel discussion: ‘Where’s My Jetpack?’
“Science fiction has promised us interstellar travel, flying cars, hoverboards, teleportation, universal translators, colonies in space and so much more. So where is it? In a world where London’s transport infrastructure can be brought to a standstill by 6 inches of snow and end-of-the-world scenarios play out in fiction, films and TV, is the mobile phone and the Internet really the best we can do?”
I’ve got two tickets to the panel to give away, courtesy of the event organisers. They’ll go to the first two people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Sci-Fi London’. These are tickets to the above mentioned panel only, not the whole festival, and you’ll need to get yourself to and from the venue and cover your own expenses etc. etc. etc.
Please take a moment to visit www.sci-fi-london.com and look at the full programme for the weekend. Until Friday 1st May you can get 2-for-1 on tickets for any of the literary panels if you book by phone (020 7451 9944) and say the words AUTHOR BLOG!
If anyone is going to the festival on Sunday, please let me know in advance and, if it fits in with everyone’s plans, we’ll try and meet up and say hello!
The team at Renegade want you to see the Autumn movie, and so do I. I know they’re as frustrated as anyone that the film’s not yet been released, and they’re working hard behind the scenes to get it onto cinema and TV screens.
Over at the movie’s official blog, they’re asking for your input. If you’re in the UK or Canada, please head over to their site at autumnthemovie.blogspot.com and answer their questions. Alternatively, you can email your views to: autumninfo (at) renegademotionpictures.com.
Thanks in advance for your patience and input.
I love that sentence! It’s a Google translation of the headline from a nice article about HATER / ODIO in today’s edition of the Spanish newspaper Público. Here’s a link to the online version of the story:
…and you can download a pdf of the paper from this link here.
I just took part in the Horror Blog Fest over at the MyFavouriteBooks site. Click here to read my interview, then check out the various other author contributions which have so far been added. The Fest runs throughout April and May so check back regularly.
There’s a nice feature in this month’s Writer’s Forum magazine about my work, specifically my experiences with self independent publishing and how I went about promoting my books. I just don’t understand why they wanted to put a glamorous burlesque star on the front cover and not me!
Last night Steven Rumbelow (director of the Autumn movie) and Dickon Tolson (who plays Carl) appeared on Steve Genier’s Nocturnal Frequency radio show. Amongst other things they talked about working on the movie, working with David Carradine and the daily dedication of Autumn’s method-acting zombie extras! Unfortunately there was no specific news about release dates, but it’s definitely worth a listen.
Oh, and I gatecrashed half way through!
You can listen to the show (or download it) here.
Earlier this week, this site was made ‘Blog of the Day’ by Fuelmyblog. They asked me a few questions about my site and writing, and my answers can be found here.
Oh, and they sent me a cool little award! Here it is!
Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of HATER this week. Here’s a very quick round-up of a few bits of news.
I took part in the Page 69 test – click here for the results!
I’ve added a new page to this site for press clippings. You can access it from the sidebar or click here.
New reviews have been added to this page. Also, you can access these via the RSS feed in the sidebar.
Finally, you can now read chapter 4 of HATER at various sites around the web; Tor.com and Fangoria to name but two!