News for January 29th, 2010: Kat Heckenbach, Terri Main, and New Talent Colin Moore

Terri Main has posted the third chapter of the audio version of her book Dark Side of the Moon, here: http://www.wayfarersjournal.com/darkside3.mp3

The New Authors Fellowship is featuring a peek at Colin Moore's unpublished novel System City, which was a participant in the Marcher Lord Select contest. Check it out here:
http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/new-author-series-system-city/ The novel also has a fan group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/System-City/238962417452

Kat Heckenbach is featured in the South Shore News & Tribune, which reports on her upcoming event teaching at a writers' group in Riverview, Florida. Check it out: http://bit.ly/dcMjUn


News for January 27th, 2010: Fred Warren, A.P. Fuchs

Every Day Fiction, an online magazine that offers a new story of 1000 words or less every day, 365 days a year, is officially launching their second "best-of" anthology next week.

I'm proud to have a story among the many fine works in this volume. "Little Piece of Cloth" is a whimsical tale of a UFO salvage that uncovers something nobody ever expected. I had a lot of fun writing it–-sort of a backhanded tribute to my Air Force days.

Due to a fortunate conjunction of schedule and cheap airfares from Kansas City to points northwest, I will attend the launch event hosted by Every Day Fiction at the Cedar Cottage Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 30. There will be readings, signings, roundtable discussions and sundry other bookish activities, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello. And buy a book. Or just say hello. No pressure. :)

If you don't happen to be in the neighborhood, you can still buy a book at http://www.everydayfiction.com/features/print-books/the-best-of-every-day-fiction-two-anthology/

More details on the launch event at http://www.everydayfiction.com/features/events/


A.P. Fuchs brings his zombie novel, Blood of the Dead, to Youtube.

Released in installments, you can watch Fuchs read from his novel ala author readings like at the bookstore (only better).

Click here to watch the first episode in this ongoing series: Episode One: Blood of the Dead - Prologue - Joe Bailey: Zombie Hunter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnV4hzVMbq8

Episodes are scheduled to be updated at least once per week, though more than likely there will be two or more.

You can keep current on the Youtube Blood of the Dead updates either by subscribing to Fuchs's Youtube channel or by regularly visiting Fuchs's website, CanisterX.com


Blood of the Dead is available at the following online retailers:


Horror-Mall - http://horror-mall.com/BLOOD-OF-THE-DEAD-by-A.P.-Fuchs-p-17918.html
Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1897217803/themaniworlof-20
Amazon.ca - http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1897217803/theoffisiteof-20
Amazon.co.uk - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1897217803?ie=UTF8&tag=thofsiofauapf-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1897217803
Barnes and Noble - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Blood-Of-The-Dead/AP-Fuchs/e/9781897217801/?itm=6
Play.com - http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/6060282/Blood-of-the-Dead/Product.html


Amazon Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001U29ULM/themaniworlof-20
Fictionwise.com - http://www.fictionwise.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=70312&id=281005
Drivethrucomics.com - http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=56805&affiliate_id=79491
Mobipocket.com - http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/eBookDetails.asp?BookID=149939

The story:

One year ago, the world came to an end.

First came the rain.

Then came the screams.

Then came the undead.

The Haven became the only place in the city free of the walking dead. A place of community. A place to be safe.

Now, things have changed.

The zombies are coming to the Haven, seeking out the remaining survivors of the human race.

Joe Bailey prowls the Haven’s streets, taking them back from the undead, each kill one step closer to reclaiming a life once stolen from him. Billie Friday and Des Nottingham soon have Joe to thank for their lives.

As the dead push into the Haven, the trio is forced into the one place where folks fear to tread: the heart of the city, a place overrun with flesh-eating zombies.

They soon discover they are not the only humans there. After meeting an old man with a peculiar past, Joe and the others must make one last stand against the undead or unwillingly meet the same fate.

A desperate escape leads them to a place thought impossible to exist and to a discovery that will shake the future.

Welcome to the end of all things.

What folks are saying:

"Blood of the Dead isn't what you think it is. Sure--it starts out as a zombie jamboree that drags you through Hell on Earth, but then it goes further ... a lot further ... and takes you straight to Hell and back again. This is the stuff of nightmares, boys and girls, with some unnerving and frightening action scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat and haunt your dreams." - Rick Hautala, author of The Wildman and Occasional Demons

“A satisfying addition to the ever-growing zombie subgenre ... non-stop action and flesh-eating mayhem ... Blood of the Dead will be enjoyed by any zombie fan.” – The Horror Fiction Review

"Frantically paced and never predictable, Blood of the Dead takes the usual staples of the zombie-genre--blood, guts, guns and action--and mixes them with the bizarre to create a unique story. It's a formidable mix--think Night of the Living Dead with a healthy dash of Dante's Inferno! Fuchs leads his cast through a nightmare world filled with relentless pain, constant fear and never-ending waves of dead flesh, then takes them some place worse . . . You've never read a zombie story like this before!" - David Moody, author of Hater and the Autumn series

"Talented author A.P. Fuchs has woven a bloody tapestry out of human flesh, the dark ruins of a decimated earth and the raw fear and uncertainty of the few remaining survivors. Richly drawn characters face loss, isolation, hunger and, of course, hordes of the living dead in this post-apocalyptic gem. Zombie fans will do themselves well by picking up a copy of Blood of the Dead. Scary, heartbreaking and imaginative, this book sits near the top of my very short list of zombie favorites. An absolute blast!" - Gina Ranalli, author of Chemical Gardens and Wall of Kiss

"Fuchs presents a hellish apocalypse underneath poisoned skies in Blood of the Dead. Well drawn characters navigate the very edge of a meat grinder powered by Fuchs's twisted imagination. The Undead World Trilogy looks to be a promising addition to the genre." - Gregory Solis, author of Rise and Walk

"Unrelenting and unnerving, Fuchs crafts an apocalyptic tale of empty humanity among a world overrun by the living dead. A world uniquely envisioned and vividly crafted by the imagination of A.P Fuchs. Blood of the Dead offers a rich blend of guns and gore that is sure to please the most diehard of zombie fans." - Geoff Bough, editor of Revenant Magazine


News for January 25th, 2010: Terri Main, Brandon Barr, Marcher Lord Select

Terri Main says: I just finished recording and posting the second chapter of my science fiction mystery Dark Side of the Moon at
I hope you enjoy it. I will eventually be setting up blog entries for each chapter for conversation and feedback. I am licensing these under Creative Commons licenses allowing for the noncommerical reproduction and distribution of these with proper attribution.

Brandon Barr says: "At the End of the Time Jump" is a short story I wrote back in 2005, and to my delight, it's now out in AUDIO form!
All the details are at Brandon's blog here.

The Authorculture blog has an interview with Dennis Brooke, whose novel The Last Apostle won third place in the recent Marcher Lord Select contest. Click here to read the interview.