Monster’s Ink Book Launch


It was a dark and stormy night…

OK, not really. Let’s try again… it was a foggy and rainy night… Definitely getting closer, but not quite doing justice to the event.

How about: It was a little drizzly out and S.L. Schmitz needs to buy a Garmin, because she spent way too much time lost trying to find the elusive Sylva, NC and the fabulous Scott Nicholson’s December 21, 2011 book launch for Monster’s Ink.

Yep – that’s about right. Blame it on the rain and the highways…

Before I launch into some bad cowboy song, I just wanted to everyone to know that Scott Nicholson’s new story compilation from Dark Continents Publishing is called Monster’ Ink, and it is officially available wherever books are sold. This is not available on E-book, people – this is the real thing. A real book with a spine and paper sandwiched in between two illustrated covers. Don’t be frightened, folks – books are here to stay. The only thing left to fear is the excellent content and chillifying tales of the master himself – Scott Nicholson.

Be forewarned, because Nicholson’s stories have a way of creeping around the corner and peeking at you through the keyhole. They are treacherous, and luminescent, and shining in a light that is not quite golden. Well worth the journey, for those who enjoy a story that leads them down a twisted path…

I included a few pictures from the event, held at the gracious City Lights Bookstore in lovely downtown Silva, NC. The town really is quite nice, once you battle your way through the misty mountains and the odd sense that you have reached a place where few have feared to tread (sounds a little Tolkien, doesn’t it? Alas, no Hobbits here, unless you count the children roaming City Lights in search of bookstore cats and bedtime stories). We met new friends, had a little wine and cheese, and Scott signed a few books. All in all, a most successful evening.

For those of you desiring to obtain a piece of ghoulish history for your very own, please take a moment and order any one of the three new books that are currently available; Monster’s Ink via Dark Continents Publishing or one of those other (best selling) books from Thomas and Mercer Publishing called Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear. Pretty, pretty books that you can hold in your hand and read at your leisure… there is such luxury in the holding of bound paper in one’s hands. Won’t you step forward and join the cool kids who still own bookshelves? After all, friends may come and go, but the books spilling out of every nook and cranny in your rooms will last forever…


About S.L. Schmitz

S.L. Schmitz lives in Indian Trail, NC with her husband and son. There is an ever-changing menagerie of cats who graciously allow the family to share the house with them. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, drinking martinis, and making snarky comments about a variety of topics. Feel free to email her at thedeadgirl25(at)yahoo(dot)com
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