And so the year ends, and it’s been crazy busy. For those of you who’re about to start new ventures, all the best. For those of you who still have things on the boil, here’s hoping that 2014 allows you the time and space to get things done. Our DCP family has had its hands full with all sorts of activities…
David Youngquist reports on a book signing he had on December 14 at the Barnes and Noble in Davenport, Iowa. He says: I’ve worked with Paul Ziebarth since 2006 with signings and he’s been a big supporter of DCP since our founding. Matter of fact, our first signing of DCP authors was held in his store. It’s always a pleasure to be there. Davenport is in the area I grew up in, and I have a lot of family up that way. Matter of fact, I got to see my niece when she came through the store shopping for her mom.
“The event went great. A lot of authors use bookmarks and fliers to push their books at signings. This year, I took Christmas cookies. Even if folks didn’t buy books, I at least got to talk to them. The event was to kick off the release of Black Jack, my fantasy novel. I sold a dozen books that day, and met a lot of wonderful people. Even if folks were so busy shopping, and the staff was being run ragged, it was a good day. And a lot more people learned about DCP. I even got to help some with their writing.”
Dean M Drinkel has just won “Best Action Screenplay” for a script he wrote called Splinter at the Monaco International Film Festival – go Dean!
SL Schmitz has a short story available in a short story anthology entitled FEAR: Of the Water. The title is now available in eBook and paperback format. According to the summary on Amazon, “In the sodden pages of this collection lurk twelve tales of aquatic terror. Creatures that rise from the depths to gorge themselves on unsuspecting victims, specters who exact their revenge one sip at a time, and shadows that menace the most innocent of gathering places – these stories will warp even your worst nightmares.”
David C Petterson continues to hit the mark with readers with his novel, Lupa Bella. Elizabeth Myrrdin wrote: “I haven’t read Call of the Wild by Jack London in a long time, but the moments told through Celeste as a wolf brought up the pleasant recollection of that book.” Read the rest of the review here.
David’s also appeared on Liz Strange’s blog, talking about how he goes about crafting a strong female lead. Well worth a read.
The full five-our Zombie Palloza podcast that Andy and David participated in is available here. Andy’s interview starts about 2 hours 6 minutes into the podcast, and David is at about 3:08
Liz Strange will be participating in the ChiSeries Ottawa Presents.
Come out to hear 3 area authors read from their work, plus meet other fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror. No cover, no tickets. Just come out for a great time! RSVP on Facebook here.
Nerine Dorman and David Youngquist both have stories out in the Bestiarum, edited by Dean Drinkel: a catalog of mythic beasts and demons that were summoned by esoteric means. Once owned by Count Allesandro Di Cagliostro, it was thought forever lost in a fire at the Chateau de Versailles. Two hundred years later, twenty-six modern day masters of the macabre bring The Bestiarum Vocabulum back from the ashes.
Nerine is also celebrating a recent sale of her YA novel, The Guardian’s Wyrd, to South African speculative fiction publisher Wordsmack.
Rab Fulton is busy working on the closing chapters of marcus marcus & the hurting heart blog novel and then in the new year he’ll be preparing for two tours – a storytelling one in England and in Ireland a tour of his version of Oscar Wilde’s darkest work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. A clip of Rab rehearsing the ballad can be seen here.