March 2013

The Things I Wish Some Pro Had Told Me

When I was starting out as an aspiring writer, I tried to decipher the business, but I felt like an explorer stranded in a strange land where I didn’t speak the native language.

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This Zombie’s Cheap (but he ain’t easy!)

Dan Shamble, Zombie PI is back from the dead and back on the case.  He’s a well-preserved zombie, doggedly shambling along to solve cases featuring werewolves, mummies, ghosts, and other things that go bump—or Thud!— in the night. But sometimes he needs a little shove.

Kensington Books is doing just that, offering an amazing special for the next couple of weeks only—you can read DEATH WARMED OVER, the first full-length Dan Shamble novel, for a mere $1.99!

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Bestseller Lists: The Numbers Game

I remember when I got my new first name—March 1994.  I had just attended a convention in Las Vegas, and when I headed home through McCarran Airport I stopped at one of the bookstands. There, I saw my just-released paperback of Jedi Search, prominently displayed right there in the #7 slot on their bestseller rack.

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Unpublished HELLHOLE Chapters: The Children of Amadin

In our novel Hellhole, colonists of all types make their way to a world devastated by an asteroid impact—outlaws, misfits, con men, religious splinter groups, convicts, and many others who have nothing left to lose and no place else to go.  Under the stern, but determined leadership of General Tiber Adolphus, the settlers have to work together; the colony can survive only if everyone pitches in.

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