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Stoke the fires on the big steel wheels!  Exciting news, so keep your fingers crossed that this moves forward.  Here’s the official announcement:

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WRITE ON!—The 2018 Nanowrimo Writing Tools Storybundle

It’s that time of year: November is “Nanowrimo” or National Novel Writing Month, when ambitious authors take the challenge to write the first draft of a novel from start to finish in a month. While gearing up for the challenge, writers are looking for advice, techniques, and resources.

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Curated by my friend Allyson Longuiera. This Darker Realms Storybundle contains several WordFire Press books, and a SNEAK PREVIEW of my Selected Stories: Horror and Dark Fantasy, which won’t be otherwise available to the public until next month!

Here’s what Allyson has to say:

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A Bundle of Adventure in Your Science Fiction


As the summer ends, you have just enough time to dive into a universe of exciting science fiction. I’ve curated a new StoryBundle of a dozen adventure SF books which only runs for three weeks from August 29 through September 19.

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Shambling Toward TV!

Some more exciting news, this time about Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.  Here’s our official announcement:

“Actress and Producer Marisol Nichols (Riverdale, The Gates, 24, GCB) and her company Nicolette ENT have entered into an agreement with Kevin J. Anderson to pursue development of the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series for television.”

Marisol and I have been good friends for many years, and she’s always been passionate about bringing Dan Shamble to TV. This represents a great step forward.  Keep those zombie fingers crossed!

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New Dune Tabletop Gaming Deal Announced with Gale Force Nine

Brian Herbert and I are very excited about the new Dune tabletop games under development.


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All the Harlan Ellison Stories

Harlan Ellison died last week, short of stature, large of ego, and a man of unquestionable impact in the field. I knew Harlan. I liked Harlan, although many considered him an ogre—and he could be. But he did a lot for me, whether or not he realized how important it was to a newer author trying to find his way in the field.

I’ve posted many stories on my social media. Here they are, all together, in case you missed any of them.

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Targets Locked! The Military SF Storybundle

A Parade of Books in the Pipeline

In 2016 I nearly killed myself by appearing at 22 science fiction conventions, pop-culture expos, and comic cons. I was exhausting, and though I was seen by about 1.5 million people, according to the conventions themselves, I didn’t get a lot of writing done! As a result, the following year—2017—was one of my thinnest years ever, with only two new books released, the expanded edition of Tales of Duneand the new Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novel, Tastes Like Chicken.

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Upcoming Appearances Schedule

I pulled together my list of upcoming appearances for the next few months. Hope to see you at one of them:

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