I’m back from the World Horror Convention in Utah. (I know you all missed me). It was a really fantastic experience. I met a lot of great people, including my publisher Christopher Payne (only took two books to get face-to-face); Brad Carpenter, an up and coming writer who I have no doubt will make a splash with his first novel; not to mention a bunch of famous people like Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Joe Lansdale, Mort Castle, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Dacre Stoker, just to mention a few.
That Which Should Not Be was a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award. Sadly, it did not win, falling in mortal combat to Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird. It’s hard to feel too terrible about it though. The competition was stiff. I’ll be reading and reviewing all of the nominees in the next few weeks. I’ve already started on Southern Gods and let me tell you, it’s pretty brilliant so far.
The only book I may not be reading is Isis Unbound itself. For reasons that are unclear to me, the publisher is currently only offering the book as a $45(!) limited edition. That’s a lot to pay for a book, even one as good as Isis Unbound apparently is. Hopefully they will ride the wave of publicity that is sure to accompany Allyson’s victory and put out an e-book. We shall see. I haven’t downloaded my pictures yet, but when I do, I’ll make sure to throw them up on the blog.