Thank you to Janet Reid for her tireless efforts on my behalf, and thank you to my readers for your patience.
I appreciate the kind words regarding the situation with Night Shade and my new collection. I don't have any new information, but am certain that will change in the days to come.
Meanwhile, I just want to thank my readers and fans. I am saddened that the ongoing delay of release has affected preorders. My hope is that all will be resolved in a positive manner--meanwhile, I'm sorry this is affecting the folks who've loyally supported me over the years.
Thank you to Ross Lockhart, John Adams, Marty Halpern, and Claudia Noble. Ross in particular has been a stalwart advocate for many authors.
Finally, thanks to my agents Janet Reid and Heather Evans who are exhibits A & B of why an author needs representation.
More when there's more to tell.
Tyson Langtree’s last words: “I tell you, man. Andy Kaufman is alive, man. He’s alive, bigger than shit, and cuttin’ throats. He’s Elvis, man. He’s the king of death.” This was overheard at the Caribou Creek Tavern on a Friday night about thirty seconds before bartender Lonnie DeGrasso tossed his sorry ass out onto a snowbank.
Nobody has seen the old boy since then. Deputy Castlemaker found a lot of blood in Langtree’s bed, though. Splattered on the wall, the ceiling of his shack on Midnight Road. Hell of a lot of blood. That much blood and no corpse, well, you got to wonder, right? Got to wonder why Langtree didn’t just keep his mouth shut. Everybody knows Andy Kaufman is crazy as a motherfucker. He been whacking fools since ‘84.
I think Langtree’s last words were actually, “Please don’t kill me, E!” Yeah, I know that’s what they were.
"Man with No Name" & "The Blood in My Mouth" to ST Joshi for upcoming anthologies
"Nemesis" to Primeval, a new magazine debuting in 2013
"More Dark" to Revelator
"Blood & Stardust," to JJ Adams for The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination
"Gamma" Fungi anthology
"Black Dog" to Paula Guran for an upcoming anthology
"The Beatification of Custer Poe" to Steve Berman for an upcoming anthology
"Jaws of Saturn" original story in The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All collection
"Note Found in a Glenfiddich Bottle," afterword to John Langan's forthcoming collection The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies
And The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All will hit the shelves in April of 2013. More to come.