Booksignings this week!
Let the tour begin…
Last weekend, I sent out a hurried edition of my e-newsletter as I was heading out to be an author guest at Zombie Con X in Milwaukee where the paperback edition of The 13TH debuted. If you’re not a subscriber to the monthly update, you can join here: www.johneverson.com/list.htm
The con was great fun — and if you ever get a chance to see a movie called The ZomBeatles… all I can say is … DO IT. I’ll hopefully get a chance to blog about that trip here and post some pix in a few days.
What I didn’t really mention in the last newsletter was that over the next couple weeks I’ll be doing some “far-flung” booksignings.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 13th, I’ll be giving a talk at the DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY in downstate Illinois. I’ll be showing off the new novel there, as well as giving a bit of show and tell on the last 20 years of independent horror magazines. And I’ll probably do a fiction reading while I’m at it. So if you’re near Decatur, Illinois, I hope you’ll come down at 7 p.m.
Then on Friday, I’ll be appearing with several area horror authors, including my Leisure Books’ mate W.D. Gagliani, at the BARNES & NOBLE in Geneva, IL for what is sure to be a horror-bly fun night.
Over the weekend, on Sunday at 6 p.m. Central, I’ll make my annual Halloween appearance as a guest author online in the Writers Chatroom at www.writerschatroom.com.
Finally, a week from Monday (Oct. 26th), I’ll be doing a booksigning in Seattle, WA at the downtown BARNES & NOBLE. Come on out West Coasters!!! I’ll be out there on a business trip that week, and am looking forward to ducking out for a couple hours to the bookstore to meet some horror fans! Here are the full addresses, dates, links and details to all these events:
OCT. 13, 2009
DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
130 N. Franklin St.
Decatur, IL 62523
Talk/ Discussion, 7 p.m.
OCTOBER 16, 2009
BARNES & NOBLE
102 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
Horror Author Night! 7 p.m.
OCTOBER 18, 2009
THE WRITERS CHATROOM
Talk/ Discussion 6 p.m.
OCTOBER 26, 2009
BARNES & NOBLE
600 Pine St Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98101
Signing, 7 p.m.
Check the Appearances section of my blog for more details on my upcoming booksigning appearances… I’m adding new dates to the calendar every couple days right now.
OK. It’s all about to get crazy again. Tomorrow I’m off to Milwaukee for the weekend to guest at ZombieConX… which will also serve as the launchpad for the mass market paperback release of The 13th. Leisure Books shipped the first box, hot of the press, directly to the hotel… so copies are actually there waiting for me now (I haven’t seen a copy myself yet!)
After Zombie Con, I’ll be doing a couple events in Illinois before heading off to Seattle for my dayjob’s annual convention… though while I’m there, I’ll do a signing at a Barnes & Noble to mark the official bookstore release of The 13th which should hit shelves everywhere the week I am out of town. After that, I’ll be doing at least a dozen appearances over the next couple months to promote the novel.
Chicago Horror Film Festival Redux
Before I fall into the craziness of the book tour, I wanted to make sure I posted about the Chicago Horror Film Festival though! I was a guest there two weekends ago, and had a great time.
Unlike last year, when I only saw one film at the fest, I made a pact with myself this year that I would actually leave my table of books in the lobby and duck into the theatre proper to see some of the indie films, and I’m glad I did. One of the shorts – Clowns vs. Ninjas – I saw last month at Dragon*Con, but two other shorts, The Auburn Hills Breakdown and Everything I Learned About Zombies I Learned From the Movies were standouts. Dead Exit, a zombie short, had one of the most shocking beginnings I’ve seen in awhile. On the features side, the dark descent into madness of From A Place of Darkness and Pickman’s Muse (a Chicago production) were both brilliantly shot, and the British ghost story Scar Crow was nicely atmospheric as well.
I sat next to filmmaker John Borowski for much of the weekend, which was propitious. John is a Chicago film writer/director of the serial killer documentaries H.H. Holmes America’s First Serial Killer and Albert Fish, and I’m looking forward to working with him on a couple projects in the next year. I also reconnected with lots of friends made last year at the fest, from Ron Fitzgerald and his sultry assistant (and fellow writer) Fluff, to the guys behind www.chicagolandhalloween.com and the www.horrorSociety.com.
Here are a few pictures from the event, including contestants from the Zombie Pinup Contest: