It features a translation of my story “The Strong Will Survive,” which was originally published in Space & Time magazine and then in my collection Needles & Sins.
Huge thanks to Thomas Bauduret for buying and translating it for this release. Thomas also has translated Covenant into French, for an upcoming release there.
Here’s their site: http://www.mythologica.net/mythologica-n0-couverture-finale-et-sommaire/
CAGE OF BONES & Other Deadly Obsessions was originally released as a limited edition hardcover by Delirium Books 13 years ago… but it has never had a trade paperback release until now.
I have always felt bad that CAGE OF BONES never came out in a paperback version when it was originally released. It was my very first book, and appeared in a limited hardcover edition back in 2000 from Delirium Books. At one point at the height of the “collectible books” boom, since there were only 300 copies made, there were some copies of CAGE that were resold on eBay for $150! Eventually, the collection did get a stripped down e-book release from the publisher, but that version was missing content from the original hardcover.
This summer, I got the rights back to Cage of Bones, and reissued the e-book (reinstating all the original story introductions) through Dark Arts Books. And this week, the first trade paperback edition was finally released, nearly 13 years after the original publication! I still think this collection has some of my best erotic horror tales, including “Pumpkin Head,” “Anniversary,” “Direkit Seed,” “Cage of Bones” and “Every Last Drop” so I’m hoping a new audience will discover it! If you want a copy, grab one from:
Anyone who orders from Dark Arts Books can have their copy autographed if you like (because I’ll be the guy shipping it out!)
I had a great time this weekend hanging out and talking horror with my fellow authors from Samhain Publishing at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis!
This was the first HorrorHound I’ve gone to, and hopefully won’t be the last. My publisher, Samhain, was a major sponsor of the event and so they had a long table right in the front of the exhibit hall where I sat all weekend and signed copies of Violet Eyes and NightWhere with fellow dark scribes Jonathan Janz, Russell R. James, Kristopher Rufty, Mick Ridgewell, Brian Moreland and David Searls. It was great meeting / catching up with everyone.
I had dinner on the first night in the same room with Robert Englund (he was at the table right next to us!) but it wasn’t until the end of the weekend that I actually got a chance to talk to any of the HorrorHound media guests. I met Danielle Harris from the Halloween movies — I saw her Among Friends feature when it debuted last year at Flashback Weekend in Chicago. I also had a great chat with Barry Bostwick (who will always be Brad from Rocky Horror Picture Show to me!) about scripts, films and novels. He was very genial and kind – I wished we could have talked more! We snapped this photo of him holding Violet Eyes, when he visited the Samhain table.
I don’t normally do autographs at conventions, but I brought my Ginger Snaps DVDs to the con and was all psyched to get Emily Perkins to sign them… and then she turned out to be a last minute cancellation! :-/
I did, however, get to meet the real Pumpkin Man!
The weekend was like a small reunion from Flashback Weekend in Chicago just 2-3 weeks earlier — at that con, I had a table in the exhibit hall to sell all of my books and sat next to Justin and his artist wife Daniela Calcaterra Fullam of Little Punk People on one side and Jerry Chandler of Synapse Films on the other. Both of them were right around the corner from me this time as well, and I went out to dinner Friday and again on with the Synapse gang — Jerry, Don May and Billy Kirkus. On Saturday night, we ended up in downtown Indianapolis to enjoy the gluttonous wonder of a Brazilian steakhouse at Fogo De Chao. And then we sat out on Jerry’s patio at the hotel talking about the subtleties of Detroit sausage half the night. Talk about a food night.
At the start of a convention, it always seems like you have a ton of time… and then all of a sudden, you’re packing up, and you realize you’ve not seen half of the things at the con, or talked to nearly as many people as you intended to! And so it goes.<
By mid-Sunday afternoon, the exhibit hall was nearly dead (which is when I walked over to say hi to Barry Bostwick and Danielle Harris). I snapped a few shots of the impressive “Hall of Masks” in the ballroom across from where we had been all weekend, said my goodbyes and packed up the car for the long ride. On the way home I stopped in downtown Indy at Scotty’s Brewhouse for a beer and a burger so decadent I could barely get my mouth around both buns! Scotty’s rocks! Overall, a great weekend!
Here are some other pictures from the con. Just click on them to see larger versions: