Friday, October 06, 2006

What have they done for you lately?

If you're looking for a good read this weekend, I would (of course) recommend any of the picks to the right. However, if you were a big fan of the Needle Award Finalists last year, here a few new tidbits for you to buy and devour over the coming holiday weekend (yes, some of us still get Columbus Day off).

Jeremy Robinson, author of the ultra-compelling
DIDYMUS CONTINGENCY, has released his next novel under his own imprint (he is publishing selected works by other authors as well). His new book, RAISING THE PAST, is already off to selling in similar hotcake-fashion to his debut title. The man is one creative dude.

Jeremy Robert Johnson (not be confused with the aforementioned Jeremy Robinson), author of the mind-blowing, literary-horror masterpiece, ANGEL DUST APOCALYPSE has two new treats out and about in the marketplace worth reading. Both SIREN PROMISED and EXTINCTION JOURNALS (each under $10) were released a few months ago and have further cemented the opinion of readers everywhere that JRJ is a writer to be watched.

Both authors have landed top notch agents, by the way, for all you drooling book-peddlers out there.

And don't forget to check out Todd Noker's new and improved (Star version) RATED F, a book that still tickles my funny bone to this day, even though it was one of the first books selected here at POD-dy Mouth Industries.

Lastly, if you feel like getting out of the house--and looking to grab a signed copy of one of my recommendations--N. Frank Daniels is wrapping up his book tour of FUTUREPROOF. So if you happen to be in New York, Philadelphia, or Richmond, give him a visit--and get a copy of what will ultimately be a cult favorite:

Friday, 10/06/2006 08:30 PM - N. Frank Daniels, Tony O'Neill, Jolene Siana @ the KGB Bar 85 West 4th St., New York, NY 10003

Saturday, 10/07/2006 07:00 PM - N. Frank Daniels @ Wooden Shoe Books 508 South 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sunday, 10/08/2006 04:00 PM - N. Frank Daniels @ Chop Suey Books 1317 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23220

Well, that should you keep you busy through the holiday. If not, stop by for more hidden treasure next week!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Will Clarke, former PODer, makes Rolling Stone's Hot List

In case you think self-publishing is a total waste of time (which it is if your manuscript sucks), think again. Where would Will Clarke be today without POD? Hanging out in Dallas with some awesome manuscripts sitting in his desk drawer. And he certainly wouldn't be here -- making Rolling Stone's 20th Annual Hot List.

Click on the image to read it all.

Okay, now go buy LORD VISHNU'S LOVE HANDLES and THE WORTHY, both of which have been optioned for major motion pictures.

The Rolling Stone article starts, "America's latest cult comic novelist is Will Clarke...."

What more could an author ask for?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dexter . . . and then some.

I am not one to put watching television over reading. In fact, I rarely watch television unless I am sick or hung-over. However . . . if you read Jeff Lindsay's DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER (or even if you didn't) you have got to check out DEXTER on Showtime.

Not only is the show (at least the premiere episode) true to the book, but the filming is literary in nature, almost akin to an independent film; CSI this is not. There hasn't been a serial killer this lovable (and creepy) since Hannibal Lecter, and Dexter's a hell of a lot better looking than Hannibal. No matter how hard you try, you can't help routing for him. He really can't kill enough for my taste. Check it out and see what I mean.

Well worth investigating, and a must for those who were gripped by the book. I chose to try the first few minutes and see what I thought. I didn't get up until the credits.