Okay, after nigh 40 years, I have finally brought together the best of my short stories into a single collection! Forty-five of them! As I’ve teased…here is the cover to my new book, Do The Dead Dream?!
Isn’t this just creepy?!
I will talk more about this cover in another post, its creation, what I absolutely LOVE about it, but I am floored by Lon Kirschner’s work, and in total awe of this guy’s abilities! I am still working on the back cover, am having the entire manuscript formatted, but I am looking to release Do The Dead Dream? at the end of this month!
Damn, I can hardly believe it, but this cover kills!
Now, since this is my “reality check” blog, I’m also going to mention about an interview that got, um, derailed a bit. In a most weird and peculiar way….
It seems that there are things around this book that are funny and weird that are starting to happen, and one of them was a telephonic interview with Wendy Garrett this past Wednesday, August 30th. It was a recorded session to be released on the Empower Radio website, under Wendy Garrett’s Conscious Living segment. But we only got about 20 or so minutes into it before it crashed!
What had happened was that Wendy and I had been talking and joking about how a doppelgänger of hers had been sighted by a neighbor earlier in the week, and she’d run across this neighbor as she’d been walking her dogs. The neighbor had exclaimed that s/he’d just past her, walking at the same clip, but with no dogs. So we were joking around with that, and Wendy had made a comment about how sad it must be for her doppelgänger, because she had no dogs! As were laughing about it, Wendy cut out for a few moments. I waited for her to come back, which she did, she she still wasn’t a solid signal, and her producer came on, saying she’d cut ou—
Then I’d lost them both.
I hung out for a couple of minutes, then decided to try to contact her through both Twitter and Facebook. We did get back with each other. I then posted a funny post, meant for her doppelgänger.
Well, the long and the short of it was that Wendy told me that they’d experienced some weird (and peculiar!) technical difficulties that they could not figure out, and that she’d have to get hold of me later to complete this interview. Then this morning I see a comment from Wendy on Facebook that we should call our interview “An Interview of the Weird and the Peculiar“!
Heck, yeah, I’m good with that!
So, there you have it! As long as Wendy does not continue to diss her doppelgänger, stay tuned for our Interview of the Weird and the Peculiar!
As to the anthology, I’m expecting an end of September/beginning of October release, through IngramSpark (ISBN 978-0-692-94480-6). I’m also looking to give a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer presentation in the Denver, Colorado area in October, about “The Paranormal and You,” so I hope to see some of you there!