Summer Vacation | Buttercup of Doom ep 48


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A short and sweet episode for the 4th of July. Because, hey, I wanted to celebrate too. So a quick talk to cover: seasons in writing, summer vacation entertainment, and what to do with those children (who find themselves out of school with the whole world to explore and yet say they are “bored”). I have a kiddie pool, a hammock and a half-hour to spare. How about you?  (note: random clicks in background is firework noise and couldn’t be fixed. sorry)

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Coming up: #feareverything #colors #labels #hipsters …and your suggestions?!

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here

Black Friday | Buttercup of Doom ep 17

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In this episode… I leave the origins of turkey day alone and simply express thanks instead. I laugh at the cartoons and invite you along. And then we dive into the evil, stupid, asinine event known as Black Friday. And I wrap it up with a touch of wisdom to bring my disgust and rage down.

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Chaperones needed

So, I have this thing today. It’s in a book store. I’m not allowed in book stores without a chaperone. Wanna come hold my hand?

Myself, Robert Ford, and JF Gonzalez will be signing and selling at Book Ends bookstore in York, PA on Saturday Oct 15 (today!!) from 3p – 6p, 2856 Eastern Blvd, York, PA

Coming along for the ride are the remaining paperback stock of “Waiting Out Winter,” some copies of “The Neighborhood,” and only a couple each of Shroud #6 (w/ the story “The Man Who Slept Through Tomorrow”), “Fresh Blood” (with “Left For Dead”), “Poe Little Thing” (with the poem “Victims”), the Dust/Divorce chapbook (a coupling of my story “Divorcing the Dead” and Brian Keene’s “Dust” originally released as a special inclusion for those who purchased Maelstrom #1 direct from the publisher), Dark Faith (with “Good Enough,” and comes with the companion chap: Last Rites), and just maybe…

There are rumors of cookies and gourmet Halloween cupcakes. A book store (dangerous in and of itself) with huge new sci-fi, fantasy and horror offerings. A beautiful day for a trip to the book store to celebrate the season with some new reading material. Come play!!

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Here comes the storm!

MaelstomLogoPaul at Thunderstorm reports Maelstrom Volume 1: A Gathering of Crows, The Rising  Deliverance (which includes “Spilled Milk” short by me, me, me!), and Six Days (me, me, me!) has shipped. All domestic orders have gone out, as of this morning, via media mail. International and Bookseller orders are being processed now. If you ordered multiple sets, they will arrive in multiple shipments (one set per box).

Paul also says…

The books turned out pretty damn cool if you ask me. Russ’s artwork really shines on the jackets… computer screens don’t do it justice. And they line up pretty nice and neat… Zach McCain (jacket) and Leigh Haig (interiors) did a great job incorporating the “set” concept. But best of all, I really feel privileged to publish these stories. Levi and Martin are my favorite Keene characters. I remember when I first read The Rising (6-7 years ago) Brian’s characterization of Martin is what really hooked me into buying more (almost all) of his stuff. And Levi, in ways, is even a stronger character. And if Six Days is Kelli Owens first novel, I have zero doubt about buying anything in the future with her name on the cover.

Brian says…

I couldn’t agree with him more about Kelli Owen’s work. I think you will too, when the books arrive. And although I’m sick to death of zombies, it was nice to return to the world of The Rising and revisit Reverend Martin. Of all my characters, he (along with Tony Genova and Levi Stoltzfus) remains my favorite.

I say…

As much as I’ve proclaimed my dislike for zombies, writing a story in Brian’s Rising Universe was not just a priviledge and honor, but fun, and I hope you all enjoy it.  …as soon as you finish reading my novel =)

We’ve got a thread going on the message board already… feel free to drop by with comments and questions, opinions and complaints, once you’ve received your copies.

And again, thank you to everyone that ordered. I appreciate the spirit of both support and faith in my abilities.

Maelstrom Update

6dayCOVERPaul at Thunderstorm posted this at The Keenedom:

“Although I am happy to report that the bindery has completely finished all three books… unfortunately there was some screw up with the freight company picking up the books in time. So the books are sitting inside the binder’s shipping department which is closed down for an extended holiday break.  They are expected to ship to me Tues 12/28.  Which means I’ll probably get them Monday 1/3.   Of course I will begin packing and shipping immediately.”

Which means that 2011 will start with a happy surprise for everyone that ordered!!  Thank you again for your support…

SIX DAYS: Annnd go!

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Travel Plans

—· Scares that Care ·—
August 2-4, 2019

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—· Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival ·—
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