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WHC 2011

whc Oh. My. God. Did I (we) need that weekend!

It was absolutely amazing and Lee Thomas, Nate Southard, Wrath James White, Nick Mamatas, Rhodi Hawks, and everyone else involved should receive some sort of award for not only putting on the BEST whc we’ve seen in a loooooooong time, but giving the con its couth back.

I heard no complaints, I saw nothing to complain about, everything was organized and executed perfectly. The hotel was absolutely stunning. The weather was sublime. The food amazing. And the people… well, the people were…

I’m always afraid to forget someone when I post names, so we’ll just do this… It was GREAT to get to hang with old friends, I love those quiet moments in the corner of the party when you get to finish a conversation… and you all know who you are. It was lovely to reunite with old faces and get introduced to new ones… you not only know who you are, you know you want my book *wink wink nudge nudge and i’ll leave your jacket alone*. New faces, old faces, and a con that ends with a world-changing event no one anticipated.

On the writing end of things, I have lots of exciting announcements to come. Almost none of them have been made public, but… the things I “can” share include:

  • “the end” on the new novel while Tod Clark and Bob stayed outside the room while I paced and ranted and zoned and finished.
  • officially sold my “children’s book not meant for children” and the publisher said so in front of others, but it’s not “officially” announced yet
  • sold another novella, with a twist… which you’ll have to wait for
  • invited to a private antho
  • something that was a collector’s edition only will be coming out in ebook
  • helped birth the idea of a wicked collection that i truly hope comes to fruition because it would just ROCK

Between the work and the play, and the post-tax season vacation, it was a damn good weekend. Big hugs to everyone there. Hope to see you all again soon… (pics are posted on facebook)

Upcoming Appearances:

Horrible Saturday – York Emporium, York, PA – July 16

Necon – Bristol, RI – July 21-24

Horrorfind Weekend – Gettysburg, PA – Sept 2-4

SIX DAYS: Annnd go!

From Maelstrom/Thunderstorm Books… pre-order NOW!

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SIX DAYS: Final Word

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We’re down to the wire. Pre-orders begin tomorrow! (Midnight Pacific time) Set your alarms, get your credit cards and hover over the purchase key, kids. It’s time to be one of the few that will get a copy of this Signed Limited Edition of “Six Days.”

So how are we going to celebrate? Easy!

1. Tomorrow I’ll be online all day. I’ll have updates on how many are ordered/left occasionally through the day, which I’ll post to twitter, so you may want to follow me there: @kelli_owen

2. Tomorrow night, I will be live on the Funky Werepig… promoting my novel, telling a few stories, giving some history and possibly sharing some secrets. And there may be a few special guests that call in, so you won’t want to miss it!!

3. I will also be preparing a very special package for one very lucky winner. Yep, there it is. I hinted at it on day one of this adventure, here are the details… As you order your copy of this set, come post here in the comments section that your order is complete. Not on twitter, not on facebook and not on the message board. Only those on THIS PAGE will be eligible. Of those posted here, I will randomly draw one winner as soon as we’re sold out. That one winner will receive a hard copy of the original, unedited manuscript that was turned into Thunderstorm Books—complete with errors and all the original names that I was asked to change. That’s right, one person will know who was supposed to be who in the original text! The manuscript will come with a letter of authenticity, as well as a copy of the acceptance letter from Thunderstorm Books. I wasn’t kidding when I said I planned on taking over and becoming collectible… one lucky winner gets to have the one thing that will outweigh everything else, the original manuscript for the first novel.

So… that’s my friday, what’s yours?

There’s only ever one first novel. This is mine. I’d like to share it with you. If you like horror and/or thrillers, you’ll like it. If you’re a collector, you’re going to want to start with the first one.  And if you’ve got $125 in a cookie jar somewhere, well, I have an idea where you can spend it.

“Six Days”… coming tomorrow!

(yet another graphic from my amazing cover artist—Russ Dickerson! *applause!!*)

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SIX DAYS: Partners in Crime

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Okay, enough about me (me, ME!). How about we talk about the other reasons to grab this set before they’re sold out? There are lots of reasons, but three really good ones…

Maelstrom, a line of Thunderstorm Books. Even before I stumbled into the stable, I loved these books. They’re beautiful. They’re well made. And they’re from authors you actually want to read. They choose their authors and the lines they will appear in carefully. Nate Southard‘s “Just Like Hell” was part of the Elemental series—pocket books that pack a punch! I did an introduction for Brett McBean‘s “The Mother” from the Black Voltage series—gorgeous hardcovers with artistic dust jackets. And the man behind the curtain, Paul Goblirsch, is not only amazing to work with as an author, but an outstanding publisher for customers to deal with… as seen here.

Russ Dickerson, cover artist for not just Six Days, but the whole first installment. He also did the countdown graphics for me, created a Six Days twitter background for me, and made wallpapers for the books in the series. He has done interior illustrations for Cemetery Dance, Subterranean Press, Apex and many more. He’s done covers for Simmons, Melniczek, Braunbeck and Keene. And true to small press, he’s an artist that gives more than hands on a cover or a photoshopped stock image. For the collectors that enjoy the artwork, Russ is a great reason to buy this set! Check out his site here.

Two words. Brian Keene. Do I need more? Okay fine. The mid-list monster of the genre is up to no good. He’s gone and started a book line with Thunderstorm Books. A little thing he calls Maelstrom. And in the first installment, you get not only my “Six Days” but also his “The Rising: Deliverance” and “A Gathering of Crows”. That’s two Keene books in one swoop! His fans will love these books for the exclusive material, long awaited zombies, cover art and production. And did I mention? Brian. Keene.

There’s only ever one first novel. This is mine. I’d like to share it with you. If you like horror and/or thrillers, you’ll like it. If you’re a fan of beautiful small press, gorgeous art and/or some zombie guy named Keene, then you should order this set. And if you’ve got $125 in a cookie jar somewhere, well, I have an idea where you can spend it.

“Six Days”… coming in two days!

(yet another graphic from my amazing cover artist—Russ Dickerson! *applause!!*)

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