October 1st was probably the busiest day I’ve had all year, and that’s really saying something! I stayed up until this morning gave me a headache, after which I put in an honest day at the argh!dayjob, and then I drove through a storm to buy…pillows. As if I’ll sleep enough to enjoy them. Meanwhile:
Today is Release Day for Crossed Genres Issue 23: Dreams and Nightmares. You can correctly guess from the title that this is our 2010 ‘Halloween’ issue, but because we’re unconventional, you won’t find a single traditional monster or common serial killer anywhere in these haunting tales. As usual, I’m confident you’ll find the cover art striking.
We kickstarted the Kickstarter for RJ Astruc’s smashing new novel, A Festival of Skeletons. It’s a funny dark fantasy – merkind, morticians and murderers, oh my! And when you pledge to pre-order your copy, somewhere in the world, a zombie gets its braaains!
Speaking of zombies, I also spent a hefty portion of the day celebrating the launch of Rigor Amortis. It’s an erotic horror anthology in which I’m very proud to have two short stories published. The entire volume is full of naughty nasties sure to turn your shivers into smiles, your grimaces into grins, and your rictuses into raucous laughter. (As of this writing, Rigor Amortis is ranked #32 on Amazon’s Horror bestseller list and #856 on the bestseller list as a whole!)
In between all that frantic activity, we’ve been reading submissions to Crossed Genres’ Characters of Color issue. We haven’t even made our final selections yet, but I can already tell you that number 24 will be our best issue, so far. October is wonderful and it’s just begun, but I can hardly wait for November.