Daniel I. Russell is the author of Entertaining Demons, Samhane, Retard, Come Into Darkness, Critique, The Collector Book 1: Mana Leak, Mother's Boys and the huge collection Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem. Daniel is a HWA active member and represented by the Tobias Literary Agency, NYC. Daniel has also been the vice-president of the Australian Horror Writers' Association, special guest editor of Midnight Echo, associate and technical editor for Necrotic Tissue, and Shadow Awards judge.
Stuff the zombies, it's mums you need to avoid!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010Mini-blog
It's been a steady climb and today finally sees the blog reach 1000 followers on NetworkedBlogs. I'm aware that it's easy to simply click a button to follow and you never have to visit the blog, but I like to think that people pop in time to time to see what's going on. And even so, thank you to everyone for choosing to follow rather than ignore. There's a lot of shit out there. I'm glad you picked my shit.
Hopefully I've introduced you to some great horror authors and helped any aspiring writer in their submission to Necrotic Tissue, should they wish to. There's also been the occasional giveaway (and more of those to follow soon), free fiction and moaning from a grumpy writer. All good, clean fun.
So as we head into the next 1000 followers, don't be a stranger. Stop in and say hi!
T'IS THE SEASON TO...DIE IN A NUMBER OF HORRIFIC WAYS EACH ONE MORE GRISLY THAN THE LAST
July saw the end of submissions for the Christmas themed anthology Festive Fear 2: Global Edition from Tasmaniac Publications.
The first anthology sold out pretty damn fast, so this is obviously a series to be in, and thankfully, my story It Comes But Once a Year made the final cut. It sits alongside stories by Tim Curran, Paul Kane and a novelette by Tom Piccirilli!
For Samhane fans, my story is another monster hunt by the working man's supernatural exterminator, Brian Rathbone, who receives a slightly better class of assignment from a toy factory owner during the Christmas period. Things never go smoothly with Brian, and assignments tend to get messy very quickly. At least this time he gets to drive an Audi S5...
Festive Fear 2 will be available near...guess! If you want to snag a copy, you'll have to move fast. These things sell faster than Twilight dildos!
TURNING FOR SAMHANE COMING UP. INDICATE, SON, INDICATE!
Samhane updates. Let's do this in two parts.
English/US: A big thank you to the wonderful M.E. Ellis and her editorial magic for once again running her expert eyes over the manuscript. The words are good to go, we just need a snazzy cover and layout. We're currently in discussions with an artist whom both the publisher and myself admire. Hopefully more on this next week.
German: More amazing editing work as translator Torsten Scheib has finished the German manuscript. Following some final tweaks, this should be ready to head off to the publisher. Can't wait to see how this goes.