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.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010Massive update
Bloody Christmas, eh? It's the holidays and you have all this news to share (or a novel to write, as the case may be) and every morning you think 'today I AM going to write that blog post'. Yet everyday is filled with stiffling heat and presents and alcohol and all things lovely. Having written my required word count for the day, finished the edits for Necrotic Tissue #14 and barbecued the NICEST peppered steak ever, it was time for bum in seat to write a blog.
After all, this week has seen release of Samhane in English and German speaking countries! Who'd have thought this day would come, when that nasty, blood-soaked novel I wrote back in 2003/2004 would be in people's hands! Und deutschen Händen!
And now, the photographic evidence that the book exists...
So there we have it. Samhane has been entered into both the Australian Shadow Awards and the Aurealis Awards. Fingers crossed for them.
For a little tidbit of information, I was also honoured to be in the Manjimup Bridgetown newspaper this week. For those not in the area, the newspaper put the article up online here. I occasionally take a nice author picture. Those more eagle-eyed readers may compare the pictures and see how I have aged in about seven years.
REMEMBER! The Samhane draw is only open until December 31st!
As this is the festive season, and Christmas is all about mass consumerism, every copy of Samhane bought from Stygian Publications or if you're a German reader, Voodoo Press puts you in the running to win an ultra rare and signed Festive Fear Global Edition. That's one for both...erm...languages. A runner up for each will also win a signed copy of Necrotic Tissue #12. All you have to do is buy a copy from the above places to enter the draw.
It couldn't be easier!
If you don't have much money to spare (I too have felt the pinch of Christmas. Nintendo don't sell their wares cheap) then perhaps the Goodreads giveaway may float your boat?
Things are looking good for wheels to start turning for the horror novella Come Into Darkness from Skullvines Press in the coming months, as well as the German edition through Voodoo Press. The new novel is currently only at 10k, but cooking nicely.
Oh! Nearly forgot! For those people who like an ebook every now and again, my free chapbook FLUFFS is now available on Kindle, etc via Smashwords .
And as a marketing experiment, I will also have another chapbook available next week via Smashwords, a plant horror previously published in the anthology Decimate, Roots. Stunning cover art has already been confirmed. Can't wait to get this overlooked story out there. It's one of my more girly (God forbid!) short stories, but rest assured, there will be blood, there will be violence...and a very camp supporting character!
Happy New Year, folks!