Firstly, Quiet Houses is now out and making its way in the world. It’s selling well, and getting genuinely excellent feedback. Des Lewis real-time reviewed it here:
I love Des’ reviews, partly because he likes my stuff but mostly because I tend to understand one word in three, and he finds things in my work that I never knew was there!! It’s also been sent to Dread Central and Fangoria in the hope that they’ll review it – links for any feedback in due course… Reader feedback remains really strong. One reader has said “…absolutely fantastic. the first two stories are amongst the strongest, scariest and most exciting ones that i have read in the past few years”, and another said “…compelling and utterly wonderful…”. I’m happy!
Quiet Houses is also now available for Kindle via Amazon in the UK and US: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Houses-ebook/dp/B005WO87RW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319360436&sr=8-1 Why not download a copy and be scared in an ebook format???
Other news: the reading for Cancer Research is definitely going ahead on October 27th, from 7pm until 9pm. I’ll be reading a new, longer story, ‘Left Behind’, written specially for the event. ‘Left Behind’ will also be available as a chapbook for purchase on the night for £3, with some of the money going to Cancer Research. There will also be some Pennine Tower 2010 update chapbooks available (also £3), a raffle for a copy of Quiet Houses, a chance to buy stock from the shop (which has been stockpiling horror and scifi stuff for a while now). It’d be great to see you there, but if you can’t attend and you’d like a chapbook, you can order them direct from me – postage will probably be £1 in the UK. Contact me direct and we’ll sort something out. I’ll also be selling some little Quiet Houses bookmarks (laminated, and signed with a sharpie!), probably for £1 (again, with money from each one sold going to Cancer Research). Want one? You know how to sort that…
Yet more news: I’m definitely doing a session for the Chorlton Book Festival on Sunday November 13th at 2pm in Chorlton Library. This will probably be three stories (dunno what yet!) and I’ll have Quiet Houses and maybe some other stuff for sale. Again, it’s be great to see you there… Full details here: http://manchesterlitlist.blogspot.com/2011/10/chorlton-book-festival-is-back.html
Anything else? Only that I do still have some signed copies of Quiet Houses left to sell, although not many. If you want one (and why wouldn’t you?), it’s £10 plus P&P – £2.50 in the UK, £6 elsewhere. Contact me direct and I’ll tell you how to get your hands on a copy.
Right, I can’t be bothered writing any more this morning. That’s your lot, Lords and Ladies, back to your real lives.