What, nothing about the election this time, Matt? That’s right, I’m here to make you happy! Three quick items.
Next up from White Noise Press, releasing in the Spring of 2017, a new story by Matthew Warner. Here is what we asked from Matt:
“What I would like is the most extreme, out there, outrageous story you have ever written, in whatever genre you choose, hopefully something that no other market in their right mind would touch with a ten-foot halberd. My only restrictions are: no child-in-peril or domestic/sexual abuse as a plot point. I would like to publish it in the March-April timeframe, but if it takes longer, no biggie.”
We also are fortunate to be able to feature Matt’s better half, the multi-talented Deena Warner, who will be doing the cover art.
On the way from White Noise Press!
I was quite relieved to receive his message as I was concerned about the propriety of what I’m writing for him. But now, I am . . . unshackled. (Sorry, couldn’t resist an election reference.)
Horror After Dark just ran a 4.5-star review of Dominoes in Time. Here’s an excerpt:
Matthew Warner has penned an impressive collection of tales that will transport you to places and scenes you’ve never imagined. … Matthew Warner has such a variety of ideas collected here, that I am certain every horror fan will find something that resonates with them. Highly recommended!
I’m so glad the good reviews are continuing to roll in. Buy your copy, eh?
“My first instinct is to go out and buy everything I can find by Matthew Warner, because all I want is more. My second is to tell you to do the same. To say that this man can write is an understatement. His prose is brilliant, witty, and unabashedly his own.” 5 stars
It’s nice to get reviews like that!
SF Signal just published an interview with me, “Plan 9” Is Back! Matthew Warner Novelizes the Remake of the Notorious Zombie Movie. It goes into the process of novelizing the Plan 9 movie and putting together Dominoes in Time. Check it out!
Another good book review is in about Dominoes in Time. The website Beneath The Underground has this to say in part: “Although he’s an accomplished novelist and has written screenplays he really shines as a short story writer. … this is very much worth your time and money.”
My local newspaper ran a nice profile piece in the Sunday edition. It covers lots of topics, including Dominoes in Time, Plan 9, and family life. My favorite lines are those about my kids.
During Tony Tremblay’s recent trip to Virginia, I was fortunate to be a guest on his cable-access TV show, “Taco Society Presents.” It was a wide-ranging interview with Nanci Kalanta and Tony about my different books, writing process, and home life.
Here’s the video, queued to begin at the start of my interview. Also be sure to watch Nanci Kalanta’s interview immediately before and Dave Simms’s interview afterward.
Video footage from my reading at The French Press cafe on Jan. 19, 2016. Enjoy!
I’m pleased to report DOMINOES IN TIME has made it onto the 2015 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, which is awarded annually by the Horror Writers Association. This represents a first cull; there’s one more to go before the Final Ballot, at which point the book would be considered a nominee.
Members will select final nominees from the Preliminary Ballot in February, and then have another round of voting from the Final Ballot to select the award winners. The HWA’s StokerCon convention will be held May 12-15 in Las Vegas.
Come hear me read from Dominoes in Time on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at The French Press coffee house in Waynesboro, VA. Afterward, I’ll answer questions and autograph books.