Howdy, howdy! First and foremost, I want to thank David Simms for his awesome guest post last week. If you haven’t read it yet, you can do that here. Part of Dave’s post discusses the necessity and difficulty of marketing our babies (stories). So, I thought I would use that as an excuse for a bit of shameless self-promotion! For those of you who haven’t stalked my social media pages lately, I have a short story coming out in Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 3. It’s edited by E. R. Bills and is being published on September 29th by Hellbound Books.
When I received the acceptance notification, I had to read it a few times to make sure I wasn’t fooling myself. I have to admit, I was super surprised and beyond happy to be chosen as part of this anthology. Especially when the previous volumes contained stories by the likes of Joe. R. Lansdale and fellow Stonecoast alum, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Also, being included alongside all of the amazing authors in Vol. 3 is fantastic and a little terrifying (in the best possible way). Unfortunately, I don’t have links to all of their websites and social media pages, so you’ll just have to buy the the book to learn more about them.
If you’re in Texas and interested in meeting some of the authors, I’m aware of two events at the moment. Saturday, September 29th, Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches is hosting the official release event. The following Saturday (October 6th), Murder by the Book in Houston is hosting a signing event. You can find more information at their websites (linked above).
And if you want to buy the book, you can order the paperback version here. The U.S. Kindle version can be ordered here. The Canadian Kindle version is here. And the U.K. Kindle version can be found here. All of these links can also be found on Hellbound Books website (linked above).
What better way to start the Halloween season than with a collection of Texas-sized horrors? Everything is creepier in Texas, after all. If you’re not into Halloween, maybe it could be a stocking stuffer for all of your creepy friends (or from the creepy friend). Anyway, if you do buy it (which would earn you my undying love because I’m weird like that), remember to let us know what you think with a quick Amazon review. I, for one, would love to hear all your thoughts or comments, so if not on Amazon, at least come back here or go to my social media pages and write to me.
I think I’ll leave it at that! Thank you for putting up with my shameless self-promotion. I hope it has inspired you to check out Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 3. If it has, please share this or any of the images and links with others who might be interested.
Next week, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled randomness! Actually, it’s book review week next time (already?). I will see you then!