Friday, April 10, 2015

Life Moves Quickly While You're Busy Doing Other Things

Not quite the John Lennon lyric, "Life is just what happens to you, While you're busy making other plans" but similar sentiment...  Hard to believe it was January 30th when I last posted. At that time, I was waiting for a training class of what was supposed to be a part-time job, which turned out to be a full-time position. At this point, I don't know how much I want to go into that. What I will say is that there were several misrepresentations about it.  It wasn't all bad, but it definitely wasn't what I thought it was going to be...

I'm kind of in a holding pattern to see what will ultimately happen with said job... but transitioning in some form or fashion.  We'll see how that ultimately turns out.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Short Bus Hero by Shannon Giglio Blog Tour



"Twenty-three year-old Ally Forman, a $350 million dollar lottery winner with Down syndrome, is either cursed or blessed, depending on how you look at things. When professional wrestler Stryker Nash loses his job, Ally, his biggest fan, wants nothing more than to put him back in the ring. And she will spare no expense. Her mother, however, has other plans for Ally’s winnings and her life. SHORT BUS HERO is a darkly humorous look at life with Down syndrome, the rise of a wrestling empire... and angels. Yes, angels."






The blog tour for Short Bus Hero by Shannon Giglio is drawing to a close but you can still check out all the stops along the way!

January 29 - Author Candy O'Donnell - Excerpt
February 1 - Indie Authors You Want to Read - Excerpt
February 2 - Readsalot - Excerpt
February 2 -  RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Friday, January 9, 2015

Nightscape Press 2014 Releases

We put out some phenomenal new books over at Nightscape Press in 2014 and we have several on deck for 2015. In case you missed what came out last year, here's a brief recap:

In this beautiful and chilling tale, Rick Hautala moves us with a coming of age story like no other. It's 1960. A young boy and his friends spend most of their time in the treehouse they built in The Big Tree in front of Old Lady Wayrenen’s front yard. But when Hurricane Donna comes, it leaves more than just a trail of property damage. A chain of events pushes the natural and supernatural worlds at odds with one another and a young girl's life hangs in the balance. But is she even real? Combined with the words and artwork of some of Mr. Hautala's dearest friends: Christopher Golden (Foreword), Thomas F. Monteleone (Afterword), and Glenn Chadbourne (cover art); The Big Tree is one of Rick's most autobiographical and personal stories from the heart.



The launch of our Young Adult Imprint, Pask Curfew Press, with:

It began with a drawing. High-school student Sarah Pennington is in art class one day when her desk mate, Ben Phelps, shows her a drawing he’s done of a sinister knife-wielding figure he calls Shrike. Then came the dreams. Sarah begins having strange dreams of Shrike in which he commits disturbing acts of vandalism. When she awakens, she discovers her dreams have come true. The destruction is real – and so is Shrike. Now Shrike’s alive. As Shrike grows stronger, his actions become increasingly violent, escalating to stalking, terrorizing, and ultimately, murder. And he must be stopped. Sarah must help Ben stop the monster he created. But how can they fight a being that was born from anger and shaped by imagination? A creature that lives halfway between dream and reality? They have to find a way – before it’s too late for them both. They say art imitates life. Sometimes, it imitates death. 



From Sword and Sorcery to Paranormal Romance, from Weird Fiction to Fairy Tales, Fantasy For Good presents a wide range of exciting short fiction to accommodate every taste. In this collection of thirty stories, legendary authors (including NYT Bestsellers and World Fantasy Award winners) and great new up-and-comers in the genre spin tales of magic and mayhem.
Featuring brand new fiction from Piers Anthony, Michael Moorcock, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Katharine Kerr, David Farland, Jane Lindskold, Nnedi Okorafor, Todd McCaffrey and many more, alongside classic tales from George R.R. Martin, Jay Lake, Kevin J Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, and Neil Gaiman.
Fantasy For Good also includes a classic tale by master novelist, Roger Zelazny, author of the Nine Princes in Amber, who passed away in 1995 after a battle with colorectal cancer. His son, Trent, provides a moving introduction.
All proceeds from the sale of this anthology go directly to The Colon Cancer Alliance, a charity dedicated to the prevention of this deadly disease, as well as funding research and supporting patients who suffer from it.


How do you escape an entity who can manipulate time itself? Accompanied by his American girlfriend Beth, British ex-pat James Randal has come home to assess his father’s latest real estate venture. The house at Binsham Park is an enigma of patchwork architecture from various eras, nestled in the remote Herefordshire countryside. And it is haunted. The ghosts of Binsham Park have never harmed anyone before, and the chance to stay the weekend in a real life haunted house is too great to pass up. Having invited James’s old school friend Derek and his wife Chloe to join them, both couples prepare for two days of ghostly adventure and excitement. But something is waiting for them inside The Patchwork House. Something so powerful it can move pieces of the house back and forth through time at will. Something so malicious it will tear apart reality to isolate and torment its victims. Something so terrifying it will push James and his friends beyond the limits of sanity. When time yields to the will of something truly evil, you’re in for the longest night of your life…



Twenty-three year-old Ally Forman, a $350 million dollar lottery winner with Down syndrome, is either cursed or blessed, depending on how you look at things. When professional wrestler Stryker Nash loses his job, Ally, his biggest fan, wants nothing more than to put him back in the ring. And she will spare no expense. Her mother, however, has other plans for Ally’s winnings and her life. SHORT BUS HERO is a darkly humorous look at life with Down syndrome, the rise of a wrestling empire... and angels. Yes, angels.



This post has information about the rest of our titles.

All our books can be purchased at our Amazon Store or on our Webstore!

Monday, January 5, 2015

If you'd be so inclined...

As some of you may know, in addition to running Nightscape Press with me, my husband, Robert S. Wilson is also an author.  He's written some really amazing books including the Empire of Blood series, the Ray Garrett Lifeline books, and more.

He's trying something new with the third Empire of Blood book, Rising From Ashes, as well as some future projects (including some of his music projects).  If you'd be so inclined, would love for you to hop over to his Patreon page and consider being a patron of his works.



Patreon is a really neat site that, if you're familiar with the term "patron", you can figure out what it is all about: being a funder for creative ventures.