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Pre-order Mercedes Yardley’s latest novel, PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS!

September 9, 2014 in Blog by Todd

My dear friend Mercedes Yardley’s latest novel, PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS, is due out at the end of this month. It will be available digitally and in paperback, but for a limited time, you’ll be able to snag a signed hardcover edition!

There’s one catch, though: they’re limited to 100 copies. So if you want one, you need to act FAST, as I’m sure this edition will sell out. I mean, come on, folks. Look at that gorgeous cover. How could you NOT want this in hardcover?

PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS

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#ULT in the wild!

September 8, 2014 in Blog by Todd

Copies of ULT went out in Saturday’s mail, and somehow, beyond all logic and reason and physics, the USPS managed to deliver them on the West Coast. Yes, that’s right–copies of ULT are now in the wild and being delivered to mail boxes.

Here’s a photo from Zach Walters (aka Z-Dubbz) over at The Mouths of Madness podcast that he posted on Twitter just a while ago:

ZDUBB

So if you ordered a copy of ULT: Volume One, go check your mailbox! Post your ugly little photos and use the #ULT hashtag! SHOW ME THE UGLY!

TK

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WIDOWMAKERS is now available for pre-order!

September 3, 2014 in Blog by Todd

Widowmakers

A while back I mentioned that ULT #2 (When Karen Met Her Mountain) was accepted as a reprint. This is the anthology in which it will appear. WIDOWMAKERS is a benefit anthology that was curated to help out James Newman, who was in a freak accident earlier this year when a tree branch fell on him (hence the darkly humorous title). All proceeds from this massive anthology (which is also coming in paperback) will go toward his medical expenses. If you’re looking for something new to read, I urge you to check out this huge collection. I’m honored to be included in this one, and I hope it helps make a dent in James’ medical bills.

TK

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Terry M. West’s HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW.

September 2, 2014 in Blog by Todd

Heroin in the Magic Now

I have to admit, I really dig that title. I haven’t had an opportunity to read this one yet, but based on the early reviews, Terry M. West’s latest is one hell of a story. It’s available now on Amazon. Check it out!

TK

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A funny thing happened on the way to Moon Hill, PA . . .

September 1, 2014 in Blog by Todd

I ran into this weirdo on Saturday.

Monochrome & Moon Hill!

(Yes, that’s horror author Anthony J. Rapino in the flesh, proof that he exists outside the realm of YouTube.)

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An update concerning ULT: Volume One.

August 28, 2014 in Blog by Todd

I just sent this out to folks who pre-ordered UGLY LITTLE THINGS: VOLUME ONE, but if you’re one of those people and the email didn’t go through, you’ll want to read this:

Good afternoon, folks.

I’m writing to give you a short update concerning the status of UGLY LITTLE THINGS: VOLUME ONE.

An order was placed with the printer on Tuesday, 8/19, following the close of the pre-order window. Yesterday, 8/27, the books were delivered.

Unfortunately, there was a manufacturing problem with this batch of books. As you will see in the attached photos, the jackets were not folded properly, resulting in some severe misalignment. I want these books to be perfect for you, and in their current state, I can’t justify mailing them to you at this point in time.

I’ve contacted the printer and submitted a claim for the issue, and I expect to hear from my sales rep shortly. The books themselves appear to be fine, so I suspect they will be sending me new jackets to fold myself.

This means there will be a slight delay in the mailing of your books. I’d hoped to have them ready to mail by next weekend, on schedule for the mid-September estimate, but with this setback, there’s simply no way I can meet that.

I’m so sorry for this delay. I know many of you are excited to receive this book, and I feel horrible having to do this. I hope you all understand.

I will update you once I’ve received word from the sales rep on how they intend to rectify this error.

Kind regards,

TK

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ULT.update

August 23, 2014 in Blog by Todd

ult-cover

I wanted to post this earlier in the week but time got away from me as usual. Last weekend was the pre-order deadline for UGLY LITTLE THINGS: VOLUME ONE, and to say that my expectations were exceeded is an understatement. I didn’t want to talk numbers during the pre-order period because, frankly, I wasn’t sure how it was going to pan out. I was pretty nervous about the whole thing until just a couple of weeks ago

I mean, I had every reason to be. Up until this edition, everything that Precipice has put out has been for fair market value. This was our first “premium” item, and I wasn’t sure how well it would go over with readers. Did the first four ULT stories carry enough momentum to propel this print edition to a successful number?

Yes, they did.

My goal for pre-orders was 25; my dream was 50. We hit 25 about a week before the deadline, and by the deadline, we reached 45—which is closer to 50 than I ever expected to get.

Technically there will be 46 copies if you count the galley proof, but I’m not numbering that one. The rest will be signed, numbered, and personalized as advertised. An order was placed with the printer earlier this week, and I expect to have books in hand within another week or two. “The Harbinger” audio book is complete, as is the special website we set up for those who pre-ordered.

As with every project, I’m at that point where I look back to see the road traveled. Just a year ago, I was in a pretty dark place—the ULT stories are a reflection of that—and I was contemplating whether or not I wanted to keep writing. Releasing a short story collection in print seemed like a costly pipe dream. Hitting the bottom of my issues last year put a lot in perspective and forced me to change the way I look at things. The decision to release the ULT stories digitally as separate entries was born from that change, enabling the eventual production of the hardcover which will be in your hands around the middle of next month. And now here we are.

So where to from here?

Two future ULT releases are already in the can, and you’ve possibly already read one of them as it appeared in Robbed of Sleep. Another ULT story will appear in Dead Harvest later this year. I’m also working on a project that I’m calling THE FINAL RECONCILIATION about a prog rock band called The Yellow Kings. I’m not sure what that one wants to be, but it certainly has my attention for now. It may become an ULT entry; it may become something else altogether. I won’t know until it’s finished.

Of course, there’s also the final Monochrome novel. I’m still plotting, still sorting everything out. You know I don’t want to rush this one. I want to do it right, and it will be done when it’s done.

I’ll post an update here once I receive the ULT copies. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend.

TK

P.S. I almost forgot: My back catalog, including the individual ULT stories, are slowly being prepped for launch in other formats, the largest being the Nook. I’ll post here once we get closer to launching those. No time frame as of yet.

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“Journals of Horror: Found Fiction” is open for pre-orders!

August 21, 2014 in Blog by Todd

found_fiction

My short story “Human Resources” appears in this anthology curated and edited by Terry M. West, author of the upcoming critically-acclaimed novella, HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW (I love that title). Joining me are fellow authors P.D. Cacek, Glenn Rolfe, Robin Dover, DS Ullery, Essel Pratt, Michael Thomas-Knight, John Ledger, Paul D. Mark, Sonja Thomas, Paula Cappa, Stuart Keane, Darryl Dawson, Crystal Leflar, Lori R. Lopez, Michael Seese, Jeff O’Brien, Matt Hayward, Joseph Ramshaw, Michael McGlade, DJ Tyrer, Wesley Thomas, Regina West, Evan Purcell, Robert McGough, Erik Gustafson, Christopher Alan Broadstone and Robert Holt. 

You can pre-order the Kindle book now for just $3.99. Check it out!

TK

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Support Eryk Pruitt’s latest film!

August 18, 2014 in Blog by Todd

Eryk Pruitt

My pal Eryk Pruitt isn’t just the author of the kick-ass novel DIRTBAGS. No, sir. He’s also a filmmaker, and his latest effort, “The Hoodoo of Sweet Mama Rose,” is currently being crowdfunded over at Indiegogo. If that tickles your fancy, I recommend pitching in a few bucks to help get to his goal!

 

 

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[VIDEO] In case you missed my Ugly Little Release Party . . .

August 16, 2014 in Video Blogs by Todd

. . . you missed quite a lot. Here’s 3+ hours of me and my friends talking about just about everything while promoting our books and getting really drunk: