May 20th, 2009

Savage-ry

Color me relieved - McFarland is quite pleased with the Ann Savage book. They've approved our chosen title - Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage, the manuscript (which came in at almost exactly 100,000 words) looks good, and they're going with all but one of our 94 chosen illustrations (the one could have rights issues). We've got Guy Maddin's amazing foreword, and look to be on target for making the fall catalog.

The joyous (note sarcasm, please) task of indexing will come later. Hopefully NOT during mid-June.

Now to focus solely on the Stoker Event. Trophies were ordered today. Volunteers are now being coordinated. The 36-page program booklet is done and ready to be printed (Pickman did a fine job with it, I have to say). Meeting with the hotel tomorrow.

And in other news:

  • I've seen Zach McCain's gorgeous cover art for my novella The Lucid Dreaming, and I'm obviously rather happy with it (ahem).

  • The anthology Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry, with my story "The Red Pen", will be out for the Stoker Weekend, and something like ten of the contributors will be at the June 11th signing at Dark Delicacies (I'll also be signing copies of the Stoker-nominated Unspeakable Horror anthology).

  • And just because I like the story so much: Here's a reminder that the current issue of Cemetery Dance has my story "The Devil Came to Mamie's on Hallowe'en" (accompanied by another fine piece of Zach McCain art).

  • The website for Darkhouse Publishing is now live and features lots of groovy stuff on Midnight Walk.