"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Triangle Area Freelancers

We had a great time with TAF Wednesday night at Loco Lou's Coffee House. They were very nice and asked a lot of interesting questions about collaborating and writing different genres and media. We hung around for the rest of the meeting and were really impressed with the group as a whole. They were supportive and genuinely interested in the various projects of the members whether it was a published book or article or idea for something down the line. Fiction. Nonfiction. Books. Magazine articles. They covered a lot of territory. We'd recommend anyone in the area who is looking for a writing group that's friendly and effective take a look at TAF.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Talking About Writing as a Team.

The Triangle Area Freelancers
Wednesday, July 28, 7:00 pm
Loco Lu's Coffee Shop

We're looking forward to speaking to the Triangle Area Freelancers this week. We're going to give our take on how to collaborate and still satisfy your own personal creativity, while avoiding divorce or severe injury. Writing is generally a solitary pastime so the most common question we get at conventions is "How do you write together?" We've been working together for nearly 15 years and it has worked so well that neither of us would completely trust anything we wrote solo now. The fact is, all writing is collaborative on some level, unless you just write material and stuff it in your desk drawer, never to be seen again. If you can't take constructive input, you won't get far. So we're looking forward to fielding questions about how to write together and stay married, as well as discussing how to split your creativity and time to publish across different media -- books, comics, etc.

Thanks to TAF for inviting us. And for writers in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, take a look at the Triangle Area Freelancers if you're looking for a writing group.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

ComicCon 2010 Special Offer

One SDCC freebie you can't miss!

If you're heading out to San Diego for the annual insanity of ComicCon, you can get a piece of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Book 1. Forget waiting in long lines for disappointing glimpses of Brangelina or Scott Pilgrim or Tron or Thor or Green Lantern. Head straight to the freebie table and grab your very own Vampire Empire postcard! That's right! FREE postcard! Complete with lovely Chris McGrath cover art.

We're not there, but our postcard is! Now that's a con premium you will tell your friends about.

You're welcome, San Diego.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It Came From Beneath the Sea...Again!

Our newest graphic novel is the official sequel to the classic Ray Harryhausen movie: It Came From Beneath the Sea.

This book has been years in the making (due to unavoidable delays), but it's finally here (almost). This whopping big 90-page comic will be published in November by Bluewater Comics. Chris Noeth pencilled the first half and Todd Tennant the second. They have different art styles, but that makes it a really cool book.

The story takes place in the modern era, but it's deeply rooted in the beloved giant creature fear films of the 1950s. It has equal parts humor and blood-curdling monster action.

It can be pre-ordered at Amazon.
It Came From Beneath the Sea...Again

Thursday, July 8, 2010

DragonCon 2010

We'll Be There!

We're going to DragonCon in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend to talk about THE GREYFRIAR: VAMPIRE EMPIRE Book One and all things steampunk, vampire, alternate history, and dark fantasy.
Our schedule will grow, but as it stands now:
Friday, Sept. 3:
9:00 am: Stroll with the Pyr Stars (this MAY be Sunday morning)
11:30 am: New Voices in Steampunk/Alternate History
7:00 pm: Pyr Books Panel

DragonCon is the biggest science fiction/fantasy convention in the USA (if you don't count ComicCon) We're talking 25,000+ crazed fans and the greatest costumes on the convention circuit (and that includes ComicCon). If you've never experienced DragonCon, you won't believe it. If you have experienced it, you know what we're talking about.