Archive for December, 2012

Two by Brad Kane

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Well, hey, and here I thought I was supposed to spend this week pimping my own new novel, DEATH SIGHT. (See what I did there?)

But, wearing my publisher hat, I’m also pushing two works by newcomer Brad Kane, an MFA candidate in a creative writing program at a college in the Midwestern U.S. of A.

I’ve read bizarro anthologies. I’ve read surrealism. But I haven’t read anything quite like the two stories he sent me. They’re an incredibly fun and strange melange of genre awareness, blase hipness and postmodern redneck rage. Not only are the stories aware of their own flaws – they seem to revel in them. I don’t think anyone over thirty could have written these two stories.

Anyhew, Brad claims to shun every web presence except the one I gave him here. What do I know? I’m just the first person to have ever published him. I have, in fact, unleashed Brad Kane upon this earth with not one but two titles. They are:

THE GIRL WITH THE HONEY HAIR – This novella is a science fictiony Kerouacian foray involving a once great poet who’s sold out. Said poet follows a garbage truck through the desert outside Las Vegas, somehow winding up in an alternate America where the Grand Canyon is filled with discarded manuscripts, the Rockies are made of defunct albums and cassettes, and the Mississippi is miles wide. The poet traverses this landscape in search of a brother who went missing when he was a child. (What does all this have to do with a girl with honey hair? Read and find out!)

BABY, YOU’RE MY GREAT BIG CAR CRASH! – This short story starts weird and just gets weirder. If Vernor Vinge wrote splatterpunk while listening to your local country music station, if Kafka wrote The Beans of Egypt, Maine with the replicants from Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner as his model for the, errr, protags, this might be the result. I’ll say no more.

At the author’s request, these tales are both Amazon KDP Select exclusives, for the time being.

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Interview at Myriad Spheres

Posted: December 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Author Michael K. Rose interviewed me over here at Myriad Spheres, just in time for today’s official release of my new novel DEATH SIGHT.

DEATH SIGHT Contest!

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

DEATH SIGHT, the first Will Castleton novel, has just been released. Many of you might already know Will from my free download story “Island Ghosts” or from THE CASTLETON FILES collection.

Today I’m announcing a chance for you to be an integral part of the series of stories in novel – one lucky winner will get to be a character who gets killed off in GREEN RIVER BLUES, the second Will Castleton novel, due out in 2013. This won’t just be your name filling in a character I’ve already written – this will be you, as near as I can write you! (I’ll have a questionnaire for the winner to fill out with details about him or herself.)

The winner also gets one free, signed print copy of their choice of my available books.

Just for the fun of it, two runners-up will also receive a signed book of their choice.

To enter, simply shoot me an email at GreenRiverMichigan at gmail dot com, answering the following five questions about DEATH SIGHT:

1. Name one of Mazie’s cats.

2. What is the name of the bar they go to after the funeral?

3. What do Will and Dougly use as weapons in their final showdown with Ricky Cahill?

4. What is the name of the witness Will escorts to Arizona?

5. Where does the epilogue of DEATH SIGHT take place?

I’ll select a winner at random from all correct emails on Feb. 1, 2013 and announce them here on my blog. (I’ll literally put names in a hat.)

DEATH SIGHT is available for just $2.99 on  KindleAmazon UK, Kobo, Nook
and Smashwords. (Print edition and other ebook venues forthcoming.)