I Read “The Hair” a short story in Twisted Nightmares for the Keen to Read horror story reading panel. Spent some time at my publisher’s table selling and signing some books. It was a good time. Here are some pictures…Click to see whole picture and caption…
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At Kindle you can get the following awesome books for:
JUST 99 cents to read the novel The Travelers’ Club and the Ghost Ship – Book one in an historical adventure series. It’s steampunk – that is science fiction adventure set in 1880.
JUST 99 cents will also get you Twisted Nightmares! This is an awesome anthology of short poems and stories featuring horror and freaky plot lines with frightening twists.
JUST $2.99 will get you The Travelers’ Club – Fire and Ash – Book two in the series and my best written novel yet published.
Nothing makes a better Christmas present for both you, your friends and family, and for me as an author, than for you to reach in your pocket (figuratively) and buy these timeless literary treasures.
Kiera Von Seirbigh (Ketaklysm) is a very cool person who created the character “Blademouth.” She was kind enough to give me permission to use it on the cover of Twisted Nightmares. (Available on Kindle) She is a young make-up artist at NitroxSFX and can be found on Facebook and Deviant Art. If you appreciate her work, give her a shout out. If you need a make-up artist, you can see she is extremely talented and doing techniques that are pretty unique. Please keep her in mind for projects.
Here is a collage of her characters and some of her. If I find out any of you act like jerks, I will hunt you down, find you, and do a Liam Neeson.
Visions of the Future Anthology
Submissions Needed, 5,000 words or less, only futuristic themes. Short stories, flash fiction and poetry are all welcome. Paint your picture of a dsytopic, utopic or otherwise unique vision of the future. WORD format preferred, only electronic submissions accepted. Submission is FREE and you can submit multiple entries if you wish.
Publishing by Michael Bradley, President, Eiverness Consulting Group, Ltd., An Arizona Corporation in Good Standing. Earlier anthologies were Twisted History and Twisted Nightmares.
Submissions required by December 15, 2013. Expected publication prior to May 2014 both in print and published in Kindle format.
Please send inquiries and submissions to:
For the subject put: Anthology Submission
Selected authors will receive two free printed copies of the final anthology and will be able to purchase unlimited print versions at cost. All other sales will be retained by Eiverness Consulting Group, Ltd.
I will be at Hob Nobs Cafe and Spirits in Phoenix on Friday, August 2nd, signing copies of The Travelers’ Club and the Ghost Ship, The Travelers’ Club – Fire and Ash, Twisted History and Twisted Nightmares. Come join me for this First Friday event. They will have a live band playing starting at 8 pm. I will be just inside the entrance starting around 7:30 pm. I look forward to seeing you there!
The WOD (weavers of dreams) is the premier magazine for pop culture in the Southwestern United States. ConNotations Newszine is no longer printed separately, but is an insert into the middle of The WOD. Here is a link to read this awesome publication for free:
I have several stories in this month’s edition, including: 1) an interview with Toni Darling, beautiful, nice, athletic and vivacious, she tells about her life as a model and cosplayer; 2) part two of my sci-fi serial story – The Drifter; 3) the History of Superman, in honor of the 75th Anniversary this year of the comic superhero; 4) the Politics of Superman, a brief essay on the socio-political slant of the man of steel; 5) and two book reviews, one on Conspiracy of Alchemists the other on After Earth.
Also in this issue are stories and columns by my great friends Hal Astell, Sean Ellis, Alfred Trujillo and Cara Nicole. Don’t miss out on this exciting issue when they cost is – ZERO.
You might also want to look at some of the advertisements. There is a particularly good one for The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship and for Twisted Nightmares. Both only 99 cents RIGHT NOW on Kindle!!!!
I am pleased to say that Ruth Jacobs of Hertfordshire, England, “In the Booth with Ruth” has posted her interview with me. Below is the link and the text. Please check out her blog at ruthjacobs.co.uk and also her store. She has novels for sale and also petitions for various human rights causes. Thanks Ruth!
What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?
I was an abused child and escaped from reality by reading. I started reading encyclopedia at age four. I have read at least a book a week since I was twelve, and probably close to 5,000 at this point. I have always wanted to be a writer, but adults discouraged me and I went into various fields. Finally, at age forty-seven, I retired on my savings and started writing full time on April 1, 2011.
How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?
I write every day and can pace up to a chapter per day. I write full time for the most part, but also do some consulting, public appearances, and teaching. I am a bit of a word processor. I have so many ideas and stories fully written in my head, that the actual act of writing feels like dictation from my own internal voice.
In which genre do you most enjoy writing?
I like writing the same genres I love to read. Fiction, historical fiction, steampunk, and fantasy. I write what I refer to as “pulp fiction” in that it is story and character rich, enjoyable, easy to read, and takes the reader away from the normal world. I do not try to write deep literary fiction with nuanced meanings you have to dwell on for days to understand.
What draws you to write in that genre?
I am a strong believer in writing what you enjoy reading. I feel you are a bit of a charlatan if you try to write something because it is popular or marketable. Ideas and writing come easily if you would want to read your own novels and stories if someone else had written them. I tell my readers honestly, that had I not written the stories, I would love to read them.
Tell me about your current project(s)?
I work on several things at once. For novels, my next is Blood Bank, a unique post-apocalyptic vampire novel, that is more about what it means to be human than about vampires. It is due out late summer 2013. After that, the third in the Travelers’ Club steampunk series will come out, The Travelers’ Club and The Lost City, late Fall 2013. I am working on next year’s Twistedanthology series, and on The Second Civil War, a political thriller set in 2024. Both I hope to release in early 2014.
What are your writing plans for the future?
My goal is to continue to release two or three books per year and a dozen short stories. My career goal is to have thousands of readers who enjoy my writing and look forward to the next story. Financially, I plan to break even, but I would trade profits for readers any day. I have stories bursting to get out and on to paper, and I just want others to read and enjoy them.
Where can people find out more about you?
My blog site at www.mbtimetraveler.com is a very eclectic selection of posts that interest me. Usually, I update the blog two or three times daily. Some are pictures, some are reposts of stories, some are original writing of mine. If you follow my blog, you will certainly gain insight into the unusual mix of interests floating around inside my head.
My books can be found on Amazon: Twisted Nightmares, The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship, The Travelers’ Club – Fire and Ash, and Twisted History. I also write movie reviews, book reviews, true science and other columns for multiple magazines, and I have had around forty short stories published in various publications.
Patti Hulstrand, the host of KWOD radio is broadcasting live from Phoenix ComicCon 2013. She will be interviewing many bright stars among movie actors, TV actors, and great authors. Then…after she interviews those people, she has been gracious enough to add me to the list as well. I have appeared on her radio show once before and she was a gracious and captivating host. I will likely be discussing the new anthology, Twisted Nightmares, just out last week in print form.
Remember, you can stop by booth #1629 at Phoenix ComicCon 2013 to say hello and get your autographed copy, right off the presses. Thanks to Patti Hulstrand and all of you who give me your time and support. It is much appreciated.
So, I am going to be at booth #1629 at Phoenix Comic Con 2013 from Thursday May 23rd through Sunday May 26th! That is the really exciting part. I will be selling signed copies of Twisted History, The Travelers’ Club and the Ghost Ship, The Travelers’ Club – Fire and Ash, and the newly released Twisted Nightmares.
My wife will be selling vintage jewelry, Gatsby like hair decorations and pop culture creations at the same booth with me, from her Susanne’s Passions craft store. I am really looking forward to this awesome event, both as a vendor, and as an attendee. My friend and fellow author, Chris Wilke, and his family will be helping out at the booth some as well.
So why the mixed feelings? Why the frustration?
It is because the “powers that be” at Phoenix Comic Con refuse to consider me for any panels. I will not name the person, but I write articles for the same publication as this person. Despite the fact that I have appeared at numerous conventions and appeared on local panels at LepreCon, DarkCon, and the Wild Wild West Con, the folks at PCC won’t return my calls or emails. They even refused to talk to me in person.
Why? Because I am Indie-published. Despite the fact that PCC has panels each year on how to Indie publish, their guy in charge of writers only invites those published through traditional publishers. In fact, the panels on Indie publishing have all authors who are traditionally published. The exception of course is Michael Stackpole, a great guy who has been a mentor in my journey, who had many books traditionally published and now Indie publishes.
It is a shame that even at a cutting edge cultural event, the old social morays still stay in place, that some how an Indie published author is a “vanity press” author. Some of their guests in prior years I have actually outsold as an Indie, and one of them had a book deal but did not even have a book out yet. I know we each have our own path. I even feel petty and small for being irritated by this. However, I have real experiences to share with authors who go to events like PCC to see a panel on “Indie publishing.” I have been on dozens of panels on the topic, been written up in local newspapers and media, and appeared at many writer conferences to give seminars on the topic.
I am very happy for the authors who are appearing, including a great person I worked with years ago named Amy Nichols who has her first book published, an awesome Children’s book. Also there will be Jenn Czep, who is a wonderful person with a story in Twisted Nightmares. Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Terry Brooks and Cherie Priest are all great people too. Sam Sykes and Gini Koch I know and enjoy as well from meeting them and being on panels together. I don’t even care that much not to be selected – it is not even being considered because I am an Indie that is frustrating.
I don’t usually rant. I am a very upbeat guy in general. For some reason this just annoys the heck out of me.
Twisted Nightmares now on Kindle for just 99 Cents! I definitely recommend you pick up a copy of this anthology of horror short stories and poems. It is a steal at 99 cents and includes works from yours truly – Michael Bradley. Edited by Andrew Terech.