Posted in News on February 1, 2012
Ready for a giveaway???
Happy to see DOWN HERE IN THE DARK up for pre-order in collectible hardcover and it’s available right now for your ereader!!! If you follow that link you can read a sample of it too. Love that cover by Dani Serra too! It’s the second Frank Gunn novella, and is pivotal in the Division mythos, and runs in tandem with my latest novel THE DAMPNESS OF MOURNING, both books leading the characters deeper into truth about themselves and the world within worlds.
Very proud of this book. Like everything I write, my advice is pay attention. There’s a lot of sub-text. And a hell of a lot going on that connects to other pieces.
I’ll be giving away three e-copies of Down Here in the Dark in the next two weeks since I have a couple of interviews lined up to do next. All you have to do for a chance to win one of the three copies is help me spread the word by sharing it and leaving a link to where you shared it in the comments of this post.
Feel free to spread the word so I can give a few of these badass little stories away! Thanks!
And if you’re a professional reviewer you can get a copy here.
Posted in News on January 30, 2012
Very excited that Jennifer at Book Den let me guest blog on her website. I shared the first chapter of the second Red Piccirilli book, WITHIN THIS GARDEN WEEPING, which is one of the first books in my Division mythos.
A lot of great things going on here which I’ll share in the coming months.
Go give the guest post a read and spread the word!
Posted in News on January 24, 2012
It’s official. Contract done. The audio book is in production! Yay! It’s always exciting to hear somebody else read your work aloud, and I must admit that I like it very much. Will share more once it’s closer to the release date!
Posted in News on December 24, 2011
For the next two days you can get my Red Piccirilli YA book BEFORE LEONORA WAKES for free on Smashwords. I think you can get it for Kindle, Nook, all that crap.
Here’s the code you’ll need at checkout for 100% discount:
Your coupon code is MT57G (not case-sensitive).
Wish I could do more but I spend all my money on drugs.
Posted in News on December 16, 2011
Very cool that Brian Keene read and enjoyed Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children enough to include it on his Top Ten Books of 2011 list with so many great novels! Thanks Brian! And thanks to Susan for sending me a link and making me aware of it!
Here’s a snippet of what Brian said about NR4DC (I need to see if I can use it as a blurb!):
“Thompson’s voice is his own — strong, hypnotic, and unsettling. Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children is a bleak fucking book, and therein lies its danger. So beautifully-constructed is Thompson’s prose, that the reader is often caught off-guard, mesmerized by a turn of phrase or a descriptive passage, until the book grabs you by the balls and rips them right off, breaking your heart and your psyche in the process.”
If you haven’t read Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children yet go see why it’s creating so much racket!
*Buy the first Division novel*
And if you like that first Division novel you’re in luck because the second novel (The Dampness of Mourning) in that series is available as a Kindle Exclusive right now! And it will be out early next year in signed/limited hardcover as well as all other digital formats!
Get ready for 2012. I have four books coming out so far!
1. The Dampness of Mourning (Novel from Darkfuse Publications)
2. Down Here in the Dark (Novella from Delirium Books)
3. Immersion (Novella from Thunderstorm Books)
4. When We Join Jesus in Hell (Novella from Delirium Books)
Will be sharing my 2011 Year in Review very soon. Thanks to everybody for all the faith and support and friendship!
One lucky S.O.B.
Posted in News on August 10, 2011
I figure another week and I’ll have the first draft of the second Frank Gunn novella DOWN HERE IN THE DARK completed! Yay! It’s such a joy to watch each character struggle and grow and move toward more defining moments. There have been so many surprises writing this story. Goddamn, I love that.
Besides a handful of short stories, in the next month I’ll have three novellas and one novel in publishers’ hands. May the Fates be gentle.
Also missed the UPS guy yesterday, but should have the copies of Shock Totem #4 today! Can’t wait to send these out to three lucky people! If you haven’t entered the giveaway, Go!
Two more guest blogs to go. The next one (on author Shane McKenzie’s blog) should be live soon, and then the last will be at Shock Totem. Thanks for all who allowed me on their websites, and those who’ve read, commented, and shared! I’m just a mute duck without you guys.
I’m working on this Division mythos and you know what is awesome, though maybe scary to some? How quickly things build and gain momentum on their own until you’re not dictating much of anything, only discovering deeper connections, and everything hits that tipping point where the universe booms into an existence fully realized, startling and endless.
Yeah, I’m not in control (maybe I never was) but I trust my subconscious and what it’s shown me. How exciting. I hope those decades from now, when my eyesight isn’t for shit and I spend most of my time staring at the wall, some people will do like I’ve done with favorite authors like Gary Braunbeck and John Connolly, and read one book, love it, and find out that it is only one tiny piece of a monstrously large puzzle. And to have the reader exhilarated, a part of them aching to continue the journey and search out those other stories.
Ah, one can dream. And I like to dream.
A few things I enjoyed recently:
Cate Gardner is my favorite female writer (others are Mercedes M. Yardley, Kelly Link, M. K. Hobson, Catherynne M. Valente, and that one lady in the short skirt). This chic has amazing talent and I hope she finds a massive readership. So I was pretty excited that my buddy Jassen got to read her Spectral Press story NOWERE HALL because she just earned another fan for life. He wrote a great review for The Crow’s Caw. I can’t wait to read her Delirium novella. For real, I’m sweating. Jassen has it planted firmly in his mind that one day her and I will co-write a novella. Funny enough, she’s one of the few people I would try to write with. So now I just have to get famous so she’ll say yes. Go buy my books. Speed the process.
My buddy Mark Allan Gunnells just had another interview at Naked Snake Press. Something about that guy, like Sam W. Anderson, cracks me up and warms my heart. I think it’s their joy.
Speaking of Sam W. Anderson, I just read a neat characters’ sketch he did for his Money Run series in the latest Sideshow Press email. Those stories are so damn fun. I’m not sure if you have to be a subscriber to Sideshow’s newsletter or not. I’ll go check their website and see if it’s on there… Nope. You missed out.
And for those looking to read more novellas on their digital readers, run and buy a Delirium Books novella subscription.They’ve got work coming out by Cate Gardner, Maurice BroMan (I can never spell his last name. Broaduss? Anyway, dude’s crazy talented), Christopher Fulbright, and a bunch of others.
Here’s a tip that’ll help you through the rest of the week:
Enjoy living with all your being because once you’re dead it’s too dark to see what the hell you’re doing.