All Kinds of Things (aka It Must Be A Monday)

So I spent Saturday at the Crossroads Writers Conference. Had fun at two different panels and sold a few copies of Rabbit Heart and The Damned Thing plus one of The Adventures of Lazarus Gray. Crossroads was also selling The Rook Volume Six but I don’t know what kind of sales they were experiencing. Still, it was an awesome experience and major props to Chris Horne and all the Crossroads gang for putting on a great show. I got to meet Gail Simone (really briefly) and chatted for a few minutes with my buddy Nathan Edmondson.

Read Creeping Dawn by Chuck Miller over the weekend. Starts off very strong, with a definite H.P. Lovecraft influence. It then moves on to more hero pulp stuff but it’s always infused with elements of horror. I found it an intriguing read. Give it a try if you’re looking for something a bit different in your pulp reading.

Also had to scrape off a troll on Facebook — a would-be writer with an axe to grind. It can’t all be sweetness and light, I suppose.

Since it’s Monday, it’s time to check on what’s moving and shaking in the sales department. These are the top five Barry Reese titles on

1) The Green Hornet Casefiles (Moonstone Books)

2) The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files (Moonstone Books)

3) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray (Pro Se Press)

4) Savage Tales of Ki-Gor, Lord of the Jungle (Wild Cat Books)

5) Mystery Men (& Women) Volume One (Airship 27)

Wow. Five titles, four publishers. A nice variety there. The Ki-Gor book is always an interesting one to me — over the years it’s been a steady seller but nobody’s ever reviewed the sucker. It makes me assume that the people buying it aren’t “Barry Reese fans” (if there are such creatures) but rather Ki-Gor fans, which explains why I never hear back from them. Anyway, it’s nice to see an old title pop up into the Top 5.



  1. Just finished Rook three< good stuff, have all six but wondering if there will be any others in the future? Ordered Lazzaros Grey , looking forward to reading it…DW

    1. Hello! Glad you’re enjoying the series. Hopefully you’ll enjoy Lazarus Gray, too. As for the Rook, I did a short story called “The Killing Games” that Pro Se should publish soon as part of their Widescreen Pulp series and the Rook makes his comic book debut next month in All-Star Pulp Comics # 1. Beyond that, I don’t have any immediate plans to write more with that character but you never know.

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