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 Amazon.com:
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.