ADVENTURE WANTED! BOX THIRTEEN OPENING SOON!

RadioArchives.com has released the ebook edition of BOX THIRTEEN – ADVENTURE WANTED. An audiobook will be released on May 9th with a paperback release to follow.

Stories in this new anthology are written by Bobby Nash, Jim Beard, Andrew Salmon, and Barry Reese. This new collection of stories is based on Alan Ladd’s popular 1948-49 radio show. Box Thirteen is performed by Nick Santa Maria, an actor with an incredible range of voices. Rumor has it Nick has been practicing his Alan Ladd impersonation. Douglas Klauba provides the cover.

You can find the Box Thirteen – Adventure Wanted ebook on Amazon here.

About Box Thirteen – Adventure Wanted:

Adventure wanted!
Will go anywhere!
Do anything!
Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times!

When author Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.

Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.

In “The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash, a surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.

In “The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese, a worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.

In “The Out Of This World Affair” by Bobby Nash, a cryptic message sends Dan Holiday scurrying to find the truth about Citizen X’s extraterrestrial discovery before men in black suits catch them both.

In “Room 13” by Jim Beard, a request for aid puts Dan Holiday on a collision course with mobsters, a mechanical man, and a scientist who wants to harness the author’s brainwaves.

In “The Game’s afoot, Mr. Holiday” by Bobby Nash, a killer gives Dan Holiday a chance to stop him before he murders his next victim. Can he decipher the killer’s clues in time?

In “Kaleidoscope” by Andrew Salmon, a frantic letter from a troubled wife sends Dan Holiday straight into a murder investigation where he’s the chief suspect.

Dan Holiday’s new adventures spring to life at adventure’s favorite address, Box Thirteen.

Box Thirteen – Adventure Wanted is available for Kindle at the following:
Amazon US (Kindle)

Amazon UK (Kindle)

Amazon CA (Kindle)

Look for Box Thirteen – Adventure Wanted on ebook now with an audio release on May 9th. Paperback release date to be announced soon.

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Things Are Moving Forward!

Gravedigger_06_smallHeard from my wonderful collaborator George Sellas that he’s about to move forward into the production phase on Gravedigger Volume Two! George will not only be doing another cover but also a two-page “Origins” strip like we did for Lazarus Gray. I think all of you will be very happy with what he’s going to come up with!

Also, got an update about Lazarus Gray Volume Four, which is now in graphic designer Sean Ali’s capable hands. I’m really psyched to see what you guys think of this one!

Something I did for Tommy Hancock and Paul Bishop is coming soon, too, and I’m very proud of the work I did on that. More info to come.

And finally, the story I did for Radio Archives is going to be on the way soon. Look for a full press release in the next few weeks.

Oh – I officially passed the 10,000 word mark on the current novel!

I know it’s a small post today but all the news was good, right?

Our artwork today is by Will Meugniot and comes from the first Gravedigger volume.

Thursday Chatter — And An Indiana Jones Tribute!

headphones01As we head into the weekend, I have a few quick things that I wanted to share:

Finished off an editing job for Radio Archives yesterday. They’ve been sending me lots of weird horror lately and I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed some of them. Not the kinds of pulps I would have sought out on my own but they’ve been great fun.

Closing in on 50,000 words on Lazarus Gray Volume 4 — I’m currently writing a scene where Lazarus is fighting a giant monster in the African jungle. How sweet is that? Gotta love pulp.

Reaction to The Shadow Fan Podcast continues to be great — I really enjoy doing the show and having the opportunity to promote pulp’s greatest crime-fighter. The most recent episode (# 16) featured my rant about the need for new Shadow novels, a review of “The Wasp Returns” and Rick Lai’s “Chronology of Shadows”, as well as a look at Dynamite’s upcoming comics for April 2013.

Big news coming about the Bestseller either later today or tomorrow — hopefully you guys will like it.

Below you’ll find a tribute to one of my all-time favorite movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark. You just don’t get any better than Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood!