Sunday, August 17, 2008

Great Dismal Fiction Book has a Book Stand

The Caiman Edition of the Cletus Book - The Stand - made from authentic Dismal Swamp deer horns and genuine tree wood - is complete.

You are really REALLY getting near to not having a chance to read and buy this book. It is sold out at the publishers. The book is being printed. There are a VERY few copies left at THE HORROR MALL AT THIS LINK. Just to entice you further, you are also still not too late (though you could be at any moment when I hear the books are in and ready to ship) to pre-order the title and be in the drawing for THIS amazing, one-of-a-kind literary marvel…

How can you not want it on your bookshelf?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Posts on Writing & Characterization

Just a note ... over at my personal journal, Macabre Ink I have been posting articles on characterization in writing, among many other things. Trish has created a font you can download and use to create crochet patterns on your computer Patricia Lee Macomber's Site

More book news to follow soon, as well as some pictures of the Hertford Fireworks. Also over at Macabre Ink you can find the continuation of the story of our Perquimans River turtle, Tommy / Thomasina - who we returned to the wild last weekend down at Missing Mill Park.

I've been running again. If you live in or around Hertford and see a tall bald guy with tattoos running about 6:15 in the morning, that's me. I head out through the graveyard on King St., around the high school, out toward 17 and then back again, rounding the corner down at Grubb St. and heading back up through town. This morning I did about 3 miles.

Enough for now.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Happenings on Market Street

There's been "things afoot" in the Great Dismal homestead. The garage roof, which has rotted steadily for years due to the fact that no local contractor would give us a reasonable cost for the repair of that roof - and the round front porch roof - because the latter confuses people, is being replaced. It will have a nice waterproof rubber coating as soon as the rain allows, and the front porch has new lumber, a modified design, and hopes of watertight integrity of its own!

On another note - Trish has her own blog now. It follows Breyer Horses, Crocheting, cooking, home decorating, and whatever else comes to her in the moment...check her out at:

Patricia Lee Macomber

My own main blog, covering news, writing, and more is:
David Niall Wilson

She and I will be writing a Stargate: Atlantis tie-in novel soon.

If you hurry, you can still get one of the last four or five copies of "The Not Quiter Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature," my horror novella set in "Old Mill" NC - which I figure (if it existed) would be somewhere between Old Mill and Hertford.

You can get the book (and all of my other books that are currently available) online at The Horror Mall - and many of my titles are available in Hertford at Carolina Moon Books, or in Elizabeth City at Pager After Page Books on Water St.

You can Register as a customer at The Horror Mall by clicking - well - the word register. You'll find some amazing, rare, and hard to find books, t-shirts, videos and more.

Until next time,

Dave & Family

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Three New Books by Local Author - Three Contests

I just finished up a prize yesterday that I do NOT want to give up at the end of a contest I'm running, and I thought I'd share it here.

I have three books due this year (well, more than that, but this post deals with three).

The first is a new Collection of short stories. ENNUI & Other States of Madness will be out from Dark Regions Press in August. It is over 300 pages of fiction, includes my Bram Stoker Award Winning story "The Gentle Brush of Wings," as well as a brand new 35,000 word novella set near Old Mill, NC - the fictional town I've set somewhere near Hertford and Winfall. It takes place just after the Civil War.

Buy David Niall Wilson books at Horror Mall!

For people who pre-order the limited or lettered signed editions, there is a promotional contest. One lucky buyer will win a hand-bound hardcover edition of the book - made by the author (me) - bound lin leather, and presented in an odd little box I made with a transcription of one of Jack-the-Ripper's Letters to the police on the outside of the box - since ENNUI - the title story - deals with Jack the Ripper.

The second book - actually out first, in July - should be popular around here. Someday I hope there will be a paperback edition - but for those who pre-order this book - there are a VERY few copies left over at the Horror Mall. You can click the cover to order.

This one is THE NOT QUITE RIGHT REVEREND CLETUS J. DIGGS & THE CURRENTLY ACCEPTED HABITS OF NATURE - also based in Old Mill, NC - folks around here will love this one - I guarantee it...and you could win another hand-made one-of-a-kind - but this one...well, you'll never see another like it. I sewed and bound the HC book, and then attached it to an antique CAIMAN purse...the purse is nearly 100 years are a couple of pictures and a link to more:

Buy this book through Horror Mall!

The third and last book is a novel. It is due late summer or early fall from Full Moon Press - and is titled MAELSTROM. This is a full length HC novel, and again - there is a contest. The winner will get a bound copy of the manuscript of the novel, signed by the author - and can win an electric guitar! The guitar will be air-brushed by cover artist Alex McVey and comes with a gig bag, a small 10 watt amplifier, and will be signed by my hand in the names of all the fictional members of the group from the novel - Maelstrom. Again, you can click the cover art to pre-order!

Buy this book at Horror Mall!


Macabre Ink

Monday, March 17, 2008

My New Book is due in July of 2008 LOOK!

“Whatever grows, must decompose” — Cletus Jehoshaphat Diggs

When Cletus J. Diggs gets a visit from his buddy Jasper and learns about the dead man sticking boot-first out of the fishing hole, he has no idea what it will lead to. web_ready_cletus_cover.jpg

How could he? Old Mill is famous for a lot of things, good fishing, barbecue, over-sized satellite dishes and disappearing beer; it is not known for genetic research, ancient rituals, or alien abduction.

From the moment Cletus and Sheriff Bob drag the corpse from the fishing hole to the final moments of terror, the action is non-stop, tense, and filled with surprises.

Between the Reverend Dozier and his church, the swamp witch, the albino twins, and the local lodge’s well-hidden secrets, the strange events in Old Mill, NC are pretty much out of control. Only Cletus, ordained minister, common law attorney, journalist, private investigator and jack of all trades can draw together the people and resources necessary to set things right. The question is, can he do it before it’s too late?

Click on the cover art to pre-order your copy today!

Old Mill, NC, by the way, is a fictional town that would (in theory) sit between Hertford, and Winfall, if there wasn't a river in the way...


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Author Interviews, Elizabeth Bear, Thomas Sullivan, More

I've been busy over at MACABRE INK with posts, interviews, book reviews, and more. I have several new books due this year, one of particular local interest. That would be...

"The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature," who lives in the fictional town of Old Mill, NC (I figure it should be near Winfall and Hertford). Cletus runs afoul of some folks far back in the swamp, and it's up to him, Sheriff Bob, Jasper, and a rag-tag band of others to save the day. There are aliens; there is genetic tampering, there are albino twins and a lot more.

I'll keep you posted as more information becomes available. Also due out this year are my novel MAELSTROM - and my short story collectoin "Ennui & Other States of Madness," both of which should hit by summer. As always, you can find my work down at Carolina Moon Books

I'll even sign them for you...


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just a quick Update Post

I have several new books coming out this year, and my collection "Defining Moments," which contained the first story set in fictional "Old Mill, NC" is nominated for the HWA's Bram Stoker Award - as is my short story "The Gentle Brush of Wings," and the writing site I'm part admin of Storytellers Unplugged

I'm doing a lot of updates and posts over at my main blog, Macabre Ink - if you are so inclined, stop by. I'll try to get through here more often and do some local updates! One update is that my novella "The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature" is due this spring from Bad Moon Books - and it's ALSO set in "Old Mill," which is loosely based on a mix of Hertford and a few even smaller towns.

More info when it's available.