Book number 6
Apr. 21st, 2006
Chemical Gardens is off to press! We will get to see the final proof soon, and if all is well, should get shipment of it in a few weeks. It is such a fun, absurd, and, well, bizarre book! I can't wait for everyone to see it. Gina Ranalli has a novella and a book of short stories in the hopper also. Speaking of the hopper, lots bouncing around in there! Vic Mudd's book Deity is getting really close to going to the printer. And we're almost ready for final editing of Tales from the Vinegar Wasteland by Ray Fracalossy. If you could peek into that previously-mentioned hopper, you would see four or five other books in there, certainly enough to keep us busy into 2007!
Of course, our published authors are not sitting on their heels. Several have material that will appear in a brand new collection of bizarro fiction, The Bizarro Starter Kit. Others have been doing radio interviews and speaking around their local areas. We're getting prepared for the World Horror Convention in San Francisco, May 11-14. Some goofy promo stuff just arrived in the mail. It's a secret though...you'll have to come to WHC and visit our booth to find out!
From the spring allergies section of the Afterbirth office, this is your editor, signing off with a sneeze.
Afterbirth Authors in The Dream People
Apr. 1st, 2006
Check out Issue 25 of The Dream People for a story by Bradley Sands: "Abridged Version." Also take a look at the great review of Kevin Dole 2's Tangerinephant by Kristina Marie Darling. Darling states, "Tangerinephant, is a hilarious, imaginative, and at times heartbreaking book...Dole 2 uses Tangerinephant's abduction by the Chill as an opportunity to parody American culture." After discussing some of the experimental techniques used in the book she concludes "Tangerinephant is a daring, original work thematically and in terms of its storytelling. I highly recommend it for an enjoyable experimental summer read." Speaking of reading, there is a lot of other great material to read in The Dream People, too! Enjoy!