Friday, May 14, 2010

This and That

It’s been a couple weeks since Con-tamination 2010 and my last update.

We had a good show. Most of all, it was great to see friends like Harry Manfredini, Joel Robinson, Billy Tackett, Scott Lefebvre, Justin Brock-Jones and Robert Freese.

I served double duty at this show, promoting Eclectic Collection with Papercut Books and representing Forrest J Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead.

Friday night also included a tribute for the late, great Uncle Forry. Scott Ford spoke about Forry’s influence on the likes of John Landis and Joe Dante to Ray Bradbury and many more. Mr. Ford also introduced me to talk about The Egyptian Theatre Tribute and the Anthology of the Living Dead. After I said my piece we all enjoyed the Famous Monster documentary.

Other developments over the weekend include selecting Billy Tackett as the cover artist for Papercut Books’ H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection…Call of Lovecraft. I will serve as the main editor on this book in the capacity I did of the A.o.t.L.D.

Submissions will be open until July 15th, but contributors already include a story by H.P. Lovecraft, the living legend Ramsey Campbell, John F.D. Taff (KILL/OFF), Brian Barnett (Toe Tags) and Scott Lefebvre, of The Anthology of the Living Dead. More names will be announced after the deadline and the final selection has been made.

For the record: I’m doing a great job of keeping busy, other than the Lovecraft book.

I have been working on several new short stories for Alfred Hitchcock Magazine, Mondo Sasquatch, and The First Line. I’ve also been putting a lot of time into revising my novel Foreign Objects, for a possible Winter release. I can’t even remember the last time I was bored.

Hopefully it won’t be as long until my next update on this site. Check out http://papercutbooks.com for more information on Call of Lovecraft, Eclectic Collection and future information on Foreign Objects.


-Travis