Thursday, February 23, 2012

Get the Happy Hour Blues!

Just in case you don't follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Goodreads...Happy Hour Blues is now available from Amazon and other fine retailers!

Check out the link below or click on the picture of the cover to the right!

I'm very excited about the release of this book. I think that it is a collection of my best work so far and I am also happy about the release party.

The release party will be Saturday, Feb. 25th @ 7pm, at Governor's Hall, located on the Vincennes University campus.

Guest authors will include B.C. Brown and John F. D. Taff. Brown and Taff will be talking about their stories in Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction and their new books, due out later this year.

It's going to be a good time, but if you can't make it to the release party, I hope you will order a copy from the comfort of your own home!

- Travis

Monday, February 13, 2012

Release delay and party news

Due to a series of last minute edits, Happy Hour Blues will not be available by Feb. 14th. The fine folks at Glorious Bastards Press are working hard to have it available as soon as possible. I will make an announcement, as soon as the book is available. This is not the first time I've had a release date pushed back. I'm sad, but I should have books in time for the release party.

The Happy Hour BLues Release Party will be on Feb. 25th, at Governor's Hall, located on the Vincennes University campus.

I will have copies of the new book, in addition to copies of Eclectic Collection, Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction, and possibly even more previously published work.

There will also be a few other authors at this event with their books. Those authors will be announced as they RSVP. At this time B.C. Brown and James M. Bowers will be in attendance. They will both b signing copes of Fracas, and Brown will have copies of her book, A Touch of Darkness: An Abigail St. Michael Novel.

This event will also be holding a half pot drawing to benefit Blessings for Bri, and a portion of the profits from this event will go to this cause as well.

I will be doing at least one reading and fielding questions during a Q&A.

There will be an after party following this event. Details on the after party will be announced at the book release. You have to be there to be invited!

This book release party is free and open to the public, but it would be cool if you bought a book. All books will be $8 and signed for free. Spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 25, 2012
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Vincennes University Governor's Hall - Vincennes, IN.

- Travis

Monday, February 6, 2012

Good News For Bad People

I have finally finished the script for my rakishly clever zombie film, Wedding of the Living Dead, for Well Hung Pictures.

As I mentioned in a previous blog, WOTLD is slated to be directed Brandon S. Bennett, of Indie Film Revue fame. Bennett has worked on Steve Balderson's STUCK! He also worked on The 100 Years of Monster Movie production, in addition to his cameo role in Darkrider Studios contribution to The Collective Vol. 1, Meateater.

Bennett and I started brain storming movie ideas about two years ago, and this is the third thing I have written for WHP. Due to budget, equipment and casting problems, neither of those other projects made it off of the ground. This time is already different.

I am really excited about this script and I can't to get moving on this thing.

In other news I have seen the proof copies of Happy Hour Blues and I am really happy with them and I look forward to fans, friends and new readers enjoying this book. It is my best so far.

Happy Hour Blues will be released everywhere February 14th, and I will be posting information about the book release party as soon as everything is finalized!

Last, but not least, I am running two contest on my J. Travis Grundon – Author/Screenwriter Facebook page. All you have to do do to enter is go “Like” the page and I'm giving away a copy of Happy Hour Blues when I reach 101 “likes.”

The other contest involves leaving a comment on the page, and I'm going to pick 3 people to be characters in one of my books or stories. It's that easy. Who wouldn't want to be immortalized in a work of crazy fiction.

I will have more information very soon!

- Travis