Delirium Reprints Grave Markings in 2004
I’m very pleased to announce that Delirium Books will be re-releasing my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, Grave Markings, in a limited run of collectable leatherbound and hardcover copies in Spring 2004. This is part of their Dark Essential series of “must have” horror books. I’m excited to have this fine publisher releaseing the book on its tenth anniversary. It will include new artwork and a new introduction reflecting on what on earth I was thinking when I wrote this crazy tattoo artist-cum-serial killer fantasy about skinning people alive. These Dark Essential books sell out very quickly upon publication, so keep your eyes glued to Delirium Books home page to learn when it will be offered for sale (pre-order availability will likely be sometime January!)
A Shocklines.com Bestseller
I was happy to learn that two of my titles (three if you count the “Scary Holidays” anthology I’m in) were listed on the Shocklines Bookstore bestseller lists at the beginning of December! So thanks to all of you reading this who have picked up copies of the lettered edition of Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems or who pre-ordered the signed version of my book, 100 Jolts, from Shocklines! Want to see what all the hubub is about? Check out these books:
Gorelets: Special Editions
I believe Fairwood Press still has a few copies of the highly collectable lettered edition of Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems available. There were only 52 copies in the limited run and it’s probably a steal at just $9.99. I also made a sneak offer on my website this past month to websurfers who want a signed copy inscribed with a unique haiku written just for the buyer, for $10. This “haiku-inscribed” run will be withdrawn after I sell one more copy, so it’s first-come first served! Any order for the haiku edition must use paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you just want to save a few bucks on it, though, you can always order the regular version direct from Fairwood Press using the coupon mentioned elsewhere in this edition of The Goreletter. Or save even more on Double Dragon’s e-book edition, which includes some bonus gore!
If you’re an amazon.com customer, they now are selling the e-book version of Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems. Naturally, you can get this elsewhere, like direct from Double Dragon Publishing. But I wanted to mention Amazon, because I’d like to encourage those of you who have read my books to post a mini-review of any of them at Amazon. Just a few sentences will do. I noticed that people don’t do this unless you reach out and ask them. So I’m asking you now. Pretty please?
E-books Spreading like E coli
I’m taking a breather from e-book publishing to dedicate myself with a little more energy to print media first. So any e-books that come out in the future will likely be subsidiary rather than initial releases. But I purposefully have published Sportuary in e-book form only, just to be different, so I encourage you to check that title out. You can also now get Arnzen e-books at Palm Digital Media in addition to Fictionwise.com. And speaking of Fictionwise, an anthology about daughterhood I’m in called “Julia, Daughter of…”, has returned from the grave at Fictionwise.com and — what with all the December discounts they’re offering for the holidays — you can get it now for just $1.50! That’s less than a beer at most bars! Come now, give a little, will ya?
Did you know that the newsletter you’re reading is among the top candidates presently in the running for the Bram Stoker Award in Alternative Forms? I’m very happy and excited about this, given all the energy I put into this newsletter (for free!). If you’re a member of the HWA, affiliate or active, you can also nominate texts for this award, so please keep me in mind for this. But I’d really like to call more attention to my recently published book, Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems, published by Fairwood Press early last month. It’s only received one recommendation in the Poetry catagory so far and I think it’s probably worthy of a few more, if only to alert others to its existence. So if you’re an HWA member, write to Patrick at Fairwood Press ( email@example.com ) and he’ll send you a free electronic review copy of the Gorelets galleys to consider for this award.
The Sportuary Clinic
Sportuary — my collection of 30 poems re-imagining sports in all sorts of twisted ways — hit #5 on the CyberPulp Bestseller list this month. The only way to get this collection is in e-book form. Tim Curran recently wrote a fantastic review at The Dark Krypt about this book, so I’ll turn it over to him: “Employing haiku and free verse, Arnzen plumbs the depths of his aberrant, wonderful imagination and offers biting, metaphorical commentary on the shadowy side of athletics: swimmers mesmerized by hungry undertows and ping pong played with staring human eyes, referees getting their gruesome reward and badminton as played by lunatics. These poems are good. Not only are they good, they