Coming out soon!

Retired_Can_Soldier
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A new anthology is coming out in November in which I was invited to contribute. I get to share the pages with the late HP Lovecraft, bestselling Canadian author Gord Rollo and some other cool writers too. I was also brought in to do the cover art, which was a real pleasure. The cover is still under wraps, but here's a taste with this promotional poster (also done by moi) which is set for release at Anthocon in New Hampshire.

 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

A new anthology is coming out in November in which I was invited to contribute. I get to share the pages with the late HP Lovecraft, bestselling Canadian author Gord Rollo and some other cool writers too. I was also brought in to do the cover art, which was a real pleasure. The cover is still under wraps, but here's a taste with this promotional poster (also done by moi) which is set for release at Anthocon in New Hampshire.

holy crap...whoooooooooooooot, CONGRATULATIONS to you.... really well done... wish I could read or watch horror....can't do that genre any more if ever really.
 
gerryh
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I thought he was making an announcement ......... doing a westman guy....lol
 
spaminator
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mummy must be so proud.

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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LOL You're the second one to reference the Gay coming out thing. Too funny.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

LOL You're the second one to reference the Gay coming out thing. Too funny.


Oh? Who was the other genius?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

I thought he was making an announcement ......... doing a westman guy....lol

Yeah, I thought that too..
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Oh? Who was the other genius?

A writing forum I regular.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

A writing forum I regular.


Ah yes, men of our mental acuity are few and far between.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Ah yes, men of our mental acuity are few and far between.

I think he was drinking.
 
gerryh
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I think he was drinking.


Even drunk his superior intellect shines through.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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While you're waiting for Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification to come out you can also get a copy of:



http://http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005JTQMZY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay_NqZz7FkA
Last edited by Locutus; Oct 12th, 2013 at 06:39 AM..Reason: https broken link
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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If all goes well! Due out at the end of 2013!

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Well it's been put out there. So here is the Anthology I am published in along with the design work I did on the cover. It's official release date is in November.

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Sal
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Congratulations Mark!! Looks awesome!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

Congratulations Mark!! Looks awesome!

Thanks Sal

 
Zipperfish
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

A new anthology is coming out in November in which I was invited to contribute. I get to share the pages with the late HP Lovecraft, bestselling Canadian author Gord Rollo and some other cool writers too. I was also brought in to do the cover art, which was a real pleasure. The cover is still under wraps, but here's a taste with this promotional poster (also done by moi) which is set for release at Anthocon in New Hampshire.

fantastic job. tres creepy!

I'm an avid horror fan--had a few short stories published myself too actually. I will deifnitely be picking up some of your stuff to read over the upcoming holidays!!!! Probably Equinox, unless you are recommended one over another?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

fantastic job. tres creepy!

I'm an avid horror fan--had a few short stories published myself too actually. I will deifnitely be picking up some of your stuff to read over the upcoming holidays!!!! Probably Equinox, unless you are recommended one over another?

THE EQUINOX is a full length novel. This was an Anthology I was invited to contribute to, so there is actually only one story in there by me. I also did the cover artwork for both novels. I'm working on my new book Acadia Event at the moment, hopefully set for release at the end of the year.



THE EQUINOX IS AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DIGITAL
Click here for Details

COUNTING PACES A short Story is available on Kindle for .99
Click here for Details

CANOPIC JARS WILL BE RELEASED
November 8th, 2013


Check out my Website

 
Zipperfish
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Hey MJ--I guess Kindle is the only ebook format? Maybe I'll go for the paperback anyways so I can get the artwork....

just ordered it. yay.
Last edited by Zipperfish; Nov 1st, 2013 at 05:01 PM..
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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No longer coming out but available for purchase in paperback.

CANOPIC JARS: TALES OF MUMMIES AND MUMMIFICATION
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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From Anthocon in New Hampshire.

Fellow writers hold up a poster of the cover art I designed for Canopic Jars.

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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We are Writers!



Often misunderstood, sometimes introverted and unbalanced or starkly outgoing and popular. Art is often consumed with gluttony while being minimized as unimportant. Oh the perils of being an artist in such an uncaring and cold world. The truth about art, or the artist at least, is that it is the struggle that makes the art.

Today I sit behind my laptop listening to Tangerine Dream, sipping coffee well past its life cycle that has thickened and pour over the many photos from Anthocon. I should be working on my novel, but I'm distracted... That happens.

In these photos I see typical writers. Pass them on the street and they are just people, no red carpet, no self indulgence, just folks you meet every day. They could be your brother, your father, sister or best friend. They travail over their work, playing out their stories in their minds. These psychological movies envelope their consciousness. What happens in the gray matter is surely only a mixture of chemicals and synaptic pulses, but to the creator it is orgasmic.

Sorry, couldn't find a more appropriate word. Perhaps that is because it is what it is.

Orgasmic of an almost sexual nature.

Their struggle often entails a day job, pulling long hours away from their true passion, but necessary to pay the bills. They do not want red carpets or to be one of the beautiful people. Not at all. They just want to share this experience, to tell the tale that unfolds and to release it to the world. Their stories, like children are born and set out onto a world to which they hope they will be embraced, accepted, and even loved.

Today I poured over the many pictures of artists, like myself, who are sharing in a collective birthing of their passion. On one hand I am saddened that I could not share in this event, but that is overshadowed by the deep humbling I feel with a sense of pride at what is being displayed.

Sometimes the road is hard and it can be a struggle to carry on, but to see this... This fruition of hard work, that is the pay-off.


I am in awe to be in your company and say with great glee.

We are Writers...




H.P. Lovecraft, T.G. Arsenault, Michael Bailey, Eric S. Brown, Judi Calhoun, Tracy L. Carbone, Karen Dent, Roxanne Dent, Jonathan Dubey, Allen Dusk, Melissa Gates, Marianne Halbert, David Hayes, Michael Hughes, Joe Knetter, Esther S. Leiper-Estabrooks, John McIlveen, Gregory L. Norris, Philip C. Perron, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, D. B. Poirier, James Pratt, M. J. Preston, Kyle Rader, Suzanne Robb, Gord Rollo, Lawrence Santoro, Brett A. Savory, B.E. Scully, Henry Snider, and Erin Thorne.



Left to right: Philip Perron, Melissa Gates and DB Poirer





Kyle Rader Author poses with a copy of the new Anthocon



Sara Fowles reading Gord Rollo and Brett Savory's CHAMBER OF THE GODS from Canopic Jars
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Okay last pic I post on this page. I got one of my copies in the mail today.

There's nothing quite like the feel of a good book.

 

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