October 2010 News - Happy Horror Month! Welcome to my very favoritest time of one of my favorite months of the year. I love Halloween - mostly becaus

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October 2010 News - Happy Horror Month!

Welcome to my very favoritest time of one of my favorite months of the year. I love Halloween - mostly because I like monsters. There's almost nothing I enjoy more than sitting down on a dark evening and watching horror films. I prefer monsters to slashers, but if it's scary, I'll give it a try. On Halloween, a lot of stations give me 24 hours (or more) of non-stop horror flicks. What fun!

So, naturally, during this time of the year, my thoughts always turn toward my horror projects. Many of you probably know that I basically work in three prose genres: fantasy, scifi, and horror. Due to various circumstances, a lot more of my fantasy work has been available to the general public. This month, I decided to change that: so I'm back working on my Frost Harrow series (which I'll tell you more about next month). I'm very excited about that.

The other thing I decided to do was to make sure that most of my existing horror stories are available online -- both on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords. That meant bringing out some new stuff, which you'll find detailed below.

Are you a horror fan? Let me know which films and monsters are your favorites (and also which of my stories you like best). Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Tricks & Treats is Here!

Just in time for Halloween, I've released Tricks & Treats, a collection of four of my horror tales for Kindle and other e-readers.

Stories in this collection include:

"Renaissance Fear"
"House of Mirrors"
"Into the Fire"
And "Tricks & Treats" which serves as an introduction/prelude to my upcoming Frost Harrow series of books.

Those of you who prefer print to e-books probably already know that all four stories are available in Martian Knights & Other Tales

(which will have a new, larger-print edition soon).

And, if you buy from Smashwords by November 5, 2010, you can use this coupon code GR95T for 33% off - making the sale price $1.99.

Uncanny Encounters: Roswell

Also available for the first time in e-book form is Uncanny Encounters: Roswell. The subtitle of this book is "Where Fact Meets Fiction" because UE:R featured not only new fiction by me, Jean Rabe, and Robert E. Vardeman, but also a historical piece on the Roswell incident by famed paranormal researcher Nick Redfern.

UE:R has been available in print form for more than a year, but now you can enjoy it on your preferred e-reader as well.

Uncanny Encounters: Roswell is available in print, for Kindle, and for Kindle and other formats on Smashwords. Just click on the links for the format you want!

Keep watching the skies!

Why So "Late?" Because I'm a Professional

Some of you may have noticed that some of my "coming attractions" have been on the Coming Attractions list for months. If you've been following this newsletter, you know that during the summer, I had a period where I wrote a lot of stories - including Snowraven and the Dungeons & Dinosaurs story. Why are those projects "late?" Why are they not out yet?

The simple answer is, because I'm a professional.

Some writers may be willing to bang out a story and just throw it up online once it's "done," but not me. I take this job very seriously, and that means that not only do I have to rewrite and edit everything at least twice, but I also need to have more than one set of eyes on everything I do. In addition to being edited by me, each tale I publish is read by at least two other people (sometimes four or more). Why?

Because I care about you, my readers. Because I want every book and story by me to be the best it can possibly be. So when I have a sudden rage of creative production, it sometimes takes my readers (and me) time to catch up. (They have lives, too.) But, though I'm a writer and editor myself, I won't put out anything without feedback.

Because I'm a professional.

Sorry if that slows things down. Hopefully, you still enjoy the long-range previews you often get in this newsletter. And hopefully that anticipation won't kill you, but only make the stories that much sweeter when they finally arrive.

Coming Soon! (Still!)

 
 

Free Stories Still Available

My "write a review, get a free story" policy continues -- and some folks are building up quite a free story collection! So, if you've posted something on your blog, or Facebook, or Amazon (or elsewhere), let me know. You can contact me through those services, my website, or just write to fanmail@stephendsullivan.com.

For your efforts, I'll send you a free story in PDF, or a format you prefer. I'll even try to send something you haven't seen before. And, those who put up reviews are also likely to get a first look at my new stuff (like my upcoming Snowraven story , or Dungeons & Dinosaurs, or "Crimson & Dragons"). Such a deal! So, what are you waiting for?

Hit your keyboards, get reviewing, and claim your rewards!

 
 
 

It's Alive! Tell Your Friends!

Pass this newsletter along to a friend!

You can help me bring Frost Harrow back from "the dead" by spreading the word about my work! Tell your friends about this newsletter. Have them go to my website and sign up. (Sign up yourself if you got this newsletter indirectly.) Help me build my fanbase so I can continue to write cool stories -- and offer some of them for free!

Thanks!

Steve Sullivan

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