DUST OF THE DEAD now available for Pre-Order!

From my good friend and fellow writer John Palisano. Horror, dystopia, zombies, and dark comedy.

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The day has come! I’m thrilled to announce that DUST OF THE DEAD is now available for Pre-order. I sure hope folks find the book and enjoy reading it. Here’s a little bit about it.

Reboot the apocalypse!

For a while, it looked like the living had won. The war against the walking dead lasted almost a decade, but it’s mostly over. There are only a few straggling zombies left to take care of. Los Angeles has returned to its lattes and long commutes. It’s up to a small Reclamation Crew to clean up the Zoms left behind. But when the undead dry up, their skin turns to dust. Now the hot Santa Ana winds deliver a new threat…because the Zoms were only the beginning of something far worse.

“John Palisano crashes the zombie apocalypse genre into dystopian fiction at high speeds. Clever, brutal and highly entertaining.”

—Jonathan Maberry, New…

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Brian Thiem’s 3-Book Deal Announced in Publisher’s Marketplace

Congratulations to my former classmate and fellow alumnus Brian Thiem!

WCSU MFA in Creative & Professional Writing

I’m thrilled to see my crime fiction series formally announced in Publisher’s Marketplace.

Brian

December 9, 2014 – RED LINE by Brian Thiem

Fiction: Mystery/Crime

Brian Thiem’s debut RED LINE, the first in a new police procedural series by a 25-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department, featuring a homicide detective, pitched as “Harry Bosch meets Joseph Wambaugh,” to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, the new crime fiction imprint at Bookspan, in a nice deal, for publication in 2015, by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Services.

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CHIRAL MAD 2 – Book Trailer


New book trailer from my old friend and collaborator John Palisano for Michael Bailey’s latest anthology, Chiral Mad 2. John has taken an interesting direction in experimental film making, feels appropriate for the book’s concept. Check it out! Links are above.

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Chiral 2 Trailer Shot

Here’s a book trailer for CHIRAL MAD 2.

The creative process took some time for this piece. It began with the music. A dilemma. What does chiral sound like? Cranked up the synthesizers and played until stumbling into a sound, and then, a rhythm. Layered the tracks and demoed. Then, realized the second half of the song would have to be like the first, only slightly different. Things that are chiral are quite similar, yet, are not mirror images. The most famous examples are hands, eyes, and ears. Did my best to try this with music, as well. First, the attempts sounded horrendous, so it was done with more subtlety. This is published by my electronic music outfit, presently named SHAME.

From there, sculpting the images took time. Several were used over and over, but flipped, with artistic effects added. There’s a slight story to it. A young boy…

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‘Opening The Vein’ on the HWA Blog

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Got an article up on the HWA Blog today, ‘Opening The Vein’. It’s all about creativity and putting your blood into it. And there’s a free book to be had, so make sure to read and comment, please.

http://www.horror.org/blog/halloween-haunts-2013-opening-the-vein-by-john-palisano/

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John Palisano’s debut novel Nerves is coming

The debut novel Nerves from my very good friend John Palisano is coming out on February 26, 2012. Watch the teaser below and place an order. Support a talented up-and-comer!

Also, check out this artist’s profile piece on John: http://mistydahl.com/2012/02/15/wednesdays-writer-john-palisano/

Book orders: http://www.badmoonbooks.com/product.php?productid=2971&cat=0&page=1

John’s site: http://www.johnpalisano.com/