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Only a short few weeks ago I was approached by a fellow horror writer, a man I have admired for a great many years. Eric S Brown, author of (among many others) the Bigfoot Wars series, asked me if I wanted to write a short dinosaur horror novella with him.
Of course I jumped at the chance. As I said, I have long been a fan of Eric’s work, and chat with him regularly about writing and life in general.
It wasn’t until after we had started that I found out the publisher was none other than Severed Press. This project just kept getting better and better.
Well, we tore through the words, and the story was created in no time, and it is now live for the whole world to feast their eyes on.
Forget Jurassic World, because the Land of Death is a place even Chris Pratt would never survive.
Check it out on Amazon today, and feel free to tell all your friends.
A group of American soldiers, fleeing an organized attack on their base camp in the Middle East, encounter a storm unlike anything they’ve seen before. When the storm subsides, they wake up to find themselves no longer in the desert and perhaps not even on Earth. The jungle they’ve been deposited in is a place ruled by prehistoric creatures long extinct. Each day is a struggle to survive as their ammo begins to run low and virtually everything they encounter, in this land they’ve been hurled into, is a deadly threat.
Originally posted on Written in Blood:
40 years, 40 posters. Jaws is one of the greatest thriller movies of all time and definitely the greatest killer shark movie of all time. I hope you all enjoy the posters.
Originally posted on Dying Days:
Summer of Zombie 2015
“The Weight of a World in Freefall”
by Jay Wilburn
The smart money in writing is on the series. Stand alone novels are thought to lose readership that could potentially follow the characters into another novel that carries the story forward. Readers of apocalyptic literature are thought to be particularly prone to follow a series or sub series which follow characters through the other parts of the world created by the story.
An extended series with multiple installments creates quite a landscape and mythology to follow for the readers and the writer attempting to serve the readers over time.
I’ve spoken to a few authors that don’t fret too much about the complexity of the world they create. Some of them use loyal beta readers that keep track of which houses are blue and which roads lead east. They quite successfully catch most of those bits…
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