Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
S. T. Joshi's magnificent biography of H. P. Lovecraft has, or is in ye process, of selling film rights. This is exciting for a number of reasons. First, it will ensure the longevity of the book, especially if a newly condensed single volume edition is published as film tie-in by a major publishing house. Second, a major film on Lovecraft's life will bring a nameless horde of new readers to Lovecraft's weird fiction.
But who will portray E'ch-Pi-El??? My money is on this guy:--
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Up until now, the above jacket for SOME UNKNOWN GULF OF NIGHT was my all-time favourite of all the covers for my books. Matthew Jaffe's cover caught to perfection one of my personal favourite moments in the book, when a semi-mortal black witch, a woman with strange ancestral ties with Nyarlathotep, invades with mortal husk the Dreamlands, and there encounters the ghoul who was once Richard Upton Pickman. She has brought a chunk of charcoal with her, and with it she writes Pickman's name upon a graveyard slab. Matthew's depiction of this blew my mind--it was exactly right.
But I think--I think, my darlings--I think that I have a new favourite cover among my own books--for a book that is yet to be. BEHOLD:
My mind is blown. I knew that Santiago would give us something magnificent. But I never dreamed this!!!!
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wikipedia is debating whether or not to delete my entry there. According to the Internet troll who initiated the delete proposal, I am a wannabe writer with no authentic originality, the people who like my work are little more than "fan enthusiasts" and bloggers, and my publishers are fan and vanity presses of absolutely no professional worth. Darlings, I'm just a joke!
This has been an extremely wonderful, positive and uplifting experience, because the reaction has reinforced my place in the genre of weird fiction. I love this life, of living as a full-time professional writer. I strive for excellence in my work. But the real reward comes, first, from my magnificent publishers, who are so talented in bringing forth really beautiful editions. I have no interest in big-time publishers as I feel that there is no commercial audience for my work, and I prefer the small press. It is through the many brilliant small presses devoted to weird fiction that one can reach a core audience of those readers who actively pursue books such as mine. I have been blessed with wonderful readers, and it is for them that I carry on. I write for my fellow Lovecraftians and do the best I can in continuing the tradition of our ingenious Master, my Eternal Muse -- H. P. Lovecraft, Esq.