Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Interesting news

Just found out that the publication date for the first SKINNERS was moved from November to February. When my editor called and told me this, he said it was "interesting news". Undoubtedly, that was to soften the blow before I freaked out at having to wait an extra couple of months. It's as if he thought I was over-anxious or chomping at the bit or something.

Huh. Maybe he reads this blog.

Yeah, I tried to keep my cool, but I was freaking out. Then again, there's more than my anxiousness to consider. Apparently, there are other books coming out in November written by some fairly well known people. One of them is some dude named Dean Koontz. I don't know. Some of us still haven't healed from the slapstick turn of events at the end of Tick Tock. Other than that, I suppose he is pretty good.

Seriously, I don't mind stepping back to let the heavy hitters take the holidays. In fact, I'm grateful that someone actually cares about a good time to release a newcomer like me. My wife will have to shoulder the burden of putting up with me bouncing off the walls for a while longer. Then again, as long as I'm writing, I'm sure I'll be bouncing off the walls about something or other.

Now, when November rolls around, I can focus on what's really important. Gears of War 2!!!!

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.