Monday, January 10, 2011
Wilbanks/Clarke- Living After Midnight
David T. Wilbanks writes, edits and publishes in Minneapolis, where he lives with his wonderful wife. Among other things, he is co-author (with Mark Justice) of the Dead Earth series of sf/horror books.
Craig Clarke is an editor and genre-fiction reviewer. His work has appeared in print and online in Dead Reckonings, The Gardner News, The Green Man Review, SF Site, and Video Vista. His fiction has appeared on coffee cans.
Living After Midnight: Hard and Heavy Stories consists of six horror and dark-fantasy stories inspired by some of the greatest hard-rock and heavy-metal bands. Each author was invited to submit a story inspired by the band of his choice. The set list is as follows: “Spooky Tooth” by Randy Chandler, “Iron Maiden” by Matthew Fryer, “Black Sabbath” by Steven L. Shrewsbury, “Judas Priest” by David T. Wilbanks, “Motorhead” by Kent Gowran, and “Slayer” by L.L. Soares. An original lineup indeed!
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The diversity! We have ghost, demon, zombie, serial killer, and werewolf stories for those who want the genre tropes. We have action, love, and magic for those who like a little extra. We've got mythic and modern, British and American, long and short ... hard and heavy.
In short, Living After Midnight has a little something for anyone who likes their fiction sharp, dark, and more than a little exciting.
Q: Why did you go indie?
All during the submission process, we kept hearing that we had a really good product here but that, simply put, anthologies don't sell without a big name attached. Indie publishing allows us to find the market we know is out there and not worry about being remaindered or not getting a second book published because the first one didn't sell "enough" copies. Plus, it's fun!
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Moorcock, F. Paul Wilson, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.
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