Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tell a Christmas Story, Get a Free Book

I am so tickled by the idea that some people found my book, Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth, under the Christmas tree this year, that I'd like to hear more stories of such events. So, if you leave a comment here of the story of how you opened yours, who gave it to you, what was the reaction, etc., I'll put you in a drawing for some free copies of my novel, Dying 2 Live, when it is published in 2007 by Permuted Press.

Oh, and if you didn't have one under your tree, but you've heard so much good stuff about it (some of it, perhaps, not even written by the author himself) that you have to have it, there are two ways to go about it. Order it yourself ( is still giving a 33% discount), or, if you are a blogger or reviewer who would publish a review of it, OR if you are a member of the Horror Writers Association who would consider recommending it for the Stoker Award, then just email me a request for a free copy. It's that easy.

Thanks and happy new year - KP


Blogger Eamon said...

Glad to see you are using the internet in such a proactive, open, and down-to(in-the?)-earth sort of way.

While I didn't receive this book as a gift, I would have if I hadn't purchased it for myself before my girlfriend could get it for me (She was steamed!). I absolutely had to have a signed copy. The best part was I even got a discount on it because it was rung up as "damaged" due to the shrink wrap being removed (obviously because you had signed it)!

To be honest, I haven't read it but only because I have an acquired an academic interest regarding the Z word. To put this comment into context, my mother picked me up a copy of "World War Z" and somewhere in my twisted fascination with the undead I decided to read the entertainment oriented book first (not to say your's will not be entertaining, but merely to classify) and then pair it up with your observations on the living dead and our culture.

I read about 2/3rds of World War Z yesterday, which I found to be fascinating even though it deviates often from what has emerged as zombie canon. I have tried to keep myself analytical, approaching the concepts and cultural images with a bigger picture in my mind. Who knows - as a recent graduate from Allegheny College it seems like a enjoyable exercise.

Boy, talk about a long-winded story... In short, even though I didn't technically receive it as a gift, I thought I would give you a peek into my thoughts behind my purchase the day before Christmas. I can't wait to dive headfirst into your story and then, of course, revisit my old film favorites.

2:21 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

It's always nice to get a deal, isn't it? I believe signed copies are fetching a higher price on Ebay, so you made out pretty good. If it's "entertainment" as well as "academic" that you're interested in, then I highly recommend Jamie Russell's Book of the Dead.

2:30 PM  

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