Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Next Big Thing

I was asked to participate in this vast, expanding blog tour by the Horror Homemaker, Carole Lanham!

I apologize - I asked a bunch of people, but the expanding chain letter had already reached them! So I can't refer you to the next group! I can only offer you my humble Next Big Thing, my new project!

1) What is the working title of your next book? Pale Gods

2) Where did the idea come from for the book? I used to tell people it's a zombie version of Moby-Dick, but I think that got too confusing, since it's not about an undead whale. But I'm taking the underlying idea of Melville's novel is not just whaling, but the idea of theodicy - God's disputed justice and goodness in a world of infinite malice, cruelty, and randomness. And what world is more violent and random than one overrun with the walking dead?

3) What genre does your book fall under? Horror and post-apocalyptic

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? I like Edward Norton for his ordinariness, and the Ahab character should be Bruce Willis

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? In a world where the undead control the continents, a team foraging for supplies becomes increasingly obsessed with the undead's seemingly increasing intelligence.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Published by Permuted Press, due in November 2013

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? About two years

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Monster Island by David Wellington

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book? See above - Melville's Moby-Dick

10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest? Smart zombies!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Theology Books for the Holidays!

Declare War on high prices! Or declare war on the consumerism that Christmas has turned into! Or whatever floats your holiday boat! I was digging around in some boxes and found a cache of some of my theology books. If an educated, well-read Christian is on your gift giving list (and no, no jokes about that being an oxymoron, my atheist friends and family) - I can make you a deal on signed copies of two of my best theological books!

For example, perhaps s/he has a goal of reading that Christian classic, Augustine's Confessions in 2013. Then this lively commentary would be perfect! 

Or, perhaps s/he has always been fascinated by the Bible's worst villain and the mystery of predestination! Then this book is sure to please! 

Shoot me an email to negotiate! - !!


Triumph of The Walking Dead