Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Buried in Books!

It's been a busy last several weeks. I announced the release of the e-book version of Umbral Visions in my last post. Now, I'm happy to announce that the paperback edition of Umbral Visions is also available for purchase. The book—in both paperback and e-book formats—is available directly from the publisher and most major on-line retailers, including Amazon. It's a great book, if I do say so myself, and I hope you'll find it worthy to part with a few of your hard-earned dollars. Click on the book cover to the right to find purchasing info.

In addition to the release of Umbral Visions, I've gotten some news from a big agent on my novel Dreamwielder. The agent particularly liked the first half, but had some issues with the second half and requested revisions. While it's not exactly what I was hoping to hear (I was hoping to hear that the book was perfect, of course), it's nonetheless encouraging news, and I begrudgingly have to agree that the agent's critiques are pretty spot on. My goal is to make the changes in the next month and send the manuscript back to him.

I've also been busy working on edits for a few short stories I have coming out soon in anthologies. My short story "Foreclosure" is coming out in Toe Tags II, and "The Sway of the Dead" is coming out in Erotic Dreamspell. Toe Tags II should be out any day now, and Erotic Dreamspell will be released sometime in the next few months.

With all the busyness, I've postponed edits for This Book is Sh*t! but I am still reading submissions, so if you've got a non-fiction shit piece, please send it my way.

And as long as I'm jumping from topic to topic, I'd like to make two recommendations before I forget. 1) AMC is airing a television adaptation of The Walking Dead comic series. I've seen the first two episodes and have to say the show is pretty kick ass. 2) I just had the kids in my horror literature class read "A Toy for Juliette" by Robert Bloch. The story is tremendous. How is it that I've read so little by Bloch? How is it I didn't know that he wrote Psycho? Just goes to show, that there's always more good stuff out there to read.

-Garrett Calcaterra


  1. Congrats on so much success and pending success. I haven't read that piece from Bloch, but he was buddies with Lovecraft and considered the closest to his successor. I also had a writing book written by him back in high school and it was really helpful.

  2. Thanks. The Bloch story is from Dangerous Visions. I linked to a online copy of the story in my blog if you want to read it. Just click on the title of the story.

  3. You know, somehow I actually figured that out on my own. :)