Posts tagged: richard dansky

Coming to Town: Paul Tremblay for A Head Full of Ghosts at Flyleaf Books, interviewed by Richard Dansky

Posted on 2015-07-22 at 14:8 by montsamu

Interview by Richard Dansky:

With A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay has catapulted himself into the front rank of American horror authors. Born in Colorado but currently residing in Boston, Tremblay teaches AP Calculus by day and then unleashes an entirely different set of horrors by night. His previous works include Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye and the short story collection In The Mean Time, both from ChiZine Publishing. Nominated twice for the Bram Stoker Award, he also serves as a juror for the Shirley

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged flyleaf books, paul tremblay, richard dansky

Coming to Town: Lynne Hansen and Jeff Strand for The Nevermore Film Festival, interviewed by Richard Dansky

Posted on 2015-02-18 at 15:26 by montsamu

By Richard Dansky:

Lynne Hansen and Jeff Strand are one of horror fiction’s power couples. A perennial host of the Bram Stoker Awards, Jeff blends humor and horror in acclaimed novels like Pressure and his short story collection, Dead Clown Barbecue. Lynne’s prolific in YA horror (The Return, The Change) as well as working in film (Hes Not Looking So Great, Chomp). And there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that in their last trip to North Carolina, Jeff failed to finish his side of hush puppies at a

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged carolina theatre of durham, jeff strand, lynne hansen, nevermore film festival, richard dansky

2014 East Coast Game Conference, Day 1

Posted on 2014-04-23 at 20:4 by montsamu

April 23, 2014, Durham, NC: Thanks to a generous last-minute press pass, I had a chance to stop by day one of ECGC - the East Coast Game Conference - this morning at the Raleigh Convention Center. I've been to a half-dozen? conventions of various kinds (science fiction, health and fitness, anime, etc.) at this venue and each has taken advantage of the space in different ways. Here, the ECGC is well-laid-out, with branding stickers on the (many!) glass-surfaced entrances into the convention space and plenty

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged anna maynard, ecgc, epic games, raleigh convention center, red storm, richard dansky, wayne godwin, will hindmarch

Feburary newsletter: Wendy Webb, Sheila Turnage, Deborah Johnson, Alice Hoffman, Megan Shepherd, MystiCon, TV deals, new and forthcoming books, literary lineups, and more

Posted on 2014-01-31 at 20:20 by montsamu

Vol 4. No 2. January 31, 2014:

Well, January was what one might call a good month. RDU-based convention illogiCon welcomed Mary Robinette Kowal, Lawrence M. Schoen, Laura Anne Gilman, Gail Z. Martin, Misty Massey and Ed Schubert, and many more to town, along with fantastic participation from Triangle-area authors and fans; William Shatner rocked the house with his one-man show; Quail Ridge Books hosted Carrie Vaughn for Dreams of the Golden Age; and Jeaniene Frost closed out January with the launch of her

Posted in newsletter | Tagged jeaniene frost, mysticon, paul kincaid, peter wood, richard dansky, wendy webb

Coming to Town: Wendy Webb for The Vanishing, interviewed by Richard Dansky

Posted on 2014-01-28 at 16:33 by montsamu

Interview by Richard Dansky:

Think “Gothic” and you might not immediately think Minnesota, but Wendy Webb is working on changing that perception. Building on a writing career that began as a journalist for a Twin Cities arts & entertainment weekly, she’s published three critically and commercially successful gothic novels set in her home state. The third, The Vanishing [ebook], was released in January 2014, and in support of the book, she’s visiting Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Saturday, February 1st

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged flyleaf books, gothic, richard dansky, the vanishing, wendy webb

Coming to Town: Steven Brust for The Incrementalists, interviewed by Richard Dansky

Posted on 2013-09-30 at 1:40 by montsamu

By Richard Dansky:

26 novels (and 1 solo album) into his career, Steven Brust still isn’t afraid to take chances. Visiting Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on October 2nd in support of his new novel, The Incrementalists -- co-written with Skyler White -- Brust is best known for his centuries-spanning Dragaera series. But with a bibliography that includes everything from a high fantasy retelling of Paradise Lost (To Reign In Hell) to an Ohio vampire story (Agyar) to a multiple volume tribute to the works of

Posted in Coming to Town, interviews | Tagged richard dansky, steven brust

Coming to Town: Richard Kadrey for Kill City Blues, interviewed by Richard Dansky

Posted on 2013-08-26 at 14:14 by montsamu

[Editor's note: this is the first in a new, hopefully-many-more-where-this-came-from series in which authors and other creators "coming to town" for an event answer a few questions for the website. I hope you enjoy! -Sam]

By Richard Dansky:

Five books into his wildly popular and critically acclaimed Sandman Slim series, Richard Kadrey is a significant voice in urban fantasy. Coming to Flyleaf Books on Thursday August 29th in the wake of Kill City Blues, the fifth book in the Sandman Slim cycle, Kadrey

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged richard dansky, richard kadrey

The Hardest Part: Richard Dansky on Vaporware

Posted on 2013-06-12 at 16:29 by montsamu

Durham author Richard Dansky has helped hawk Bull Spec to passers-by at the Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival while wearing a vintage Montreal Expos shirt; he let me excerpt his novel, Firefly Rain, in Bull Spec #2; he's been pressed to participate in several NC Speculative Fiction Night events, most recently in April, where he read from his new collection Snowbird Gothic; and he's written a long list of reviews, interviews, and articles for Bull Spec, most recently a tribute to the late Ray Bradbury in issue #8

Posted in The Hardest Part | Tagged richard dansky, vaporware