From the people who brought you “Weekend with Brian J. Hatcher” (namely me), it’s the “Buttload of Brian Weekend”, starting tomorrow:
1) Thursday the 24rd, the No Pants Players will be having our annual Murder Mystery Dinner @ The Charleston Women’s Club! Watch me die. Or kill. Or something. Ya never know. Doors open at 6 PM. You can get your tickets at this link:http://halloweast.com/?page_id=346
2) Friday the 25th, the No Pants Players will be performing our adult improv comedy show at the Clay Center Walker Theater, featuring Ted Brightwell’s Drag Divas. We will also host a costume contest with prizes for the scariest, funniest, and best couple costume. Come dressed to impress and enjoy improv comedy good enough to break up the Jonas Brothers. Show starts at 9 PM. Tickets available at this link:http://www.showclix.com/event/FestivAllFallShowOct25thMA
3) Saturday the 26th, Woodland Press authors Cat Pleska and yours truly will be signing books at the Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million from 2 to 5 pm. Stop by and say hello!
4) Sunday the 27th, the No Pants Players will be performing our all-ages show at Tamarack in Beckley. Show starts at 2 PM. Tickets are free and can be picked up after 10 AM on Sunday at the Information Desk.
After that, I’ll be taking a well-earned coma. :)
A: Someone who is going to miss you, Rick.
Rick Hautala (February 3, 1949-March 21, 2013)
Now that it’s official, I can go ahead and announce it: my short story “Shadow Men From The Moon” has been accepted and will be included in the new Woodland Press anthology “Redneck Zombies From Outer Space”, edited by Michael Knost and Jonathan Maberry. All the stories are written in the style of the classic B-movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Here is the list of all the authors in this anthology:
S. Clayton Rhodes
James Roy Daley
Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Brian J. Hatcher
Lesa Pascavis Smith
Once again, I am honored to be included in such rarified company. I’ll announce the release date when it’s made official.
"There are people of the day, and the creatures of the night. And it’s important to remember that the creatures of the night aren’t simply the people of the day staying up late because they think that makes them cool and interesting. It takes a lot more than heavy mascara and a pale complexion to cross the divide."
—Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dark Faith: Invocations, is now available for pre-order at Apex Publications. Use code “DFHatcher” to get 10% off your pre-order price.
Now that the table of contents has been released, I can finally announce that my short story, “The Divinity Boutique” has been accepted into the Dark Faith 2 anthology, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon. The anthology is being published by Apex Press, and when I know the publication date, I will announce it to everyone. Here is the full TOC:
- “Subletting God’s Head” by Tom Piccirilli
- “The Cancer Catechism” by Jay Lake
- “The Big Blue Peacock” by Nick Mamatas
- “Kill the Buddha” by Elizabeth Twist
- “Robotnik” by Lavie Tidhar
- “Prometheus Possessed” by Matt Cardin
- “Night Train” by Alma Alexander
- “The Sandfather” by Richard Wright
- “Sacrifice” by Jennifer Pelland
- “Thou Art God” by Tim Waggoner
- “Wishflowers” by Tim Pratt
- “Coin Drop” by Richard Dansky
- “Starter Kit” by R.J. Sullivan
- “A Little Faith” by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
- “The Revealed Truth” by Mike Resnic
- “God’s Dig” by Kelly Eiro
- “The Divinity Boutique” by Brian J. Hatcher
- “The Birth of Pegasus” by K. Tempest Bradford
- “All This Pure Light Leaking In” by LaShawn M. Wanak
- “Fin De Siécle” by Gemma Files
- “The Angel Seems” by Jeffrey Ford
- “Magdala Amygdala” by Lucy A. Snyder
- “A Strange Form of Life” by Laird Barron
- “In Blood and Song” by Nisi Shawl and Michael Ehart
- “Little Lies, Dear Leader” by Kyle S. Johnson
- “I Inhale the City, the City Exhales Me” by Douglas F. Warrick
With the awards and nominations the first Dark Faith anthology received, and the number of talented writers in Dark Faith 2, I am quite honored to be included in this rarefied company of authors.
Jerry Gordon has a breakdown of the acceptance process for Dark Faith 2 on his blog: http://www.jerrygordon.net/2012/06/01/behind-the-scenes-dark-faith-2/. This is a rare peek behind the curtain, and new writers especially should check it out.
Special announcement on my blog this Friday afternoon. Stay tuned.