Friday, September 03, 2010

DISCOUNT NOIR, edited by Patricia Abbott and Steve Weddle


This announcement has appeared in many places already, but I want to take this opportunity to announce here that DISCOUNT NOIR, 42 stories set in a Big Box store, originating from an idea of Steve Weddle and appearing in a flash challenge on this blog, will be an ebook within the month.

The amazing Stacia Decker from Donald Maass Agency brokered the deal with Untreed Reads, an ebook publisher. Charles Ardai was kind enought to write an introduction for the work.

I thank all of the writers involved with this project.




The anthology contains works by: Patricia Abbott, Sophie Littlefield,
Kieran Shea, Chad Eagleton, Ed Gorman, Cormac Brown, Fleur Bradley, Alan Griffiths, Laura Benedict, Garnett Elliot, Eric Beetner, Jack Bates, Bill Crider, Loren Eaton, John DuMond, John McFetridge, Toni McGee Causey, Jeff Vande Zande, James Reasoner, Kyle Minor, Randy Rohn, Todd Mason, Byron Quertermous, Sandra Scoppettone, Stephen D. Rogers, Steve Weddle, Evan Lewis, Daniel B. O’Shea, Sandra Seamans, Albert Tucher, Donna Moore, John Weagly, Keith Rawson, Gerald So, Dave Zeltserman, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Jay Stringer, Anne Frasier, Kathleen A. Ryan, Eric Peterson, Chris Grabenstein and J.T. Ellison.

29 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Look at that list!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Some kind people came onboard to pump up our original roster of stories. Nice of them to help us out.
And a lot like your list.

Keith Rawson said...

It's a hell of a line up to be apart of...

Todd Mason said...

And the murderer's knife in the photo was only $2.44!

Thanks for your efforts in this, Patti (and Steve and Stacia).

Naomi Johnson said...

Agh! I'm going to have to break down and buy another ereader, aren't I? This one looks too to miss.

Ron Scheer said...

Well done. Hope it was as much fun putting it all together as it looks!

Anonymous said...

Excellent lineup of authors.

Jeff M.

Evan Lewis said...

Hot dog! I'll be between virtual covers with the aristocracy of the literary blogosphere.

Charles Gramlich said...

oooh, sounds intersting. Will be looking forward to this one.

Jack Bates said...

Thaks again, Patti. I'm excited to be a part of the project.

Dana King said...

Congratulations to all! I've read most of the stories, and this is an excellent collection.

BV Lawson said...

Can you tell us yet where the e-book will be available for download?

Dorte H said...

Oh, I didn´t see this post the other day.

Thank you so much Patti (+ Steve and Stacia) for making this possible!

And I am happy to see that one can order PDF files - so I can even buy an anthology for my mother! (At least she will be able to read my name ;D)

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's supposed to be available by early October.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great read. Will it be available on Kindle?

John McAuley

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's supposed to be, John. Everywhere fine ebooks are sold. Remember when it was everywhere fine books were sold.

Laurie Powers said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to order a copy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, seems like yesterday. And as fast as things seem to change it may well have been. Oh...gotta go and chase those damn kids off my lawn..

John McAuley

George said...

Hope this is a great success! Are you working on a sequel?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks for the kind words all around.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Maybe Nordstrom's Noir, a series of shorts set in a high end store.
No, but what I would like to do is approach an ebook publisher about doing a collection of our forgotten book reviews. Plus the ones from THE RAP SHEET. Time puts me off doing this again.

Richard R. said...

Cool. Good job.

Barrie said...

Wow! Incredible!

Donna said...

Oh! I had no idea! Thanks Patti - and what great company to be in

Alan Griffiths said...

My thanks too Patti, I'm so excited to be part of this and in such great company.

Kind regards.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Thanks for all of your hard work, Patti, and to Steve and Stacia, too. This is a very exciting project, so proud to be a part of it. It was fun to write the story and read the stories that were created as a result of the challenge.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks to all of you. Without you...

Juri said...

Looks great, Patti! Congrats to all of the writers! An e-book with forgotten book entries would be a dandy, and I'm sure it could be also done with a traditional publisher.

Loren Eaton said...

Absolutely thrilled to be a part of this. Thanks for all your work, Patti!