Monday, January 03, 2011
DAMN NEAR DEAD 2
Got its first real review at Mostly Fiction this week and it was a nice one. The book has been struggling in almost every way since the death of the creative force behind it, David Thompson. The hand-off of Busted Flush Press to Tyrus Publications could not have come at a worst time for the book. Or for David, of course.
The book exists and can be ordered on Amazon and other such online sites. A few other stores seem to have it. Bill Crider, its editor, has tried hard to get it onto shelves. I don't think the trouble is anyone's fault. Just bad timing all around.
I am not pushing the book because I have a story on it or because I know the cover girl or because there are great stories by many swell writers inside. Or even because it was edited by Bill.
I am pushing it because it was David's pet project and I want it to succeed on some level to honor him. Thanks to those of you who found a home for it.