Sunday, July 3, 2016

ZomBEEs Audiobook now available!


The audiobook version of Night of the ZomBEEs is now available, produced by Parsec Award winning podcaster, Rish Outfield. To listen to a FREE sample, visit my ZomBEEs Page to download an MP3 of chapters 1-3, or listen to chapters 1-3 on Youtube in the Night of the ZomBEEs audiobook preview video that mixes in images of folks in their best homemade ZomBEE costumes! Review copies of the audiobook are available. Contact me for a download code. Kevin@KevinDavidAnderson.com



To celebrate the audiobook release the kindle edition of Night of the ZomBEEs will be FREE for 72 hours, starting July 4th! Last day to download the kindle edition free of charge is July 6th.
The Press Enterprise, a Riverside County Inland Empire newspaper showed me a little love with their recent article - How an Inland author's Zombie Books Wound Up Used in College Seminar - A story about Mansfield University's course offered to incoming freshman called How I Learned to Survive College from the Zombie Apocalypse. As with Night of the Living Trekkies, Night of the ZomBEEs has been added to the students reading list for the class. 

In none ZomBEE news, my story Contractions, will be available July 14th in The Gargantuan Book of
Horror Tales - The Beauty of Death, with a list of contributors that I am very proud to be among; Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, John Skipp, Poppy Z. Brite, Nick Mamatas, Shane McKenzie, Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, Gene O'Neill, Linda Addison, Maria Alexander, Monica O'Rourke, John Palisano, Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Rena Mason, Kevin Lucia, Daniel Braum, Colleen Anderson, Thersa Matsuura, John F.D. Taff, James Dorr, Marge Simon, Stefano Fantelli, John Claude Smith, K. Trap Jones, Del Howison, Paolo Di Orazio, Ron Breznay, Mike Lester, Annie Neugebauer, Nicola Lombardi, JG Faherty, Kevin David Anderson, Erinn Kemper, Adrian Ludens, Luigi Musolino, Alexander Zelenyj, Daniele Bonfanti, Kathryn Ptacek, Simonetta Santamaria, edited by Bram Stoker Award Winning Author Alessandro Manzetti, cover art by George Cotronis. 

In reprint news my story story Scarecrows and Devils got picked up by Digital Publishing Corp. a Canadian publisher, which I think plans to sell single stories and collections in horror, science fiction, and fantasy on Amazon. I think that is what they are going to do. To be honest the contract was very long and I have a short attention span sooo....I guess I'll find out eventually. 

I plan on attending the Long Beach Comic Con in September with my fellow members of the San Diego and LA chapters of the Horror Writers Association promoting the HWA and signing copies of Night of the ZomBEEs and Night of the Living Trekkies. More on that as it nears. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Night of the ZomBEEs in Academia

In 2014 I was extremely honored to find out that my novel Night of the Living Trekkies was apart of the curriculum at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in a course offered to freshmen entitled, How I learned to survive college from the Zombie Apocalypse. I skyped in that fall to the class for a Q&A session, and had a blast talking zombies, survival, writing and general mayhem with the students.  Other authors that have skyped into this very unique class have been David Moody, Jonathan Maberry, and Joe McKinney. I was thrilled to be asked the first time, but last month I found out that my new novel Nightof the ZomBEEs will be added to the course curriculum this fall, and I’ve been invited back for another Q&A session. So much fun. Where were the cool zombie courses when I was in college? 

In other news my story Contractions will be published in The Beauty of Death anthology from Independent Legions Publishing edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Alessandro Manzetti. Out of the 1,250 submissions, 39 stories were chosen including tales by Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, Poppy Z. Bright, Monica J. O'Rourke, John Palisano and so many more – Go here for the TOC. It was originally scheduled for a late May release but I'm guessing it may be June before this one comes out.

The audiobook version of Night of the ZomBEEs should be available in a few weeks. To kick off the audiobook I'll have the kindle version available for free, and the first 3 chapters in audio available on youtube and as a MP3 download. More on that later. Buzz buzz

Love this review from BuyZombie.com -Night of the ZomBEEs - Book Review

And last month the first meeting of the newest chapter of the HWA (Horror Writers Association) took place at Mysterious Galaxy. I’ve been an Active member of the HWA for a while now, but never really been too involved beyond the occasional posting on the message board. I’m hoping to change that and joining this group seems like a step in the right direction.   
I'm the grey haired dork in the back row. 

I hope everyone had a great FREE Comic Book day. My kids and I walked away with handfuls of graphic stories, mostly independents, but there was a few Marvel and DC inclusions. Had a blast and I got Trek'ed by artist Joenell Luma!



LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Beauty of Death


I’m excited to announce that Independent Legions Publishing has picked up my story “Contractions” for their upcoming anthology, The Beauty of Death. My story is a companion piece to another tale of mine called, Momentum, which debuted on the The Drabblecast: Strange Stories for Strange Listeners, so many years ago. This one should be available in the Spring and will feature yarns by Peter Straub,Ramsey CampbellPoppy Z. BriteMonica J. O'RourkeRena MasonGene O'NeillJG FahertyJohn Skipp, and many more. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 Science Fiction Films for Valentine's Day



A short list of romantic science fiction just right for this Valentine's Day weekend.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
If you had the technology to remove the pain of a breakup from your memory would you do it, and would it really take? A funny, sad, sci-fi romance that really stays with you.

Solaris (2002)
When death ends a relationship how far is too far to go to get a second chance? This one is moving and haunting.

The Fifth Element (1997) 
In all honesty my favorite parts of this funny, action packed sci-fi are not the romantic bits, but they give the film its moving conclusion. And Chris Tucker has never been better.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) 
This indy pic is a slow burn, but endearing, quirky and funny. Who needs sanity when you're falling for someone?


Blade Runner (1982) 
A futuristic film noir, with a femme-fatal, a morally challenged hero, genetic engineering and Frankenstein's monster fighting for just one more day in a world that doesn't want him. This one is sad, moving and has more atmosphere than ten films. Not to mention the sexiest soundtrack ever composed.    

Happy Valentine's Day


Sunday, December 20, 2015

FREE Kindle Editions

Starting Monday, December 21st, I'm giving away my new novel Night of the ZomBEEs and the 2nd edition of my short story collection, Blood, Gridlock, & PEZ away for FREE. Happy Holidays. Don't say I didn't get you anything...


Night of the ZomBEEs is perfect for that teen of yours sitting at home this winter break. Its a fast, funny read guaranteed to get them to put down the video game controllers for a few hours. For ages 12-18 plus.

It’s Founders Day in Honeywell Springs, a day residents dress up in black-and-yellow costumes to celebrate the insect that gave the town its prosperity, the Honey Bee. But when a mad scientist releases a contagious swarm of mutant bees, it turns the townsfolk of Honeywell Springs into the walking dead, in bee costumes. It’s thirteen-year-old Shaun Ripley’s worst nightmare. Plagued with apiphobia, asthma, and panic attacks, Shaun must draw on his knowledge of his hero, James Bond, to stay alive. With his best friend, Toby, a fellow 007 enthusiast, and Sam, a bullying tomboy, Shaun must overcome his bee phobia and find a way to escape Honeywell Springs. Terrified, surrounded, and running out of time, the three must work together if they are to survive the Night of the ZomBEEs!

Blood, Gridlock, & PEZ: Podcasted Tales ofHorror, 2nd Edition, has been completely redone -new images, improved layout, and a bonus story. This collection is comprised of short stories that first appeared in audio form on popular fiction podcasts like The Drabblecast, Pseudopod, and The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. Visit a post-apocalyptic world where it becomes difficult to distinguish friends from food. Experience the dead reaching forward from the past to influence the future of the living. Summon nerves of steel to remove the spiders living in a human brain. Conspire with malevolent jack-o’-lanterns to stop a mad man. And stand up to death in the middle of a traffic jam with only your wits, and PEZ. 


The last day to get your FREE copy of Night of the ZomBEEs and Blood, Gridlock, & PEZ: 2nd edition is Wednesday December 23rd. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pop Cultist Interview - Movie News

Had the pleasure of speaking with the new podcast and web presence, Pop Cultist, created and hosted by writer, reviewer, and zombie aficionado Tony Schaab. The show is co-hosted by Tony’s accomplice in all things nerdy, his wife Emily Schaab. We talked about everything from my new novel, Night of the ZomBEEs to how to make a mixed geeky marriage work. Tony’s knowledge of the undead genre and culture made the conversation a lot of fun for me, and I got to plug away at the new project I’m involved with, a Night of the Living Trekkies movie-like venture, currently in pre-production.  Follow the link to give the interview a listen and show Pop Cultist some love. I know an upcoming episode will have an interview with well-known horror scribe Jonathan Maberry  

Night of the ZomBEEs is doing well on Amazon. It’s available in trade paperback and kindle. An audio version should be out sometime in December produced and performed by Parsec Award winning podcaster Rish Outfield, co-host of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, one of my favorite podcasts, co-hosted Bigg Anklevich. If you wish to receive a review copy please email me at Kevin@KevinDavidAnderson.com 


And lastly if you’re looking for something fun to read this holiday season, can I recommend Santastein by Mr. Brian K. Morris. Read my review here and at goodreads. 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I think if Mary Shelly had an irreverent sense of humor and had penned Frankenstein during the height of the Christmas season she could have written Santastein. Brian K. Morris takes our classic, beloved horror story, Frankenstein, and mashes it up, at warp speed, into the holidays. There is short list of writers that have made me laugh out loud; Douglass Adams, Terry Pratchett, Jeff Strand, and now Brian K. Morris. 



Monday, November 16, 2015

So Much Buuzzzzz!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween. Mine was a little slower than usual but I did get in a really good scare. Several middle schoolers dressed in Star Wars costumes walked up to my door and before they had even rung the doorbell, a carefully placed demon (string operated) flew up, roared, and Jedi screaming could be heard up and down my street. The trick or treater dressed as the new Star Wars character Kylo Ren, (suppose to be the new big bad guy) dropped his full bag of candy and lightsaber on my porch, before running for his life. I'm not a jerk, I did not keep the candy or the lightsaber (although I really wanted to,it  was the new tri-saber) I returned everything. I got at least a dozen good screams throughout the night, but the Star Wars kids were my favorite. I wonder if kids dressed in Star Trek outfits would have been a little braver?

The kindle edition of Night of the ZomBEEs is now available, and the Audio Book will be ready in December produced by Parsec award winning podcaster Rish Outfield. Very excited this is finally getting out there and read. I think its the best thing I've produced since Night of the Living Trekkies.


The book is getting a bit of buzz, no pun intended, and if you need a review copy please contact myself or Janice Bohica at: JBohica.RoninBooks@gmail.com

Thanks to the members of the LA Chapter of the Horror Writers Association for participating in an event that raised needed funds for Pet Orphans of Southern California. I contributed a few books and posters but theses handsome HWA members went the extra mile and not only contributed books but showed up to sign copies for fans. 



In other news, my article "The Horror of Star Trek" was published right before Halloween on the Geeks of Doom entertainment web site. Its a fun little guide describing, and recommending some of the best Star Trek episodes to view if you are looking for a little horror in your Science Fiction. And if you do not follow and read Geeks of Doom, you are really missing out. It is a fantastic news source for comics, video games, genre movies and all things geeky.



Lastly, but by no means least, I'm really looking forward to my next writing project. In the next few days I'll be working on a film project and I'd like to say more about it, but it's just a little early for details. But I'm as excited about this project as I was the day Quirk Books said they wanted to buy Night of the Living Trekkies. I will share when I can.

Please take care of one another 

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