Thursday, September 23, 2010

Geeky Inspiration

Just found this on the interwebs and I was so jazzed. Night of the Living Trekkies inspired a designer in the UK to create a Halloween card. I wish I could have thirty, or so.
EmKay Designs.

If you are in the Southern California area, and would like me to scribble my name on a copy of Night of the Living Trekkies for you then you're in luck.

We have two Book signings coming up at Inland Empire Borders, in October.

October 16th, 2010
Borders - Book Signing
12423 Limonite Ave.
Mira Loma, CA 91752
Starting at 2 pm

October 23rd, 2010
- Book Signing
3615 Riverside Plaza Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
Starting at 4 pm

No info on ZomBcon in Seattle yet. I think I'm going. We'll see. Okay, back to work.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Trailer - Night of the Living Trekkies

I'm gonna make this fast because I feel horrible. My kids are sick, I'm sick - lots of fun here at the Anderson homestead. But I dragged myself to the laptop to blog because the book trailer was released today, and honestly, its everything I'd hoped it would be.
Blood, Guts, and Trekkies - Click to watch
The folks over at Techland did a review of the trailer - Book Trailer Bloody Good Fun.
The Press Enterprise (largest paper in the Inland Empire -S.Cal) ran a piece on me this mooring.
Star Trek, Zombies Mix in Inland Man's Novel - I really need to get some professionally taken - head shots.

Okay, that's enough, back to bed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Raise the Shields! Unnecessary Close-Up!

Warning: Noses in newspapers may appear larger than they really are.

Night of the Living Trekkies is officially out, and there have been some very nice write-ups and reviews.

  1. Zombies plus Trekkies. What could go wrong? The L.A. Times
  2. Trekkie goes where no zombies have gone before The NC Times / The Californian
  3. Romero meets Roddenberry in ‘Night of the Living Trekkies’ The L.A. Times
After looking at my picture in the NC Times I really wished I’d spend the $60 it would have cost to get a professional head shot taken. My wife says I’m a cheap bastard, but I prefer the term “thrifty” – derived from the name of the Roman Emperor, Thrifticus Maximus, who of course was a cheap bastard.

I’m extremely excited about the Book Trailer coming out in a week or so. Yes, Book Trailer! Quirk Books has done an amazing job with these trailers, my favorite being the one for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Quirk is also running a contest for Night of The Living Trekkies. You can read all about it here, but basically if you hit the “LIKE” button on the NotLT Facebook page, you will be entered to win.

There has been some talk about book signings for Trekkies in October at a few Borders in Southern Cal, but nothing nailed down yet. Also it seems I may be going, with my co-author Sam Stall, to the first ever all-zombie convention, Zombcon, in Seattle, this Halloween weekend. But again, not nailed down yet. I’m not sure what Sam and I will be doing, but rumor has it that there is a Zombie vs. Trekkies Family Feud hosted by Malcolm Mcdowell, in the works.

Since most Zombies don’t talk I’m thinking the odds are tipped in the Trekkies' favor.

Anyway, trying really hard to ignore all of this and focus on finishing a new novel. Really need to just chain myself to a desk, and not get up until it’s done. Okay, back to the grindstone.