Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just Landed a New Book Deal

My previous post promised some big news. Well, I just inked a book deal for my second novel, DEAD OF WINTER. It's been a long journey since I published my first novel, SHADOWS IN THE MIST, five years ago. My World War II supernatural horror novel has done well, publishing first as a trade paperback, then as a mass paperback through Berkley/Penguin, then as a hardback in Austria and Germany under the title Schattenkrieger. Now, it is still selling as an ebook for Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook.

DEAD OF WINTER is a horror novel I started researching and writing back in 2006 and finished the winter of 2009. It sat in limbo for a little over a year before it found a home with Samhain Publishing. I'm thrilled to be working with legendary horror editor Don D'Auria and I'm eager to get my second novel out to all the readers who've been asking, "When's your next book coming out?" Well, now it's very soon. I'll announce the release date as soon as my publisher has set one.

In the mean time, you can read an excerpt of DEAD OF WINTER at my fiction blog DARK LUCIDITY.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Big News Coming

I've got some big news I'm eager to share regarding my next book, but I can't say anything just yet. Hint: I've got a new deal in the works. I should know something later this week.

Social Media Overload

I just spent the entire day updating my website http://www.brianmoreland.com/ and linking all my Twitter, Facebook, and blogs together. Connecting through Social Media is fun but exhausting when you have five websites open at the same time and you're trying to get them all to link up to one another. After several hours I think I've finally gotten all my sites to work.

I have a new Facebook page, Author Brian Moreland. If you scroll down there should be a link. That's where I'll be posting news and redirecting my friends since I'm about to hit Facebook's limit. Feel free to go to to my fan page and hit "Like." I also have a Twitter page @BrianMoreland where share more immediate news or just whatever I'm doing at the moment.

I also added a "Coaching 4 Writers" page to my website. If you're a writer or know a writer who could use some coaching or consulting, I now offer personal one-on-one coaching to writers to discuss anything from writing and publishing to marketing and promoting books.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

World Horror Convention 2011

I just signed up to attend the World Horror Convention in Austin, TX Apr 28-May 1, 2011
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