Steel Breeze is intense at almost every moment. It’s unpredictable and well written and defies you to put the book down. I cannot recall a thriller in a long time that had me so captivated. Douglas Wynne is the real deal and I’m certain we will be enjoying his books for a long time to come.”
–Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of BLACK & ORANGE and BOTTLED ABYSS
Stuck on ideas for holiday shopping, but don’t want to venture out into the apocalyptic sideshow that is Black Friday? You know what makes a great gift? A thrilling novel signed by the author. And nothing says Christmas like a book about a guy breaking into your house, right? Well you’re in luck because Water Street Books has a few signed copies of Steel Breeze IN STOCK AND READY FOR SHIPPING. Just click on the link or photo below, or give them a call at 603-778-9731 to place your order. Of course, if you live near Exeter, NH you could just stop in to pick one up.
Please note: the web page doesn’t specify that these are signed copies, but they are. I promise. Grab one while you can!
Check out the German cover for The Devil of Echo Lake.
Hey Neighbor, Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by the Wynne house. Here, have a Kindle story for your treat bag. It’s spooky, I promise. Goes well with a pumpkin ale. And it’s free until midnight tonight, so tell your friends to drop by. OK, be safe out there, and you know what? If you tag the place with shaving cream in the comments box, I won’t even chase you away with my katana.
I’ve been a little scarce here on the blog lately because I’m busy working on a new book. For those of you who check in and read these updates, I hope that’s good news. Not much else to report, but I do have a couple of events coming up and if you can make it to one, I’d love to see you.
This Saturday, October 12th, I will be at NY Comic Con at the Javits Center in NYC. I’ll be hanging out at the Horror Writers Association Booth (977) for most of the day, hopefully selling and signing some of my books.
Then on Wednesday, October 30th (All Hallows Eve Eve? Is that a thing?) I’ll be doing a reading and signing at the Georgetown Public Library at 7PM.
I also have a couple of media things on the calendar for October. I’ll be reading a story for the next podcast issue of the Lovecraft eZine. Not one of my stories, but I’ll being doing the voice narration. Should be fun. And there’s also a college TV interview happening on 10/21 with the Writer’s Pen via Skype at the University of Pembroke North Carolina. I did one with them last year for The Devil of Echo Lake that was very enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to another opportunity to talk shop. Please check back for updates, and have a Happy Halloween!
Almost forgot… I was lucky enough to see Stephen King read from Doctor Sleep at Harvard a couple of week ago. Very inspiring!
The Newburyport Public Library is just a few miles from my house and I love it for many reasons, not least of which is that an H.P. Lovecraft protagonist spends some time there in The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Recently I did an interview for their Footnotes newsletter. Here’s a scan for anyone who hasn’t yet tired of my incessant yapping about my books.
Just checking in with a roundup of what I’ve been up to since Steel Breeze came out a couple of weeks ago. It’s been a busy, exciting month, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how well the book is doing so far. It’s always nerve wracking waiting for the first reviews to roll in, but I’m having fun now that I know people are digging it.
Probably the most fun thing for me has been seeing how quickly people are reading it. Steel Breeze isn’t as short as it looks (80,000 words) but people are burning through it like there’s some kind of contest to see who can finish it the fastest.
There isn’t a contest, but there is a giveaway for a signed copy at My Bookish Ways this week, where I have an interview up. And if you hurry, you might still catch a giveaway to one lucky commenter on Jenny Milchman’s blog where I wrote a guest post for her Made It Moments series. Look for another interview and giveaway in next month’s The Big Thrill webzine.
The bookstore events in Newburyport and Exeter were a blast. If you came out to one of those, thank you! I can’t remember the last time I had that much fun. You guys made me feel like a rock star.
Of course, the universe still has ways of making sure I don’t feel like too much of a rock star. At the Jabberwocky event, I was about half-way through the reading, with a good suspenseful vibe in the room, when my fucking cell phone started ringing in my pocket. Yeah, I forgot to turn it off. It was my mother (who knew I had a reading) asking me if I had just called her. I’m like, “Uh, Mom? I’m actually standing at a podium right now, reading my book to a bunch of people.” But sure enough, when I looked at the call list, I saw that my phone had called her on its own at 7:05 and she called me back. Maybe the wireless mic transmitter on my belt sent enough charge over my clothes to mess with the phone? I have no idea. But in retrospect, it’s kind of cool that my mom, who couldn’t make it up from Connecticut, was at the release party after all.
My last gig for a while is tomorrow, July 31st. I’ll be selling and signing copies of both books at the New England Authors Expo at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. The event is free to the public from 4-9 PM. Here’s an article about it that even quotes me. Should be fun. I hope you’ll drop in if you live in the area. The New England Horror Writers will also be in attendance. I’m looking forward to meeting those guys.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, we have a new cinematic trailer for Steel Breeze up on Youtube and Vimeo. It’s posted at the top of this blog as well. I recommend full screen mode and headphones to fully appreciate Ben Knight’s beautiful camera work and Jeff Miller’s awesome music. Jeff also produced all of that crazy synchronized graphic stuff based on his cover art for the book. The man is a one-stop talent shop. I asked him for music in the style of “One of These Days” by Pink Floyd, and 8 hours later, he delivered. Man, did he deliver.
That’s all for now. Heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has bought a book, written a review, or come out to see me. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel that I get to keep telling you stories.