A friendly reminder from Eric Shaw Quinn… post now and get your questions in ahead of the rush! Anne Rice will be answering questions live on The Dinner Party Show this Sunday. #AnneRiceReveal.
Did you know that my family’s band Stagefright does the song ‘Stretched on your Grave” that is used in the #AnneRiceReveal video I made?
Originally posted on Stagefright (the Band):
One of our band members Sumiko, who is a huge Anne Rice fan put together this video in honor of Anne Rice’s upcoming March 9th book reveal on http://www.TheDinnerPartyShow. The song is “Stretched on your Grave,” lead vocals by Krishna (Carolyn Saulson) backing Sumiko, beats by AmazingGRWY, mix by Bootsy.
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It has come to my attention that Matthew Christopher Nelson is the subject of allegations of intellectual property theft.These concerns have come to my attention in relation to this earlier interview with Mr. Nelson:
In response to the concerns other artist have bought to my page, I am including links to the blogs that discuss these allegations here:
- Side by side comparison of MCN images and those he is accused of infringing upon
- Post about MCN’s alleged intellectual property theft on Tumblr
- Link to MCN’s old cached Kickstarter project (subject of some of these allegations
I removed the still from the comic from my blog. I have also approved all of the related comments regarding these allegations. I have received a request to just delete the interview, but I think it is important for the readers of my blogs to be able to see these comments. I don’t want to delete the interview because I would just delete the comments with it. Instead, I am linking to the information provided in the comments regarding these allegations.
Here are another series of links from the comment section regarding these allegations:
“His deviantart, linked above by Amita also shows all of the photos, AND artwork that he has stolen, filtered, and reposted as his own. For example:
As a journalist, it is my first inclination to report on both sides of this story, but it seems that not everyone things this is a good idea. Some people would just like to have me delete the interview and sweep everything under the rug.
I am being threatened with a lawsuit for even bringing this information to my readers:
“I am so angry I will see him in court and if u don’t pull this interview off I will also see u in court too! Or you should at least make a new one showing what a crook he is! – Connie D’Angelo”
I am confused and confounded as to why I would be receiving such threats for electing to report on the allegations instead of just blindly deleting the interview and wiping away any controversy or comments that accompany it. I do not wish to delete all of the comments and controversy (which would automatically occur if I were to delete the interview), because I think it is important for people to be able to read the comments, know about the controversy, and I think amending the interview so people can see the links to the sites and blogs with the allegations is fair and just.
I don’t think it would be fair or just to just delete everything and sweep everything under the rug just because I am being pressured to do so.
However, I don’t have any problem revising the interview to show all of the complaints against Matthew Christopher Nelson. That is what I intend to do, and what I will do.
Like many fans, I am eagerly awaiting the March 9th announcement on Anne Rice’s next book. So far, the project has been kept tightly under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating as to what it might be. Some people think that she might have been inspired to add to the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, many others are hopefully and anxiously holding out the possibility that it will be a return to the Vampire Chronicles or the Mayfair Witches. Of course I will be happy if it’s another in the Wolf Gift series (I am loving the Forest Gentry) but with the current mystery surrounding the release, it’s anybody’s guess.
Here is a video I put together in honor of the March 9th announcement on the Dinner Party Show:
60 Black Women in Horror is available as a free eBook via Smashwords and over the next two months, will roll out to other distributors including Barnes & Noble and Amazon. It will soon be available for free on Goodreads. The eBook contains bonus materials consisting of an essay and four short stories that are not in the print edition. The print edition is currently available for $5.50 on Createspace. It will be rolling out to other distribution points over the next several weeks.
Giveaway on Goodreads
Win a free, signed copy of the paperback edition of 60 Black Women in Horror on Goodreads! You will need a Goodreads account to enter. You don’t have to “like” my author page there, but as long as you’re there of course I would appreciate it if you did.
Click here to enter to win: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/84071-60-black-women-in-horror-fiction
60 Black Women in Horror (the list)
Interview with Linda Addison
Interview with Darlene Black
Interview with Valjeanne Jeffers
Interview with Jemiah Jefferson
Interview with Briana Lawrence
Interview with Nnedi Okorafor
Interview with A.L. Peck
Interview with Eden Royce
Interview with Sumiko Saulson
Giveaway on Facebook
You can also enter to win the signed paperback in a separate contest on my Author Facebook Page. Just go to the link below, and click on the green “Giveaway” button to enter. In order to verify that you’re a human being, you will have to answer the question “Who is your favorite horror writer?” Don’t worry… it doesn’t have to be me or anything. I would really appreciate it if you would “like” my Author Facebook Page while you are there, but I don’t believe that is required to enter the giveaway. Just click here:
Then click on the green Giveaway button near the top of the page, under the big photo banner at the top.
You do need to have a Facebook account to enter.
So.. this is done, I’ve got the print version of the publication on Createspace. It will roll out to Amazon and other distributors over the next 6 to 8 weeks, so for the moment it is only available here. $5.50 was the cheapest I could make it with expanded distribution. It has expanded distribution, which means it will be made available to bookstores and libraries. The reason I had to set the price this way is because it is based on the lowest profit margin distribution point: in this case, bookstores and libraries, where the profit I make is less than a dollar. It’s about a dollar on Amazon. I get more if you buy it direct from CreateSpace.
The paperback version contains the list and interviews. It doesn’t include the short stories or David Watson’s essay, which are available in the free online edition. This is because I wanted to keep the print cost down. The link is below.