Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dan News: Reading, TV, new Short Story, Bookstore plea

Hi, everyone. 4 news items I'd like share as briefly as possible:

1. Signing at Princeton Library, June 11th, 7:00 pmI'll be doing a brief reading from Solomon's Grave, followed by a signing, at the Princeton (MA) public library on Thursday, June 11th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. If you're in the area, I'd love to see you.

In case you want MapQuest it, the address is
2 Town Hall Drive
Princeton MA 01541

2. I'm going to be on Television all this month
Special thanks to Zita Christian and the crew of Page 1: The Show for Writers with the Reader in Mind, a public access television show for which I was interviewed this past Tuesday night in Connecticut. We talked about the New England Horror Writers, and of course Solomon's Grave. The time flew by, but it was a really fun time. No idea how well I did in the interview. They seemed to think it went well.

Page 1 is shown every Thursday, and mine will be repeated all throughout the month of June. The following are the broadcast areas for the show (check your local listings for time and channel).
Cox Cable / Manchester CT franchise: Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Newington
Cox Cable / Enfield CT franchise: Enfield, East Windsor, Windsor Locks, Granby, East Granby, Sommers, Suffield, Hartland, Union, Stafford, Stafford Springs
Cox Cable / Cheshire CT franchise: Cheshire, Meriden, Southington
Charter Communications / Northeastern CT franchise: Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Lebanon, Mansfield, Pomfret, Scotland, Thompson, Willington, Windham, Woodstock
Comcast / Hartford: Longmeadow Community Television / Longmeadow, MA
Metrocast: Central Village, Danielson, Dayville, East Killingly, East Lyme, Griswold, Montville, Moosup, New London, Niantic, Oakdale, Oneco, Plainfield, Putnam, Quaker Hill, Rogers, Sterling, Uncasville, Waterford, Wauregan

3. "Living By The Highway" now appearing in issue #60 of Cemetery Dance

I haven't seen it yet, as subscription / contributor copies haven't arrived in my mailbox yet, I've been told the new issue of Cemetery Dance has arrived in most major bookstores now. My short story, "Living by the Highway" is in this issue, along with a ton of greats in the industry. Click the link below if you want more info:

4. Help get Solomon's Grave into major bookstores!

Not sure how well sales are going with the book, but I think it's going well, considering no major bookstores have picked it up yet. Here's where I'd like to elicit your help! If you're in a Borders or Barnes & Noble, ask them to stock it, or ask them if they do and they say no, ask them if they can. Use the local-author angle, whatever works. If you can direct me to a bookstore that has Solomon on the bookshelves (and you didn't just sneak it in, lol), or if it's too far from central MA for me to get to, send me a picture of it on the shelf, with the store's UPC sticker on the back, like they all have, I'll send you a signed free copy of either Solomon's Grave (if you haven't already got one), Coach's Midnight Diner (which has "Box" in it, and is a beautiful anthology), and/or a copy of Cemetery Dance #60. hell, I'll buy you a Stephen King book, if it gets Sgrave into the bookstores! :-)

That's it. Happy birthday this week to Dad and brother Joe! And congrats to my son Andrew (and nephew Greg) graduating High school this weekend, and my daughter Amanda who's graduating middle school a couple weeks later (been quite busy in the Keohane household these days).