For the past few months I've been working on a number of personal projects, including play-testing my new board game, creating an independent publishing company (Dark Peninsula Press), and spiffing up my new office. I haven't been writing as much lately, so I decided to address this concern by giving my office some much needed attention. So I sat down and polished up a piece I wrote last year, then I sent it off to a publisher.
Below are some pics of my office. And yes, that is an actual samurai sword on top of the bookshelf. Also, the Grindhouse and Pulp Fiction posters are not reprints, but actual copies from the theatrical releases (I used to be a projectionist). I just picked up the typewriter, an Olivetti Lettera 32, and also some ink cartridges. Hopefully it still works.
Dark Moon Digest - Issues 1-10, only $5.00 each. Available for a limited time! Two of my earlier stories appeared in Issues #5 and #8.
Cover artwork and Table of Contents for Night Terrors 3, soon to be released from Blood Bound Books.
Artwork for my story "Exploration of Room B" - forthcoming from Stealth Fiction, Daylight Dims anthology, Vol. 1.
From Luke Spooner:
Ok, more Daylight Dims artwork for you to get excited about. This time round it's the last piece I did for the series: 'Exploration of Room B.' This story was not what I expected AT ALL. It's set in a circus so the quick to judge among us may automatically assume: "Oh, then couple that with the fact that it's in a anthology of horror stories - it must be killer clowns, or circus animals running amok." I tell you now that if that's what you're thinking then it's going to be a pleasant, yet slightly altogether unnerving, surprise. It's definitely a case of the less you see the more your mind wanders and speculates - which is always a good thing, certainly for me anyway. Enjoy!
Artwork by Luke Spooner. Visit him at Carrion House.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic!!!! By dbern77 July 16, 2013
This is one great tale from a writer who knows his craft. The End of Autumn is a dark fantasy/horror tale that should become a classic. It's also a coming of age tale, with meaning and layer, but also dread. It's scary and vivid, leaving the reader with a clear image of the world Mr. Sundquist has created. His writing is flawless and the story, the characters, are haunting. This could easily become movie magic, and a NEW dark fairy tale for the ages. I love stories that can be revisited, stories that sweep me away into another world and let me forget about the clock, this is one of those. Highly recommended!
Table of contents for Dark Moon Digest issue #12 (New Orleans issue!) - featuring my story "Resonance." Available now from Amazon.
Table of contents for New Tales of the Old Ones Anthology, featuring my story "The Way We Are Lifted." Available now from Amazon.
Table of Contents for the Tomorrow Anthology, featuring my Novelette "Beyond the Nameless City." Print and electronic versions available from Amazon.
Blood Rites Anthology to be released on January 29th, featuring my story "The Candle and the Darkness."
My novelette "The End of Autumn" is now available from Amazon as a free kindle download. This offer ends on December 23rd, so get your copy quick!
Story Synopsis: Trapped in a never-ending stasis between life and death, three kids set forth on a perilous journey to escape a nightmarish apparition called the Timekeeper. But in order to break the curse of their hometown, they must first travel across a dark and surreal landscape, into the very heart of winter itself, and beyond...
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NOTE ADDED 12-20-12: Since this was posted on my site and all over Facebook yesterday, the Amazon kindle ranking jumped from about a million down to 1100 (#26 in young adult science fiction/fantasy). If I can get this down to the top 100 free kindle downloads, then it will be featured as an exclusive on Amazon. Please download and share. Every little bit helps!
Just found out that my story "The Fifth Room," original published in Twit Puplishing's PULP! series, will be adapted into comic form by Evil Jester Press Comics. This comic line is a new project from Charles Day, creator of Evil Jester Press, and I am beyond excited to be a part of this series. He's going for a pulpy Creepshow-esque vibe, a throwback to the 50's EC comics Tales From the Crypt and Vault of Horror, with the iconic Evil Jester himself introducing each tale. Some big names in the horror field are attached to this project (including Jack Ketchum!) so it's an honor to be included. Coincidentally, I had just started reading the first Walking Dead compendium (issues 1-48) the day I was notified of the acceptance. It's the first comic series I've read in twenty years, and I'm loving the story and artistry involved.
Here's the cover artwork for the first two issues:
NOTE ADDED: 12-15-12: Recently I was contacted by Charles Day, the mastermind behind Evil Jester Press, and was asked to join his staff of writers and artists. Although we don't have an official title for my position yet, we agreed that I would serve as a creative consultant for Evil Jester Comics, helping him read through a growing pile of submissions in the hopes of finding new and exciting talent. I'm very honored to join his crew, and I look forward to seeing some great stories inked and on the stand next year. I have always loved EC comics, and as a kid I read The Vault of Horror and Tales From the Crypt reprints as soon as they hit the stand. I am proud to be a part of what will be a great comic series.
Later my friends!