TOTEH: News, Notes and Billygoats
March 31, 2011
BOOK III–THE DEAD HELD HANDS The first in the Temple of the Exploding Head trilogy will be available for sale April 8 via Amazon, B&N and the Loconeal website where it can be purchased autographed. Standard retail price is $14.95.
BOOKS I and II ARE NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE LOCONEAL IMPRINT. Book I, Sygillis of Metatron, features more maps and interior artwork. Book II, The Hazards of the Old Ones is fairly identical to its appearance in its first edition. Both books are also available at a much lower price of $18.95 at Amazon, B&N and the Loconeal website.
BOOK IV: THE MACHINE. I’m competing the final proofing of the manuscript for Book IV. If all goes according to plan, there should be twenty-seven maps and interior pics from Carol Phillips, Fantasio and Justine Marie Hedman. Book IV is, without a doubt, my favorite book in the trilogy–I just love it, and I love the cover–it’s my favorite Carol Phillips creation yet. I also love the city of Waam, which is visited in the book. Waam is my version of Lankhmar–a ruddy place full of twisting streets and waiting adventure. I can’t wait to share it with you. The tentative release date for Book IV is June, 2011.
BOOK V–THE TEMPLE OF THE EXPLODING HEAD: I’m currently putting the finishing touches to the Book V manuscript. Book V is the exciting conclusion to the Temple of the Exploding Head trilogy. We haven’t started the cover yet for this, but I know what it’s going to be–It’ll be awesome, trust me. Tentative release date for Book V–November 2011.
PRIMER OF THE LEAGUE OF ELDER: As soon as the trilogy is in the books (as it were), we’ll be cranking out a full color LoE glossary packed with maps, charts, graphs and artwork. It should be ready somewhere after the first of the year.
THE LOE GRAPHIC NOVEL: I’ve actually seen art and scripting for the upcoming LoE Graphic novel, so I know it exists. Daniel Morris and Jon Harvey are working hard, and I just know they’ll have it ready before the year’s out. If not, I’ve got a nice secluded spot picked out where I’ll be dumping their dead bodies.
THE MUCHACHO: The summer show season is nearly here and I can’t wait. Lemme’ at `em! I’ve got my updated table rig ready to go. I’ve learned a lot about book marketing from last year to this one and that accumulation of smarts should pay off.