Zombies Versus Comicon FREE extended through Tuesday

My domain registrar was attacked over the weekend, which delayed notice of the sale on Zombies Versus Comicon, so I’ve decided to extend the free period for Zombies Versus Comicon through Tuesday. The book has turned out to be popular on the free charts at Amazon, so please tell your friends about it, and let’s see if we can get it into the top ten on a list. Don’t miss it!

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And also, read what happens the next year, when Vance and his family return for an awards luncheon and people start dropping from some kind of heat rash—except that heat stroke doesn’t leave bite marks on your neck. Don’t miss it!

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Zombies Versus Comicon FREE This Weekend

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] It’s time for the event formerly known as Phoenix Comicon again, and Vampires Versus Comicon is hot off the presses. To celebrate, I’m making Zombies Versus Comicon, my absurd horror story of brain-hungry zombies attacking a bunch of nerds at Phoenix Comicon, FREE through Sunday, only at Amazon. Read the original adventure where a freak earthquake trapped 13 souls on the mezzanine level at the Convention Center and unleased a horde of brain-eating zombies. Get it FREE this weekend.

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And also, read what happens the next year, when Vance and his family return for an awards luncheon and people start dropping from some kind of heat rash—except that heat stroke doesn’t leave bite marks on your neck. Don’t miss it!

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Finally, if you’ve read and enjoyed my Comicon books, please leave a review of it at Amazon, to make it easier for others to find, read, and enjoy. Thanks!

Vampires Versus Comicon Released

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Finally Here: Vampires Versus Comicon

 [Cover of Vampires Versus Comicon: A Comicon Novel by T.F. Torrey] I’m thrilled to announce that Vampires Versus Comicon is available to read and enjoy.

Vampires Versus Comicon tells the story of Vance Campbell returning to Comicon the year after the zombie outbreak for an awards luncheon. At first, things go well, with happy reunions with Allison and some others. Things take a dark turn, however, when people start dropping. And heat stroke doesn’t put bite marks on people’s necks. Before long, Vance and Allison are careening around Comicon, trying to find the source of the trouble before it’s too late. Along the way, they have to endure an insulting theatrical rendition of their Zombies Versus Comicon adventure, hordes of insulting staff, Red-State medical care, the regular crushing mobs of Comicon attendees, and a growing legion of vampires. Whew!

It’s taken much longer to create this book than I hoped for, but two things about that make me happy: First, the structure and style of the series has been created, so future books will be quicker to create (hopefully). And second, it turned out really good.

If you’ve liked any of my work in the past, I highly recommend that you get Vampires Versus Comicon. It’s a lot of fun.

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On Sale

To celebrate the release of Vampires Versus Comicon, Zombies Versus Comicon is FREE this weekend. Get both Comicon books for five bucks!

Q and A

Q. Do I have to read Zombies Versus Comicon before I read Vampires Versus Comicon?

A. No, but it would be a good start. For one thing, Zombies is free right now, so you should get it and read it. For another thing, reading the Vampires book first will spoil certain elements of the plot of Zombies, such as who’s alive at the end.

Q. Is this at Phoenix Comicon again?

A. Kind of. Square Egg Entertainment, the company that puts on the event, changed the name of the event to Phoenix Comic Fest this year, to avoid conflicts with a litigious party. In my books, however, the event is still called Phoenix Comicon, because that’s what the name should be. Remember: my books were never supposed to represent the real Phoenix Comicon, anyway.

Q. How long will it be until the next Comicon story comes out?

A. I don’t know. Theoretically, I have my ducks in a row now, so I’ll be able to crank out my important projects, and I can’t wait to get to the next Comicon book. I don’t have a firm date, but if it isn’t by the 2019 event, I will feel I have failed.

Q. What do I do if I like it?

A. As always, a personal note to me would be nice. You should also write a nice review at Amazon, and where you bought it if you bought it somewhere else. Also, tell all your friends.

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It’s all happening

Well, that took a long time.

I don’t remember where, but I heard a while ago that ‘no one wants to hear what you’re going to do.’ That struck a chord with me, or rang a bell, or something. I remember it was a cliche, anyway. At any rate, I agreed with the point: Don’t post about things you intend to do, no matter how sincere your intentions. Do something interesting, and then post about it. That makes good sense to me.

I used to do that a lot. I haven’t now in a long time.

Hence, silence.

But, here I am tonight, so something is afoot, right?

Right. In fact, many things are afoot. Like it says on the tin: It’s all happening.

All what? You might ask. That is a good question.

As you may recall, the Great Silence started when I decided to reassess the operation of my writing business. I was going to change my marketing approach, my cover strategy, my print edition plans, and so on. Ultimately, doing that analysis and making those decisions took a lot longer than I expected, and frankly, I wonder if I might have been better off not doing it at all.

I don’t have that option now, though. All I can do is go with what I’ve got. What that means, simply, is that everything is changing. Some things are changing a little, others are changing a lot. But in total, it’s everything.

And it starts now.

Well, not right now. The changes will go book by book, and it will take a little while to roll out everything. Not terribly long, though. A week or so.

But wait, you might say, aren’t I just posting now about what I’m going to do?

Not exactly.

The changes are kicking off with a new book: Vampires Versus Comicon: A Comicon Novel. My opinion is surely more than a little biased, but I think it’s a great book. When I can’t get through a proofreading session without laughing myself to tears, I feel like I’m on to something. I hope so (though it’s probably not good for the proofreading), but at any rate, I’m mostly just thrilled that it’s finally done. And just in time for Comicon.

Unfortunately, you can’t click through and get it right now. It will be sent to production within a few hours, however, together with the new edition of Zombies Versus Comicon, and they will both be available a few hours after that. And Zombies will be available for free for a while, and there will be a big advertising push, and so on.

So anyway, things are about to take off, and hopefully catch fire. We’ll know soon.

The next thing I post will be the announcement that Vampires Versus Comicon is finally available.

Better wear something that covers your neck.

Man, it’s good to be back.

WIP: Last Bad Saturday

It was a typical Saturday. That’s the problem.

Saturday

Woke late. Partial morning routine. Family stuff. Had to run a poker tournament. Came back wiped out. Rested. Got a little work done late, but should have just slept. Tomorrow will be a little better, and Monday and the rest of the week will rock. Next weekend, I have to stick to my morning routine. Getting up and getting words in early will make the days.

Zombies Versus Comicon Screenplay

The simple excerpt of the beginning that I currently have on the ZVC Screenplay page doesn’t capture enough of the spirit of the story. I think a set of clips showing how the story develops might be persuasive, so I worked to adapt more of the story and to find the parts to assemble. It wasn’t much, but it was all I could do with the energy I had left.

5K/10K Results

  • Words: Can’t tell becuase of the adaptation process, but it wasn’t many.
  • Steps: About 4K.

WIP: Hard To Work

That guy sure is a good con man. 15% of the country can’t see it. At all.

Friday

Morning routine. Daughter to school. Lots of good work before being distracted.

Distraction of the day decade

Today, of course, one of the worst possible things happened. The wealthiest 1% managed to seize illegitimate control of my country, giving a ridiculous sociopath an irresponsible amount of power to get it, and taking us all to the edge of a dizzying precipice, all for their benefit alone—merely more money. Perhaps, at its core, it is irrepressible human nature and they can’t help it. Maybe. At any rate, I hope I never have so much money that my singular focus becomes getting more at any cost. And I hope I never become so controlled by propaganda that I can no longer distinguish facts from obvious cons.

Anyway, back to work.

Screenplays

That’s right, the day after I declared that it’s time to get busy cranking out books, I spent many hours working on screenplays. It sounds stupid, and maybe it is, but I’m trying to make something happen with Zombies Versus Comicon, and I’ve been meaning to add this to my website anyway, so today was the day to get it live. If you’re interested, the screenplay section of my website is at https://tftorrey.com/screenplays/, and the Zombies Versus Comicon page links from there.

Also, the screenplays page wouldn’t look very good with only one screenplay on it, so I added the screenplay for Compensation, which I wrote years ago. That one has an audio file of the script being read by computer-generated voices for the characters, which is a little annoying, and a little cool. Find that one, too, linked from the screenplays page.

5K/10K Results

  • Words: I don’t know. My process for doing the screenplay work doesn’t lend itself to counting words. And these are supposed to be new words anyway. Shame on me.

  • Steps: About 6K. I don’t know for sure, because my pedometer was confusing some from last night. I got in a good walk in the morning, and a shorter one in the rain in the afternoon. After that, it rained the rest of the day, a cold rain, and I didn’t want to go out in it. Step fail.

Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Through Sunday 1/22

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] Here we go. I’ve committed to a massive action to kick off my 2017, beginning with completing Vampires Versus Comicon quickly and now. That book references the action in Zombies Versus Comicon quite a bit, so if you’re not into spoilers, and you haven’t read Zombies yet, you should get to it.

And right now is the perfect time, because it’s on sale this week at Amazon for the amazing price of only 99 cents. Wow. Time to fight off those zombies!

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WIP: Making A Writing Space

Is the answer … an office job?

Tuesday

A good day: miracle morning, a little work on Vampires Versus Comicon, but much more work rearranging beds and furniture and lots and lots of little girl toys to make a dedicated space for writing. This has seemed like a good idea for a long time, and I’m finally doing it, but I wonder: am I turning my writing into just another office job? In a way, I think that would be a good thing.

Late at night, I spent some time working on the script for Zombies Versus Comicon, the movie. The practice in doing it is the most important thing, but I hope it turns out good, because it might be a fun project.

Momentum is building, and I feel unstoppable.

Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Friday Through Thursday

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] It’s that time again! Comicon is here! And to celebrate, Zombies Versus Comicon, my absurd horror story of brain-hungry zombies attacking a bunch of nerds at Phoenix Comicon, is 99 cents Friday through next Thursday, only at Amazon. Learn the truth! Learn how celebrities are treated! Learn how cash is handled! Find out what happens on the mezzanine level!. (Note: Zombies Versus Comicon is still not about the real Phoenix Comicon.)

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Zombies Versus Comicon 99 Cents Today Through December 29th

 [Cover of Zombies Versus Comicon: A Novel by T.F. Torrey] If you need a break from the holiday stress, or if you got a new Kindle and you need something good to read, or if you just want to take a fun little break, you’ll be happy to know that Zombies Versus Comicon, my rollicking story of brain-hungry zombies attacking a bunch of nerds at Phoenix Comicon, is 99 cents today through December 29th, only at Amazon. Get it before your brain is gone!.