Book Signing at StokerCon 2016

Bryan Cassiday will be signing books in the Dealers Room of the Flamingo Casino on Saturday May 14, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. for the Horror Writers Association’s StokerCon. Copies of his Zombie Maelstrom will be available for purchase at the Barnes and Noble room at the convention.

Zombies front cover edited1

Game Plan

For my next book, which is an apocalyptic science-fiction thriller, I am going to do things a bit different than I’ve been doing.  I’ve been self-publishing my zombie books and haven’t been submitting them to agents beforehand.  (My new book is not a zombie book, by the way.)  This time around, I will send queries to a score of agents that handle apocalyptic thrillers to see if they would like to represent my newest novel.  If they show no interest, all is not lost.  I will self-publish.  The book is ready to go.  It only needs to be proofed, which I will do when the time comes.

I started e-mailing queries to literary agents over a month ago and have received a few e-mails in return expressing lack of excitement on their part.  Many agents say they will not respond unless interested.  It doesn’t look encouraging.  I expect I will not hear from the majority of them that I have sent to.  I’m not going to wait a year to hear from them, though.  If I haven’t heard from them in a month, I’m writing them off.  These gatekeepers are not going to prevent my book from being published.

My book will get published, regardless of the opinions of certain agents.

Enter the Horror Selfies Contest with One of My Books

Dear readers, I appreciate your support for my tales. So much so I want you to win a Kindle or a Kobo ereader or a gift card. All you have to do to enter is to post a ‘selfie’ or photo of yourself holding your favorite of my books to www.horrorselfies.com; and then encourage your friends to comment on the photo. When your photo appears you are provided with a page you can share on major social networks at the click of a button.

If you are already on horrorselfies.com don’t worry, you’re allowed multiple entries. Good luck!

I’d really appreciate your support on this as soon as you read this email.

Thank you, all.

–Bryan Cassiday