I don’t think there’s going to be any fancy wrapping paper or shiny gold bows involved, but there may as well be.
I was lucky enough to see David Dunwoody read during a panel at Horror Realm this year, and I’ve been meaning to pick up his novel Empire for a while now. He’s recently been included in an aquatic-themed anthology called Dead Bait, which I’ve had on my Amazon wish list since a day or two after it came out. Seriously, anyone who knows about my obsession with fish and all things water could see me freaking out over this book from a mile away. Just the cover was enough to make me grin.
Look at this. Just look at it. Is that not the most awesome book a horror-writing fish lover could own?
I received an email today telling me I was a winner in his November mailing list raffle, which means I’m about to find signed copies of Necrotic Tissue (an awesome horror magazine that’s often mentioned over on The Funky Werepig, one of the most informative and hilarious podcasts I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to) and Dead Bait in my PO box.
It is kind of like Christmas, and just in time for semester break. I’m going to be tearing through books until the first day of Spring classes.
I really lucked out. Awesome, awesome stuff.