Sadly, the next stop is not Willoughby! Editing for the third Howard Lovecraft book is nearly completed. We tie it up neatly, folks, and you will not be disappointed!
Great news in our inbox this morning! David Barnett of the Guardian UK gives Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom a glowing review! And we’ve been alerted that there may be a Howard Lovecraft sighting in The Independent this weekend, so we’ll certainly keep our eyes peeled.
In the meantime, please be sure to pre-order your copies and thanks again for your support!
A salute to all the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our wonderful country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
God bless you!
P.S. GO ARMY!
What? Do you think we write for money? Haha! You silly things.
Yes, we are furiously writing, writing, and more writing–hence the crickets on this blog the past week. But we are closing in on our Lovecraft/Pirate story contest, so a winner will be announced soon. A HUGE thanks to everyone who sent in a story. We had a wonderful time reading them. You guys are extremely talented!
I have the biggest smile on my face because I just learned that Dwight’s friend, Brian Harnois, has a new show! The teaser image looks fabulous, and for those who miss watching Brian on television, I for one can’t wait to see him doing what he does best!
The new “docuseries” is slated to premiere Thursday, September 8th, on Rhode Island PBS. PBS?! Of course! What better network to showcase all of Rhode Island’s historic haunts?
Dwight has always had wonderful things to say about Brian, and even though I have not met him personally, I feel I know him through the many stories I’ve heard. He really made an impression on our eldest son, too! Almost three years later, Clayton still talks about hanging out with his dad and Brian at Adventure Con.
So congratulations, Brian, and we hope Haunted RI is a ridiculously successful show! Go get ‘em!
Me and Brian Harnois
I first contacted Brian through Myspace–yes, seriously–back in 2007 when he appeared on GH, and, surprisingly, my simple note resulted in a torrent of correspondence and countless hours of conversation on the telephone (many times during shooting breaks) over the last 4 years. Yes, Brian and I hit it off from the jump, and we quickly became close friends and confidantes.
The thing I liked most about Brian was that he was real. And he still is. The same passionate, caring Brian you see on television is the same “dude” you would meet at the local supermarket, street crossing, movie theater, convention–wherever. Brian is a “what you see is what you get” kind of guy… like me.
I could go on and on about my “brother,” filling this blog post with humorous anecdotes or “dishing the dirt”… but I won’t. What has been spoken in confidence will always remain between us.
No, the purpose of this note is to wish my good friend Brian “Wheezy” Harnois the best of luck in his newest endeavor: Haunted RI.
Brian: You are a good man and friend, and I wish you much success in everything you do. I love ya, brother. -D
I know I tend to brag on my talented husband somewhat, and I will continue to do this, but he truly is prolific. He is always writing something or thinking about writing something. And new ideas even come to him when he’s in the middle of writing something entirely different!
Clue: This story has nothing whatsoever to do with Sweeney Todd. I just like the illustration.
When Dwight showed me this twisted little tale, I immediately thought of Amy and her amazing group of Lovecraft fans. The thing about Howard Lovecraft: you either like him or you don’t. Despite the massive amount of stories he produced in his career, he is still not respected as much as he should be for his contributions to literature, and I think that is a shame.
But that is my two cents worth. Enjoy the story!
Happy Friday, my dear friends! I hope you have a productive, safe, and sane work day.
This concludes one of the most insane writing weeks I’ve had in quite some time, so this will be a short note. The good news: the week flew by.
Totally unrelated, but has ANYONE actually been able to complete the e-mail submission process on J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore site?! My… uh… my sons were wondering.
Moving right along, I wanted to share another fabulous Howard Lovecraft teaser with you, so here goes…
TOMORROW: Rebecca will post a short entry that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS, so please be sure to check back after 9AM EST. And, as always, thank you for reading, and feel free to comment and share this exciting teaser!
I am extremely busy today, but I thought I’d take a few moments to share something really cool with you, my faithful readers.
So, here goes. This is an entire page from… something I’m working on.
My lovely wife Rebecca and I will be enjoying a much-needed date night tonight: cocktails, dinner, and Super 8. I hope you will have an equally awesome evening and weekend, my friends.
See you Monday!
I’m sorry, but Disney’s Davy Jones is no Cthulhu.
As you know, I am a fan of Lovecraft and pirates, so here’s what I propose…
Writers: Tell a short horror tale which incorporates pirates and Lovecraftian horror/the Cthulhu Mythos. The word count should be 1000 to 2500 words, and all entries submitted in rich text/Word format.
Artists: Create an illustration which incorporates pirates and Lovecraftian horror. Please send submissions as either lo-res gifs or jpegs. I may ask for a hi-res image at some point in the future.
All entries must be sent to dwightmacpherson at gmail dot com no later than midnight (EST) on JULY THIRTIETH.
One writer and one artist (selected by a team of shoggoth judges, Blackbeard’s cursed zombie and yours truly) will win an autographed copy of the DEAD MEN: DECIMATION original graphic novel, the highly-anticipated sequel to DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.
So get writing and drawing, mateys–and good luck!
Oh, and most importantly…
HAVE FUN WITH IT!