Friday, July 31, 2015

BOBBY'S NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCED ON ESO!

Listen for a special announcement about an upcoming project I'm involved with on this week's Earth Station One podcast. www.esopodcast.com

Geeks will live! Geeks will die! Geeks will get older and at some point need to reevaluate life choices! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, and Mary Ogle discuss facing challenges as escapism and reality collide. Plus, illustrator and author Drew Geraci faces a crisis of his own in the Geek Seat! All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Give ESO 276 a listen here.

Bobby

Thursday, July 30, 2015

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK IN THE TOY STORE...



"Smile, you sonuva... BOOM!!!"
I'm not a big toy collector, but I just could not pass these up, not when they're based on my favorite movie... JAWS.

Simply amazing.

If you'd like to hear me wax philosophical... okay, geek out... over this amazing movie, check out the JAWS 40th Anniversary episode of the Earth Station One podcast where we do just that. Give it a listen here.

Bobby

 

Another shot of the toys at Comicon                               Bruce says "Howdy!" to ESO.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GHOST GAL NOVEL NOMINATED FOR 2015 PARANORMAL FICTION AWARD


Cover Art: Jamie Chase
I'm absolutely floored! I just found out that the Raven's Head Press published Alexandra Holzer's GHOST GAL: The Wild Hunt novel that I wrote has been included as a nominee in the best novel category for the 2015 Paranormal Awards. The Awards will be streamed live September 26th at 8:00PM EST.

I'm incredibly honored and proud to be part of the Ghost Gal team.

Wish us luck.

Bobby

ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT
A novel by Bobby Nash

Alexandra Holzer is just your average young paranormal investigator out to show an early 1960s New York City she knows a thing or two about ghosts. Join Alex's alter ego, GHOST GAL, and her fiancé, Joshua Demerest as they do battle with a very ancient ghost and his pals who have a score to settle with her famed father, ghost hunter, Hans Holzer.

Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt by Bobby Nash is the first book in a series of new horror/adventures novels from Raven's Head Press.

Includes a forward by Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson.

ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT can be purchased at the following:
Amazon US (paperback)               Amazon CA (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)              Amazon DE (paperback)
Amazon FR (paperback)               Amazon IT (paperback)
Amazon ES (paperback)               Barnes and Noble (paperback)
BookAdda India (paperback)       Bookwire (paperback)
Books-A-Million (paperback)      CreateSpace (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle) ebook               Amazon CA (Kindle) ebook
Amazon UK (Kindle) ebook        Amazon DE (Kindle) ebook
Amazon FR (Kindle) ebook         Amazon IT (Kindle) ebook
Amazon ES (Kindle) ebook         Barnes and Noble (Nook) ebook
Nook UK (ebook)                       iTunes (ebook)
Scribd (ebook)                            Payhip (ebook)

The South Branch Scribbler posted an excerpt from Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt.
You can read it here.

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Performed by Gene Blake
GHOST GAL GOES AUDIO!

Raven's Head Press proudly announced their first audio book today with the release of Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt, a novel by Bobby Nash. That’s right, Ghost Gal goes audio! The Wild Hunt: Ghost Gal, Book 1 by Bobby Nash now available as an audio book at Amazon.

ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT AUDIO can be purchased at the following:
Amazon                           Audible (audio)
Audible Mobile (audio)    Audible AU (audio)
You can get this title for free when you sign up for Audible.

Learn more about the 2015 Paranormal Awards here.

MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR PODCAST PRESENTS... BOBBY NASH


I sat down with author Alan Petersen on Thrilling Reads' Meet The Thriller Author podcast. We had a great time talking thrillers and I hope you'll give it a listen here.

It's Tuesday, time to meet a new author! In this week's podcast, I interview Bobby Nash. Bobby not only writes thrillers he's written comic books, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins (including The Green Hornet!) and more. He's also acted and appeared as an extra with Kevin Bacon (giving him a Bacon number of one in Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon). We chat about all that and more, so click below to listen to the latest episode of Meet the Thriller Author.

You can give it a listen here.

Thanks again for a fun interview, Alan. 

Bobby

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

EIGHT SIMPLE QUESTIONS WITH BOBBY NASH!


Somehow I missed that this interview I did with Joe Carro's Away With Words had gone live.
Check out Bobby answers 8 Simple Questions here.

Thanks, Joe.

Bobby

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A SUNDAY FULL OF EVIL...

Spent my Sunday so far surrounded by evil... in the forms of working on the cover for the upcoming 10th anniversary hardcover for EVIL WAYS and also working on writing EVIL INTENT. I've got the Evil Ways hardcover on one screen and writing Evil Intent on the other. Busy Sunday.

How was your Sunday?

Bobby

EVIL WAYS - 10th anniversary hardcover coming soon!
Paperback and ebook still available.

EVIL INTENT - Coming soon!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

INDIE HORROR FILMS REVIEWS CAMP MASSACRE!


Can you Survive The Night?
Indie Horror Films' Richard Gary reviews Camp Massacre​. You can read the full review here.

Thanks, Richard. Glad you enjoyed the movie.

Bobby

The DVD edition of Camp Massacre (the comedy/horror movie formerly known as Fat Chance) is now available on-line and at fine retailers everywhere. Here's the link to Amazon.

Author Bobby Nash plays Clark Wagner in the film, which he said was "A helluva lot of fun to shoot." Get yours today!

Me with Jim O'Rear and Ava Cronin
Camp Massacre (the movie formerly known as Fat Chance) is also available for purchase on iTunes and rent on Wal-Mart VuduTarget Ticket, and more. 

About Camp Massacre:
Ten contestants appear on a competitive reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows more intense, they realize that they're losing more than just weight; they are losing competitors. Are the contestants dropping out voluntarily or is something more insidious going on? Will any of them even live long enough to see the final round?

You can see the trailer here or below.
Spoiler, my character's fate is revealed in the trailer.




Check out Camp Massacre today.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TALKING ABOUT THRILLERS!!!


Alan Petersen
Just finished up a cool interview with author Alan Petersen ​ for the Meet the Thriller Author podcast. A fun time. We discussed writing, Evil Ways, Domino Lady, The Following, comics, movies, books, and more.

Look for it to air in a couple weeks.

Bobby


Monday, July 13, 2015

A FREE SNOW FALLS SNEAK PEEK!

Want to read a free sample of SNOW FALLS by yours truly? Sure you do. Just head on over to OverDrive and check it out. If you like it, the ebook is only $2.99. 

Thanks and Happy Sunday!

Oh, and there's a Snow Storm on the horizon.

Bobby


SNOW FALLS
An ebook novel

Sometimes half an inch is all that stands between life and death.

After a near fatal encounter while deep undercover in South America, Abraham Snow retires from his work as a government operative, moving in with his grandfather during his recuperation. Once there, however, Abraham realizes that his grandfather has an ulterior motive: He wants Abraham to join the family business, Snow Security Consulting.

Abraham, however, soon learns that working with his family can be just as treacherous as deep cover work - especially when caught in the crossfire between his father and grandfather. But when an assassination plot against a visiting dignitary puts the entire family at risk, Abraham must use all of his talents and contacts to keep them safe.

SNOW FALLS is the first book in the continuing adventures of Abraham Snow.

SNOW FALLS can be purchased at the following:
Stark Raving Press (ebook)             Bookxy (ebook)
Amazon US (Kindle)                       Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon Canada (Kindle)                Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Barnes and Noble UK (Nook)        Kobo (ebook)
iTunes (ebook)                                Eason Ireland (ebook)
Overdrive (ebook)                          ebooks.com (ebook)
Indigo.ca (ebook)                           Bookwire (ebook)
Books-A-Million (ebook)               Nook UK (ebook)


SNOW-BOUND AGAIN!

Love that cover.
After talking about it on Sean Taylor's Author's Roundtable discussing Childhood Inspirations, which you can read here, I went and found a copy of The Snow-Bound Six that I loved as a kid. It is only available as a used book so it wasn't expensive. I'm looking forward to reading it to see if my memories of it really are as good as I remember them.

Fingers crossed.

I can't help but wonder if in the back of my mind I was remembering this book when I created Abraham Snow for Snow Falls and the upcoming Snow Storm ebooks? It's possible. Stranger things have certainly happened. I do know that my love of stories set in the wilderness started with this book.

Bobby

Sunday, July 12, 2015

HOOVER CELEBRATES UPCOMING SCI-FI AND FANTASY EVENT!

I'm excited to be a guest at the Hoover Public Library's big Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Last week, the event was covered in a local magazine to help promote the event. Here are the 4 pages devoted to it. Click the images for a larger view.

I hope to see you there.

Bobby

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Join authors Van Allen Plexico, Katherine Harbour, and myself for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama. The Festival runs from 10 am to 8 pm.

Van Allen Plexico and Bobby Nash
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Library Theatre:
10:30 - 11:15 -- Tabletop Gaming Panel discussion
11:30 - 12:25 -- Author Katherine Harbour book discussion
12:15 - 1:20 -- NoonToon feature showing of Justice League: Starcrossed
2:00 - 2:45 -- Authors Bobby Nash and Van Allen Plexico discussion
3:00 - 3:45 -- Nerd Trivia Game Show
4:00 - 4:45 -- Role Playing Game (RPG) Discussion Panel
5:00 - 5:45 -- Costumers Discussion Panel featuring Amanda Ayer, Paige Gardner and Celeste Oregame
6:00 - 7:00 -- Costume Contest

Library Theatre Meeting Rooms:
10:00 - 6:00 -- Tabletop Game Room (Meeting Rooms A & B)
11:15 - 5:00 -- Tabletop Game Demos (Meeting Room C)
7:00 - 8:00 Costume party and reception

Technology Training Center:
All-Day -- Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator Game



SUNDAY MORNING AT THE WRITING DESK...

Sunday morning at the writing desk. There is much to accomplish today. Plans are being made, strategies developed, and characters killed. One day I should use this power for good. BWA-HA-HA!!!

Okay, maybe not.

I'll work on it.

Bobby


Saturday, July 11, 2015

AN EVIL INTENT UPDATE!


Added some wordage to Evil Intent today, but also just cut 700 some odd words too. It's okay though. It's much tighter without them. Currently sitting at 59,140 words. Still a ways to go.

Coming soon.

Bobby

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A NEW BIG BAD 2 AMAZON REVIEW!

Big Bad Thanks to Eric Penn for the Amazon review of The Big Bad II. Much appreciated. Read it here.
Bobby

ABOUT THE BIG BAD II:
Everybody loves the bad guys, and this second edition of The Big Bad brings you more to love! A collection of best-selling fantasy and horror writers brings you twenty-four all-new tales of vampires, demons, ghosts, zombies, and the most terrifying monsters of all - humans. Crack open the pages, if you dare, and explore two dozen tales of humor and horror by some of the brightest names in the business! 

THE BIG BAD II is available from the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)

Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook) 


Enjoy a sample from "A Family Affair" here.

Book One: The Big Bad is still available.

Learn more about THE BIG BAD II here.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF… PART 30

I know it’s been some time since I last posted one of these, but we’re finally back for a 30th installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… I know I’ve said it before, but thank you for the continued questions. I love answering them. Please, keep ‘em coming. Hopefully, I won’t take so long to get the next batch answered and posted.

You can check out all of the past installments of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff... here.

Q: Looking back on 2014, did you accomplish what you wanted to?

Not even close. I accomplished quite a bit, but never as much as I think I will.

Q: Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity?

I have not.

Q: How do you approach diversity in your stories, from race, religion to sexuality; how do you approach strong female characters?

I write to fit the characters first and foremost, no matter their race, creed, background, or sex. I don't start by thinking, "I need to write a strong female character" for example. That's just not how my brain works. I start with finding out who the character is and then build from there.

Q: If you could make any comic, all expenses paid, you call the shots, what genre would it fall under?

Good question. Probably something sci fi or crime related.

Q: When’s Snow Storm coming out?

Soon. I promise. Please, put down the pitchforks.

In all seriousness, Snow Storm is finished  (finally!) and off to the publisher where it will go through edits, come back to me, then back to the publisher for formatting for an ebook release. Shameless plug: you can still pick up Snow Falls as an ebook here or here or here to prepare yourself for the oncoming Snow Storm. 

Q: If there was one DC or Marvel character you'd drop everything to work on, what would it be?

Fantastic Four.

Q: How do you decide which stories to do in novel format as opposed to a comic?

Good question. Sadly, it's one I don't think I have a really good answers for, however. A lot of it is based on instinct. When I start thinking up the story, I sometimes see it in one format or the other and that's the one I stick with. There are exceptions, obviously. Samaritan started as a comic script that never went anywhere so I wrote it as a prose short story and sold it. Snow Falls was originally envisioned as a TV project, but since I have no connections inside the TV business, I turned it into a novella. It doesn't often go the other way for me though. I don't take a prose idea and turn it into a comic, for example.

I hope that helps.

Q: If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?

Two and a Half Men. Lots of laughs, beautiful women, and booze.
Or, Magnum p.i. That would be fun too. At least until people started shooting at me.
Both of those shows prominently feature a beach.
Coincidence?
Maybe.

Q: Who is your favorite CONTEMPORARY author, and why?

I get this question often. My go to answer is usually Michael Connelly. I really enjoy his novels and have a great time reading them. I know that when I read one of his novels, I’m going to be entertained. I’m excited that Bosch is available on Amazon Prime now. I watched it recently and loved it. Fantastic show.

Q: Of all the scenes and all the books you've ever written, published or not, what scene are you most proud of?

That’s a tough one. A few leap out at me. There’s a scene in the recently released Hollis P.I. anthology where Nate Hollis and Irma Deuce are sitting in a car waiting for a bad guy they want to question to show up. I thought that scene played out really well. The dialogue was flowing that day. If you’d asked a year ago, I would have said when Harold and Franklin Palmer meet for the first time in Evil Ways. I love the scene with them getting reacquainted in the restaurant.

Q: What was the most difficult writing project you ever challenged yourself with?

Writing that first novel. I wanted to see if I could actually do it. It was definitely a challenge.

Q: Authors often cross talents with television writers. Have you ever thought about writing a television series? What kind of series would it be?

I would love to write for TV. My ebook series featuring Abraham Snow (book 1: Snow Falls is out now, book 2: Snow Storm is coming soon) was an idea that was
originally thought of in terms of TV. I had plans to do it as a series of episodes for the internet to use as a showcase. Alas, it hasn’t happened… yet. I remain optimistic. One day. One day… I did, of course, work on a couple of Star Trek fan film projects, which was kind of like writing for TV… or at least good practice.

Q: What real life personal experience have you used in your manuscripts?

In Evil Ways, Harold and Franklin Palmer are brothers. I based their personalities off of mine and my brothers, which makes them really come to life for me and I tell some personal stuff in detailing their relationship. Other personal experiences have made it into other stories. It could be something as simple as talking about past jobs or other things I experiences. I love the outdoors and used to hike a lot. You’ll see the outdoors portrayed often in my tales.

Q: have you ever discovered that your book simply doesn't end where you thought it would end?

Absolutely. I wrote a story for Radio Archives’ Nightbeat: Night Stories anthology/audio book. It started out in my head as a pretty straightforward story. Our heroes old flame is back in town, trying to get away from her mobster husband. It was going along as planned until I started writing the final showdown between our hero, reporter Randy Stone and the mobster. Stone tells the bad guy that he knows that he’s behind everything, but then the mobster says something in the dialogue that made me realize that the bad guy I had planned was not the actual villain of the story. After my “AH HA!” moment, I went back to add in the clues that would make the reveal make sense and was surprised to find that they were already there. I guess my subconscious knew more than I did.

Q: Which do you prefer and why: Walt Simonson's seminal run on Thor or John Byrne's equally notable run on Fantastic Four?

That's a tough one, but for me, Byrne's FF nudges ahead of Simonson's Thor.

Q: What is the inspiration that makes you write with single minded focus? A deadline? Shouting characters? A planned writing schedule? A brand new project?

Deadlines are great motivators. Also, when starting a new project, the first third just pours out of me. Back before I was a professional writer with actual deadlines from publishers, I followed the muse wherever it led. Sometimes this caused amazing things to happen, but more often than not it left unfinished projects in its wake.

Q: Do you have a book that just never seems to get completed? One that you can't forget about but can't finish either?

I’ve been working on and off on Evil Intent for the last ten years. I wasn’t tired of it, other projects just kept getting in the way. I do have plans to get it released this year for Evil Ways 10th anniversary.

Q: Have you ever changed the name or the description of a main character more than half way through or after writing the whole story?

Not often, but it does happen. In Evil Ways, Franklin Palmer was Ray Palmer through most of the novel until I realized that’s also the name of The Atom (who is
now on TV). I added Franklin and made Ray his middle name. I even made mention in the book about the Ray Palmer as The Atom similarity.

Q: What is your favorite moment as an author from 2014?

WOW. That’s a tough one. The first thing that comes to mind is sitting in a standing room only room with a few hundred people as we all watched “Conspiracy of Innocence”, the Starship Farragut episode I wrote. I got a little emotional when the credits flashed up on the screen with my name just as the Farragut was flying by on screen. It was a magical moment.

Q: Which is the favorite character you ever wrote?

This is tough as these are my babies so the answer will change every time I’m asked, but Domino Lady is near the top of that list. She’s a character I’ve returned to more than others so far. Runners up would be Benjamin West from Deadly Games! and Rick Ruby from The Ruby Files. Also, I did write a fan film script where I got to write Captain Kirk so that was a thrill. Watching that one favorite scene of mine is a thrill every time.

Q: Which is the LEAST favorite character you ever wrote?

Not sure if they were the least favorite, but it took me some tries before I felt comfortable with Ravenwood - Stepson of Mystery and The Avenger. Eventually, I found common ground with both, especially since I'm working on a novel featuring one of them for publication next year. I also felt like my villain in The Big Bad II was not my best villain.

Q: Personally, when I write a book I open Microsoft Word and start typing. However, I'm aware of a lot of technological software products out there that help authors write - Scrivener, Dragon voice writing, MasterWriter, etc. Do you use any of these tools, and if you do, why do you like using them?

I use Microsoft Word. I’ve considered other programs, but Word is pretty handy. Several writer friends of mine have recommended Scrivener so I may try that eventually.

Q: When creatively drawn to a different project, do you go with the Muse, or stick to the plan?

It depends on whether or not there's a deadline in front of me and/or a publisher waiting. If yes, I plow forward. If no, follow the muse. Sometimes following the muse can be a good thing, if you can afford the detour.

Q: What do you do BETWEEN books? Are you a heavy researcher for the next book? Are you a plotter? Do you immerse yourself in the concepts of the next book with quiet thinking and mind mapping? What is your transition process from writing one book to the next?

It depends on how soon the next thing is due. I do a lot of work-for-hire so those deadlines tend to be tight. I have, in the past, finished the polish on a story, emailed it to the editor/publisher, took a deep breath, exhaled, then opened a new file and got to work on the next story.

I used to take a few days off from writing after finishing a story, but those days are behind me.

Q: What is last book you read, outside your own?

I just recently finished up Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham. Right now I’m reading Alex Kava’s Breaking Creed and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is on deck. It’ll be my first time reading the Tarzan novels.

Q: What's the most fun you ever had while writing? Was it writing a sexy scene? A humorous scene? An adventurous scene? Or was it the research you did to create the scene?

Some of the most fun I can have as a writer is a good dialogue scene. I love it when the characters just start talking and all I have to do is stay out of their way and listen to what they say. I also enjoy research. I got to spend a day with the FBI, which was loads of fun. Plus, writing has introduced me to some wonderful people I might not have met otherwise. I always have fun meeting new people.

Q: Do you write on vacations and holiday breaks? OR do you write through it all? I MEAN REALLY WRITE, sitting down at a computer and pounding away, not just mentally plotting or thinking about writing.

Yes. Today is July 3rd and I'm at the writing desk playing catch up. So much to do, so little free time available these days.

And I think that is a good place to stop for this round of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… Do you have any questions you’d like me to answer? Post them here as a comment or send them along to bobby@bobbynash.com and I’ll answer them in a future installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff...

Also, please sign up for my mailing list. Drop me an email at bobby@bobbynash.com and I'll happily add you to the list.

If you’d like to check out my work, you can find my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Smashwords, and more.

Thanks for listening to me ramble. Let’s do it again soon.

For those in the U.S., Happy 4th of July. Stay safe and have fun.

Happy Reading.

Bobby


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