Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WILL BOBBY SURVIVE CAMP MASSACRE? FAT CHANCE!

That is NOT Bobby on the cover.

The original title/poster
The Fat Chance movie gets a name change and becomes Camp Massacre before mass distribution in 2015. The Horror Society has all the info on the name change and potential release date on DVD and Blu-Ray. You can read it here.

And here's the official word from Jim O'Rear and Daniel Emery Taylor--

HERE IT IS..... Our award-winning horror/comedy "Fat Chance" has been renamed “Camp Massacre” by the distributor, in order to secure better placement in foreign markets and rental outlets. The content of the film is exactly the same... only the title has changed... and here's the brand new cover art! Watch for the worldwide release early next year!

Thanks, guys. I had a great time working on this movie and met some really cool people. I play Clark Wagner in the movie and I look forward to seeing Camp Massacre on store shelves in 2015.

Again, you can read the full story here.

Bobby

Oh, no... Clark Wagner ain't havin' none of this shit!


Monday, September 15, 2014

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF… PART 27

And we’re back for a 27th 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.

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

Not Actual Cover
Coming in 2015
Q: When an unexpected or uninvited character pops into your head or plot, how do you explore and solidify them? How frequently do they end up in your final draft?

This happens to me from time to time. I was working on a novel I have in production now and had this character pop into my head. I wasn’t really sure how he fit, but I started a chapter focusing on him and played it out. If it turned out not to fit, then I could always take it out, but I chose to follow the muse. A few chapters later, I realized how this character fit and more than that, he became rather important to the story.

Another instance was Sheriff Myers from Evil Ways. When I decided to have part of Deadly Games! happen in Sommersville, GA, the fictional town I created for Evil Ways, I had no intention of bringing over any characters, but as the story progressed it just wouldn’t
work without the Sheriff’s Department getting involved. Sheriff Myers wouldn’t stay out of the action. That character continues to pester me for stories of his own. They’ll happen one of these days.

Q: What movie did you see as a child that scared you so bad you couldn't sleep?

JAWS

Q: When was the last time something in your personal life entered a manuscript?

Bits and pieces from my personal life or personal experiences make it into my work regularly. Sometimes it’s little things, other times it’s bigger stuff. In the Evil Intent novel I’m working on now, the young daughter of my protagonist, FBI Agent Harold Palmer suffers from night terrors. As a child, I also had them fairly regularly, at least according to my parents as I have no memory of any of it save that I had bad dreams. As a kid, my Dad gave me a small pocket-sized Bible to put under my pillow at night and told me it would help keep the nightmares away. And it did. I used that situation in Evil Intent. It’s not the main plot, but it does play into the characters and I think it works really well.

Q: Where did you go the first time you flew?

Chicago. Flew out for a convention.

Q: What kind of lifestyle would optimize your creativity?

I really miss living alone. I currently have roommates so it’s noisy and there are many distractions and interruptions. Being able to write without worrying about interruptions and money would be awesome. Sadly, it’ll not happen anytime soon, but it’s good to dream.

Q: Do you prefer long chapters or short chapters? Inquiring minds want to know.

As both a reader and writer, I prefer my chapters short.

Q: Do you still write fan fiction too? If so, is it for just for fun? Or just to get some story demons out before you move on to other paying work? Or if not, why not?

As a general rule, I don’t write fan fiction. That said, there are those that consider the media tie-in fiction that I do for publishers as a kind of fan fiction so your
mileage may vary. Personally, I don’t see writing tie-in work as fan fic because there is an editor, publisher, and license owner to go through so the writer can’t just write whatever he or she pleases, which is usually what happens in fan fic. Plus, my schedule is pretty tight so I don’t have a lot of time to write “just for fun” or as an exercise. When I’m writing, there’s usually a deadline attached to it.

Q: Does food play a part in your books?

Sometimes specific meals play specific parts, but there are times where the act of characters eating together opens up good character moments that are more important than what they are eating.

Q: How do you structure your writing goals? Do you write a consistent amount each day, week, or month, some other measurement?

I write daily. How much I accomplish varies from day to day, but I schedule my writing time around deadlines so I can make sure I successfully meet them.

Q: Which is more difficult for you? Writing the beginning of the book? Or writing the ending of the book?

The middle. I generally know the beginning and end when i start.

Q: What’s your Favorite Patrick Stewart Movie?

Star Trek First Contact is probably at the top of the list, but I also have a soft spot for Safe House too.

Q: If you could choose from anyone, who would you want to narrate the audio version of your book?

I'd love to hear Patrick Stewart read the audio version of Evil Ways or Deadly Games! Sarah Shahi would be good for Ghost Gal. Joe Flanigan for Snow Falls as I kind of picture him as Abraham Snow. Yes, I think about this sort of thing way more than I should.

Q: Ever have a hard time writing something for ages. Then come back to it, and it's like "What problem?"

Yes.

Q: How do you know you are finished? What tells you that the book is complete and there's nothing more you can write for it?

When I’ve reached my deadline. HA! HA! It’s tough to know when to walk away at times. You just have to know when to say “done!”

Q: Do you have a system or technique for choosing the best book titles? Does the title come before, during, or after the writing is completed?

Not really a system, but I try out several different titles and see which fits Evil Ways novel came from the song, which I have a character sing, along with a couple others, in the novel. I jotted Evil Ways down as a placeholder title until I came up with something better and the name stuck.
the story best. Sometimes the title comes first, sometimes the story. It varies from project to project. The title for my

Q: Your Favorite Rene Russo Movie?

The Thomas Crown Affair (hubba, hubba). I also enjoyed her in In The Line of Fire, Lethal Weapon 3, Major League, Tin Cup, and of course in Thor (both of 'em).

Q: Your Favorite Samuel L. Jackson Movie?

Gee, ask a tough one. I love Sam as Nick Fury in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but I think he truly shines when paired with Quentin Tarantino. I’d give top billing to Jules in Pulp Fiction followed closely by Ordell in Jackie Brown and Carl Lee Hailey in A Time To Kill.

Q: Can you tell me about the book you're working on in 10 words or less?

Someone wants Katie Masters kidnapped. Can Abraham Snow save her?

This is for Snow Storm, coming soon.


Q: Do you think about who your audience is before you start to write a book or do you define the audience as the plot unfolds?

Good question. I generally write what I would want to read and hope that the story finds its audience. That said, I also take things like language, explicit scenes, and things like that into consideration so the books can be aimed to as large an audience as possible.

Q: What are the 15 movies that will always stay with you?

In no particular order and subject to change at a moment’s notice…

JAWS
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars
Tombstone
Highlander
To Kill A Mockingbird
In The Line of Fire
Rocky
Superman
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
John Carpenter’s The Thing
Batman Begins
Ghostbusters

Q: What horror film (past or present) scared you the most?

JAWS

Q: Who is your all time favorite Thor Artist? King Kirby? Simonson?
Coipel? Alan Davis? Tell us why?

Kirby and Simonson are my definitive Thor artists. Each has a style that just seems suited to the mystical and also alien nature of Asgard.

Q: Your Favorite Sandra Bullock Movie?

Speed.

Q: How does your protagonist feel about the setting in which he currently finds himself?

In Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt, young Alexandra finds herself loving being in the thick of things and working her own cases and fighting her own battles. It’s exciting. When a villain targets her family, she finds herself rethinking that position and fears she will not be able to get to them in time to help.

Q: Are you now where you pictured yourself ten years ago? Are you better now than th
at or not?

In some areas (writing), yes. In others (real life), not so much.

Q: If you write in multiple genres, do you have a different platform for each?

Some, yes. Some, no. It’s hard to give each a single platform and keep up with it, but I also have them all together on my site. I have been tempted to sort books on my site by type, but that’s a lengthy process I haven’t had time to dig into yet. Maybe one day…

Q: What books influenced your thinking *before age 10?*

The Encyclopedia Brown mysteries. I loved those books.

Q: Finish this sentence : "My favorite movie sequel of all time is _____________".

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
If I’m allowed to pick two… Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
If I'm allowed to pick three... Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Q: Author survey... Tell me if you are self published ... represented by a literary agent ... published by a small, medium, or large publisher ... not published yet.

I've been published by small, medium, and large publishers and have self published a book or three. No literary agent, but maybe some day I'll find one interested in repping me. Trying to find an agent has been one of the more difficult things I’ve tries to do. It’s been easier finding publishers willing to publish my work than an agent willing to represent me. Go figure. I assume that means I haven’t stumbled across the right one yet.

Q: Writers: please do us the favor of talking about your writing process. How do you begin? Do you outline? Set production goals? and so on. We're all interested in how creativity happens...lift the curtain, share a little magic.

I generally start by working out parts of the story in my head. I find outlining prohibitive and it doesn’t work for me so I don’t do it. I usually know most of the important beats/plot points (I call them signposts) and I write from one to the next, allowing a bit of freedom for the characters to led the story. I try to write every day, which is harder recently since I started a new day job, but I do whatever I have to in order to meet my deadlines. The hardest part for me is getting started. Once I get my butt in the chair and start writing I’m generally good to go.

My ride's here! Gotta go!
And I think that is a good place to finish 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 this again soon.

Happy Reading.

Bobby

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BOBBY ENTERS THE WORD MATRIX ON BLOG TALK RADIO! LISTEN NOW!

I was honored to be the first guest on Tidal Miller's new Word Matrix show on BlogTalkRadio. The episode aired on Sunday, September 14th at noon and is available for streaming now.

Word Matrix. It's all about the words.

Give it a listen here.

Bobby

From the website:
Join me this Sunday at 12 noon. EST on Blogtalkradio for the Premier of my new podcast Word Matrix. My first guest is author Bobby Nash, author of Evil Ways and many other great books! The show is for Author's and those who love to write or aspire to as well as those who love to read. It is about "words" and the special things about them that inspire us.

Read more here.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

PRO SE PRESS TEASES BOBBY'S NEXT EBOOK RELEASE. ARE YOU READY FOR FREELANCER: THE TRAVELER SANCTION?


Art: Jeffrey Hayes
Coming VERY Soon From Pro Se Productions' Single Shot Signature line…. From The Pen of Bobby Nash. Up first is Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction! The cover art is by Jeffrey Hayes.

I was very excited to see Pro Se share this cover on social media tonight. I've been sitting on it for a while and I'm excited that it's out there. I think Jeffrey Hayes did a fantastic job on it. Plus, he made my hair look less gray, which is always appreciated. Ha! Ha!

Who is The Freelancer?
No one knows her real name. Miss Lance is the only known identity of the freelance adventurer known for her ability to pull off the impossible and make it look easy. Her fee is negotiable, and is not always in the form of money. Sometimes she works for a return favor, or for objects. If you have a problem and you’ve exhausted all avenues, it’s time to call in the Freelancer.

Are you ready to meet
The Freelancer?
About Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction--
After rescuing the daughter of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, The Freelancer fears that her client is still in danger. What did the kidnappers hope to gain by taking the daughter of a high-ranking government official? Are they coming after her again? And what lengths will they go to reach their ultimate target, the man code-named Traveler-- James Montgomerey, the President of the United States of America.


I'll have more information on the release of Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction as soon as it is available. That's her in the upper right side of the attached promotional image. Final cover coming soon.

Stay tuned.

Bobby

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE REVIEWS GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT


Issue # 148 of Rue Morgue Magazine features a review of Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt. Written by author Bobby Nash, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt tells the tale of young Alexandra Holzer. She’s just your average young paranormal investigator out to show an early 1960s New York City and 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.

Here’s what Rue Morgue’s Charlotte Stear had to say about the novel--
“A charming, fun ride that keeps the spirit of the elder Holzer's work alive.”

Thanks for the kind words for Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt, Rue Morgue magazine. You rock!

Bobby

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.

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

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


RUE MORGUE SLASHES FAT CHANCE!


On Rue Morgue's website, they reviewed the uncut award-winning convention cut of Fat Chance, a movie I have a role in. Sadly, the reviewer didn't seem to like it though. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.

They did say the movie has some charm though. I'll take that.

Look for the official release of Fat Chance soon.

Bobby


Thursday, September 11, 2014

BOBBY HAS LEFT THE STATION...

ESO's The JD Tree album cover

Bobby's first episode
For those who listened to this week's episode of the Earth Station One podcast, you've heard that I have left the show. The decision to step away from my co-hosting duties was not an easy one and I will miss spending my Monday nights recording with my friends Mike Faber and Mike Gordon as well as the remarkable rotating group of guests who joined us. I will treasure those times. My first ESO appearance was way back in episode 27.

It has been my great honor to serve as co-host of the Earth Station One podcast for almost 4 years. With episode 231, released September 10, 2014, I am stepping down as co-host. You can listen to the here for my farewell announcement. I look forward to visiting the podcast in the future, but the time had come for me to step away and focus on my writing.
Bobby's farewell

I wish Mike, Mike, and the rest of The ESO Network family the best.

You can listen to ESO episodes at www.esonetwork.comFeedburneriTunes, and Stitcher.

I'm gonna go hangout in the airlock with JD for a while.  :)

Bobby



ESO at Dragon Con 2014
ESO at Con Nooga

WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY...

Managed to get a little writing in on my lunch break yesterday and today using my tablet. It's different, but I kind of like it. Incorporating the day's work into the main manuscript tonight. Ain't technology grand?

Bobby

EARTH STATION ONE EPISODE 231 – 2014 SUMMER MOVIE ROUND UP & FALL TV PREVIEW

Comic-book adaptations ruled the 2014 summer box office and it is no surprise that there are more comic properties coming to the small screen this fall. Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, the award-winning Bobby Nash, Alex Autrey, and Jessa Phillips take a look at the movie season that was and the TV season that will be. Plus, the usual Khan Report, Shout Outs, and a special award-winning announcement!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: 2014 Summer Movie Round Up & Fall TV Preview at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://esopodcast.com/earth-station-one-episode-231-2014-summer-movie-round-up-fall-tv-preview/

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Show Open
0:06:21 Summer Movie Round Up
0:30:57 Fall TV Preview
1:23:17 Khan Report
1:48:49 Show Close & An ESO Special Announcement

Next on Earth Station One...

ESO continues with an all new episode next week.

Visit ESO at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and on Pinterest.

Download ESO Episode 231 mp3 here.

You can also find Earth Station One on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube.
Check out The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store here.
Get your new ESO Window Sticker here.
Visit ESO’s Zazzle store here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW! BARNES AND NOBLE 5 STAR REVIEW FOR GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT!


Big shout out to Mark Holmes for his nice review of my novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt at Barnes and Noble as Published by Raven's Head PressAs always, reviews are like gold and greatly appreciated. Thanks for the kind words, sir. 

I am thrilled when I hear that the relationships in this novel are resonating with readers. It was one of my favorite parts of the book to write and you can expect to see it continue in the next novel. How Alex deals with the people in her life are just as important as the ghosts and monsters she battles and I love that people are enjoying these characters.

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.

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

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




Friday, September 5, 2014

GHOST GAL ENTERS THE RUE MORGUE! ISSUE #148


There's a new review of my recent novel from Raven's Head PressAlexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt‬ is included in the latest issue (#148) of Rue Morgue magazine in The Ninth Circle segment.

I had originally mentioned this would be in issue #147, but it's issue #148. You can see the cover above. I'll post more information once I'm able to grab a copy. Apologies for the confusion.

Stay tuned!

Bobby

ABOUT 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.

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

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

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