Monday, September 17, 2018

ESO AND THE BOBBY...

That Bandit charm
I had an absolutely amazing time visiting the Earth Station One podcast tonight with an amazing group of guys: Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Joe Crowe, and Alex Autrey to review and reminisce on the classic movie, Smokey & The Bandit and take a look at the life and career of the late, great Burt Reynolds.

Look for it to air later this week. Part of The ESO Network.

Bobby

POTEMKIN PICTURES STUDIO TOUR (VIDEO)


Potempkin Pictures held an open house and set tour last Saturday, September 15th. I wrote the next upcoming episode of Hospital Ship Marie Curie filmed on those sets (as seen in the attached photo). Sadly, I wasn't able to attend. Thankfully, there is video of the set tour now posted opn their Facebook  page, courtesy of Lee Drew.

Part one

Part two

Learn more about Hospital Ship Marie Curie and my episode, "Under Fire" below.

Bobby

BEN BOOKS CONVERTED FROM CREATESPACE TO KDP SELECT...

My BEN Books titles have been moved over from Createspace to KDP Select as part of Amazon's efforts to merge the two platforms.

Fingers crossed that the books transferred over well.

Bobby

Sunday, September 16, 2018

MEET ME NEXT SATURDAY IN GAINESVILLE, GA.


Join me on September 22nd at Brenau LitFest 2018 (10 am - 2 pm) in Gainesville, GA at Brenau Downtown Center and Event Services located at 301 SW Main St, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. In addition to having books on hand for sale, I will also be part of a panel on Science Fiction during the event as well. Time to be announced. Learn more HERE and RSVP on Facebook.

FREE ADMISSION! Enjoy a showcase of wonderful writers, awesome performers and wildly creative artists. Bring the family to participate in a variety of activities for children and adults.
It will be a fun time. I hope to see you there.
Bobby

Saturday, September 15, 2018

BOBBY MAKES THE PAPER!


I can't make it to the Snellville Books & Beers tomorrow, but check out the author reading in the photo from the previous event in the newspaper article you can find HERE

He looks familiar, doesn't he?

If you're in the Snellville, GA area on Saturday, you should stop by and check it out.

Bobby

Thursday, September 13, 2018

40% OFF SNOW! TODAY ONLY!

SNOW SHIRT SALE!

Today only!
Find it HERE.
Take 40% off with code ZDAILYDEALZ1.
What a great deal!

Bobby

TODAY'S WRITING...

No. I can't call him Ant-Tony.
I had a nice evening/late night writing session. Added a couple thousand words to the current novel in process. I also did some research on fire ants, which was both fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Gee, wonder what I'll dream about tonight. Heh. #amwriting

Bobby

A THREE HOUR TOUR... A THREE HOUR TOUR...


Potempkin Pictures is holding an open house and set tour of their sets in Alabama on Saturday, September 15th. I wrote the next upcoming episode of Hospital Ship Marie Curie filmed on those sets (as seen in the attached photo). Sadly, I won't be able to attend, but if you're in the area and would like to tour some pretty cool sets, contact them through their website or on Facebook for times and directions.

It will be a fun experience.

Bobby

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Another 48 Hours!


Sorry. No Eddie Murphy or Nick Nolte this time. Just a reminder about a Kickstarter that features some of my work.

There's a little less than 48 hours left to participate in the Book of Dark Secrets Kickstarter for HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FANTASY RPG ADVENTURES AND SELL THEM. James Ward, Lenard Lakofka, Johnn Four and many more share some of their pro tips on how to create your first fantasy RPG adventure!

This book contains a new, original short story introducing a new character by me along with an interview/article on what it takes to create a hero.

Take a look HERE and support if you can.

Thanks for your support..

Bobby

BIG BOX ART ATTACK!

 Mailing out packages of books to readers today so you know what that means... it's Envelope Art time. Well, Box Art in this case.

SHAZAM! Captain Marvel (can we still call him that) to the rescue!
Compliments of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

If you're interested in getting some box or envelope art of your own, there's only one way to do it. You can order any of my books direct from me through this site. I can accept Paypal or credit cards. I also have the Big Box O' Books promotion and I also do art commissions. Just let me know what interests you and I'll get you a price.

Enjoy.

Bobby

NEW BOOK SIGNING EVENT ADDED DECEMBER 1ST!

I've added a new event to my 2018 book signing tour. Join me and other amazing authors on Saturday, December 1st for The Book Degree 4.0 Book Fair in Duluth, GA. 

The event runs from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf, 1948 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30097. 

Get your FREE tickets to this event at www.eventbrite.com/e/book-degree-40-book-fair-tickets-50086113915. Author friends, there are still open spaces for you as well.

Have you ever read a book and said to yourself ( I just have to meet the author)? Well the wait is over because not only will you be able to meet some new and old authors but you will be able to talk with them and get autographs right on the spot. Join Us in A Celebration to Honor All Authors and The Creations That They Bring from Mind to Paper Everywhere.

I hope to see you there.

Bobby

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SWEET SEPTEMBER SNOW SALE!


September Snow Sale! In September, take 30% off SNOW merchandise at THE SNOW STORE.
Use code THIRTYOFFSEP at checkout.

Get your SNOW MUG here.
Get your SNOW SHIRT here.

The SNOW Series 1, Vol. 1 paperback is currently 12% off at Amazon. You can also read it for FREE on Kindle with your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can find it HERE.

Learn more about Bobby Nash's SNOW here.
Enjoy the snow!
Bobby

A FULL, BUSY DAY...

I had a full, busy day. I did some running about with my dad, managed a little writing and admin work, and I just finished up an interview with a magazine. All in all, not a bad day. Time to push away for the night so I can dive back into the deep end in the morning.

Bobby

AND THE WINNER IS...


Congratulations to patron and pal, Little John Nacinovich! John is the winner of my Patreon exclusive giveaway! What did he win, you ask? Well, John won a Nightbeat: Night Stories CD box set and... and... as a surprise bonus, he also gets a Box Thirteen "Adventure Wanted" CD box set as well. Both autographed by me to keep the value lowered (HA! HA!) I will get them in the mail to you this week, man.

It's not to late to join us on Patreon. Subscribe today for first looks at upcoming projects, early access to new releases, exclusive content and giveaways, and so much more. Subscribe today at www.patreon.com/bobbynash.

Congratulations again!

Bobby

Learn more about these CD box sets below...

Monday, September 10, 2018

SANDERSON OF METRO NETS A NEW 5 STAR READER REVIEW!

We love reader reviews! Huge thanks to Marcus Bucklin for his kind words and 5 STAR Amazon review for The Wraith novel, Sanderson of Metro by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash. You can find it now on Amazon HERE. Only $13.58 in paperback.

Marcus says: Let’s talk about SANDERSON OF METRO by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash and published by Trinity Comics. This one took me a little longer to read than past WRAITH volumes, but I think part of that was I was subconsciously taking my time because I was enjoying the novel so much. This book is at its heart an origin story, but not the typical origin story, if you’re familiar with the WRAITH’S lore and the character of PAUL SANDERSON. The writing is great and well edited, and even though it lacks some of the typical Dirscherl style, the novel is still a great work of Neo Pulp/Superhero fiction worthy of any collection. Dirscherl and Nash need to be applauded for collaborating on a fantastic prequel novel that answers many lingering questions many readers may have had about the history of the WRAITH. The book is well plotted and the pacing is perfect, even when the narrative is jumping back and forth in time. At the end of the day, this novel is a worthy addition to the WRAITH’S continuing story and a necessary purchase if you’re a fan of the character. It’s also just a flat out enjoyable reading experience. What more could you ask for in a Neo Pulp/Superhero novel? Definitely look out for this book if you’re a fan of THE SPIDER, THE SHADOW, or BATMAN comics made around the 70’s and 80’s. 5/5 stars.

Thanks again, Marcus.

Bobby

Learn more about Sanderson of Metro below.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

THE WRAP UP-- DRAGON CON 2018!


My badge.
What can I say about Dragon Con that I haven't said before? As always, this continues to be my best show of the year. Dragon Con is really 7 or 8 conventions in one. No matter your fandom, there's bound to be something at Dragon Con for you to enjoy.

Dragon Con 2018 was my 30th consecutive Dragon Con. I am very proud of this, although it does make me feel old. I attended my first Dragon Con in 1989, the year I graduated from high school and I haven't looked back.

This year, I returned as a guest of the Dragon Con Comics and Pop Art Track and was given a table in Artist Alley on the 4th floor of the America's Mart Building #2. I was at table 436. This is a change from
My table.
being on the 3rd floor the past few years. I loved the new space and I had a great spot on the floor near other gusts I knew and a few I did not. I'd first like to single out my table neighbors, Paul Jenkins and Chris Garrett for being such cool guys. Having good table neighbors at a con makes all the difference and these guys were great. I was also near J.R. Mounts, Christopher Collins, Billy and Heather Tackett, Eric Dotson, and Lee Jiles. There may have been some cutting up and tomfoolery going on throughout the weekend.

The legendary George Perez
Other friends were in the room like Chris Hamer, Michael Gordon, Peter Cutler, Bill Kielhorn, Afua Richardson, Francesco Francavilla, Sanford Greene, Erik Burnham, James Burns, Van Allen Plexico, Jim Beard, Gail Simone, Amy Chu, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Craig Rousseau, Tom Waltz, George Perez, and so many more. I'm sure I'm forgetting some folks so please forgive the lapse in judgement. Also great seeing Mike and Judy Faber, Christopher Qualls, Mary Ogle, Darren Nowell, Jamie Jones, Bill Ritch, Jason and Rita DeLaTorre, Joe Crowe, Gary Mitchel, Michael Bailey, Kevin Eldridge, Scott and Diane Freeman, and oh so many more.

Dragon Con ran from August 30 - September 3, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. I arrived on Thursday to set up and have a day to get out and see folks before the work started on Friday morning at 10 a.m. I roomed with my usual Dragon Con crew, Mike Gordon and Bill Kielhorn. We've been splitting a room for years and it's always fun hanging with them and saving money on the very expensive
Tiki-Zombie and ESO's Mike Gordon.
hotels in downtown Atlanta. This year we stayed int he Westin for the first time and loved it. Sadly, our efforts to secure a room at that hotel for next year met with failure so I'm not sure where we'll be. That's part of the adventure.

A big thank you to all who stopped by my table to say hello and/or buy a book or two. As a creator, I sometimes forget that I am not in this alone. Since I spend so much time alone with my thoughts, my characters, and the laptop, it's easy to forget that there is a large, welcoming community out there that I count myself lucky to be a part of and this Dragon Con family is a big part of that, There are
These guys look familiar...
people in my life that I met through this con and some I only see once a year, at this con that it's become something of a family reunion.

This was a busy con for me. I didn't get a chance to go to the Walk of Fame so I saw very few of the actors. I did see Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) photo-bomb a group of Justice League cosplayers. That was cool. I also didn't get to any panels unless I was on them because I was working my table. There is a hard truth that you can either attend Dragon Con or work Dragon Con. It's really hard to do both. There were guests I wanted to meet. Maybe down the road. I would like to thank Kelley Palmer for watching my table when I had panels. That was an extremely big help. Her daughter, Gracie, also helped once as well. Never underestimate the power of having
RADAR! This kid
wins DC cosplay!
a cute kid selling your books. It's great and works like a charm

Here's how my panels shook out this year:
On Friday, I had a reading session scheduled at 2:30. My friends Darrell and Paul stopped by and we turned it into a chat session. It was fun. I also picked up a copy of Darrell's new book, I Never Meant to Start a Murder Cult and Other Stories. Looking forward to reading it.

On Saturday at 1 pm, my only panel was called Pulp: Not Just Old Paper. (Panel description: Pulp is a genre like unto no other. In the past, it started a lot of careers. It's enjoying a resurgence, so our panelists will tell us about it, why they find it interesting, and why they write it.) I end up on a lot of pulp panels and sometimes they get bogged down in the discussion of what pulp is or isn't, but thankfully, not so in this case. Part of that has to do with the panelists: James Palmer, Van Allen Plexico, Jim Beard, John G. Hartness, and yours truly. I believe the panel was recorded. As soon as I obtain a copy, I will share it.

A gaggle of pulpsters?
Sunday had two panels. The first was at 5:30 pm called The Joy of Joe: Celebrating the Real American Hero in Figures and Cartoons (Panel description: Joe fans salute America's movable fighting man from the Adventure Team to Cobra-La and beyond.) This panel was a blast and featured four authors from The Joy of Joe book (still on sale): Dave West (aka Phantom Troublemaker), editor Jim Beard, James Palmer, and me. It also included Joe fan and historian Michael D. French. This one was also recorded. Will share links as soon as I get them.

My second panel on Sunday happened at 10 pm and was called Hollywood--er, Georgia, Here I Come (Panel description: Do you
Getting groped by writers.
have a story or novel that's perfect for film? These pros will help you discover how to find a producer to make that happen.) I felt a little bit like a fish out of water on this panel while sharing the stage with Nancy Knight, Ken Feinberg, Matt Green, Trip Hope, and Thomas Michael Gofton. I learned a good deal about movie making and got to talk about writing and being an actor/slash background performer in Georgia. A fun panel.

Aside from walking around at night, people watching, chatting, and falling down stairs (which I only did once), most nights ended at the Westin hotel bar. The Westin bar has become a writer hangout over the past few years and this one was no exception. I saw many friends and met some new ones, which ks always neat. There were many good conversations about writing, cons, and
With Gail Simone
whatever topic came up. Always a fun time. My buddy, John Hartness is one of the ringleaders of the get together and he knows how to work a room. Great hanging out with John, Vanessa Giunta, Jay Requard, Steve Saffel, Dave Boop, Clay and Susan Griffith, Jim Beard, Darin Kennedy, Jack Cullen, James Nettles, Kevin Ikenberry, and oh so many more I can't keep them all straight. I love this time of fellowship with other authors. So much fun.

On Saturday night, I attended The Big Damn Game Show, hosted by my friend, Dave West and his Needless Things Irregulars. Dave and his team put on an absolutely fantastic game show. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. It was great. Sadly, my phone battery dies right after it started so I only have a few photos, but I'm sure you can find some on-line. So much fun.

All in all, Dragon Con 2018 was a huge success. Doubly so as I didn't catch con crud this year or completely lose my voice. That's always an important bonus.

A special thanks to those who stopped by to ask about my family,
Only at Dragon Con!
especially on Saturday as September 1st marked one year since my mother lost her battle with cancer. It was an emotional day for me, but being surrounded by a few thousand close friends helped make the day not only bearable, but enjoyable. I had considered skipping it this year to stay with my family, but my dad convinced me to go and I'm glad I did.

I love this convention and I hope they'll have me back again next year.

Bobby

Click to see more photos.

Friday, September 7, 2018

THE SWEETEST GIFT...


By far, the coolest thing I received at Dragon Con 2018 was this sketch card made for me by the space princess herself, Gracie Palmer (daughter of James & Kelley). It's a sketch of 'The Book About Bobby' by Gracie Palmer. Only $5.25. I hear it's a compelling read. Still working out Act 3.

Thanks a million, Gracie. This one will hang in my office next to my desk.

Bobby

IRON AND ANVIL TOMORROW!


I've got the war wagon all packed up and ready for Iron and Anvil - Artists Alley tomorrow (3pm - 9pm) at Ironmonger Brewing in Marietta, Georgia.

Ironmonger Brewing
2129 Northwest Pkwy SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067
(678) 742-8551
www.facebook.com/events/2016960648379027
www.ironmongerbrewing.com

Also appearing is author Christopher Collins, Rebecca Perry's Deathskiss Designs, blacksmiths, crafts, art, and many more. Oh, and there will be BBQ and beer. It'll be a fun event. I hope you'll join us!

Come join Ironmonger Brewing for Iron and Anvil Artists' Alley! Dozens of local artists and craftsmen will have their wares on display, and fresh, local, craft beer will be flowing all night! As a special treat, we'll have local Blacksmiths forging knives and tools on-site!

The Bearded Chef will be providing delicious BBQ at the event. This event is RAIN or SHINE. It continues to gain popularity and is an incredible fun, free event for everyone! Stop by for a pint (or three!), and take home some local art!

Bobby

THE RETURN OF... ENVELOPE ART!

Mailing out some books and commissions this so you know what that means... that's right, it's Envelope Art Time! I love to sketch so these are a lot of fun.

Envelope Art #1: The Joker

Envelope Art #2: The Human Torch
The lady at the Post Office asked if they had ever burned a package before so I had to explain to her who the character is and the joke.

Want some one of a kind envelope art of your own? All you have to do is order some books or a sketch commission direct from me and it's a good bet there will be some scribbles on the envelope.

Bobby

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

PATRON EXCLUSIVE FOR SEPTEMBER - NIGHTBEAT: NIGHT STORIES!


This month, patrons who subscribe to the $5 and up tiers at www.patreon.com/bobbynash received an ebook copy of Radio Archives NIGHTBEAT: NIGHT STORIES. This was a fun project and I had a great time listening to the radio show this anthology is based on. My story is called "The One That Got Away" Join us on Patreon today! www.patreon.com/bobbynash

A snippet:
Happy September, my friends. I appreciate your patience with this month's ebook while I was at Dragon Con. While it is easily my favorite con of the year, it is also an exhausting one. It was great seeing some of you there. I hope you all had a grand ol' time.

This month, my patrons received an ebook copy of an oldie, but goody. Premiering in November 2012 from Radio Archives, NIGHTBEAT: NIGHT STORIES was released in ebook (Kindle) and audio formats. It was the first time I ever heard my work read aloud as an audiobook, which was equal parts bizarre and cool.

A little history. Nightbeat was an NBC radio drama series that aired February 6, 1950 – September 25, 1952. The show was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Wheaties. Nightbeat told the story of Randy (originally "Lucky") Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star, encountering criminals and troubled souls. Listeners were invited to join Stone as he "searches through the city for the strange stories waiting for him in the darkness." Stone was portrayed on the show by actor Frank Lovejoy.


Nightbeat: Night Stories features stories by authors Howard Hopkins, William Patrick Murray, Paul Bishop, Tommy Hancock, Mark Squirek, and yours truly. The audio is read by veteran character actor Michael C. Gwynne. Cover by Douglas Klauba. Edited by Tommy Hancock. Published and produced by Radio Archives.

My story is called "The One That Got Away" and it's one of my favorites. I started out planning to write a fairly straightforward story of good guys and bad guys, with a damsel in distress between them. The characters had other plans and the ending became much better by my paying attention to them.

Time to walk the beat.
Bobby