Monday, March 31, 2014

SNOW FALLS ON KINDLE

How cool is this? Reader Robert McIntyre snagged a copy of Snow Falls from Amazon UK and shared this pic. Thanks, Robert. I hope you enjoy it. 

Bobby

SNOW FALLS can be purchased at the following:
Bookxy (ebook)
Amazon US (Kindle)
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon Canada (Kindle)

Cover Art: Dennis Calero
Snow Falls is the first in a series of books telling the story of Abraham Snow, a former deep cover operative. After a sniper’s bullet leaves him half an inch from death, Snow retires from the dangerous life he has led for over a decade only to find that the danger and the action were not finished with him.

About Snow Falls:
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.

Published by The Stark Raving Group, Snow Falls is written and created by Bobby Nash with cover illustration by Dennis Calero with treatment Bob Wynne and edits by Gary Phillips.

Abraham Snow will return.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

THE SKYBOLT IS READY FOR LAUNCH!


A note from Airship 27's Air Chief, Ron Fortier.

Here is a schematic look at the Skybolt, the plane flown by pulp aviation ace, Lance Star as we get ready to release - LANCE STAR - SKY RANGER Vol 4.

Stay tuned, it's coming soon.


Captain Ron

Keep watching this page and www.lance-star.com for more Lance Star: Sky Ranger news.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SADDLE UP!

Here's an oldie, but goodie. I was in the mood to make a new banner ad so I started going through my list of books and landed on A Fistful of Legends. The anthology is still available. Links below.

A Fistful of Legends was my first time writing a western and I had a blast with it. There's an upcoming announcement that may open the door for me to try my hand at another western. Stay tuned.

Here's some more information on A Fistful of Legends. If you like westerns, you should check it out.

Bobby

A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS
A Western Anthology

Discover what it’s like to ride with damaged men and sinister night stalkers, tragic doves, plucky homemakers and gun-toting belles. Experience for yourself the harsh reality of birth and death, love and hate, revenge, retribution and robbery. You'll find it all here, penned by a whole posse-full of Western writers old and new.

So what are you waiting for? Saddle up for action and adventure... and grab yourself A Fistful of Legends!

A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Lulu (paperback)
Lulu (ebook)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)

A Fistful of Legends features "Shadows on the Horizon" by Bobby Nash.
After a lifetime of patching up injuries, Ol’ Doc Brand was enjoying his retirement. Then three men show up at his cabin, one of them with a gunshot wound. The men reward his help in patching up their friend by beating him and leaving him for dead in the wild. What they couldn’t know was the dark past hidden behind the Doc’s kindly old features, but they would soon learn the error of their ways.

Friday, March 28, 2014

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF… PART 18

One of the perks of being a writer is getting to meet some of the most interesting people. Whether it is at conventions, store signings, through the Earth Station One podcast, writer’s groups, on social media, and sometimes just from people I run into on when I venture out of the cave I call my office, and they have questions. Sometimes they are about writing or what I’m working on. Other times they’re out of left field. I thought it would be interesting to share some of them along with a few answers. Regardless of where they come from, here’s a few of the latest.

Check out past installments of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff... here.

Q: What program do you write your first drafts in? Why?

I use Microsoft WORD. It’s an older version. It’s what I have so it’s what I use.

Q: You're in line at the grocery store and the answer to your writing conundrum leaps into your head in vivid color and detail. Will it make it to your manuscript? How do you capture ideas when you are away from the keyboard?

I’m very fortunate that I can generally remember these things later, or at least until I’m back in the car where I can jot it down on my phone and email it to myself.

Q: What is your stance on adverbs?

Sometimes they are needed, other times not so much. I play it by ear and if I go overboard, hopefully, the editor will rein me in.

Q: Writers: if you've created a private eye, tough guy/gal or spy, why not tell us a little about your characters?

I have a character named Abraham Snow who will headline a series of ebook novellas (paperback collection to follow later). Snow is a former undercover operative. After nearly dying in the field, he "retires" but finds life a bit boring so he takes on assorted gigs and helps people.

In the first story, SNOW FALLS, Snow interrupts an assassination attempt and gets involved in tracking down the hired killer and the client who hired her.

You can learn more about Snow Falls at Bookxy here.
Also, check out the amazing cover art by Dennis Calero.

Snow Falls is now available at Amazon, Amazon UK, and Amazon Canada.

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Sean Taylor and I created a pulpy p.i. character named Rick Ruby, who headlines his own anthology title for Airship 27 called The Ruby Files. Vol. 1 was nominated for several pulp awards in 2013, even managed to snag a couple, including best new pulp character. Vol. 2 is slated to come out sometime this year.

About The Ruby Files:

GANGSTERS & GUNMOLLS

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It
Bobby and Sean
was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon and William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. Covers by Mark Wheatley. Vol. 1 interior illustrations by Rob Moran. Vol. 2 interior illustrations by Nik Poliwko.

You can learn more about Rick Ruby and The Ruby Files here.

Q: What is your newest writing project? The one you can't wait to start, or the one you just began recently? What's new in your writing world?

I’m currently scripting a graphic novel adaptation of Edgar Rice
Burroughs’ novel “At The Earth’s Core” for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, going over editor notes on the Ghost Gal novel for Raven's Head Press, and making notes on two other projects on deck and ready to go. There never seems to be a shortage of work.

Q: Are you a fan of nonfiction books that help improve your writing, editing, or author marketing skills? Which book is your favorite?

Not really a fan. Nothing against the books themselves. Just not the type of stuff I like to read on a regular basis, but I’ve read a few. Stephen King’s On Writing and J. Michael Strazynski’s The Complete Book of Scriptwriting are a couple I have enjoyed.

Q: When an unplanned new character arrives on the page of your current work in progress, do you point to the door and demand it leave? Give it a chapter or two to see what it wants? Or sit perfectly still and make no sudden movements
for fear of what it plans?

I usually write the character and watch to see if he or she really fits. If so, then the character stays. If not, well, there’s the door. Ha! Ha! On one of the novels I’ve been working on around other deadlines, I started a new chapter and needed to get away from my main characters for a bit to break up the pace. I started writing a chapter that introduced not one, but two new characters. It was a great scene and one of the characters tied in beautifully, but at the end of it, I wasn’t sure about the other. Was he a one off or was he more important to the story? It was two chapters later when I realized his connection to one of the main characters and it all clicked into place as though it had been planned from the beginning.

I love it when that happens.

Q: What is the appeal of writing the Green Hornet and Kato?

I like the characters. They're fun. That was the foremost reason to do it for me.

Another aspect is that these characters come with a pre-existing fanbase, which means getting my work in front of potential new readers that might
like my story there and follow over to my other work.

A bonus to all of that was that working on existing popular characters like The Green Hornet and Kato brought with it press. I did a number of interviews as a result of working on the two GH books I provided stories for, which helped promote my other work.

Of the three volumes Moonstone published, I have stories in two of the Green Hornet anthologies-- Green Hornet Casefiles and Green Hornet Still At Large.

Q: If a big time mainstream publisher called, would you answer?

Sure. I'd listen and if it felt right, I'd certainly give it a go.

Granted, I am not only self-publishing, and I do very little of that because I don’t enjoy doing the production side of things.

Q: Do you have a writing buddy? Where did you find him/her?

Not really. I do have friends who are writers and sometimes I bounce questions or problems off of them.

Q: Sometime we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometime we're upset with something in our lives ... but we still write. Emotion and creativity come are often two sides of the same coin. Do your moods show up in your manuscript? Does your usually sweet main character suddenly become a harpy or a bully when you're feeling off?

I try to keep it separate, but it’s not always easy. Mood can be a very powerful motivator. Today was one of those days. The biggest impact it had on my writing was keeping me away from it. I don't write well when I'm irritable.

Q: What's your number, that number of book sales that means success to you?

I don’t have a specific number in mind. Sales are obviously important, but how I measure success is not solely based on sales.

Q: At this moment, what is your favorite thing about being a writer?

I like telling stories. Being a writer allows me to do that. I love it.

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.

You can find my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Smashwords, and more.

Happy Reading.

Bobby

Thursday, March 27, 2014

EARTH STATION ONE EPISODE 207 – THE MUPPETS TAKE EARTH STATION ONE


Jim Henson and friends
Its time for the ESO crew to get sensational, inspirational, celebrational, and Muppetational! Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and the Award-Winning Author Bobby Nash are joined by puppeteers Crispy and Charles Kelso as they raise the curtain on The Muppets and their creator, Jim Henson. We also introduce Flotilla author Dan Haight to our version of dystopia – The Geek Seat! Plus, Q joins the Khan Report to promote the upcoming Terminus Gaslamp Gala and Phantom Troublemaker talks up the Free Comic Book Day event at Odin’s Comics in Lilburn, GA. All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Muppets Take Earth Station One at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://esopodcast.com/earth-station-one-episode-207
Tonight's special guests...


Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:04:17 Rants & Raves
0:27:35 Author Dan Haight Interview & Geek Seat
0:48:56 The Muppets
1:38:46 Doctors Geek Moment of Science
1:40:23 ESO Khan Report w/ Doctor Q & Phantom Troublemaker
1:59:55 ESO Shout Outs & Show Close
My Rave: JEM Returns!

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, The ESO crew dives deep beneath the waves for a look back at our favorite underwater adventures. From Sea Hunt, Flipper, Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea, The Abyss, seaQuest DSV, and beyond, ESO explores the depths looking for adventure. We’ll also have the usual wet behind the ears assortment of Rants and Raves, The Khan Report, Shout Outs, two minutes with Dr. Geek, The Geek Seat, and probably a couple of soggy guests coming on board. You get all this and more next week on a waterlogged episode of the Earth Station One podcast you won’t want to miss!

ESO wants to hear from you. Share your favorite TV shows and/or movies with an undersea theme? Shareesopodcast@gmail.com, www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Who knows, we might just share yours on the show.
Can author Dan Haight
survive The Geek Seat?
your favorites with ESO at

ESO is now on Pinterest. Find them here.

Download ESO Episode 207 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.

Next Week: ESO dives beneath the waves for a look back at our favorite underwater adventures.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER COMIC BOOK RETURNS TO INDY PLANET!

BACK IN THE AIR AND ON SALE!
Technical issues caused the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic book by Bobby Nash and James Burns to be taken down at Indy Planet. That issue has been resolved and the book is once again available in print. Ebook editions were unaffected. Apologies for the inconvenience. You can find the paperback here.

Art: James Burns
LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER #1 - "ONE SHOT!"
A comic book adventure

2011 PULP ARK AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP RELATED COMIC.

November, 1941. Ace Air Adventurer Lance Star accepts a dangerous mission into an enemy stronghold to stop the Nazi’s from uncovering plans for a weapon long believed destroyed. Lance flies a solo mission to Kiev where he is to plant explosives and destroy a weapons facility when he runs into an old enemy. Now, Lance is faced with a choice. Complete the mission? Or take down the Sky Ranger’s greatest adversary? He’s only going to get one shot at this. Will he choose the mission or revenge?
Art: James Burns

Featuring high-flying adventure, aerial dog fights, explosive action, and stunning artwork, Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" is pure pulp fun from start to finish.

"Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" is exactly the sort of high-flying, action-packed air war yarn I really enjoy. It's fine pulpish fun from start to finish. Bobby Nash and James Burns are aces!"
-- James Reasoner

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER #1 - "ONE SHOT!" can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle) ebook
Barnes and Noble UK (Nook) ebook
My Digital Comics ebook
Drive Thru Comics ebook
Graphic.ly ebook
Apple iTunes ebook
Indy Planet (paperback)

Learn more about the Lance Star: Sky Ranger series at www.lance-star.com


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

REVIEWS FROM THE UK

There were a couple of new reviews for books I worked on posted over at Amazon UK. Thanks for taking the time to write and post reviews. Each one is appreciated.

Bobby


The Spider: Extreme Prejudice
New short stories of searing white-hot prose starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld...hated, feared and wanted by both! One cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's! Guest stars: The Black bat, The Green Ghost, and Operator 5!

The Spider: Extreme Prejudice features stories by Will Murray, Mel Odom, C.J. Henderson, James Chambers, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Howard Hopkins, Eric Fein, Gary Phillips, Don Roff, Matthew Baugh, I.A. Watson, and Rik Hoskin. Published by Moonstone Books.

About “Fear The Dark” by Bobby Nash:
Marianne Nelson is afraid of the dark. Every time she closes her eyes she sees monstrous visions of herself and a strange woman being chased by a menacing creature with disturbing features and fangs. She chalks it all up to bad dreams until she meets the woman from her vision, Nita Van Sloan and her friend, Richard Wentworth. How does The Spider figure in to her visions?

You can learn more about The Spider: Extreme Prejudice here.
Read the Amazon UK review here.


Green Hornet Still at Large
Edited by Joe Gentile, Win Scott Eckert, and Matthew Baugh, this third anthology featuring the 1960s Green Hornet, based on the television program starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee, follows The Green Hornet Chronicles and The Green Hornet Casefiles, and ships in two editions. Published by Moonstone Books.

The softcover trade paperback features a cover by Douglas Klauba, while the limited edition hardcover boasts a cover by Ruben Procopio.

The limited edition hardcover also features:
“The Green Hornet Timeline,” a chronology of the Moonstone stories from the three anthologies, fit into the timeline of the original television episodes, by Win Scott Eckert

A bonus story featuring the 1930s-40s Green Hornet from the radio show and serials, “The Green Hornet Meets The Avenger” by Michael Uslan

The Green Hornet: Still at Large anthology features a story by Bobby Nash called “The Gauntlet.”

Speaking of Amazon UK-- Snow Falls by Bobby Nash lands at Amazon UK. You can find it here.


Snow Falls
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.

Published by The Stark Raving Group, Snow Falls is written and created by Bobby Nash with cover illustration by Dennis Calero with treatment Bob Wynne and edits by Gary Phillips.

Abraham Snow will return.

Pick up Snow Falls at Amazon UK here today.

Happy Reading.

VIRUS MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHTS FAT CHANCE PREMIERE

The international premiere of Fat Chance made the news in the German horror magazine called "Virus."

Fat Chance director Jim O'Rear premiered the Fat Chance movie at Movie Days / The Dark Zone film festival event in Dortmund, Germany. Virus gave the premiere a shout out in their latest issue.

About Fat Chance:
Deviant Pictures, the company behind the recently released movie ‘The Hospital’ announce beginning of production on their new horror comedy ‘Fat Chance’ in Marion, Alabama. ‘Fat Chance is described by its makers as ‘The Biggest Looser’ meets ‘Friday the 13th.  The story as we know it thus far goes like this: When ten overweight men sign up to appear on a weight loss reality show taking place at a fat camp in the woods, they get more than they bargained for when contestants begin to disappear in mysterious ways.

‘Fat Chance’ features Hollywood veteran actor and stuntman Dick Warlock (Halloween 2, Jaws, The Ting), WWF/WWE professional wrestler and actor Al
Snow (Overtime), former porn actress, Penthouse Pet and Playboy model Bree Olson (The HUman Centipede 3), actor, writer and director Daniel Emery Taylor (Return of the Swamp Thing, Road Trip), actor and convention regular Jim O’Rear (The Dead Matter, Star Trek 4, ABC’s Nashville), actor Scott Tepperman (Ghost Hunters International), award-winning author Bobby Nash, and more.

Visit Fat Chance on Facebook.

Bobby Nash plays the role of Clark Wagner in the Fat Chance.


Monday, March 24, 2014

SKY RANGERS! READY ON THE FLIGHT LINE…

There are some announcements coming soon regarding the return of Lance Star: Sky Ranger. There’s not much we can reveal in any detail now, but in the days and weeks ahead we will release details on the following:

Not Final Cover
The 4th volume in the popular Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology series from Airship 27 Productions will be ready for launch very soon. Vol. 4 features stories by Bobby Nash, Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, and Sean Taylor. Scott Doc Vaughn is handling interior illustrations and Felipe Eschevarria is painting the cover. Edited by Ron Fortier with production design by Rob Davis. Here's a tease of the cover.

Not Actual Cover
All-Star Pulp Comics #3 is in production now. As with issue #2, this new issue will feature a Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book tale. This one is called “Gods of the Molten Sea” and is written by Bobby Nash with art by the dynamic duo of Rock Baker and Jeff Austin. Here's a teaser image.
Art: Will Meugniot

Keep watching this page and www.lance-star.com for launch details on each of these projects.

Lance Star: Sky Ranger volumes 1, 2, 3, and All-Star Pulp Comics #2 are still available for purchase. Click the Novels/Anthologies and Comic Books tabs at www.lance-star.com.

Happy Reading, Sky Rangers!

Bobby








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