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FINALLY! “The Imaginings” in paperback. SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED!

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

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Hmm… let’s see… what’s new with me…oh yeah…

The Imaginings is finally in paperback! (and I don’t use exclamation points lightly)

It’s been longer than I care to admit since I started on this project and the ensuing complications (or the fact that I might have gone bass ackwards on more than a few things in regards to the publication of my first novel)…BUT NOW IT’S DONE!


– 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” trade paperback (334 pages)

– It can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but I’m going to make you wait on those links because…

– I’m selling hand signed editions with a personalized message (*optional) at www.pauldailbooks.com for just $17, which includes standard USPS ground shipping. Continue reading


Tagged with nine questions on my horror work-in-progress

What’s news with horror writer Paul D. Dail?

I have to brag a little.  After over seven months, my collection of five flash fiction pieces with individual afterwords, Free Five, is still holding steady in the top 50 Kindle Fiction Short Stories.  I can only hope that when the apparent masses of people who are downloading it actually get a chance to read it (it is free after all, so I’m sure it gets lumped in with many other free stories), they will check out some of my other works 🙂

Speaking of Free Five, I’m pretty excited that my favorite story of the collection, Another Oldie but Goodie, has been accepted by Rayne Hall for her next ten tales anthology, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies.  To find out more about her other anthologies, click here.

What does the future hold?

Next Friday, I’ll be posting Seven Questions with Horror Writer Aniko Carmean, author of Stolen Climates.  Aniko is a member of my TESSpecFic (The Emissaries of Strange Speculative Fiction) writing group.  And she’s great.  I can’t wait to see her anwers.

But without further ado…

I was tagged in this particular writer meme by Mari Biella, author of The QuickeningContinue reading

Charlie Brown and Linus Get Their Revenge

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Well, this isn’t really in regards to me, but many of my writing amigos are participating in the 2012 Coffin Hop.  It started on the 24th and runs through the 31st.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to participate this year, but in my opinion, this is one of the best blog hops.  All sorts of fun contests and great prizes (including a copy of my novel, The Imaginings as part of the prize offerings from my TESSpecFic groupmates.  Marie Loughin had the idea of putting together this package). So if you’re looking for some good blogs and horror writers, you should really check this out.

The TESSpecFic Coffin Hop giveaway package.

For more info on the Coffin Hop, click here.

And you can find links to all my TESSpecFic mates in the right hand column a little ways down.

What does the future hold?

This week I was tagged by Mari Biella regarding my current WIP, so next week I’ll be answering some questions about said project.  I’m a little paranoid about these types of things, but I’ll let a few of the proverbial cats out of the bag.

But without further ado…

“We’re obviously separated by demoninational differences.”
– Charlie Brown (that’s right. Charlie Brown)
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

And we were supposed to understand this stuff when we were kids? Continue reading

The Atlantic Hotel: An artists’ commune and horror setting

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Angelic Knight Press has released a sneak peek at the cover art for No Place Like Home: Tales from a Fractured Future.  This is the first opportunity I’ve had to see the other authors, and I’m clearly in good company on this one.  Some great artwork from Rebecca Treadway.

For more information, click here.

What does the future hold?

Next Friday, in honor of Halloween, I’ll be featuring an analysis of one of my childhood favorites, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Yeah, that’s right.  I’ll be talking about Charlie Brown.

But without further ado…

I lived in Missoula, Montana for about six years.  Of the many places I’ve lived, it has to be one of my favorites.  I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Montana back when their program was one of the top five in the country.

I’ve been out of the loop for awhile, but back then, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a writer. Continue reading

Twitter: A series of observations in 140 characters or less

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail

Always try to find a silver lining.  The other night, suffering horribly from allergies and with a sick baby, I woke up at about 11:30 p.m. and really didn’t sleep again for the rest of the night.  Somewhere about 3 a.m., I came up with a great short story idea.  It’s dark and horrible, and people will be a little nervous about me when they read it, but hey, better to get it out on paper, right?

What does the future hold?

I think next Friday I’ll be doing a piece on the Atlantic Hotel in Missoula, Montana.  If you’ve read my novel The Imaginings, you know that this is one of the pivotal settings of the book.  And it’s definitely an interesting place.

But without further ado…

The following series of thoughts will follow Twitter rules for length, which, if you don’t know already, must be less than 140 characters.

The previous statement made it in 140 characters. I’m not sure why it has to be 140 characters. Who came up with that? Continue reading

The Perils of Writing in a Modern Age… or …What I did over Summer vacation

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Well, I’m back… kind of.  But more on that shortly.

More importantly, while I was “gone,” I found out that a short story of mine was accepted into an upcoming anthology from Angelic Knight Press entitled, No Place Like Home: Tales from a Fractured Future.  Their most recent release, Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous made the 2012 Bram Stoker Award Recommendation list.  Speaking of Stoker Awards, AKP hasn’t released the full Table of Contents yet for No Place Like Home, but I’ve heard that I’ll be in good company, including Stoker Award winner Gene O’Neill.  I’ll give you more details as I get them.

What does the future hold?

Still getting my blogging legs back, so I’m not 100% sure, but I think I’ll be talking about social networking.  I have a post about Twitter in mind entitled “My Thoughts… in 140 Characters or Less.”

But without further ado…

This was not an easy decision.

I’m still not sure I’ve made the decision.

But I wanted to stop back in.  As many of you noticed, I’m a couple weeks overdue of my original return date.  I’ve been tempted to go back to the last post and change the information, so it looks like I’m returning exactly when I said I was going to.  You know, sort of a George Orwell 1984 Ministry of Truth type of thing.  But I’ve resisted.

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One Year and Counting: 6 lessons marking my blogoversary

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Last week I was interviewed at Hot Books Daily, hosted by my TESSpecFic group mate Penelope Crowe.  I really enjoyed answering her questions, and I hope you stop by and support this separate endeavor of hers.

To read the interview, click here.

What does the future hold?

Next Friday, I’m going to be posting my response to a question posed by another TESSpecFic group mate, Marie Loughin.  “What books would you want to be buried with [for posterity’s sake]?”  I believe the latter part of the question makes it so this isn’t just another “my favorite books” post.

But without further ado…

I remember early on into my blogging seeing others celebrating a year of their own blog.  There were many times when I wondered if I would make it. Continue reading