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Bag of Halloween Reads: ‘Boo Brothers’ Paperback, BOOk-To-Movie & More

Credit: I apologise for missing last weekend, especially since it was the third weekend of the month when we normally would have our Book-To-Movie here. However, things were a bit busier than normal and I wanted to give you a really good Book-To-Movie for this month of Halloween. So I decided to include it in this special Halloween post! That said, we have tonight, of course, our Book-To-Movie in which this one reviews the movie adaptation of three Edgar Allen Poe short horror tales. I’ve also included revised segments from the Halloween blog post back from 2014. One segment talks about the early stages on writing the title story to “Boo Brothers”. (Don’t worry, even way back then I made sure not to create any spoilers!) From that same post, I’ve also included an updated book list of Halloween reads and an updated write-up on Day of the Dead. But before we look at these, let me present to you the long-awaited release of “The Boo Brothers” paperback!     “

'Boo Brothers' Paperback Update; Bela Lugosi's Dracula Goes To Comics

I have the latest update for the upcoming release of the paperback edition of my book of YA horror, "The Boo Brothers" , and a Lightning News Flash of a new Dracula graphic novel starring Bela Lugosi! “What?” you say. How can the long-dead actor of the famous Universal undead vampire play a role in a comic book? Read on to find out! ‘Boo Brothers’ Paperback I had my manuscript for the paperback edition of "Boo Brothers", my book of two short YA horror stories, formatted  and uploaded to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) during the week. I also uploaded the cover and reviewed the book on the website with the online previewer that allows a person to see what his/her work would look like in its final product form. And mine all looks good. Now I just have to price it and then have Amazon approve it as meeting their guidelines. I can't say for sure right now, but I may just price it at a discount off the market price (which I have not decided on yet) as a

Outsourcing My Halloween Paperback

Credit: Well, October is already here and before we know it Halloween will be here! That’s why I’ve decided to forget the formatting to the paperback version of my YA Halloween horror book, “The Boo Brothers” , and pass on that part of the project to someone else. I’m hiring a book designer. I create stories. I do not design books. I have designed books before but that is not my primary skill or passion. I’m a teller of stories not a designer of their media. I’m a writer and an artist. My job is to write stories and illustrate them. So, besides writing the books, I’ll make the covers for them, and I’ll promote and market them since doing so involves storytelling of a sort. When you market and promote a book you need to describe the book whether in writing or in speech. For the past two weeks, and I indicated this in the IWSG post on Wednesday, I have been struggling and getting really frustrated working with the book manuscript format for the paperback versio

Read to Write!

It’s time for another Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG) post! Every first Wednesday of the month we writers bring our writing challenges and problems out into the open to share and try to come up with solutions and encouragement. In this IWSG post, I have my latest writing progress and an answer to the question of the month. In the last couple weeks, I haven't  written a lot of new fiction. I've mostly been working on my weekly blog posts and as far as fiction goes I've mostly been doing editing and formatting. The formatting is really taking me out. I'm formatting my book of two short stories called " The Boo Brothers: Two Tales of Terror" . I came out with the electronic version around this time last year. This year, I'm formatting for a paperback version that I'm planning to release for Halloween, though hopefully way before the 31st of the month. But I had to format it a second time because the files from the font that I used messed up .