Appearance Updates

It has been a busy time here at The Dragon’s Roost. In case you have missed any of the news, let explain. No, is too much. Let me sum up.

Review copies of
Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails have been sent out to a number of magazines and websites.

The anthology is now available for purchase at
The Book Beat, a local independent bookstore.

Dragon’s Roost Press will have a table at the
Clawson Arts and Authors Festival, 6 Sept, 10 - 2, outside of the Blair Memorial Library.

There will be an author event/reading at
Off the Beaten Path Books, 26 Sept, starting at 7 pm. Authors David Hayes and Christopher Nadeau will read their stories from the anthology. The anthology will be available for purchase at the event and the authors might even be willing to autograph your copy.

If you were looking to purchase a copy of
Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails and you wanted to do it in person (rather than from one of these fine retailers), Dragon’s Roost Press will be appearing at the following upcoming events:

The Clawson Arts and Authors Festival
6 Sept, 10 am - 2 pm
416 Main St, Clawson, MI 48017
Outside the Blair Memorial Library
A celebration of arts and literature featuring local artists of all types and authors.

The Motor City Haunt Club’s Haunted Garage Sale
13 Sept, 9 am - 2 pm
10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, MI 48111
The annual garage sale. Vendors will be selling all sorts of Halloween and Horror related merchandise including new and used masks, costumes, and props. There is also a great bake sale.

Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails Event
Off the Beaten Path Books
26 Sept, 7 pm - 10 pm
33314 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336
Readings and discussion at a cool, quirky independent bookstore. If you love steampunk, you need to check this store out.

Flint Horror Con
Riverfront Banquet Center
25 October, 12 pm - 9 pm
1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint Township, MI 48502
New location, same great material. This is the place to be if you are looking for cool, horror-themed merchandise. Vendors will be selling everything from movies to music, books to artwork, and plenty of collectables.

It Doesn’t End With The Publishing

We have been hard at work trying to get a little more exposure for Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails. As of last week, the anthology is being carried at The Book Beat, located at 20610 Greenfield, Oak Park, MI 48237 (north of Lincoln, south of 11 Mile Road). For those of you not familiar with this wonderful little hole in the wall, The Book Beat has been around forever. It was a great independent bookstore back when I was working for Waldenbooks. They specialize in books about art, but they have a nice eclectic selection.

Which now includes
Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails.

Side Note: While you are there you should hop down a few stores to the Bread Basket Deli. This place has amazing food served in proportions so large that they border on the ridiculous. Many of the sandwiches are so large that you can’t fit your mouth around them to take a bite. Expect to take some home.

This is not the only bookstore that we have contacted. That’s all I am going to say about that because I don’t want to jinx it. All I will say is keep watching this blog for further details. You might also want to follow the
Dragon’s Roost Press and Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails pages on Facebook.

In addition to placing physical copies of the anthology in bookstores, we have also been working on placing digital copies in the hands of reviewers. We recently contacted a number of websites and magazines to see if they would be interested in receiving a copy for review. We will let you know if and when they are printed.

For those who are looking to purchase a copy but were hoping to do it in a setting where they would be surrounded by lots of other horror or Halloween related things which they can purchase, we will be attending a few Cons in the upcoming months. Look for the Dragon’s Roost Press table at:

The Motor City Haunt Club’s Haunted Garage Sale. The event will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds located at 10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, MI 48111 on 13 September from 9am until 2 pm. The show features both retailers and home haunters selling everything from horror related jewelry to gently used props and costumes. The Garage Sale usually draws a huge crowd and vendors have been known to sell out within an hour of the doors opening, so you might want to arrive early.

Flint Horror Con. This is one of my favorite local horror conventions. It started out small and has been growing each year. This year the one day Con will be held on 25 October (the Saturday before Halloween) from noon until 9pm. Unfortunately, the convention finally outgrew its previous location, the deliciously creepy Flint Masonic Temple. This year it will be held at the Riverfront Banquet Center located at 1 Riverfront Center West, Flint, MI 48502. While it is a bit of a bummer that it won’t be at the Masonic Temple, the move allows all of the vendors to be on the same floor.

With any luck, the Dragon’s Roost Press table will be next to the
Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers's for both conventions. Come out and grab some great reading material.

Post Script — Following the previous plan of not jinxing anything, I will also say that there is one more surprise in store, if things work out as we hope they will. If so, there will be another chance to purchase the anthology in person as well as hear the Editor in Chief talk about putting it together, writing, horror, and other similar topics.