So I've been working on a new set of short stories for a collection that I am hoping to call "The Big Scary Monster Hunts at Midnight: Stories Inspired by the World's Greatest Monster Hunting Band" but there are some touchy issues with the title because it is the title of The Deadites' album. Of course, I know these folks and I am hoping they okay the title because the stories are about them. The best part is that I also have Ashleigh working on a story for me, and I have a surprise illustrator! She's really talented and I've also got her working on a short story to add as well.
I've had this idea since October, when I got to see these guys play a show at the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. I had seen them before, and I was very impressed. And I started listening to the CD over and over and over and over and over and over. Certain lines, the way certain things were said, the titles of the songs were all giving me great ideas, so I began to write. Soon a whole world existed in my head. I've got several stories written, and I've gotten some good feedback on them from a few of the folks I've asked to read them. They're still a work in progress, but I'm happy with how they're coming along.
So if you are interested in how these stories came to be, or you just want to try and get a glimpse into what I've drawn my inspiration from, check out The Big Scary Monster Hunts at Midnight as well as the Deadites' weekly podcast to hear them review movies, talk about cool shit that you should check out and generally just do awesome shit! Feel free to join them live through Google Hangouts, like their Facebook page and catch up on previous episodes! Drop them a line, tell them what you think of the show, suggest things for them do talk about or do on the air. Invite Michael Ravenshadow to do whip-its with you! Make fun of Dynamo! Tell Monster Zero you enjoyed Van Helsing! Eat Tiny Wight's vanilla bean ice cream! Watch as they get sidetracked and piss off Johnny Wolfenstein as he tries in vain to get them all on track to complete the three-hour podcast in just under four and a half hours! All this and more! Join the discussion and let your voice be heard and see where the inspiration for my new book came from!
That's all for now. I'll be posting snippits from the stories soon.