I will admit, I don't get into the Coffin Hop, or any hops, as much as I would like to. A forty hour work week, two crazy kids, a wife with her own hectic schedule, a dog that seems intent on creating as much chaos as possible, multiple ongoing writing projects... they all conspire to keep me from getting as involved with blog hops as I should be. And with the Wii U being released in a short three weeks, my on-line presence will even more diminished.
Anyway, excuses aside, a brief note about me for anyone who is visiting here for the first time. My name is Brad Convissar and I am a dentist by trade. And if anyone knows horror, it's a dentist. The look of terror on a patient's face as I, clad in mask and special glasses, lean in with needle that looks like it is ten feet long, aiming for their mouth, is simply unique. And there is nothing more enjoyable in my profession than yanking out a nice, infected tooth. Other writers may talk about blood, may try to describe it, but my hands are covered with it every day. I know blood. I live blood. And I know what true horror looks like.
I would love to be able to write full time, but I can't complain about my job. I enjoy what I do.
By the way, don't forget to visit the main Coffin Hop website at http://coffinhop.wordpress.com where you can discover over 100+ other awesome horror authors
Anyway, on to the Coffin Hop...
Last year I simply gave away some eBooks. All I asked was the people told me their most embarrassing Halloween costume. This year I am going to give away some physical books. I, like many people, still love the feeling of holding a real book in my hands. Do I read eBooks? Sure I do. I read a lot of Indie authors I'm always reading at least one Indie/small press book at a time on my Droid X. Would I prefer a physical book? Yeah, but and let's be honest: a $2.99 eBook is much more appealing than a $14.95 soft cover. Anyway, this year I am going to be giving away 2 signed copies of Reflecting on Midnight, my novella collection (collects the novellas Dogs of War, King of the Merge, FotoShop of the Gods, I Never, and two short stories The Butcher and Drop House). I am also going to give out 2 signed copies of my first full length novel, a supernatural thriller called Blood, Smoke and Ashes. Unfortunately, this will not be available until February, but I will keep e-mail addresses so I can contact winners when they are done. (Note: the eBook version will be finished beginning of January, and I will gift the winner copies of this in addition to the signed books).
This year, I'm going to ask something slightly different but not difficult: in the comments section, simply tell me the best Indie or small press horror book you have read this year and why. On November 1st, I will randomly select four winners and announce them on a follow-up post. If you want a chance to receive a book, you must leave an e-mail address for me... this will allow me to gift you an e-copy of the book as well as contact you about an address where the signed copy can be mailed.
If you you want to know more about me, click on the "About Me" and "Welcome To My Chair" tabs above.
If you want to know more about my books, which include 2 large short story collections, a two-story short story collection, and four novellas, hop on over to my official page www.darkestdayspublishing.com.
You can also find my on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BradleyConvissarAuthor. Don't be shy about following me. My Twitter handle is @bconvisdmd. Find me if you dare.
So that's it... I look forward to hearing from you guys. And next year, next year I hope I will have the time to put together a nice swag bag full of Halloween and horror goodies... maybe I'll start saving the teeth I rip out...