Thursday, May 25, 2017

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY...

I did not see Star Wars on it's opening weekend, but we did see it at the old 85 drive in just outside Atlanta. It was a full day. They had a flea market at the drive in during the day and I got some comic books (I also became an Avengers fan that day too. The comic I got was Marvel Super Action #22, which reprinted The Avengers # 61), we had dinner, then came back for a double feature of The Jungle Book followed by Star Wars. It was a magical day that changed my life. 40 years later, Star Wars is still a part of my fandom and I eagerly await the new movie. 

May The Force Be With You. Always.

Bobby


1977 was a big year for 6 year old me.
UPDATED: MY TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE--
It amazes me that on the day I saw Star Wars and The Jungle Book for the first time was the same day I also became an Avengers fan. At the flea market at the drive in before the movies, my parents bought me a comic book. The comic I got was Marvel Super Action #22, which reprinted The Avengers # 61 that featured The Avengers (Hawkeye, Black Panther, The Vision, The Black Knight, and guest star: Doctor Strange) battling Ymir and Surtur (who I would later discover to be Thor villains) in a story with the cool title "Some Say the World Will End in Fire... Some Say In Ice!" by the stellar creative team of Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), and George Klein (inks). I was enthralled by this group and would have loved to see this team together more.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TODAY'S RAINY OFFICE...

This is how I keep all the characters straight.

Art: Dennis Calero
Design/Colors:
Bobby Nash
Enjoying the rain as I write in the outside office today. No wind so laptop won't get wet. Working on Snow Drive. Snow's car was just run off the road by some bad guys. #amwriting
The photo also shows notes, which is one of the questions I get asked a lot. I put notes and characters below what I'm writing, same file. That helps me keep everything at close hand.
It's a system that works for me.
Bobby

Sunday, May 21, 2017

AMAZON MERGES 85 NORTH!

Cover: Natania Barron.
Both the ebook and paperback entries for Bobby Nash's 85 North have been fused into a single Amazon landing page to make finding it easier. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946926043

ROAD TRIP! There are many roads along life’s highway, paths taken or not. You come to a crossroad. Do you turn left? Do you turn right? And can you live with the consequences of that decision? 85 North is a collection of tales from Award-Winning Author Bobby Nash that heads off the beaten path into roads not yet discovered. From superheroes to robots, 85 North is full of tales of action and adventure for the modern world and beyond. Buckle up. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

85 North. A story Collection by Bobby Nash.
Published by Falstaff Books.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN SORTA KINDA COMES TOGETHER...

>>DING!<<
One of the great joys of writing is when things fall into place organically. I wrote some dialogue in Snow Drive last night, character stuff mostly, but also moves the plot along. This morning, as I played the scene again in my mind while I was out running errands and that dialogue sparked a plot for a future Snow story. I love it when the characters make that happen.

I even hit upon a title for that story-- SNOW JACKED! Now, like any good plan, this may or may not survive intact after contact with the enemy (that's usually me sitting down to write), but I now have 2 Snow stories in print (SNOW FALLS, SNOW STORM), 1 being written now (SNOW DRIVE), and 4 others pretty loosely plotted
Now where did I put
all those ideas?
(SNOWED IN, SNOW BIZ, SNOW JACKED, an as yet untitled entry, and the finale to Snow Vol. 1 SNOW'S BOUNTY).  That gives Vol. 1 a full 8 stories in individual ebooks and paperback digests. There is a plan to collect them in groups of 4 for trades (Vol. 1 part 1 and Vol. 1 part 2) and as an omnibus (Vol. 1) in paperback and maybe... maybe in hardcover if I can swing it.

Of course, before all that happens, I have to finish SNOW DRIVE so it cam come out June 1 as planned. Guess I'd better get back to work.

Stay Snowy!

Bobby

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TODAY'S OFFICE... AND A NIGHTVEIL TEASE...


Today's office. Before the temps get too high, I'm back in my outdoor office to get some writing done. On the screen at the moment is page one of my Nightveil digest novel for Pro See Productions. Will also do some work on Snow Drive for BEN Books today too.

Can't spoil much, but here's the first line of Nightveil. This is a first draft so it is definitely subject to revision.

Chaos reigned at the edge of creation.

Bobby

Monday, May 15, 2017

TODAY'S OFFICE... UPDATED!


Today's office. Working on Snow Drive outside while the temperature is still manageable. I did bring a fan too. #amwriting

How is your Monday going?


Bobby


UPDATE:


It got a little too warm outside so I brought the writing back inside to the office. Diving back into it now. #amwriting

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF… PART 40!


And we're back for the 40th installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… That's right! It's the BIG 4-0! I know I’ve said it before, but thank you for the questions. I love answering them so please, keep ‘em coming. Oh, and a Big Ol' Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there, including mine.

You can check out all of the past installments of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff... here.

Q: What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

Sadly, none. Unless trips to conventions count. Maybe I should look into taking a trip like that. Could be fun.

Q: What is the first book that made you cry?

To Kill A Mockingbird, I think. Although, I will admit, the movie gets me more than the book.

Q: What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

There are publishers out there who will try to take advantage of authors and ask for fees from the author. That is not how publishing works. The money should flow from the publisher to the author, not the other way around. Same with agents. Money is made when books sell. That goes for writers, publishers, and agents. http://pred-ed.com is a good resource for looking into publishers, agents, etc. They are currently revising their information, but it will give you an idea of praises and complaints against publishers.

TAKING A MOTHER'S DAY SNOW DRIVE!

Abraham Snow hated being lied to.
I'm enjoying the nice weather with some outside writing today on this wonderful Mother's Day. I'm working on the next book in the Snow series called SNOW DRIVE. In this installment, Snow and Big John are trying to figure out who is sabotaging the Chambers Racing Team. It's mystery, action, and horse power when Snow goes to the races. Don't worry, Archer Snow, a fan favorite, is there as well. We also get some father/son time as Dominic and Abraham are forced to work together. Oh, and Daniella Cordoza puts a bounty on Snow's head. You won't want to miss it.
Snow Drive is scheduled to arrive June 2017.
Bobby

Learn more about the SNOW series below.

BOBBY'S CONCAROLINAS PANEL SCHEDULE RELEASED!


My next convention appearance will be at ConCarolinas on June 2 - 4, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. ConCarolinas is a literary focused con with great panels and wonderful guests. You should join us. My panel schedule has been released (could be subject to change, of course). You'll be able to see me at these panels or at my table during the weekend.  

I hope to see you there.

Bobby

Thursday, May 11, 2017

WHAT MAKES A NOVEL'S BACK COVER TALK TO YOU?


Deadly Games! back cover
What sells books? Covers? Yes. Big advertising budgets? Well, most likely you don't have access to that. What sells you a book in a bookstore or online when a cover has already caught your attention? That's right... The back cover blurb

I join Sean Taylor and an exciting line up of authors to tackle the question of what makes for good blurbs and back cover copy at the Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action blog. Read the full story here.

What do you like to see on the back cover of a novel? What gets you to pick up a book and try it?

Bobby

BEN BOOKS LOWERS PAPERBACK PRICES!


As BEN Books continues to expand and release new titles, the publisher has decided to permanently lower the price on the paperback editions of the three novels that started it all. Effective immediately, the price point on the novels Evil Ways, Deadly Games!, and Earthstrike Agenda, each written by author Bobby Nash has been slashed from $14.99 to $12.99. The ebooks for each remain at $2.99, which was lowered from $3.99 in 2016.

Available wherever your favorite books are sold.

Learn more below with links.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT GOES ON TEMPORARY HIATUS!

Cover art: Jamie Chase
Change is coming! 

It is with a heavy heart that Alexandra Holzer and I announce that the novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt written by Bobby Nash is going out of print effective immediately. 

At least until it can rise again. 

See what I did there? Yeah. I know. It was corny. Moving on. 

Alex and I are both committed to the character and hope to have news about Ghost Gal's return very soon. This is simply the first step toward making it happen after our original publisher, Raven's Head Press' Michael Hudson passed away. Michael got the Ghost Gal ball rolling for us. Now, Alex and I will keep it rolling. 

Stay tuned here for news as soon as we have some to share.

Bobby

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 - THE WRAP UP!


On Saturday, May 6, 2017, I joined an impressive group of comic creators like Francesco Francavilla, Julie Barclay, Shane Berryhill, Drew Geraci, Joe Pruett, Jorge Santiago Jr., and Marcel Vann for Free Comic Book Day at Dr. No's Comics and Games Superstore in Marietta, GA. Creators began signing around noon until 2 p.m., although several stayed much later.

Free Comic Book Day is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only do publishers create special content for the day, but the local comic book stores really go all out to make it a fun-filled event for comic fans. FCBD events have almost becoming mini conventions in their own right.

As usual, I was doing free sketches for the kids and the kids at heart. I love drawing, but it's not something I get to do often. Below are photos and sketches from the event. A big thank you to all who came out to say hello and to Cliff Biggers and the staff at Dr. No's for putting on such an amazing event and taking good care of us. I had hoped to get all of the creators together for a group photo, but we were all so busy there wasn't time.

What is Free Comic Book Day, you ask? Find out here.

Click Read More... for all of the Free Comic Book Day 2017 photos.

Friday, May 5, 2017

WE LOVE READER REVIEWS! NEW OPERATION: SILVER MOON 5 STAR REVIEW POSTED AT AMAZON!


Big Thanks to Darrell Grizzle for his 5 star Amazon review of Operation: Silver Moon, a graphic novel by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson. He calls Operation: Silver Moon "A fast-paced adventure" with "lots of action." You can learn more about the graphic novel at Amazon.

You can read the full review here.
Learn more about Operation: Silver Moon here.

BOBBY TALKS MICHAEL CONNELLY, BOSCH, AND LINCOLN LAWYER ON WHITE ROCKET PODCAST!


I joined Van Allen Plexico and John Ringer on this week's White Rocket podcast to talk about one of my favorite topics-- Harry Bosch. In White Rocket episode 118, Van, John, and I discuss crime fiction author Michael Connelly's works, including the Harry Bosch novels and TV series and the Lincoln Lawyer novels and feature film.

Check out White Rocket 118: Michael Connelly’s Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer on iTunesPodbean, or direct link here.

Bobby

Thursday, May 4, 2017

JOIN ME SATURDAY FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


Join me this Saturday, May 6th for Free Comic Book Day at Dr. No's Comics and Games in Marietta, GA. Creators will be signing from noon - 2 p.m. (and maybe a little later - I won't leave if there's someone in line to get a sketch). I will be doing free sketches for the kids and the kids at heart. See you there! 
Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla will be joining us that day to kick off his celebration of ten years in American comics. Other confirmed guests include Julie Barclay, Shane Berryhill, Drew Geraci, Bobby Nash, Joe Pruett, Jorge Santiago Jr., and Marcel Vann. Guests will be here from noon until 2pm on May 6th, but we'll be giving away free
comics all day long! We will also have hundreds of collected editions on sale at 50% off that day, and thousands of comics for as low as 25¢ each! Hope we see you on that day!
After Dr. No's, I'll be heading over to the WHOlanta convention, where they have FCBD comics as well, including a Doctor Who comic with an exclusive Wholanta cover by convention guest Kelly Yates. You won't want to miss the opportunity to get this collector's item signed.
Bobby

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

OPEN WRITING PROJECTS UPDATED!


I updated the ol' Open Writing Projects whiteboard this morning. That's the old one on the left and the new one on the right. As you can see, it's still pretty full. Even as I type this, I realize I forgot a project so I have to go add that now. The titles are blurred on purpose. Sorry, but some of these have not been announced yet.

I can give you a bit of a peek behind the secrecy. There are a couple of SNOW titles on the list. Already announced novels, Lance Star: Sky Ranger, Evil Intent, Nightveil, Deadly Deals!, and Blood Shot are on the list as well.

Evil Ways & Deadly Games! Sheriff Tom Myers is getting a stand-alone novella as well. If all goes well, it might go to series. This is a character near and dear to me and keeps reminding me he wants his own story. I plan to make that happen this year.

There's also a 4 novella series coming as well. More on that later.

The rest, well, let's just say I'm going to be busy. Heh.

Happy Reading!

Bobby

Monday, May 1, 2017

EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA NETS NEW 5 STAR AMAZON READER REVIEW!


A Big Thank You to Tom McNulty for leaving a 5 star review for my novel, Earthstrike Agenda on Amazon. It is greatly appreciated and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. It was a lot of fun! I'm overdue another trip to outer space. It's been too long.

Excellent Sci-Fi Adventure!
I find it immeasurably enjoyable to read a science fiction novel where it’s obvious the author was having fun. Too many authors take themselves and their work so seriously, that the entertainment value is muted by their pomposity. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Bobby Nash. Here’s an author that jumps right into the tale with a gee-whiz attitude and spins an exciting Space Opera with all of the galactic world-building you could ask for. Earthstrike Agenda is New Pulp Fiction at its best, professionally written, thrilling and satisfying. The various elements of the tale will be instantly recognizable to readers, including a dash of Star Trek, Star Wars and Flash Gordon, all while weaving an original story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Nash creates a fantastic protagonist with starship captain Virginia Harmon who takes command of the ship, Pegasus, just as earth is about to face a threat from deep space. Nash creates a vibrant supporting cast, and devotes large chunks of multiple chapters to them. With so many players, I admired Nash’s ability to not only keep track of them, but to make them relevant. Earthstrike Agenda is decidedly Old School adventure writing, and I mean that in a positive way. The drama unfolds at an easy pace, builds momentum, and before you know it you’re racing along with Virginia Harmon, Dr. James Silver, Ensign Bailey and others as the fate of earth hangs in the balance. An expertly constructed Space Opera like Earthstrike Agenda shouldn’t be missed by any Sci-Fi fan. Highly recommended.


Thanks again, Tom. Reviews like this help push the novels in front of new readers and I appreciate you taking the time to write one. It means a lot.

Bobby

Learn more about EARTHSTRIKE AGENDA below.

PATREON EXCLUSIVE FOR MAY-- OPERATION: SILVER MOON AND FREE ART GIVEAWAY!





Welcome to May! This is the month where we celebrate May Day (workers of the world, unite!), Star Wars Day (May The 4th Be With You!), Cinco de Mayo (Par-tay!), Free Comic Book Day (my drawing hand hurts already), Mother's Day (Love ya, Mom!), Memorial Day (remembering those who sacrificed for our freedoms), May flowers (after those April showers - oddly enough, it's raining here today), and probably a few others I'm forgetting.

It's also time for Patrons to get their free ebook at www.patreon.com/BobbyNash.

Art: Rick Johnson
This month's offering is OPERATION: SILVER MOON, a graphic novel written by me with art by the amazing Rick Johnson. Here's a little bit about the book--

1943. War Dept. Agent Tom Lupis and his werewolf alter-ego work together for the greater good to end the Axis threat once and for all. Nazi agents discover a long lost army of the undead that they plan to unleash on an unsuspecting world. Can Lupis and Vampire Lord Vlas put aside their ages old differences and work together to stop the Nazi's Army of the Undead? Operation: Silver Moon is a graphic novel written by Pulp Ark Award Winning Author Bobby Nash with beautiful artwork by Rick Johnson.

You can learn more at http://operationsilvermoon.blogspot.com.

Not a Patron? Well, there is still plenty of time to rectify that and get your copy of Operation: Silver Moon. Just join us on Patreon and for $5 a month, you'll be part of the subscription service and get ebooks and other amazing freebies each and every month. www.patreon.com/bobbynash


Also, at the first of each month, I draw a winner for a free art giveaway on my Patreon page. Give a big round of applause to this month;s winner, Darrell Grizzle! Many thanks, Darrell. Will have something winging its way to you soon, sir. My Patrons also receive a free ebook each month. That will be going out today as well. You should join us. Only $5 a month acts like a subscription service. That's a lot of reading material for the cost of a cup of coffee.

Happy Reading!

Bobby

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DOMINO LADY - SEX AS A WEAPON GOES AUDIO!


Paperback 2nd printing
cover. Art: Uwe Jarling.
The audio book version of the Domino Lady - Sex as a Weapon anthology is now available at Amazon here and will be available on iTunes in a few days.

Domino Lady - Sex as a Weapon features stories by authors Joan Hansen, K.G. Mcabee, C.J. Henderson, Bobby Nash, Chuck Dixon, Ron Fortier, Nancy Holder, James Chambers, and Martin Powell. The audio book is read by Kalinda Little. Cover art by Uwe Jarling. Edited by Lori Gentile. Audio produced by Radio Archives. Also available in print and ebook from Moonstone Books.

About Domino Lady - Sex as a Weapon:
Los Angeles, the 1930s. The city of angels. Just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption with criminal bosses and politicians squeezing the life out of
Audio Cover.
the city. Stunned by the murder of her crusading politician father, socialite Ellen Patrick determines to bring her father's killers to justice - at any cost! Donning a distinctive white dress and a black domino mask, she becomes the Domino Lady, one of the sexiest - and most elusive - crime fighters of all time. Domino Lady - Sex as a Weapon features nine new tales of one of the world’s first female masked crime fighters.

Domino Lady - Sex as a Weapon is now available on Amazon here.

Learn more about Domino Lady - Sex As A Weapon below.

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