Monday, August 21, 2017

BOBBY NASH INTERVIEWED ON THE WRITER'S JOURNEY PODCAST!


Back in March, I sat down after one evening at South Carolina Comic Con with author John Hartness and talked about writing, Justified, life, the universe and everything for The Writer's Journey podcast This is our journey.

Give it a listen HEREAlso available on itunes.

Thanks, John. That was fun.

Bobby

Friday, August 18, 2017

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF... #43!


And we're back for the 43rd installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… I am honored to get questions sent to me as well as share answers to questions from writers groups. Please, keep 'em coming.

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


Q: What is your style of writing? fiction, non-fiction , or something else!!!

I write fiction across multiple genres.



Q: tell me about one of your biggest professional disappointments to-date, but also what, if anything, positive that you got get from it.

I've had my share of "this close" stories. I was "this close" to
working on... The last year or so has seen a good deal of disappointments in regard to projects being cancelled or publishers vanishing/going under/not paying/etc. Even though the Edgar Rice Burroughs' At The Earth's Core graphic novel continues to sell well, the Pellucidar graphic novel adaptations were cancelled while we were working on book 2, Ghost Gal went on indefinite hiatus and off sale when our publisher passed away, Pro Se cancelled their Signature Series line, which I am part of with two titles: Freelancer (originally a recurring series of one shots) and Crimson Moon (which was originally intended to be a trilogy), Domino Lady: Threesome was cancelled, the Snow books were stalled at the publisher, anthologies sitting ready, but unpublished for years, a decade in some cases, etc, etc, etc. Each one of those stung, but I know it's part of the business.

The positive takeaway has me focusing on more novel work and original projects. After a struggle, I regained the rights to Snow and am releasing those 
myself through BEN Books. So far that has been a positive, although they could be selling better. The cancellations did open up my schedule, though not in a way I wanted it to happen. Will Ghost Gal come back for a second novel? Hard to say. I hope so. I love the characters.The characters from the Pro Se line are mine so I may try them on my own down the road. The Pellucidar license has gone to another publisher so that project is dead. I am honored to have been part of ERB's legacy, even if for a short time and working with Jamie Chase was a dream collaboration. Domino Lady: Threesome is being repackaged as a trade by Moonstone instead of releasing the issues individually so that is a positive. At least they will be released.

And I keep writing.

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BOBBY AND THE NEEDLESS THINGS PODCAST CREW PROVIDE DRAGONSLAYER COMMENTARY!


I went on another good journey with the Needless Things podcast crew (Phantom Troublemaker, Arian Gulick, and Rad Ranger) as we gather in the Phantom Zone to bear witness to the might of Vermithrax Pejorative as we provide commentary for Dragonslayer!

Note: this is the first time I saw the film.

Listen to Needless Things Podcast episode 174 – Dragon Con 2017: Dragonslayer Needless Commentary HERE.

Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films! Special guest Award-Winning Bobby Nash joins the Commentary Team for the first-ever Dragon Con-themed Commentary – 1981's Dragonslayer!

Everyone knows that dragons are badass, but for some reason Hollywood has rarely done a good job of capitalizing on their badass-ness. One of the seminal early 80s HBO standards was Matthew Robbins' Dragonslayer, a film set to cash in on the fantasy craze of the day, with a little Mark Hamill-ness thrown in by way of

a young Peter MacNicol.

Featuring gorgeous locations and tremendous production design, the film failed to become the blockbuster that had been hoped for and even today hasn't managed to achieve even a cult status. In a tribute to the awesomeness of Dragon Con and of dragons, the Irregulars delve into Dragonslayer and offer up their thoughts as to what, if anything, went wrong.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Bobby Nash, Arian, and Rad Ranger gather in the Phantom Zone to bear witness to the might of Vermithrax Pejorative, the best-named thing ever!



Monday, August 14, 2017

A BIG THANK YOU!

I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday. Although there was no way I could reply to them all, I did, in fact, read each and every one.

Thanks again.

Bobby

BOBBY CANCELS APPEARANCE AT CHARLOTTE COMICON THIS SUNDAY, 8/20!


Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I have had to cancel my appearance this Sunday, August 20th at the Charlotte Comicon in Charlotte, NC. Rick and Dave run a fantastic show and I wish I could be there as planned. If you're in the Charlotte, NC area on Sunday, stop in and say hello to some fantastic guests and dealers. 

I'll definitely be back at this show again.

Bobby

Sunday, August 13, 2017

BOBBY NASH INTERVIEWED BY THE SAVANNAH QUILL MAGAZINE'S FIRST ISSUE.


I was interviewed by Adam Messer for the first issue of The Savannah Quill magazine. The FREE ebook edition of the magazine is available now for download HERE. A print edition will follow soon.
Learn more about The Savannah Quill at www.savannahquill.com.

Thanks, Adam.

Bobby

Friday, August 11, 2017

THE AUGUST NASH NEWSLETTER HAS BEEN RELEASED!


The August Nash News email newsletter has been sent out into the wild blue for all to see. You didn't see it? You must not be a subscriber. Fear not, it's an easy fix. Just send your email address to bobby@bobbynash.com and you're on the list. 

It's that easy.

Bobby

CON CANCELLATION NOTICE! BOBBY UNABLE TO ATTEND FANATICON IN NOVEMBER!


Due to a family scheduling conflict, I have unfortunately had to cancel my appearance at the Fanaticon on November 11 - 12, 2017 in Ozark, Alabama. I was looking forward to returning to this fun con and am bummed to miss it, but it was unavoidable. Thanks to Dothan Fantatix's Phillip Ryan Chalker for being so understanding of the situation. 

Hopefully, he'll invite me back for 2018.

Bobby

BOBBY NASH SHARES A SNOWY MOMENT WITH MS. ANGEL MAE!


I am honored to be the first author interview on the new "A Moment with Ms. Angel Mae" interview site. 

You can check out the interview, along with a SNOW FALLS excerpt, HERE.

Thanks again, Angel Mae! That was fun.

Bobby

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BOBBY NASH AND SEAN TAYLOR BRING A MACHETE TO A BLOG POST!


I joined the Author Round Table discussion called "Forget the Scissors, I Need a Machete!" on Sean Taylor's Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action blog this week.

No. Not this Machete.
For this week's writer roundtable, we're going to talk about cutting words -- and not just a word here and there but a significant amount of them. Here's the scenario... You finish your latest novel or novella, but you're WAY over the word count. 

WAY, WAY OVER.
How do you get it back to the side your editor wants?
What are your techniques for serious trimming on your work?

Sean asked and a panel of fantastic authors answered. Give it a read at HERE.

Thanks, Sean. I always have a blast visiting you blog.

Bobby

#WRITERPROBLEMS

I don't really have what you might call major #writerproblems, but it is a popular hashtag so we'll see if it leads any folks here. Today's post is a few assorted odds and ends I posted to social media and wanted to share here as well.


First off, I started doing that most writerly of duties... cleaning the office. It's amazing how cluttered my writing space can become. It's also amazing what treasures you find when cleaning the office. Notes from stories and podcasts from almost 4 years ago. No wonder that bottom shelf was so dusty. Like I said, #writerproblems Ha!

There is so much truth in this. Believe me.


Hey, Netflix! Just an FYI. My catalog and I can also be bought. Just putting that out there in case you're still browsing.


Lastly, here's a thing I made. This is Al. Al needs reviews and so does your favorite author. Please take a moment to leave a review for the last book you enjoyed. It only takes a moment and can be as easy as "I liked this book. 4 stars!" Won't you help? It costs you nothing, but means the world to the creators involved. Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled social media, already in progress.

Have a great day.

Bobby

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY WITH A GOOD BOOK! DON'T FORGET TO THANK YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS!


Today is National Book Lovers Day. Make sure you read something good today and maybe thank an author or two on social media or with an Amazon review. They'll appreciate that. And if you're looking for something to read, we've got you covered. You can learn more about my books at http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com and 

Happy #NationalBookLoversDay!

Bobby


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SAMARITAN GETS 4 STAR SMASHWORDS REVIEW!


We love reader reviews! Big thanks to Helen Druett for leaving a 4 Star Smashwords review of my short novella, SAMARITAN, published by BEN Books. This is one of my earliest published shorts, originally appearing in Startling Stories #3 in 2006 or 2007. You can find it HERE. Grab your own personal copy for only $0.99 today!

"Different, yet not so. Well written. Some proof reading and editing problems that need to be looked at and detracted from the overall experience. . Otherwise a good story with an unexpected ending."


Thanks, Helen.

Bobby

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

BOBBY NASH INTERVIEWED FOR JESSE JAMES COMICS!


I was interviewed by writer/publisher Tom Hutchison for the Jesse James Comics site. We discussed how I broke into the comic book field, life in the creative zone, first comics, influences, dealing with negative feedback, edible creations, and more. 

You can read the full interview here

Thanks, Tom. That was fun.

Bobby

Friday, August 4, 2017

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF... #42!


Welcome to the 42nd installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… 

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


Q: Where do you get your ideas for writing?

Anywhere and everywhere. From real life to ripped from the headlines to I have no idea where that idea came from. I sure do get this question a lot.

Q: Scrivener - yea or nay?

I've never used it.

Q: Are you an early morning writer, or a late night writer? When are you most productive?

It varies. When I had a day job, I was a night writer. When I first started writing full time, I wrote all night and went to bed early in the morning. These days, I start writing around 11 or 12 and write until 6 or 7. I take a break and then most nights pop back into the office to get in a few more hours, especially if I'm on a deadline.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BOBBY'S TENTATIVE DRAGONCON PANEL SCHEDULE RELEASED!


I received my tentative panel schedule for DragonCon this morning. Some evening panels, which puts me at my booth during the day. Just a few weeks away.

It isn't final yet and I suspect to add a few more from the comic and pop art track, but as of right now, here's my panels. During the day, I will be at my table in the Comic and Pop Art Alley at the Apparel Mart.

See you there.

Bobby

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The below information is the TENTATIVE program schedule for Bobby Nash. Convention Dates are Fri(9/1/17), Sat(9/2/17), Sun(9/3/17), and Mon(9/4/17) 
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Title: More than Gears: The Neo-Pulp and Dieselpunk Author Roundtable Description: Dieselpunk and neo-pulp, steampunk's historical next-door neighbors, present unique challenges for the storyteller who wants to use those settings. Listen to our panel of authors discuss the challenges, and the fun, of writing about a diesel-burning generation Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: James Palmer, Bobby Nash (M), Kacey Ezell, D.Alan Lewis, Van Allen Plexico) 
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Title: Nectar of the Gods Description: Using familiar--or not so familiar--myths and legends can add great depth to your fiction. This workshop will discuss successful ways to incorporate either or both into your fiction. Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Mari Mancusi, Todd McCaffrey, Bobby Nash, Christopher Paolini)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AUGUST PATREON WINNER AND FREE EBOOK ANNOUNCED!


Congratulations to Darrell Grizzle on winning the August Patreon giveaway at www.patreon.com/bobbynash. Thanks again for your support, Darrell. It means a lot and is appreciated. Congratulations again!

Also included is a short essay on THE SOMMERSVILLE SAGA. What is it? What does it mean? I lay out all of the connections to this wonderful little fictional North Georgia hamlet. 


Want to get it on the action? Sure you do! Lucky for you, it's super easy and starts at only $5 a month. 

Patreon acts like a subscription service for my books. Want to get the latest releases right at your fingertips? Want to win free art? Want to win free books? Want behind the scenes information on projects? All this and more can be yours if you join us at www.patreon.com/BobbyNash.


Happy Reading!

Bobby

Monday, July 31, 2017

SOMETIMES I GET ASKED STUFF... #41!


And we're back for the 41st installment of Sometimes I Get Asked Stuff… 

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

Who are you?
Q: The best band/singer you've ever seen live?

The WHO. Tom Petty was a good second.

Q: Is Monday Still the START of Your Work Week? And, if Employed, What Do You Really Do at Your Job?

As a writer, my work week is 7 days. No beginning or end.

They won't back down!
Q: How do you deal with competition in your industry?

I don't really think about it. I don't consider other writers as my competition. I prefer to think of them as peers or co-workers. Sometimes we go after the same gigs and we're all looking for readers, but even then I find the writing community to be a very open and supportive bunch. I don't put other authors down to push or promote my books, for example. That feels unprofessional to me. Oh, sure, there are some who no doubt disagree with me on this (I get disagreements with my thinking a lot, maybe that's why I'm not more successful), but most writers I've met are wonderful. I'm thrilled to be part of this community so
No competition here...
I don't actively compete with other authors.


Q: What do you tell people when they say they want to be an author? Are you encouraging, or discouraging?

Always encouraging, but I don't sugar coat the realities of trying to write for a living.

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A COOL PIECE OF ART!


I have awesome friends. Thanks to my pal, Buddy for this cool piece of art called "Domino" that reminds me of a pulpy crime fighter of my acquaintance. The artist is Billie Dupree of Birmingham, AL.

I love it. It's now hanging in my office.

Thanks again, Buddy.
Bobby

Thursday, July 27, 2017

BOBBY NASH INTERVIEWED FOR FIONA MCVIE'S AUTHOR INTERVIEWS BLOG!


I was interviewed by Fiona Mcvie for her Author Interviews blog. We discuss the writing process and take closer looks at Snow Drive, 85 North, and The Ruby Files Vol. 2. 

You can read the full interview here.

From the blog:
Hi my name is Fiona Mcvie. I am a mum and granny. I love reading and baking. I also love finding out about the authors I read, which is why I started this blog, Author Interviews.

Thanks, Fiona.

Bobby

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