Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Push For 2012

First before I go any further, allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Jay Franklin, Semi-Professional Writer of HORROR and SCIENCE-FICTION. I am based out of Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I have been writing since 2007 and a handful of my stories have been published. I purposely do not submit my stories to numerous publishers so that is one reason why you may not have heard of me.

 I have decided to only publish chapbooks for the foreseeable future as I have decided to focus my energy to obtain "the deal" with a traditional publisher. For the rest of 2011, I have begun writing two volumes of my "Armageddon" trilogy to begin shopping around by spring 2012.

This is a departure for me as I usually have a fast turnaround time on my full length books. I average about a month from first draft to final draft before sending for print. Since I started on the trilogy in July, going almost ten months for two books is unheard of for me.

My goal is to be a success in writing, I don't want to be Steven King, I'd be happy being able to live off my writing comfortably with my wife for decades to come. I don't want to be famous, I'd be happy just being that guy who writes.

So with that out of the way, let's get this started....

Deaf Mute Press currently has five titles in print:

In Life, Everyone Dies
This is my first full length, released in 2008. All the characters in the book are real people. I gave my friends a choice, they can be either good or evil, but they had to die at the end of their story. This is what they chose.

My second book, this is my Plan 9 From Outer Space. Written as a bad b-movie in mind, this has it all. Zombies, Booze, Rednecks and Monster Trucks. If you take an open mind into reading this book, you might see the humor in it. Regardless how many dick, fart and farm animal jokes, this is what it is. Soon to be made into a Major Motion picture from Uwe Boll! Actually, just kidding, this story is too good for him.

Tales From The Dead
A collaborative comic book made by comic fans. I have a six page story "Black Box" with long time collaborator Mark Lone closing out the book.

DMC Convention Preview
 A teaser comic of upcoming stories by myself and a few friends, including Gavin Williams (cover artist for These Terrible Times and back cover artist for In Life).

Sketchbook of the Dead
Releasing on Halloween. A sketchbook featuring artists from around the world.

Out Of Print Titles

These Terrible Times
Limited to 50. Featuring two stories of mine, "Leave A Light On" and "60 Days". Also includes the first chapter of "Dead Drunk" from Gavin Williams first previewed in the Convention Preview. Released for Horrorfind Weekend 12.

Let's Go To Hell
Limited to 25. A fun little chapbook that was a departure for me. It revolves around a couple who have lost everything and the choice they make for their future.

Tales From The Dead Baltimore Comic Convention Edition
Limited to 120. Same as the regular version but with a black and white cover with a BCC logo. A variant was released with a different cover and limited to 10. Exclusive to the Convention only.

Titles from other publishers:
Letters From The Dead
My piece of flash, "Albany" is part of this great book.

Zombology 3
Releases late 2010. Has one of my best stories, "The Filthy Rotten" included. A nice mid size short story. The ending is the best part.

Rapid Decomposition
Releases Early 2012. "She Never Ceases To Amaze Me", my thought on what a zombie outbreak would be like in Harrisburg.

That is it. This encompasses what I have released or has been released since 2010.

Since I have put out a pretty good amount over the past year and a half, I am going to really focus on making my push for next year. If you are willing to try out an unknown talent, give my works a try. You won't be disappointed (well, if you only read RED BAND! then maybe).

Thanks for reading...


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