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Burnt Tongues: Stories

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It’s hard to put into words just how excited I am for this collection. Chuck Palahniuk is, without question, one of my all-time favorite authors, so having him select one of my stories to be included here was (WARNING: Incoming Cliché) a dream come true.

So, what do we know about Burnt Tongues so far? Well, it has a pretty great cover, for one. At the risk of sounding completely biased, I really dig the minimalist look here, and think it suits the style and overall vibe of the work featured. Speaking of the work, I’ve read drafts of nearly every story inside, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to call them gut-punchingly powerful. You know the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you’re reading something that you just know you’ll be mulling over in your head for the next week or so? Yeah, that’s practically every few pages here, so get ready for a few sleepless nights.

And if that isn’t enough, what if I told you that you can read the absolutely amazing introduction by Chuck Palahniuk… RIGHT NOW! Just click HERE to visit his official homepage for the entire piece.

Have I sold you yet? Well, why not pre-order a copy right now from Amazon. Or maybe Barnes and Noble.

It’s going to be awesome. Trust me.

Camp Myth: Phoenix Watching – Weekly Audio Podcast

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Attention Campers! Chapter One of Phoenix Watching is now available at Cast of Wonders! New chapters will be released each Wednesday, so head on over and check out the first episode. As always, I can’t thank the entire cast and crew of CoW for the amazing job they’ve done with creating this audiobook. It’s going to be a fun ride, so make sure you subscribe to the podcast today!

Listen to “Snakes and Campers” on Castofwonders.org!

I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled to let everyone know about a collaboration between Camp Myth and the Cast of Wonders podcast!

“Today we’re pleased to announce a special project we’ve been working on. We invite you the magical world of Camp Myth, where centaurs, kitsune, dryads, cyclops, mermaids and other mythical youngsters spend their summers adventuring and earning merit badges.

Starting September 25th, Cast of Wonders will debut Phoenix Watching, the first Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter. This longer story unfolds over fifteen chapters, and we’ll air a chapter every Wednesday, in addition to our weekly stories on Sundays.

But it’s better than that! Phoenix Watching will be a full cast production, featuring the voice talents of Kate Baker, Adam Black, Tina Connolly, Christiana Ellis, Alethea Kontis, and both Alasdair and Ian Stuart, not to mention our own Graeme Dunlop, Barry J. Northern and Marguerite Kenner.”

How cool is that? I want to thank everyone at CoW for all of their hard work in creating such an amazing version of Phoenix Watching! And as a special bonus, if you can’t wait until the 25th, you can listen to the book one bonus story, Snakes and Campers, RIGHT NOW!

 

Success!

Camp Myth will reopen soon! Until then…

 

Camp Myth: Kraken Fishing is Live on Kickstarter!

Well, the moment of truth has arrived. Camp Myth: Kraken Fishing is live on Kickstarter! Create your own mythic camper to be featured inside the book, earn awesome rewards, and help support the next volume in this series! Thanks so much for taking a moment to look at the campaign, and I hope to see you on the camp grounds soon!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN CAMP TODAY!

Kill Screen is a Parsec Award Finalist!

Out of 100+ nominees, Kill Screen, has been named a Parsec Awards FINALIST for “Best Speculative Fiction Story!” So thrilled to rep’ Pseudopod in my category! Winners will be announced at DragonCon!

Finalists:

Fiends: Mines by Paul Elard Cooley
The Gearheart by Starla Huchton
Royal Offworld Navy by Imagination Lane
Silence: A Fable by HartLife NFP
Kill Screen by Chris Lewis Carter
Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett

Camp Myth: The RPG is Available Now!

I’m thrilled to announce that Camp Myth: The RPG is available for download (with print copies available shortly) from Third Eye Games & Drive-Thru RPG! I’m incredibly proud of how this project turned out, and feel as though it’s a perfect mix of Camp Myth flavor and fun RPG gameplay that anyone can enjoy.

Even cooler, it’s already getting some great reviews, including a 4.5 out of 5 from Accessible Games! 

“It’s perfectly suited to children but also fun for adults. The book is absolutely dripping with flavor, character, and humor and it is a joy to read through.” – Accessible Games

Includes:

  • Complete rules to play the game
  • 10 Mythical races to choose from
  • Dozens of monsters to combat
  • Plenty of Merit Badges to earn during your summer
  • 3 Sample adventures (Phoenix Watching, The Ballad of Becky Banshee, & The Talent Show)

Kill Screen Nominated for a Parsec Award!


Talk about a great surprise! I’ve just been informed that Kill Screen (Pseudopod #285) has been nominated for a 2013 Parsec Award in the category of Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form). I couldn’t be more thrilled, and would like to thank Pseudopod for developing and releasing the episode, as well as Josh Roseman, Jacquie Duckworth, Mark E. Phair & Jesse Livingston for lending their vocal talents to the project. Winners will be announced at DragonCon, so fingers crossed!

Burnt Tongues Press Release

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m overjoyed to announce that Medallion Press will be publishing “Burnt Tongues: Stories From Chuckpalahniuk.net” – a collection of twenty pieces selected from hundreds of submissions. My story, Charlie, was chosen to be included, and will be featured alongside nineteen other extremely talented authors, and a foreword written by Chuck Palahniuk himself! Check out the official press release HERE. August, 2014 can’t arrive soon enough!