Zombies vs. Robots: Women on War! Published by IDW, is due out soon. Edited by Jeff Conner, Illustrated by Ericka Lugo, and with an introduction by Nancy Holder, I'm pretty stoked to be a part of this fun project. My story is called "The Meek, The Earth, and The Inheritance." I'm told that in addition to the trade version, there will be 222 signed limited editions, and possibly 60 lettered. Good luck getting your hands on one - the highly anticipated release is poised and ready to be devoured as soon as it hits shelves. This cover may only be the place-holder cover, so don't be surprised if it's different. Each story is beautifully illustrated...wish I could post THAT art, but alas, NO TEASER FOR YOU! ;-)
Listen to three different readings of poetry by Rain Graves by calling 877-DRK-POEM and selecting Dark Poetry, Tango Poetry, or Mythos Poetry. Readings are free. You can also use this hotline to leave a message regarding booking Ms. Graves for your event.
Reviews for Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes
"Bukowski meets Lovecraft in this collection of more than 100 short poems from Stoker-winner Graves (Blood of a Black Bird). She explores a diversity of themes, including love, the search for self and the ubiquity of death in all its forms, from a scorned woman contemplating murder to a flying dinosaur devouring all in its path. Graves' cynical wit and macabre imagination are showcased in "Ladies of the Night," where female barflies are likened to melancholy vampires; the brilliantly allegorical "Unwanted Yellow Flowers," where lawn mowers have "metallic teeth" and dandelions "lay in wait/for the kiss of death"; and "Slick Eddie Dog One-Fifty-One," where a killer describes his victims as matchbooks full of dormant fire. Though there's no real narrative thread of progression to the hodgepodge of dark imagery, horror aficionados will enjoy the wry, nihilistic verse." -- Publishers Weekly, January 19, 2009
How to Book Rain for your Event
You can call the Hotline at 877-DRK-POEM and select option 4 to leave a message and someone will return your call within 24-48 hours. You can also email her directly.