Friday, January 4, 2013

Help PETER DAVID And Get Good Stories, At The Same Time

After Peter David’s stroke at the end of the year, his wife Kathleen has been keeping his fans, friends, and family up-to-date on his blog about his recovery process.

PAD, as he’s colloquially known to his fans, has shown progress, from being able to grip the hands of his wife and daughters, to still making jokes and keeping his nurses entertained. The road to recovery is long and expensive, though, and Kathleen, rather than setting up any kind of donation fund or anything of the sort has a much simpler request: Buy and enjoy Peter’s writing.

Specifically, she points out his latest novels, sold directly through Crazy 8 Press, or through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The books are all available digitally, but will also print-on-demand for those who like to curl up without the warm glow of a tablet screen.

Here are his current books, and both official and Kath-approved descriptions of them:

His currently Crazy 8 Books are

Pulling Up Stakes Part 1
Pulling Up Stakes Part 2 (Brand new)
This is one novel broken into two pieces. This is the cover blurb
Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows? Yeah. So are we. Sick of the entire unlife of vampires? Yeah. So is Vince Hammond. Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are part of a cult of vampire hunters going back all the way to the French Revolution, which many believe to be an uprising of the poor against the rich but was actually a massive purging of vampires from the French nobility (hence the guillotine)

The Camelot Papers
A powerful ruler who’s considered by many to be simple-minded and vacuous and has serious father issues. A no-nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs. A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt-chaser. A scheming, manipulative adviser who is constantly trying to control public perceptions. A man seen as the next, great hope for the people, except there are disputes over his background and many contend he’s not what he appears to be.
George W? Hillary and Bill? Karl Rove? Obama?
Try Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Galahad.
Whatever you think of the state of today’s politics, The Camelot Papers shows you just how little matters have changed in the past thousand years or so. The Camelot Papers presents a fresh perspective on Arthurian legend by using modern day sensibility and combining it with a classic tale to bring a new insight into iconic characters.

The Hidden Earth Saga of which there are two published and the third is in the works.

Darkness of the Light (Book 1 of the Hidden Earth saga) Click here for the first chapter!
Height of the Depths (Book 2 of the Hidden Earth saga)

These are science fiction mixed with mythological creatures and the fate of the Universe hangs in the balance. Big epic sweeping books with those great characters that Peter is famous for writing.


Kathleen also asked for anyone and everyone with the means to spread the word. So, consider that done on our end, but if you all can get out and keep rocking that, it would be great.

On a personal note, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the writing and encouragement of Peter David. He wrote my favorite character at Marvel, Havok, in the 90s when I was introduced to him and fell in love with superhero comics. He wrote my favorite character at DC, Tim Drake, in Young Justice, the book that finally got me reading DC Comics on a regular basis and showed me that fun, friendship, and some good, old-fashioned teamwork definitely still have their place in superhero books. And after all that, he was one of the very first people to respond to my request for interviews back when I was running a lowly internet radio show and trying to get my journalism career going. So thanks, PAD. Get well soon.
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