Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Don't forget

Vanilla Ride, the new Hap & Leonard from Knopf comes out June 30th.

Pre-order your copy today




Thanks to everyone.


End of the tour

This is the last leg of the virtual tour. Thanks to everyone for the hospitality. Leaving for Italy tomorrow. Have a good weekend.


Monday, June 22, 2009

June 23rd

June 23rd:



My daughter Kasey and I went to a meeting for P.R.O.T.E.C.T. in Nashville. This is an organization close to my brother, Andrew Vachss's heart, as well as ours. To find out more about it, check it out on line. It's for the protection of children, and is not your usual chairty. It's an actual lobby for children, and boy has it got good things done. Again, for more information, check it out. David Keith, the actor, is the mouth piece for the organization, and he did a wonderful job explaining what the organization is all about. Also, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins the country singer was there as well. And many others. It's great to see this organization grow from a little seed to this. Again, go to the website and find out about becoming a member. Off to Italy Thursday for a long weekend to be at an envent titled La Milanesiana, which is for literature, cinema and music. Lot of Noble prize winners, and me and Roger Corman. I should also mention that Protect had two wonderful advocates there, two people who make the organization happen. They are Grier Weeks, and Camille Cooper. I'm proud to be a member, but these guys do the work. Last word, sales: Check out VANILLA RIDE from KNOPF, due the end of this month. I've seen the book, and it looks great, and I hope it reads great. Reviews have been awesome. First Hap and Leonard novel in eight years, followed next year by another, and now you can buy the entire backlist of Hap and Leonard, as well as other books of mine, from VINTAGE BOOKS, in lovely editions. Hey, I'm excited.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Learning to blog without putting an eye out

Went out blogging on invitation spots, but I was actually invited on some. They asked me to come by, then dumped me...sniff, by not making me a friend. Well, I'll just take my books and go home.This has been one of those days. Working on screenplay revisions and beginning first day of teaching screenplay writing at SFA, and now trying to keep up with this blog. I like people, so it's fun, but to be honest, I see it as a tool to let people know about my work. Honest as I can get. Hey, folks, trying to sell books here. Anyway, once again, end of this month, VANILLA RIDE from Knopf. For those who are fans of Hap and Leonard, I think this may be the best in the series, or damn close. Check it out. For those who want to sample my short stories, which are what I prefer writing over everything else, check out SANCTIFIED AND CHICKEN FRIED, THE PORTABLE LANSDALE from The University of Texas Press. I understand they're moving fast.And so I retreat back into my lair to...well, probably read comic books. I'm really into those old DC ARCHIVES book, and the new Grand Morrison BATMAN AND ROBIN.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 2nd Tour

Completed a podcast interview this afternoon www. jeffrutherford.com

Craig Clarke: somebodydies.blogspot.com

Maryann Miller at its-not-all-gravy.blogspot.com


Monica and Wrath with Killercon2009

Check out all these sites to see comments and information

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tour Schedule

June 2nd, Begins at 2pm, central time.

Phone interview to be posted with Jeff Rutherford 3pm ET. www.jeffrutherford.com

Craig Clarke somebodydies.blogspot.com

Maryann Miller http://its-not-all-gravy.blogspot.com/

Monica & Wrath www.myspace.com/killercon09

Stay posted to see if you made the tour!!


I've never done this blogging stuff before, and have already sent what I wrote earlier into cyberspace by accident. So, if you find it, let me know. Spent the weekend visiting with Brian Fitzpatrick, who is working on THE KILLER INSIDE ME as assistant to the Assistant Director. He plans to direct, and we plan for him to direct MISTER WEEDEATER, one of my favorites of my short stories. We'll see how that pans out.

Have written a straight to DVD movie of Swamp Thing, and a ten minute film that's supposed to go on the JONAH HEX movie DVD, when that happens, or so I'm told. We'll see. Currently, I'm writing articles for Italian publications, and then I'll finish up the revisions on THE BOTTOMS which is supposed to be directed by Bill Paxton. Beyond that, a short story, and then the new Hap and Leonard novel, which I've started. Also, should have a couple of surprises soon, or so I hope; looks like some things I've wanted to do for a long time are coming to pass. More as I know for sure.