Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Lots happening these days. Heading tomorrow to Austin to see my daughter perform at the Carousel Lounge at 7pm, then have Armadillocon this weekend. In Gettysburg, PA next weekend for Horrorfind con, then home a week and in Dallas for Fencon, then Tyler for an event. Wonder if I will ever have time to write again with all this travel. Been asked to Judge the Torino film fest in Torino, Italy around November, after returning home from my Italian book tour in October. Busy busy. Good though.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kasey Lansdale in Austin, TX

Music Fans: Please come support my daughter, Kasey Lansdale.
She will be performing at The Carousel Lounge, August 26th, at 7pm in Austin, TX.
(512) 452-6790 · 1110 E 52nd St, Austin, TX 78723
Come support live music, and hope to see you there. Thanks,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

So, back from the Florida Keys, and it must agree with me. Wrote half a novel there, a young adult novel titled ALL THE EARTH THROWN TO THE SKY, and I must admit, I like it a lot. Spend this week so far still on a role, and should finish shortly, then time to revise. Sold a few short stories, and have had a number come out. Oddly, most of them are reprints, and three or four of them are in zombie anthologies. THE NEW DEAD has a new piece of mine, and I seem to be the only one in the book out of step, but Chris Golden, the fine editor of the book, asked originally that the stories be about how people dealth with death, and need not be zombie stories. I thought, good, I don't want to write a zombie story. The result is SHOOTING POOL, which deals with the idea of emotinal zombiism, but not the living dead, least not in the strictest meaning of the words.

Anyway, I'm fond of it. Also a story about Hap Collins when he was a teen ager appeared in THE BLEEDING EDGE, edited by Jason Brock and William F. Nolan. It's loosely based on a true incidents that happened when I was in higschool, and the rest of it is speculati0n. Leonard does not appear, but it's the third short story featuring Hap Collins.

Seem to be moving in new directions as a writer, once again. Have gone back to doing horror stories, and some crime short stories, and there is a new Hap and Leonard novel forthcoming from KNOPF next year titled DEVIL RED. and the Young Adult novel will be out from Delacorte then if all goes well and they like it. I know I do. I've always loved the genre. Will be doing a screenplay later in the year based on one of my novels, and so many projects after that I can't keep count.

It's my ambition to be in better contact through the blog, and now I'm on FACE BOOK. I've been behind there too, but I hope to catch up shortly, and forgive me ny tardiness. Joe

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Been a while

Been pretty busy over the holidays and spring season. Finishing up a young adult novel, and just returned from Key West. Son of Retro Pulp tales was finally released, but behind schedule. Will be back with updates from Florida.