Friday, September 30, 2011

Ghosts and Pancakes for Everyone!

This time I'm having pancakes. Off I go down the mountain to the Davie County Festival of Booksin Mocksville NC, where I'll be introducing Ghost Cats of the South and a variety of dead high school people from Dead Rules at 11:30 a.m. Saturday Oct 1. And I get my own tent for an hour in Rich Park, just like the circus.

But first I'm getting pancakes on the road somewhere. Meet me there?

I'll be bringing along Ghost Dogs, too, you know, by me, Randy Russell.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wow in Waynesville NC Saturday, Sept 24

I'm having hours of goofy fun at BLUE RIDGE BOOKS this Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. What a treat to be in BEAUTIFUL Waynesville, North Carolina ~ one of the great mountain towns in Southern Appalachia.

I'll have some cool Dead Rules giveaways (just drop by and say hi, no need to buy a book).

I'll also share some TRUE local ghost stories. Yup, ghosts live in Waynesville, too.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Elf House, Ghost Dogs of the South

I'm sharing a letter (anonymously ~ from a reader in Edmond, Oklahoma) I received yesterday from a reader of GHOST DOGS OF THE SOUTH. The best part of writing is when someone likes what they read and takes the time and trouble to let an author know. Thanks, anon!

"I read most of Elf House this afternoon. I fell in love with Stanwell Perpett in the first two pages. Chaucer stole my heart, too. I wanted to live with them both, be a part of their life and the ducks! I loved the ducks, but I couldn't read past the pack of wild dogs and the icy pond... My eyes filled with tears. There was a lump in my throat and I couldn't, didn't want to know what happened, not yet at least.

"I mean I KNOW the story is going to end, but I didn't want it to. I loved those ducks and Chaucer and the thought of them dying and the possibility of Stanwell drowning trying to save them was just too much for me.

"I wanted to stay happy a little bit longer. I will continue reading and finish later, but I just can't now. You had me drawn into that story so deeply that it wasn't a story to me, it was real."

Elf House does NOT end sadly, btw.

My follow-up book of ghost stories, GHOST CATS OF THE SOUTH, is being released in paperback this month. You can browse inside and read one of the stories here: Ghosts by Randy Russell.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ghosts & Dead Rules in Charlotte Sep 13

I'll be happily traveling to Charlotte NC Tuesday September 13 to meet with students at South Meck High School in the morning. I'll be sharing ghost stories and signing boooks at the fabulous PARK ROAD BOOKS in Charlotte at 6 p.m. till we quit.

Of course, my new YA novel DEAD RULES will be on the menu. Also, GHOST CATS OF THE SOUTH has just been released in paperback from John F. Blair. And, you know, wherever Ghost Cats and I show up, GHOST DOGS OF THE SOUTH also comes along.

Should be fun: Ghost cats, ghost dogs, ghost teens... Not to mention the ghost car I'll be driving.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dead Rules art by Rebecca Mae Gruber

Fresh from the studio of Rebecca Mae Gruber, Freehold (NJ) High, a rather perfectly realized work of Dead Rules art. Thanks, Rebecca!! ./ Randy Russell.