Sunday, December 23, 2012

An Altered Grand Rapids begins here

Happy Holidays Folks!

A few announcements...

If you are interested in reading some good and dark fantasy adventure, you need to check out FADING LIGHT: An Anthology of the Monstrous.

The BIG book has a slew of great authors as well as great stories within. If you have a e-reading device like a Kindle or a Nook (or iPad, etc.), you can pick up the little BONUS book with yours truly within. The tale within is the FIRST "altered Grand Rapids" short story I have written and have to offer.
Link to the BONUS ebook with my altered Grand Rapids tale FINAL RIGHTS can be found here:

The ebook edition of the BIG book is here:

The print edition can be purchased here:


Next, if you are still hungry and interested in some great action-adventure tales from the mixed up mind of Peter Welmerink, you can find another alt-Grand Rapids tale set in the 1950's and featuring a Cthulhu-esque beastie rising out of Lake Michigan.

SIGNAL IN THE DISTANCE is currently offered in e-format only, and can be found here:

There is more to come with tales centered around Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Short Story UPPPP!

I just subbed and got word that my 1950's Cthulhu story is now available at the Kindle store.

I had submitted to a publication, shooting for publication in a anthology, and it was not accepted. (Though editor was nice enough to state it was very good and was hard to make a decision to accept or not...or maybe that was all them just trying to be nice LOL)

I worked long and hard on that little ditty, ie, SIGNAL IN THE DISTANCE. It was as creepy to write as it was exciting. I had do to some research into the 1950's, the Korean War, vehicles, fallout shelters, etc. Did a lot for a tale that was to be kept to no more than 7k words.

When it was done and I had gone through it. I sent it to a friend who edited it for me. (She's a pubbed writer and grammar, she did a bang up job on hitting me over the head and showing me my evil writing ways...and things to clean up to really have a polished piece.) I subbed it. Waited. And got work back in a timely manner. (It was great to work with a editorial team who tells you when they will get back to you and they keep their word). Got the NOT ACCEPTED notification and said, SCREW IT! This thing felt and reads too good to just stuff it away and wait for the next opportunity.

The next opportunity was to take the bull by the horns and DIY it through Kindle Direct Publishing and getter up for public consumption.

This will be the first time I have directly put something up on KDP. We'll see how it all shakes out.