Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Hidden Cities website, trailer, & contest!!

I've been quiet lately, I know. Nose to the grindstone. But here's one of the really cool things that's been percolating.

Tim Lebbon and I have the first of a new interrelated series of books we're doing for Bantam coming up at the end of next month. It's called MIND THE GAP, and the series is THE HIDDEN CITIES. The second, set in New Orleans, is being edited now and will be out early next year. That one's called THE MAP OF MOMENTS.

Thanks to the incredible Deena Warner, we're building a very cool new site at and we'd love you all to participate. How, you ask?

*First, go watch the damn spiffy book trailer created by filmmaker Martin Roberts, with the vocal talents of actress Jasmine Hyde (Ghosts of Albion) and audio assist from Rob Francis. Let me know what you think.

*Second...spread that trailer all over the net. Youtube, your MySpace pages, Facebook, your blog, your friend's blog. If you want to be all mysterious, post it in places and don't even say what it is. Especially at youtube.

*Third...the MAP. On the Hidden Cities site is a map of the world. We're asking people to submit stories--NOT FICTION, but local legends, ghost stories, folk tales from places you've been or lived or currently your own personal experiences, brushes with the supernatural or just plain weird, if you've had them. The success of this part of the site depends entirely upon contributions, so spread the word.

*Fourth--WIN! The two best submissions will each win a copy of the signed, hardcover, limited edition of MIND THE GAP from Cemetery Dance!

Check it out! Spread the word! Let me know what you think.