The cover for "The Incident" will be out in a couple of months. The artist, Julian Malone, who did the covers for "The Trek to Elysium Chronicles will be doing this cover too.
Thanks to the owner of GameFuzion, JakeFletcher, I will be doing a signing at his store from 1:30-4:30. I will have copies of both the 1st and 2nd books in the series as well as some nifty looking bookmarks. GameFuzion is located at 823 S. Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. If you missed the signing at Barnes and Noble, here is your chance to meet with the author and talk Zombies as well as buying both volumes. Hope to see you there.
This quote from the classic book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell was so on the button even today, I used it for the beginning of Chapter 7 in "The Trek to Elysium Chronicles: Volume 2: Survival Guide."
“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
I signed both volumes of my series for a Deborah. My friend told me she was an actress.. You can imagine my surprise when I found later that the Deborah turned out to Deborah Van Valkenburg. Turns out she is a big Zombie fan too. You might remember her from "The Warriors" or her TV show Too Close for Comfort. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Van_Valkenburgh .
Had fun at the signing. Things were slow at first, but picked up. The management seemed very happy with it. I met Gregory B Cripps and was introduced to his girlfriend, Teri, Jose Mendoza and his wife Linda. Jose is an active member and coordinator for the Libertarian Party down here. I was pleasantly surprised that I sold a few Volume 1 books once people found out the series began in Carbondale. I also met Elizabeth Hoffman and her son. Sales would have been better if the weather had been worse. Next week, GameFusion Saturday 30 April from 130-430. Jake Fletcher is the owner of that store. Here are a few snaps from the signing.
I am always on the lookout for good quotations to use as my chapter headings in my book. One of them comes from a law school classmate,Eric Coulson. He posted it a few days ago and it really seemed to have relevance in a man-made disaster like The Zombie Apocalypse. ""Most of life's challenges are created by other people." Look for it in Chapter 4 of "The Trip to Elysium Chronicles: Volume 3: Endgame."
In addition to being able to buy copies of the first two Volumes of The Trek to Elysium Chronicles , I have a limited number of very cool bookmarks. Get there early and don't miss out. See you Saturday.
I am really looking forward to seeing my friends and fans at my next book signing. I will be there from 12-4 actually. I am expecting some pretty brisk sales and they only ordered 45 books, so get there early. Even if you just want to chat about the Zombie genre, stop on by!
From today until Auguist 20th, The Trek to Elysium Chronicles Volume 1: 2nd Edition is free on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Hugh-Richard-Williams/e/B00YJY1U4S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Lot's of excitement going on. As you know or may not have known, THEAQ LLC agreed to publish "The Incident." They plan on a release date for October 15,2016.
People have been raving about the way my latest book looks. They love the color, the format, and the cover art. Just think, when they actually get to open the book, they will see an excellent story. "The Trek to Zombie Apocalypse: Volume 2: Survival Guide" has been released for 3 days now.
When I began work on The Trek to Elysium Chronicles: Volume 3: Endgame", I did something unusual, but it seems to have worked out well so far. I wrote the last chapter which is from the journal of Richard Hughes (yes the narrator survives) , I tell what happened to the world and more importantly the characters in the series. Doing that has helped me develop a surprise story line for one of the characters.
Hope to see my local fans at Barnes and Noble 23 April 2016 from 12-4 for my signing for Survival Guide.
Author Hugh Williams
My writing is influenced by the movies of George Romero, the Resident Evil series, and zombie fiction by Bobby Adair, T.W. Piperbrook, and J.L. Bourne.