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Support a good cause, and come say hi this weekend in Philadelphia

This coming weekend, May 19th-21st, Leah, Willow and I will be in Media (#Philadelphia) Pennsylvania for Operation First Response’s Walk for the Wounded 5k.

The last year I attended, I sold books at the walk, met a ton of fans who made the trip, made a bunch more, and donated all of my proceeds straight to the charity to benefit veterans and their families.

If you can make it to Philly for this, please do so. If you can’t, please share the news of the event so others might, or consider sending #OFR a few bucks to help out someone who deserves it.

As far as my stuff goes, I’ll have a tent near the stage/starting area, and I’ll have all of my #books, shirts, and stickers there, including a few of the ultra limited edition OFR signed numbered promo books, plus Leah and Willow will be frolicking about in the park nearby.

Come meet my family, and I mean the vets who are friends of mine too.

We’re still ironing out a meet and greet, so if you’re planning on making it, please let me know ASAP so I get a place big enough.

https://www.operationfirstresponse.org/walk-for-the-wounded-media-2017/

 

-Chris

Me and Mark Tufo in the same place, at the same time?

Drumroll please…

Do you like my books?

Do you like Mark Tufo’s books?

Would you like to meet us, and maybe get some of those books?

At the same time…?

Here’s your chance; Mark Tufo (Zombie Fallout, Lycan Fallout, Indian Hill and more, plus he runs Devil Dog Press) and I will be sharing a booth at the 2017 GraniteCon in Manchester New Hampshire this September!

We’ll both have a metric buttload of merchandise on hand, as well as smart assed humor, more than one episode of flatulence, and a good time.

I’m currently looking into tricking him into doing a panel or two with me, and if I can slip him some booze he and I might do a meet and greet one night on that weekend.

If you have any questions about the show, ask them right here, or you can head over to the convention’s main website or Facebook page.

http://www.granitecon.com/

http://marktufo.com/

Featured on the ACX blog today

So as many of you know, Adrian has been a pretty popular character in the realm of audiobooks for me. The entire AUD series has been released via the ACX audio platform to pretty stellar success, and ACX reached out to see if I’d be willing to be interviewed about the process.

Today they featured my interview. If you’d like to read that interview, here’s a link;

https://blog.acx.com/2017/03/21/acx-storytellers-chris-philbrook/

Enjoy!

 

-Chris

Cincinnati Ohio HorrorHound Weekend signing

Do you live in Ohio? Or Kentucky? Or Indiana?

Would you like to attend a wonderful convention in scenic Cincinnati, and perhaps get some fresh books/discs/shirts/merch from yours truly?

because from March 17th through the 19th, I’ll be at HorrorHound Weekend, signing and selling, shooting the poo.

In attendance with me will be Jeffrey Clare of All Things Zombie, as well as Shannon Walters, my wife, and our little spud Willow (periodically, she’s 11 months old, she has an agenda of her own).

We’ll have like, everything we’ve ever put out, and you are welcome to bring your existing stuff in so we can sign it for you.

The guest list looks fun. A bunch of The Walking Dead cast will be there, as well as a Monster Squad reunion, and Jason (Kane Hodder) plus a ton more.

Here’s a link to the event: http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com/shows/201703/default.shtml

And if you want tickets: http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com/shows/201703/ticket.shtml

 

As usual, I cannot bring unlimited quantities of product with me. As it turns out, books are heavy and big, and I’ve got a large backlog. I am only bringing 4 complete sets of AUD, so if you want one, speak up and I’ll set one aside for you.

I’m excited to hang out with folks next week!

Resurrections is here

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Have you been waiting for 15 new short stories written by me?

Did you even know you waiting for them? Probabaly not, we’re all busy.

That being said… I’ve just released Resurrections; A Short Story Collection, and it’s got those 15 new short stories in it.

Find it here on Goodreads: Resurrections; A Short Story Collection

There are new AUD stories, new Elmoryn stories, new Reemergence stories, new horror, science fiction and fantasy and best of all, a bunch of behind the scenes stuff about my writing which I think you’ll all get a kick out of.

Here are some long links.

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Resurrections-Short-Collection-Chris-Philbrook-ebook/dp/B06XDV33BS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488743405&sr=1-2&keywords=resurrections+chris&linkCode=ll1&tag=adrsunddia-20&linkId=91dc94c28ba498cc5a464a7d537352f7

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Resurrections-Short-Collection-Chris-Philbrook/dp/1543010709/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488743405&sr=1-3&keywords=resurrections+chris&linkCode=ll1&tag=adrsunddia-20&linkId=a0aa9dcafab0568fc46d95059d343c5d

Valentine’s Day (week) eBook giveaway!

 

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It’s the season of love, and good reason for Hallmark to sell more cards. I’m not sure Saint Valentine would get behind a company mass producing kitschy cards for people, but hey, we all could use a reason to be more romantic.

Love is the fuel that fills our emotional gas tanks.

Speaking of filled gas tanks, I know a lot of you need books to read, and while I’m in the post production of two novels and a short story collection plus writing another, I figured February would be a good time to give you all some free eBooks.

Starting February 13th and running through February 17th, I’m giving away multiple eBooks through Amazon’s US storefront. Feel free to pick them up for free yourself, gift them to friends, family and strangers, or just let folks know about what’s free. Remember too, if you have the eBook, the Audible version is vastly discounted, so in a way, this is like a sale on the audio versions too.

Below are links to the free titles.

Adrian’s Undead Diary #1:  Dark Recollections  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G76PKTC

The Kinless Trilogy #1: The Wrath of the Orphans  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8YH6QE

The Reemergence #1: Tesser: A Dragon Among Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP5CNN8

At Least He’s Not on Fire, my collection of the above three book’s opening chapters, plus a few short stories. This one is always free, but hey, when you’re telling people about free stuff, tell them about all of it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JSGEKIK

and Alan MacRaffen’s Elmoryn novella: The Doom of Eldrid Cole  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SIGBRIC

I hope some folks can grab a few of these for free to try out something new.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

Want to win some zombie swag?

Friend and author Remy Flagg is doing a sweet giveaway of fun post-apoc swag. I’m sharing his raffle for it, because free stuff is cool, and so is he.

He’s giving away:

  • Birchwood Casey Darkotic 12X18 Primal Cut Splatter Target (8 Pack)
  • 6 Inch Cyalume SnapLight Green Glow Sticks
  • Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Paracord Bracelet (with fire starter & compass)
  • The Zombie Survival Guide

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And if you would like to get in on the free stuff, here’s how:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, and tell Remy I sent ya!

What comics taught me…

Author and friend Remy Flagg invited me to write a post for his site about comics. I opted to write about what comics taught me growing up.

My father called them funny books.

He was a lot older than my friend’s dads. He grew up as a child of the depression, and I was born late in his life. When he called them funny books I used to chafe at that name. The phrase ‘funny books’ sounded silly and childish to me then but now… I think it’s cute. Of course I’m 40 years old now, married with a daughter, so some things change.

But seriously. Funny books. Pissed me off.

Didn’t he know that the mutants had to fight to preserve their rights in a world that wanted them gone? There’s nothing funny about that. Didn’t he know Frank Castle’s family had been killed, and that Frank couldn’t move on until he found a justice that he never would? Didn’t my dad know The Tick and Arthur needed to be friends to conquer the ninjas?

Read the rest on Remy’s website

Tolkien, and how he affected me.

Audible asked me to share some thoughts about J.R.R. Tolkien, as it would’ve been his 125th birthday this year.

I shared, and alongside some of fantasy’s best names, they made a really nice tribute to the man who arguably launched the entire genre.

Audible’s tribute to Tolkien

New Adrian Ring is available.

Only the Light We Make is finally here.

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On the heels of Unhappy Endings, and London Burns, the third book in the Tales from the world of Adrian’s Undead Diary series is here.

I wrote three stories for this book, and they’re pretty terrific. Going Nowhere explores the origins of a loved and laughed at character from AUD. I had a blast writing this one. The Torch is all about Gilbert, and Only a Few Miles to Home is an Adrian story, one in which he fights a completely different monster, and not for the first time in his life.

Love these stories.

I also love the stories the submitted authors wrote. James Dean, James Pyne, Shannon Walters, Jay Wilburn, Brian Parker, Josh Green, Phillip Tomasso, J.D. Demers, C.A. Hoaks, Christopher MacDonald, Jeremy Flagg, Dave Lund, and Adam Carpenter all killed it. Each and every story is a wonderful addition to the AUD world, and for the first time, other authors played with Adrian himself, and did a terrific job of it.

Oh, and some guy named Mark Tufo wrote the foreword.

If you’re jonesing for more Adrian and company, and want to make sure you’re all caught up for The Last Resort (Adrian’s new book one coming out next year) please catch up on the Tales series.

If you’re waiting for audio, James Foster is hoping for a February release.

Happy Thanksgiving from Leah, Willow and I.

Buy the Kindle version.

Buy the Print version.

 

Thanks everyone, and please let me know what you thought of the book.