News and reviews that you can (possibly) use

Howdy, all! I should be getting a print proof of Vol. 3 in a couple of days, then it’s one last check with authors to make sure everything looks shiny, and we’re ready to ship! I’m shooting for the middle-end of next week to have the pre-order copies begin their journeys via the USPS.

In other exciting news, I’m proud to roll out a new feature that will be appearing regularly on the Turn to Ash website – book reviews from everyone’s favorite human author (he keeps insisting that I remind everyone that he is, in fact, one human, and not a swarm of anything else) – S.L. Edwards!

We’re coming out swinging with this one – TWO reviews in one day:

Geraniums and Other Blooms: An Introduction to the World of John Linwood Grant

Strange is Life: The Everyday Horrors of S. P. Miskowski in Strange is the Night

Sam’s got more reviews in the pipeline that we’ll be posting in the coming weeks and months, alongside other free content that will include both fiction and non-fiction. Sometime around the first of the year, we’ll do a complete site redesign as well, as I think the layout of this one is kind of clunky. More on that and the upcoming content soon.

So, click those links and buy some books, people. There are links to buy the books reviewed (**cough** and our store **cough**) provided at the bottom of the review pages.

Cheers!

 

 

From This Window

Quick update on Vol. 3: I’ve been moving house and it has slowed the editing and layout processes a bit, but I’ll be in the new place and have the internet and all the trimmings by the weekend. So, I should be able to knock everything out in the next week and depending on the wait at the printer, we should have the issue done and ready to ship by either the last week in September or the first week in October. I’ll post more updates here as I get the work done and get print proofs and whatnot. Thanks for the continued support and please consider pre-ordering Vol. 3 HERE if you haven’t already. Cheers!

New Face in Hell

We’re a quarter of the way through the 100 copies of Vol. 3 that will sport Matt Tisdale’s incredible cover painting. I’m going to hold 25 of the remaining copies back to sell via Amazon Canada and EU after the pre-order period is over.

That leaves around 50 copies available to pre-order through our site, so act fast if you haven’t ordered already. If you’re interested in getting a copy, but don’t have the funds on hand right now or some other limiting factor, write me at turntoashmedia (at) gmail (dot) com and I can most likely hang onto a copy for you.

Buying directly from our site helps this tiny boat stay afloat, so I’d like to offer sincere thanks to those of you that already have or are going to head over there and click the “buy” button.

Cheers, weirdos. Here’s a link to the store – VOL. 3 PRE-ORDER

Turn to Ash, Vol. 3 Pre-order

Turn to Ash, Vol. 3 is now up for Pre-order at the Turn to Ash Store. Orders will ship around the first week of September, shortly after the hangover from NecronomiCon has faded. Be sure to order soon as I’ve only got the rights for Matt Tisdale’s glorious cover for a limited amount of time. There will be at least 100, but probably not many more. Once those rights expire, the issue will either go out of print or we’ll release a second edition with a different cover, depending on demand and the number of copies sold.

Speaking of, my intention has always been to limit the physical runs of each zine to 300 retail copies, and Vol. 1 has almost reached that terminal landmark, so make sure to pick up a copy if you haven’t already or it’ll be gone for good.

Vol. 2 is still available and you should all be ashamed of yourselves for that. I kid, but more folks need to pick this up. Weird tales, written as call-ins to a Coast to Coast-style radio show, woven together by Jonathan Raab’s frenetic Gonzo-pulp-conspiracy-horror frame story. As Art Bell might suggest via some bumper music – take a chance – you won’t be disappointed.

If you’ve been sleeping on the whole damn Turn to Ash thing, you can also pick up all three volumes at a discounted price via the Turn to Ash store.

The contents of Vol. 3 are listed below the cover image.

Cheers.

vol 3 proto cover front

C.M. Muller – The Church in the Field

Betty Rocksteady – Something is Coming

J Daniel Stone – Open Coffins

Jake Wyckoff – Snare for a Small Eclipse

Christopher Ropes – A Home For People Like Me

George C. Cotronis – Heartland

Erica Ruppert – In the Bright Sunlight

C.C. Adams – Time Alone

Calie Voorhis – The Never Unbroken Daughter

Jo-Anne Russell – Liquid Black

Leigh Harlen – Children of God

Douglas Draa – Fishin ‘Boots

M. B. Vujačić – Jelly

Non-fiction columns from James Newman and John DeLaughter

 

Another Exterminator Eaten by Bugs

Let’s move some units, as they say in some biz or another, I’m sure. Vol. 3 is coming up soon, my best lady is graduating from college this week, and Spring will soon fade into Summer. None of this, save the turn of the seasons, comes for free, of course, so why not have a ludicrous sale to put some ink on paper and maybe buy my dearest a congratulatory malted?

For the next few days, all purchases from the Turn to Ash store are 50% off. That’s $5 a book. If you’re in the US, that price will meet or beat Amazon’s. However, we will not be able to beat Amazon’s shipping speed because we obey the laws of thermodynamics in this house. If you are not in the US, well, congratulations, but Amazon is still by far the cheapest way to ship to you. Also, if you aren’t in the US, would you consider adopting me? Things are weird here. I’m almost 36, but surely we can work something out.

Anyway, click the link below and spread the word. Cheers.

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http://turntoash.storenvy.com/

Turn to Ash, Vol. 3

Still working on the non-fiction for this one, but I can go ahead and announce the fiction line-up (in no particular order)…

C.M. Muller – The Church in the Field
Betty Rocksteady – Something is Coming
J Daniel Stone – Open Coffins
Jake Wyckoff – Snare for a Small Eclipse
Christopher Ropes – A Home For People Like Me
George C. Cotronis – Heartland
Erica Ruppert – In the Bright Sunlight
C.C. Adams – Time Alone
Calie Voorhis – The Never Unbroken Daughter
Jo-Anne Russell – Liquid Black
Leigh Harlen – Children of God
Douglas Draa – Fishin ‘Boots

Shooting for a July release. Cheers, weirdos. Cover by the unsinkable Matt Tisdale.

vol 3 proto cover front

I’m gonna need another week

I’m still going through submissions, and man, it’s gonna be tough. I’m probably going to wind up accepting twice as many stories as I had planned on, and still have to reject some that I really like. So, unfortunately, it’s going to take me another week to sort through the remaining submissions and make those tough decisions. Check back with me if you haven’t heard from me by March 22nd.