Monday, February 28, 2011

News from Left Coast Writers

Linda Watanabe McFerrin
Congratulations to Linda Watanabe Mcferrin, founder and leader of Left Coast Writers, and author of Dead Love. It was just announced that Dead Love (Stone Bridge Press) has been chosen as a 2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Novel! The category also includes the following nominees:

Horns by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)
Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
Dweller by Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark Regions Press)
A Dark Matter by Peter Straub (DoubleDay)

About Dead Love:
Dead Love is a supernatural thriller in the tradition of Mary Shelley, E.A. Poe, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Anne Rice. The novel follows a cast of nefarious characters, both human and otherworldly, as they foil and foul one another’s plans and power plays in a conspiracy of global proportions. It begins when Clément, a lovesick ghoul, falls head over heels for a beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, the girl is marked for death by the Japanese mob (the Yakuza). What’s a ghoul to do? He’s got to create a means to save her. Using secrets learned from a Haitian witchdoctor he finds a way to rescue and possess her, but not in the manner he’s expected. Set in Central America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Southeast Asia, the novel jets readers all over the planet on a diabolical joyride that is destined to end darkly. Order a signed copy | Visit the Dead Love website


Rebecca Foust & Lorna Stevens
Poet Rebecca Foust's new collection God, Seed (illustrated by Lorna Stevens) was recently featured in Tikkun Daily and The Pedestal Magazine. Foust is a member of Left Coast Writers and started writing and publishing four years ago in Linda Watanabe McFerrins’s “Life into Lit” class at Book Passage. After a 30 year hiatus from writing, she went on to publish four books of poetry (all launched at Book Passage) by independent presses, all of which sold out of their first press runs and have received wide review and praise. Foust has since earned an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson and has published a couple of hundred poems in literary journals and magazines including Arts & Letters, The Hudson Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, North American Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. God, Seed's artist, Lorna Stevens lives in San Francisco and exhibits her work nationally. She had her studio in Marin for many years. Order a signed copy

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