Tag Archive: state of decay

Nov 28

Pencils Down

…and with that, the final round of edits for ELEMENT ZERO are completed.  Now I just have to sit back and hope that my editor doesn’t beat me stupid for the sheer number of changes.  Anything story-shaking we’d already gotten out of the way, but I am an obsessive tweaker, something I hope is reasonably …

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Feb 07

For the love of Kress

I suppose it might seem a little corny but I had to visit the local Barnes & Noble to find my book.  I just had to *see* it.  When I got there, I found it in the Science Fiction section, but also in the ‘New Paperbacks’ section.  I snuck a snapshot of it there: Now, …

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Jan 24

Straight From the SciFiChick

I’ve never met TheSciFiChick but I may have to declare her my new BFF after this amazing review: State of Decay, by James Knapp Nico Wachalowski is a FBI agent investigating a conspiracy where zombie-like revivors are being programmed to murder. Revivors are reanimated corpses, typically used in battle. An old flame, an alcoholic psychic, …

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Dec 07

Nico Wachalowski – More Art from Robert Elrod

I really don’t know what to say about Robert – after his amazing rendition of a revivor (see previous post), he offered to do another, and came up with this rendition of Nico Wachalowski, the lead character from STATE OF DECAY.  His art (as you can plainly see) is just fantastic, and there is a …

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Oct 20

Sweet Acceptance

this is not me, btw Well, the page proofs for STATE OF DECAY are in and it seems all went well.  The process for that was fairly simple: I received a package in the mail that contained the book printed out on paper (two book pages to one sheet) and then read through it looking …

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Jun 10

Cover Art Completed

I was querying my editor about some changes the other day, and when she answered she also let me know the STATE OF DECAY cover has been completed, and included a snapshot.  I think they did a really great job…I’d love to see the artist’s rendition of the other characters because whoever did it captured …

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May 22

The Devil is in the details…

I received the notes from my editor yesterday, and have taken some time to study them…what I have found is most interesting (well, to me it is).  The what of it is ‘things that need editing’.  What was interesting about it?  Let me tell you… First off, I had assumed that the process would be …

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Apr 29


I imagine sometimes that a point will come where the prospect of ‘back cover copy’ doesn’t thrill me, but I believe in living in the moment – it’s my party, and I’ll get excited about back cover copy if I want to.  Which I do. The back cover copy is basically an ultra-short synopsis.  Those …

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