Friday, November 30, 2018
Recently, through the miracle of social media, I found a Russian reader who had a copy of a book I'd signed a foreign rights contract for to be published in Russia some 25 years ago.
The book was to be a double volume of my first two novels--horror published in Dell's Abyss line called OBSESSED and PENANCE. That was in 1992 or '93. I signed the contract, took my advance, and never heard anything about the book after that; never even saw it.
Then, a few days ago, I looked at my Instagram and saw a Russian follower holding the double volume in Cyrillic in his hands. It was such a thrill to see after 25 or so years! My Russian friend was kind enough to take more pictures of the book and send them to me today and I thought I'd share them with you.
By the way, both PENANCE and OBSESSED are still available on Amazon (OBSESSED & PENANCE) and from their second publisher, Untreed Reads, (OBSESSED and PENANCE) who will bring them out in a print edition next year to accompany their digital versions.
Labels: Dell Abyss, horror, Instagram, obsessed, penance, psychological suspense, Rick R. Reed, Russian, stephen king, Untreed Reads
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction. He is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Entertainment Weekly has described his work as “heartrending and sensitive.” Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” Find him at www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA, with his husband, Bruce, and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix, Kodi.