Friday, November 30, 2018

My First Two Novels, OBSESSED and PENANCE, and Their Secret Russian Life

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.