By Her Hand

Free ebook of the week: "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down"

This week's free ebook is "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." The coupon code is BY-HER-HAND-FREE. To use the coupon, click on the cover at the left (or go to my bookstore, click on the ebook section, and select "Scream Angel") and enter the code in the coupon box on the order page. This coupon will be valid only for the first ten people who use it. If you're late reading this, and the coupon has expired, you can always use one of the coupons on my specials page. "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" first appeared in The Third Alternative magazine in the UK (now Black Static and was selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #13 in 2002. The story was a finalist for the Aurora Award in 2002 for best short fiction. It is included in my collection, Chimerascope, which is a current finalist for the 2011 Aurora and 2011 Sunburst Awards. And of course, this is the story on which the indie movie of the same name was based. Enjoy!

"By Her Hand..." movie goes global

Well, sort of. The indie movie based on my story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" has finished its North American festival tour, but is now starting to show up on the list of official entries in some international festivals, including:

Great to see that this little film and story still has legs! Very cool!

"By Her Hand..." movie rocks Nerd Remix's "Best of" list has posted its Best Indie Movies of 2010, and the movie adaptation of "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" swept their short film categories:

Best Short Film
“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Probably the best short I’ve ever seen.

Best Actress-Short Film
Zoe Daelman Chlanda-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Absolutely stunning, ‘nuff said!

Best Actor-Short Film
Jerry Murdock-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Fantastic! Just an awesome, emotional performance.

Best Director-Short Film
Anthony G. Sumner-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Moody, grim, emotional—this is how it’s done.

Congratulations yet again to Anthony, Zoe, and Jerry, and to producer Alan Rowe Kelly! See here for their full list.

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