1001 Thu October 08 2009 - 15:45:01
Comments: Hi Matthew - you will need to contact Cemetery Dance for any updates regarding IN LAYMON'S TERMS. Mr. Ketchum is not the publisher of this and cannot answer questions regarding when it will be available.
Cemetery Dance's email is: email@example.com
1002 Thu October 08 2009 - 15:26:39
Fullname: G a r y
Comments: Hey, Jack,
Do you what times you are going to be at the Rock and Shock (specifically Saturday, the 17th)? Thanks and see you there!
1003 Thu October 08 2009 - 14:42:59
Fullname: Matthew Wilson
Comments: Hi Mr Ketchum, hope everythings great on your side of the atlantic. As its been in production since 2002 or so and your a major contributor to it are you aware of the release date for in laymons terms? Cemetary dance are very vague on the matter.
As a friend of the late mr Laymon could you give some brief detail as to what he was like, we`d all like to meet our heroes and Im sad that`ll never happen now.
1004 Thu October 08 2009 - 08:43:31
Fullname: Steve Mayes
Comments: Bought offspring dvd. Also rented it first on Tuesday on Blu-Ray. The gore was very good. I look forward to having my copy signed in Muskegon!
p.s. I hate the fact that they left in the big Michigan state police car when the movie takes place in Maine! *roll eyes* Guess i'm too much of a perfectionist :P
1005 Wed October 07 2009 - 14:31:16
Comments: Hey Jack can you bring along some of those cool Offspring necklaces to the Rock and Shock? You know - the kind just like on the cover of the dvd. Awesome - Thanks!
1006 Wed October 07 2009 - 09:41:56
Comments: Hey D., awesome, I'm glad your visit to the antique shop was a success. Don't forget to email me your address so I can send you a copy of the KinKats issue with our interview in it. Love from Cologne, Germany, Hanna
1007 Wed October 07 2009 - 03:09:11
Fullname: Konnie Jones
Comments: Got Offspring tonight!! This is my 2nd favorite book (after Off Season), so I cannot wait to see this. I am trying not to watch it yet, as I am hoping to go to Muskegon to see it on the big screen first!! But I think I will watch the Special Features anyway! :) Hope to see you on Halloween!
1008 Tue October 06 2009 - 20:18:06
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Picked up 'Offspring' first thing this morning, and just finished it. Very impressed that it follows so closely to the book. Could definitely tell that you wrote it, and no one else could make it their own. Great flick! Great acting, gore galore, and kept me on the edge of my couch. Would have liked you in a bigger role, but maybe someday. Thought you might find this interesting; bought Trick R Treat this morning as well, and your pal Brian Cox is in it. Good little flick. Don't want to give anything away, but let's just say that something happens to his character that is very similar to what happens in 'Red'. Anyway, Kudos to 'Offspring'. Hope it met your expectations. Bob
1009 Mon October 05 2009 - 16:46:42
Comments: Boo-Yeah! Finally a Ketchum dvd that is easy to purchase on the release date. "Red" was soooooooo hard to get when it was released and I could only find it from Overlook and you know how much I like ordering from them (yeah right)and waiting a whole month after release date even though it was pre ordered to receive it. Checked it out and Offspring will in Best Buy tomorrow and it can even be ordered from Amazon too and avoid Uncle Sam's state tax so all you readers out there go and buy one - or two or even three! If you haven't checked out his other dvds - Red, The Lost, The Girl Next Door then check those ones out too - they came out great! Hey Jack see you @ Rock and Shock Saturday the 17th.
1010 Mon October 05 2009 - 00:44:58
Fullname: Suzanne Vezina
Comments: Read Cover, watched The Girl Next Door, and man, I'm a fan. Just ordered 5 more of your books from Chapters cause can't find any in the bookstore...I feel so rich cause I know I've got lots of great reading ahead of me...thanks!!!
1011 Sun October 04 2009 - 02:03:48
Comments: Don't call me dude... That's awesome. Has anyone ever told you that you don't suck? <3
1012 Sat October 03 2009 - 18:57:38
Comments: Hi, all...JEN -- check your e-mail, okay? YAZID -- Call me Dallas, Jack, whatever you want except "Dude." I had a great time meeting you too and if you're ever in my territory give me a shout and we'll continue the good conversation. AARON -- congratulations on finishing, and submitting (often the REAL bugaboo for newer writers) your novel. Glad I've played a small part in that and I wish it well. Robert Bloch was amazing. In the good old days before agents and attorneys worried their clients half to death about potential lawsuits, he read and commented on everthing I wrote from about the age of 13 on until his death. His support and generosity are remembered well by a number of writers, but I don't think he ever just plain adopted one like he adopted me. Without him I wouldn't be here, of that I'm sure. I'm very lucky to have called him my friend. Best to everyone, D.
1013 Wed September 30 2009 - 21:50:40
Fullname: Aaron Dries
Comments: Greetings Mr. Ketchum. I've felt motivated to write on your board for quite some time now but have reserved my comments for this special day. I have completed the final draft of a novel which just as of last night I sent into Leisure book's/Rue Morgue's "Fresh Blood" competition for unpublished authors. Yes, my baby has now flown the coup. And I've got to say; no writer ever puts pen to paper without inspiration. My story would never have come to light were it not for the motivation your novels fueled in me. You see, maybe more than just entertaining a reader, the greatest gift an author can give his audience is inspiration. For this, I will always be thankful, even if my little battered manuscript never sees the light of day, I did it and even though we have never met, you helped me.
So should you ever cross paths with the Aussie kid with hopes of scaring the pants off people one day- who answers to my name, let him buy you a beer.
Also, a smile always comes to my face when I read that you shared correspondence with the great Robert Bloch. I've got to ask, what was that like for a young author? And finally, I cannot wait for the release of Offspring on DVD- and especially for another classic Ketchum cameo.
Take care and happy writing, Aaron
1014 Tue September 29 2009 - 08:33:00
Fullname: Yazid Benfeghoul
Comments: Dear Jack! Or would you rather like me to call you Dallas? However, finally, after more than a week, I found myself some time to write you a couple of words and leave you my details.
I had a great time hanging around with you, talking sense and nonsense. I promise to pay you a visit when in NY - only if appreciated of course. I will very soon start to translate our "session" and read OFFSPRING for a better and deeper understanding.
Stay in touch and as you are:)
All my best regards,
1015 Sun September 27 2009 - 02:37:09
Comments: Ha no problem, Im awful forgetful myself. We talked at the Festival of Fear about how I need a dvd copy of Red. Thanks
1016 Sat September 26 2009 - 15:13:17
Comments: Just back from Germany...if you've never been there, I can recommend Oldenburg and Bad Homburg highly. Great little towns. And the film festival was lots of fun! GREG -- thanks for the invite to Mexico...I'll keep it in mind...and for bringing my books along with you. Pass 'em around! CHRISTINE -- glad you liked OLD FLAMES, and hope you feel the same about GIRL as well. LUCYGRACE -- my pleasure. HANNA -- fine meeting you too...the antique store was a success. I found a small timepiece from the 1930s, originally part of a gold watch-fob from which they'd melted off the gold during the Depression, with the works exposed in back. Perfect! and only 10 euros too...KONNIE -- I don't know yet if there will be a formal signing in Muskegan though I suspect there will be. In any case I'll sign anything you care to bring along. How's dat? JEN -- hope the remainder of SHE WAKES lived up to the beginning for you. But remind me (hey, sorry, but I'm forgetful)what was I supposed to e-mail you about??? Best to all, D.
1017 Fri September 25 2009 - 16:09:11
Comments: Hey hey Dalas, just wanted to shout out to you. I just started reading She Wakes and so far Im hooked! Anyways, I haven't received an email from you yet, I just wanted to remind you ;)Jen
1018 Fri September 25 2009 - 03:20:23
Fullname: Konnie Jones
Comments: Are you doing a signing in Muskegon? I would really like to go since you don't come to the Midwest too often. You need to change that!!!
1019 Wed September 23 2009 - 11:12:38
Fullname: Hanna Schlüter
Comments: Hey D. It was so great meeting and talking to you on Monday night. How was your shopping trip to the antique store te other day?
All the best,
1020 Mon September 21 2009 - 01:39:38
Comments: Again, Dallas, you are too kind. Thank you.
1021 Sat September 19 2009 - 19:39:54
Fullname: Christine Hoard
Comments: I just finished "Old Flames" and I thought it was terrific; I read it all in almost one sitting. Recently bought "The Girl Next Door" (I'm familiar with the original case; I read Kate Millet's "The Basement" years ago and I still think about it). I've heard your name for several years and now I am finally getting around to reading some of your excellent books. You are an inspiration!
1022 Tue September 15 2009 - 16:24:21
Fullname: greg c nelson
Comments: Hola Jack! I am reading'The Lost' It is the second of many of your books I plan to read. I started my horror fest a long time ago with Steven King (same age as me) and enjoyed most of his books except the westerns. The only westerns I've read were by Leonard. From King (also have read the boys that get top shelf in Walmart, Paterson etc) I found Elmore, then Laymon (ouch!), and Coben. I ordered all the books you have available from betterworldbooks.com to take to our casa in Costa Maya MX. (check out the casa at my wifes site www.cabinconnect.com and click the MX flag. Our casa is 'Mio Maya') If you are ever near us (200 miles south of cancun), we have a place for you! Greg
1023 Tue September 15 2009 - 02:58:06
Fullname: Heidi Berger
Comments: LHS Class of '64??
We just had a reunion and it was a "horror".
1024 Mon September 14 2009 - 19:01:40
Comments: Just back from Scarefest in Lexington, KY., which turned out to be a mighty good convention indeed -- I recommend it to you for next year -- and day after tomorrow I fly away for a week or so in Germany for OFFSPRING's european premier, at the Oldenburg Film Festival. So I thought I'd squeeze in a few lines here. LUCYGRACE -- I always know whether the piece is a story or a book. A book's got a lot more complexity and you have to feel that compexity at the outset. That said, I sometimes surprise myself with a story that turns out a good deal longer than expected, like WINTER CHILD or CLOSING TIME. Robert Bloch told me early on to always "know where you're going" with a story before you begin -- but by that he meant know what you want your reader to feel at the end. Joy, sorrow, dread, whatever. Don't box the characters in to a set-in-stone ending. Just know the ending in general. I've killed off some characters I thought were going to live and saved ones I thought were going to die. They told me to! MATT -- remember our good conversation well, and I hope you get that dust jacket. Great meetin' you too. BRUNO -- I lived in S.F. a while back in my hippie days. Great town. I'd go back in a minute, but nobody's asked me for a Con or signing there. No bites on a film option for COVER as yet but you never know. How to make bad guys compelling? Try to understand them, all sides of them. Even a goon has insecurities. Even a sadist had a mother. You need to draw on your own personal nasty stuff too - you can't overcome demons if you've never had any. As to new stuff, well, no novels until the next Leisure release in June. A few short pieces here and there which I'll announce as they appear. Then of course, if you haven't read it yet, there's (finally) BROKEN ON THE WHEEL OF SEX and October 6th, the DVD of OFFSPRING. See you all when I get back from the Old Country...best, D.
1025 Mon September 14 2009 - 16:44:22
Fullname: Bruno Cavatelli
Comments: Morning Jack,
I think it would be really cool if sometime you could make a stop in San Francisco. I know you're an East Coast guy who does appearances there mostly, but there are, without a doubt, die-hard fans such as myself who would like to catch up with you. The Dungeness crab is fine here. "Cover" seems good to go, in terms of a film. What are your particular thoughts on that? The character Ray of "The Lost", what are a few convincing tricks you use in the writing process to make an asshole compelling? Bad guys in your fiction, for me especially, are a riot to watch. Somehow, I think you truly understand their psychology so well. I keep studying "Joy Ride" just to understand how suspense works on many different levels. Finally, do you have any new information to provide about any up-coming novels or novellas? Thanks, again Dallas. Best wishes.
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