92 Sun May 19 2002 - 22:24:55 Fullname: Gaucho Castillo Email: Comments: Nick Kaufmann
Comments: Yay Mort! See? There's a reason we all like you. ;-) Nick
And I thought it was 'cause I'm just so bueno.
Mort, The Wild Bull of the Pampas
93 Sun May 19 2002 - 17:47:41 Fullname: Nick Kaufmann Email:
email@example.com Comments: Yay Mort! See? There's a reason we all like you. ;-)
94 Sun May 19 2002 - 00:48:39 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: I'm really pleased to be able to put out this PRESS RELEASE
TO -- ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED
MORT CASTLE’S SHORT STORY “IF YOU TAKE MY HAND, MY SON,” NAMED #5 TOP TERROR TALE OF ALL TIME BY GALAXIA CTHULHU
Mort Castle’s short story, “If You Take My Hand, My Son,” has been named the Number Five Terror Tale of All Time by Galaxia Cthulhu, the “Fantastic Literature” forum of elaleph.com, the Spanish language virtual library. With more than a quarter million registered users and over 10,000 visitors a day, Elaleph, which like the English language virtual library Project Gutenberg seeks to provide free or low cost downloads of works of literature in the public domain, is based in Argentina and has users throughout the world.
According to Guillermo Barrantes and Martíín Valiente, on-line editors of Galaxia Chuthlu, Castle is “...one of our favorite writers” and a true “Master of Terror.” The editors plan to run an interview with Castle in the near future.
“If You Take My Hand, My Son” originally appeared in 1987 in Masques II, edited by J. N. Williamson and published by Maclay and Associates. Since then, the work has appeared in translation in a number of Latin American and European countries and can currently be found in Castle’s collection Moon on the Water (trade paperback from DarkTales Publications / mass market forthcoming from Leisure Books) and Dark Masques, the Pinnacle paperback compilation of the first two volumes of Masques.
Galaxia Cthulhu’s, “Top Five Terror Tales” are listed below in the original Spanish and English.
Seguimos recibiendo tus votos para elegir los cinco mejores cuentos de terror de todos los tiempos.
1. La política del cuerpo; de Clive Barker.
2. El pantano de la Luna; de H. P. Lovecraft.
3. El pozo y el péndulo; de E. Allan Poe.
4. El gato negro, de E. Allan Poe.
5. Si tomas mi mano, hijo mío; de Mort Castle
Top Terror Tales
1. “The Body Politic,” by Clive Barker
2. “The Moon Bog,” by H. P. Lovecraft
3. “The Pit and the Pendulum,” by Edgar Allan Poe
4. “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe
5. “If You Take My Hand, My Son,” by Mort Castle
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95 Sat May 04 2002 - 14:56:35 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Thanks, Richard W:
Me, I'm always surprised and gratified at any notification of an award nomination.
I'm also heap plenty happy these days with LWP's "Audio" release of BUCKEYE JIM.
& I greatly appreciate your bannerizing work thereupon.
96 Mon April 29 2002 - 12:52:24 Fullname: Richard (LWP Email: Comments: Hi Mort,
First off, congrats on the nomination. No real surprise here - it's a very fine story.
Also wanted to point out to your readers that BUCKEYE JIM IN EGYPT is just about to open for pre-publication orders, at a 25% discount, over at http://www.lonewolfpubs.com. We're very excited about this one in the LWP virtual office, as we couldn't ask for a better launch for the Lone Wolf Audio line - check it out folks!
97 Sun March 31 2002 - 15:21:43 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Thank you, Judi.
This is a story that pleases me.
It pleases me, too, to see that this year there are many deserving works cited--and, as others have had reason to say in past years--that means that the nomination is an honor.
Fingers crossed and all.
98 Sat March 30 2002 - 20:51:22 Fullname: Judi Rohrig Email:
email@example.com Comments: Congratulations, Mort, on the nomination of "I Am Your Need" (BRAINBOX 11: SON OF BRAINBOX) for a Bram Stoker Award in the Short Fiction category.
99 Wed March 13 2002 - 15:25:08 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Anne, thank you for the good words--more than a little appreciated. If time ever comes to update that website, I will likely add some pictures of me 40 pounds and a chin ago, some not too bad pix of "the band," Charles, Mike, and DeFrank and I, circa 1973 or so. (DeFrank moved to Oregon and drumming chores have been taken over by Mike's son, Zane.)
We'll be playing at the WHC in Chicago, and there's considerable musicifying on BUCKEYE JIM IN EGYPT: AN AMERICAN AUDIO JOURNEY, coming from Lone Wolf Publications.
100 Tue March 12 2002 - 01:36:44 Fullname: Anne Byron Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Mr. Castle, you rock!
Wrote a bit about you in this week's Details at Midnight at Twilight Showcase. Grab your ax and come see.
101 Mon February 25 2002 - 18:35:19 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Scott Nicholson is funny.
Truth, though, Scott, before I knew what I was doing, I did publish in several crapzines--before I realized that that was not publishing at all.
Fortunately, however, in the good old days when it cost real money for a dim bulb or a would be scammer to call himself editor/publisher, there were fewer crappolla or fraud "publications."
Now, the WEB and high tech POD have enabled people to not only delude themselves that they are publishing but to find support groups of the equally deluded.
Don't know why my
students, currently ages 13 through 68, seem to get this but alas, so many others, including HWA members, can't grasp the concept.
Oh, well, you, being a real writer, do understand.
Those who aspire to be writers understand.
And the others?
Uh,. what's up, Doc?
102 Thu February 21 2002 - 21:23:41 Fullname: Scott Nicholson Email:
email@example.com Comments: I just want to live long enough to hear you say...
publish anywhere that will take your story! Pay them if you have to, and let them butcher it with blunt axes and slap it up at wordcrap.com.
Will I live that long? Hmm?
Congrats on all your recent activity.
103 Sat January 05 2002 - 13:22:43 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Mort's new projects:
Well, how very nice to be asked these questions by Joel Arnold, friend and colleague.
Just recorded last night more of the music for the forthcoming CD, BUCKEYE JIM IN EGYPT: AN AUDIO JOURNEY, original songs written by Charles Niebling and peformed by Charles and Betsy Niebling, Mike Baker, Zane Baker, Fred Anderson, The Drifting DrillBits (Rosie and Ray Hutchins) and me. Now it's engineering on this one, mostly N-track studio and Cool Edit 2000, and we're in business. Debuting at WHC 2002.
Also scheduled to debut the: from Prime, a new collection, NATIONS OF THE LIVING, NATIONS OF THE DEAD, mostly "mort mythos" stuff, historical fantasy to near future.
Just up at Chizine, a pretty good one, "Disappearances."
DARK MASQUES all over the place.
Revising article for THE WRITER.
Finishing up plans for second annual Homewood-Flossmoor Writing Conference, April 8-10.
Movie action: not scoring but getting closer on THE STRANGERS (screenplay by Mark Valadez and Tim O'Rawe).
Scheduled to teach "Researching and Writing Historical Fiction," Columbia College, beginning week of February 11.
This is *not* directed at you, but at all too many who think they are writers because they have published (?!?) all over the Web: that is, their borderline literate (or worse) have been slapped up at sites edited (?!?) by other borderliners: Learn to write.
Second advice: Hang in there. We pretend that real writers "don't give up"; that's a lie. I've seen plenty of good ones say, "This is just too damned hard"--and pack it in.
If you learn to write and keep at it, you will succeed. Guaranteed. That doesn't necessarily mean a bestseller or even a comfortable living. It does mean you'll create work which will speak to others and will rightly gratify you.
Howzat? Profound enough to kick off a year?
104 Wed January 02 2002 - 14:46:39 Fullname: Joel Arnold Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hi Mort -
Now that the new year is upon us, what projects are you working on? At least the ones you can tell us about without having to kill us.
ALSO - since you've been in the biz for awhile, what are some of the most valuable things you've learned about writing - technical-wise or as it relates to the business?
And - Happy New Year!
105 Tue December 25 2001 - 18:23:50 Fullname: Christmas with the Israelites Email:
email@example.com Comments: Best holiday wishes to you and yours, Mort!