1 August 26 2006 at 11:28:10 Fullname: Jack Staynes Email:
email@example.com Comments: HE'S ALIVE!!!
I came back by chance to see if there was any news and here you are. That's great. I finished Rust and Bone, real class that was. I was also fortunate enough to find a copy of "Confessions of the Archivist" on e-bay. That story was so cool. Last but not least over here in the Uk we got some copies of A mean Utiltiy and Life in the flesh a part of the PICADOR SHOTS RANGE, so how could I resist?
I'll stock anyhting you write, the more hardcore the better, just a couple of weeks ago I recieved my copies of the unlimited Trade paperback for The Preserve, I'm really glad it made it into the unlimited print run, it's a great addition to the Necro books.
Take care Craig/Pat, I'm sure somone like Necro/Delirium/bloodletting press will snap your new book up in a second. And when they do I'll be ready to get my order in.
2 August 18 2006 at 02:16:33 Fullname: Patrick Lestewka/Craig Davidson Email: Comments: Hi Jack:
God! It's been so long since I've checked here! Awful lapse on my part. IN any case, if you ever wander back this way again: thanks so much for your kind words, very much appreciated. I hope to write horror again at some point (I do have a finished novel, but am considering a publisher to send it to), and it's pretty hardcore. Which will probably make it a tough sell, but most of my sales have been tough, so I'll just slog it out. All best, Pat/Craig
3 May 02 2006 at 18:04:27 Fullname: Jack Staynes Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hi Patrick, not sure if you come in here anymore, but I had to drop by to let you know...you fucking rock. I've just finished "The Preserve" which was pure class and before that I read "The Colisium" "Bitchfight", Looking forward to reading "Imprint" when it's out, but when can I expect another book of yours? Your hardcore dude, brutal and unexpected.
I'm sure you won't recognise my name, but if it is causing a mild burning sensation at the back of your head it's probably because I appeared with you in Paul Fry's zombie anthology 'Cold Flesh' (The Dead Shall Have No Dominion). I'm writing for two reasons: first, because I thought 'The Day I Killed Hitler (Again)' was by far and away the best story in that anthology (it prompted me to go and buy 'The Preserve', which I loved). And second, because I'm editing an anthology of my own that I was hoping you might be interested in checking out. I'm pushing for submissions from rising authors whose work I've been impressed with over the last few years. If you've got the time, visit www.81x.com/PrufrockPress/home
It would be great to hear from you either way.
All the best, James
5 July 29 2005 at 13:35:15 Fullname: pat lestewka Email: Comments: Dear Bill, Jim,
Dearest friends. My humblest and most heartfelt thanks for your kindest of kind words. I am but a modest servant of the muse, and whenever she begs me grasp her powdered hand so that she might lead me to the honey-scented pastures of inspiration, I, most pathetic and grateful wretch, can but only follow. Again, my utmost thanks; your kind words fill my heart with the robin's egg blue hue of true happiness. My blessings to you both. Yours, Pat.
6 July 25 2005 at 23:16:14 Fullname: Sam Keller and Jim O'Neil Email:
email@example.com Comments: Mother Bitchfight truly touched my soul, burrowing deep into the stoniness of this man's heart. One might say that I lived and died in those furious days. Please, please, please keep up the good work. Not that one so great as yourself needs any ideas, but why not try a novel, however short, about being locked in a robin's egg blue box with nothing but an opaque window, a cello, and some bird photos to keep you company. In the event that you find yourself running into writer's block over the previous topic, why not write a book about the frustration of the creative process as there seems to be no shortage of demand.
7 July 21 2005 at 14:43:18 Fullname: patrick lestewka Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hi Brian,
Thanks for stopping by. The boxing novel is going on to its last chapter. I'm heading on vacation, then hoping to get the last chapter written by September, my deadline. It's ended up selling in 5 countries now: US, UK, Canada, France, Germany. So I don't have to worry about cashflow for awhile, thankfully. I don't think it'll be the next FAT CITY, THE PROFESSIONAL, or THE HARDER THEY FALL, but I can tell you it is about 15x more violent than those books---if you can't beat 'em on literary merit, just go ahead and kill 'em on the intensity level. The working title was IN THE PIT (a lot of bareknuckle/pitfighting scenes), but I think I'll change it to FIGHTING STOCK. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Anytime I'm at a bookstore here in Calgary, I take a wander over to the appropriate section (horror, or thriller for TERMINAL) and face all the copies of your books out. Very best, Pat.
8 July 21 2005 at 14:26:26 Fullname: Brian Keene Email: Comments: Hey Man--congrats on the new collection. Any word on the boxing novel?
My buddy, Chris Perridas, is a huge Lovecraft fan and sent the book for me to read...when I told him Bangkok Rules was my fave, he grinned, saying he expected to hear that.
The book is being passed around as we speak...
10 June 19 2005 at 00:20:46 Fullname: patrick lestewka Email:
email@example.com Comments: Hi Stephen, thanks for the comments re: BANGKOK RULES. I wrote that a looong time ago. I personally don't think it's as good as some Lovecraft stories I've read---even in that anthology (Rainey's one in there was great)---but I appreciate your kind words nonetheless. I'm glad yo found a copy of it. I recall it being fairly obscure, being that it was the last book Darktales published before shutting down. I'm saving my contribtor's copy for when I am financially destitute (which could be anytime!), at which point I will sell it on Ebay for big bucks! Take care, Pat.
11 June 18 2005 at 08:21:18 Fullname: Stephen W. Sommerville Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Just finished DEAD BUT DREAMING...wanted to drop by and let you know "Bangkok Rules" is the greatest modern Cthulhu piece I've ever read.
Look for a review of the anthology in the upcoming issue #3 of Insidious Reflections (www.insidiousreflections.com)
12 May 15 2005 at 21:07:15 Fullname: patrick lestewka Email: Comments: Dear Paul,
No, I'm afraid I have neither. There's a publisher I have a collection with, but they've yet to inform me as to wether or not they'd like to publish it. If so, I will let you know. But, alas, of yet nothing concrete. No website, either. Thanks for your kind words, take care, Pat.
13 May 10 2005 at 21:13:13 Fullname: Paul Dracon Email:
BileDragon@hotmail.com Comments: Patrick-- two questions: #1/ Do you have a website and #2/ Do you have a collection out? (I read some of your stuff online, and I thought it was rather sweet...)
14 February 10 2005 at 16:04:01 Fullname: Patrick Lestewka Email:
email@example.com Comments: Thanks Larry, it's always nice to hear someone say they've enjoyed the novel. Congratualtions with all the success you are having with Bloodletting Press; you've published a lot of wonderful books by wonderful writers. I wish you continued success in all your endeavors. Take care, Pat.
15 February 10 2005 at 04:58:59 Fullname: Larry Roberts Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I couldn't agree with Trygve more; this is a hell of a good novel and I wish I had a box of them set aside somewhere.