Demon Zone

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This week (today, actually) I’ve written a Halloween dialogue: Demon Zone.

Mark the doors with the sigils of the moon, of the red red river, of the biting chains. Empty dawn of its fire. Let dusk sink eternally into crepuscular paralyzation—hypnagogic, terrifying.

Thus begins the shouting match of the demons. Blood, horrible sights, and terrifying beings culminate in a conversation of violence where any talk of beauty or peace is muted.
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Yeah, I’ll be sending this piece out pronto. Though it might end up getting published as a poem. I say this because for a dialogue it’s awful unconversational. I just couldn’t imagine a bunch of demons who sit around and shoot the shit (well, actually I can imagine that; it’s just not how I was inspired to write this particular dialogue). “Demon Zone” does resemble a prose poem. It’s perhaps more prose than a dialogue like “Insults Two by Two,” but it’s certainly poem-like enough to get published as one. Which is fine. A poetic dialogue. A dialogical poem. Tomato, tomato.


I have enough dialogues (and drafts and drafts of dialogues) that next week I’m breaking out a file box for it all. I don’t need the old drafts, really, as everything is saved in digital form. But I like to keep these as backups and for posterity or whatever.

The only other file box I have like this is full of Descriptions of Heaven stuff. Lots and lots of DoH stuff. Seriously, every draft was like a whole little book. I can’t imagine what my WIP, a novel, will fill. Two? Three file boxes? Yikes! I better invest should I ever see any on sale.

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Notable life news: As some of you know, for a while my best friend, Mike, lived with my wife and I. We had a huge combined library and liked to chat about books, physics, and life. Well, we still like to chat, but nowadays we do a lot of that chatting here at the hotel (where I typically do my blog posts). He lives at the hotel now where both he and I work. It’s pretty awesome. For me anyway. Mike doesn’t seem to mind it much either.

One of the reasons he moved in with us was so we could work on a video project together. The project is Mike’s baby. I wrote for it, completing two scripts. While I never expected the same level of output (I write constantly; he writes sparingly), when no scripts were forthcoming from him, the project was pretty much red lighted.

Well, after revisiting the idea and steering our thoughts in a new direction (one which he and I both feel is a better direction) we may be starting the project again. Maybe. We’ll see. I do feel confident enough to actually write about it here because Mike is working on a script. I am in a state of squee about this, since I really think this collaboration could be fun and educational for both of us.

For me, this is a yellow light. I want to see Mike actually complete something for this project before I dive back in. Luckily, I was able to repurpose one of my scripts for a creative nonfiction piece (edited and sent out to potential publishers last week). If Mike manages to stay focused on our project, then come the new year when this dialogue challenge is done, I’ll green light my script writing again.

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Interview with IndieReader

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IndieReader, a company run by authors and writers for authors and writers, did a great interview with me. They previously did a review of my book you should check out too. It’s a 4+ Star review well worth the read. The interview is linked below.

Check it out here: Randal Eldon Greene, an All About the Book Guest Author Interview.
Randal Eldon Greene's Literary Fiction novel, Descriptions of Heaven published by Harvard Square Editions, is awarded the IndieReader Approved sticker.

About the interviewer: since IndieReader’s launch in 2009, they have reviewed thousands of titles. They offer a variety of publishing services to help promote and improve the quality of independently published titles. As a twice traditionally published author herself, Amy Edelman, founder of IR, knows exactly what it takes for an indie title to not just succeed, but also to stand out from the pack.


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Interview with Dan Bloom

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Cli-fi guru Dan Brown conducted an interview with me for his all things climate fiction portal.

Check it out here: An interview with novelist R.E. Greene, author of the novella ”DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN”

DanBloomAbout the interviewer: Born and raised in Massachusetts, currently in Taiwan, Dan Bloom is a 1971 graduate of Tufts University in Boston where he majored in post-modern European literature. He also attended Oregon State University where he worked on a masters degree in the Speech and Communications Department. Dan worked as a journalist in Alaska for 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s, and later as a newspaper editor and reporter at English-language newspapers in Japan and Taiwan.  He tweets @verywindycities and manages cli-fi.net.
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My First Book Signing [Photos]

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My first book signing was held on April 22 at the Sioux City Barnes & Noble. And it was amazing. A ton of friends and family came out to support me; many of them who had been waiting for just such a signing stopped by and got themselves a signed copy of Descriptions of Heaven. I was both surprised and pleased by how many fans showed up. Here’s a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you.

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And a couple snapshots from a visit to the bookstore just a few days later.

Swing by BN.Com and get your copy today.
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Kindle Giveaway DEC 24 – DEC 28

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Harvard Square Editions will be doing a Kindle giveaway of Descriptions of Heaven from December 24 through December 28th. Kindle users, please download, read, and review your copy. If you really dig it, buy a paperback for someone you love.

Click here to download your free Kindle copy of Descriptions of Heaven now.

 

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Interview with Happymeerkatreviews AND Giveaway

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C, the mysterious reviewer behind happymeerkatreviews, was kind enough to do an interview with me. C is also hosting happymeerkatreviews’ first giveaway ever, and I’m honored that this debut giveaway has as its grand prize a signed copy of my debut novella, Descriptions of Heaven. Multiple chances to win and multiple second place winners will receive a flash drive with extra goodies on it.

Check out the interview here: Interview with Author Randal Eldon Greene & Giveaway!!
Details and an entry link are at the end of of the interview.

http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/c78ba8cbc18478bc156e7e30ba04119fAbout the interviewer: C is the brains behind happymeerkatreviews. C is an avid gamer, coloring book enthusiast, and a prolific reader with a passion for reviewing books.
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