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The Virus Interview

My German-language publisher, Otherworld Verlag, sent me scans of my appearance in Virus magazine. It’s a PDF file you can check out right here. The first two pages are the interview itself (you’ll have to understand German to read it), followed by a page with an Otherworld ad featuring Das Tödliche Geschlecht (aka Deadliest of the Species) and the magazine’s front cover.

I was thrilled to see they gave me two full pages. From the look of the magazine, they’re the German equivalent of Fangoria and Rue Morgue. It’s hard to beat press like that!

The publisher also tells me reviews have been good and sales are keeping pace with the market. Some of the reviewers seem to expect some hidden message or think I have a problem with women, but they all agree the book is well written. I can’t ask for more, really.

We’re both hoping for an upswing in sales as the holdiays roll in, and while I’m glad reviewers are talking about the book, I’m looking forward to hearing from new fans.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

It Never Gets Old

They’re Here!
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I love opening a box of my books from a publisher. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to do so, but it still feels as good as it did the very first time.

It doesn’t even matter that I can’t read these German translations of Deadliest of the Species, it still rocks harder than your hot mom at an Iron Maiden concert.

These paperbacks are easily the best presentation of my solo work to date. I don’t know that having my name printed in a comparable font size to the title is going to have any effect in the German market, but I think it’s pretty damn cool.

The bar has been set for US publishers. With luck I’ll find one worthy of the challenge.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Wiz World's Number One Question, Unanswered

As I wandered the con floor talking to people, by far the most often asked question was “What are you working on?” Looking back, I’m not sure I gave any of them the same answer.

Just how do I answer that when my productivity is in the shitter?

On the up side, the publisher meeting on Friday went well. On the down side, I’m still sans artiste and don’t see that changing any time soon unless I am able to cough up a page rate (which, sadly, I am not). I did get two pitches to the publisher in time, but with the artist situation being what it is, at least one of those pitches may become a prose project.

Then it’s a matter of cramming that prose project into my others. I’ve got a book sold to a good small press publisher, but he’s dealing with some family matters and there’s no telling when the book will be out. Top Secret Novella is also slated to go his way, but I’ve struck it several times and have yet to report any real progress on it.

Das Tödliche Geschlecht has been released on an unsuspecting German market, and I’ve been interviewed for a major German horror magazine called Virus. The publisher has already asked to see my next novel, and based on my present experience with them, I intend to deliver. (If only the English-speaking world were so interested in my work…) This bumps Powerless up a notch on the priority list.

Not to mention I could also sell Powerless to the aforementioned small press publisher. He’s called the upcoming book the first of many we’ll be doing together, which would make me very happy. The artwork on the first book is terrific, and I know he puts out a solid package that could later help lead to a mass market sale.

And oh yes, I still have Muy Mal hanging in the breeze, The Malice Engine outline to turn into either a graphic novel or novel, and two novels that I’m convinced are pieces of shit but could possibly be hammered into something useful.

So, what am I working on? Good question. I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Buy My Shtuff

Ready for a Michael Oliveri fix? Excellent. Here’s a couple easy ways to get your fix.

Jack Haringa Must Die!
Available here and on Amazon. Features a piece of flash fiction by yours truly. Plus it benefits the Shirley Jackson Awards.

Restore From Backup
Plenty of copies still available directly from Bad Moon Books. This collaborative novella with JF Gonzalez is a blend of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi. If you like The Outer Limits, we’re confident you’ll like our novella.

The Phantom Chronicles
An anthology of short stories featuring the Ghost Who Walks, published by Moonstone Books. Mine pits The Phantom against snake cultists bent on human sacrifice. You can buy it from Amazon or, if you’ll be at Wizard World Chicago next week, you can pick it up from Moonstone at exhibitor booth 950 in the main exhibitor hall. Track me down on the show floor or at the Moonstone booth and I’ll be happy to sign it for you (as well as anything else you may have brought along).

Werewolves: Call of the Wild
If you’ll be at Wizard World next week, chances are Moonstone will have all three issues bundled cheap! As with The Phantom Chronicles, I’ll be more than happy to sign your copies.

Das Todliche Geschlecht
The book is now officially available through Amazon.de. This is the German-language edition of Deadliest of the Species.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Hallo Deutschland und Österreich!

The German edition of Deadliest of the Species, Das Tödliche Geschlecht, is now available for preorder on Amazon.de! How cool is that?

Don’t worry, English readers. You won’t be neglected for much longer.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

"The Deadly Gender" Imminent

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Das Tödliche Geschlecht, the German-language edition of Deadliest of the Species from Otherworld Verlag. I’m told the German title translates to “the deadly gender,” which I think is a fair approximation. The original title is derived from a Kipling quote:

“For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”

I’m assuming Kipling has been translated into German, so it shouldn’t be lost on my German readers any more than the average US reader.

The publisher has also sent me the final version of the cover art. It’s not changed much from previous versions of shared with you, they simply touched up the blood and the woman’s eyes.

Das Todliche Geschlecht - Final

They say we should see release on schedule in June. I’m excited, because this edition is probably going to have the largest print run to date of all my solo work and will probably see the most readers. I’ve been asked if it bums me out that the original English edition hasn’t seen a wider reprint yet, and I have to say no, I’m not.

Readers are readers, whatever language they speak or read. I’m a writer, and while it would be nice to make a living off of it and see more success in my home country, I just want to be read.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Deadly Women of Summer

I’ve just heard from the folks at Otherworld Verlag, and it would appear the German edition of Deadliest of the Species, Das todliche Geschlecht, will be appearing in June.

This is exciting stuff! I realize many of my English-speaking fans may not be able to get their hands on this book, but it will be fun to draw in a whole new audience as well as do something special for the folks who picked up Werewolves: Call of the Wild overseas.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.