Book Review Offer: Field of Dead Horses

We have another book up for review if anyone is interested. If so please get in touch with me with your name and address details and a brief CV of previous review work – I’ll then pass your details onto the publisher who will send you a review copy. I will then ask you to submit the review to Alt Hist in the usual way through the Online Submission system.

Here’s more information about the book and its author.

Title: Field of Dead Horses
Author: Nick Allen Brown
Publisher: Harrowood Books
ISBN: 978-0-915180-24-0
Price: $16.99
Page Count: 333
Publication Date: 4th Qtr 2011

Summary: On a cold February morning in 1939, Elliott Chapel is riding his horse on the border of his farm when he finds a bloodied and beaten woman, lying face up in the shallow water of Penny Creek. Days later, Ellie Evans escapes certain death with the help of the town doctor, and comes out of her coma. Once Ellie Evans explains how she ended up in Penny Creek, a series of events unfolds that traps Elliott Chapel between torturous circumstances and a dark future.

Narrated by Elliott five decades later, he recalls the incident, telling the story of the events that transpired and ultimately revealing the long kept secret that began in a small Kentucky town.

Author Bio:
Nick Allen Brown has been working as a copy writer for eight years writing television commercials. He has written treatments for the Sci-Fi Channel, The Lifetime Network and interned two years for Coke Sams, a movie producer, writer and director. Nick has worked as a writer for Insight Media Advertising, Liberty Media, Benedek Broadcasting and Gray Television. He lives in Bowling Green, KY with his wife Becky and their two children.

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Previews of Alt Hist Issue 2 Stories Now Available

You can now read free previews of each fiction piece in Alt Hist Issue 2 on the Current Issue page. I have included the biography of the author and about a quarter or so of the story in each case.

Hope it whets your appetite for more!

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3 Book Reviews Available Free Online

The three book reviews that will appear in Issue 2 of Alt Hist are now available for free online.

Books reviewed are:

Historical Fiction Writing: a practical guide and tool-kit by Myfanwy Cook

Rome Burning by Sophia McDougall

Ruso and the River of Darkness by R. S. Downie

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Tangent Online posts review of Alt Hist Issue 1

Our third official review is now in. Tangent Online, one of the longest established sites for reviewing short story publications has posted a review of the first issue of Alt Hist. All six stories have received positive comments from the reviewer Robert Leishman.

Again “Easter Parade, 1930” by Rob McClure Smith, seems to have the best of the plaudits. Robert thought it was ‘definitely worth a read’.

Visit http://www.tangentonline.com/print–other-reviewsmenu-263/anthologies-reviewsmenu-107/1505-alt-hist-issue-1 for the full review.

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Alt Hist – Fiction Typesetting Complete

I have now completed the typesetting stage of putting together the first issue of Alt Hist. All 6 stories are typeset for print publication and formatted in a PDF file. The next step is to go through each story and mark-up and suggested edits in the PDF file and then send each author their proofs. Once I have these back I can begin to finalise the contents of the issue.

Things still left to do other than that are:

  • Editorial – a couple of pages from me introducing the first issue of Alt Hist
  • Put together some questions and get answers for one of our non-fiction bits
  • Design a front and back cover

Interesting that a lot of the work on putting this together is very focused on the print version. I wonder which will be more popular the print or online version?

We’re planning to charge about £3.99 for print and £2.99 for the e-book version (multiply by 1.5 ish for the dollar rate, but these things tend to be in the hands of the distributors!)

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