Latest Steve Gerlach News
Visit here often to find out all about the latest releases and just-breaking
news about books by Steve Gerlach. Anyone who reads, hears, sees or knows anything
we don't know please drop us a line!
Nocturne, Love Lies Dying Limited 1st editions by Probable Cause Productions
from Wild Roses Productions and US edition from Bloodletting Press
of Print: RAGE
US mass market paperback from Leisure Books
Zoe Australian 1st edition hardback from Wild Roses Productions
Mountain US 1st worldwide hardback edition, limited edition from
Bloodletting Press (lettered edition sold out)
Love Lies Dying Hardback
1st US Limited & Lettered editions from Bloodletting Press
Zoe and Other Tales US 1st worldwide hardback edition, limited
edition from Bloodletting Press (lettered edition sold out)
Now: Masters of Unreality German anthology including Gerlach short story. Paperback edition from Eloy Edictions, Germany
late 2008: Injustice
1st US Limited & Lettered Edition, from Cargo Cult Press.
late 2008: A
Thousand Mettle Folds: Cut I - The Fall US 1st worldwide hardback
edition, limited edition from Bloodletting Press (lettered edition
In Laymon's Terms
(ed.) anthology from Cemetery Dance Publications (US)
early 2009: The
Nocturne Hardback 1st US Limited & Lettered editions from Bloodletting
mid 2009: All That Is Within His Reach 1st Australian Hardback release from Tasmaniac Publications
All dates are tentative
so check here often...
"Keep your hands inside the cage at all times. And enjoy the ride."
Download the exclusive LAKE MOUNTAIN
trailer and get a taste of the chilling storyline!
Steve personally walks you through the scenes of the
novel in this 6 minute (32 Meg) teaser!
September 23, 2008
INJUSTICE Artwork revealed!
We're thrilled to be able to bring you the cover artwork for
INJUSTICE, the next Gerlach release. Check it out
below. A reminder that this will be an ultra-limited hardback release of only
150 limited copies, plus an ultra limited Lettered edition through Cargo Cult
Press, and is able to be ordered now through Horror Mall at: www.horror-mall.com
Snap up your copy now as pre-orders are taking the last remaining
copies of both editions and this title will be sold out before publication!
August 27, 2008
Hunting Zoe Lettered Edition
The latest news from Bloodletting Press is that work is almost complete on
the Hunting Zoe lettered editions!
They've decided to go with the yellow on this one. The PC copies will likely
be done in the pink. All lettereds will be bound in butter soft calf. Inside
we have yellow Spanish marbled endpapers, with a silk ribbon marker, finished
off with a silk inlay signature sheet protector.
Pictures of the traycase will follow shortly.
Bloodletting Press have done a fantastic job on these copies and they are
already SOLD OUT from the publisher, but a search of the web may turn up a copy
or two... Zoe couldn't ask for more. :)
Click on the thumbnails below for larger versions of each photo.
July 20, 2008
New Publisher - New Release!
Breaking news sees a new Gerlach novel scheduled to be released later this
year through new US publisher, CARGO CULT PRESS! The novel is INJUSTICE,
Gerlach's second novel written way back in 1991, and is closest in tone and
style to RAGE. So that should keep fans of RAGE
INJUSTICE is one from the Gerlach Archives,
leaving only UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES hidden
away from readers. And this novel will be sold with the tag line:
"The greatest injustice of all, is that which is not
More news on INJUSTICE as we receive it, but
we can confirm it will be an ultra-limited hardback release of only 150 limited
copies, plus an ultra limited Lettered edition and is able to be ordered now
through Horror Mall at: www.horror-mall.com
Snap up your copy now as pre-orders are taking the last remaining copies
of both editions and this title will be sold out before publication!
Cover art and jacket text will be uploaded here when we receive it! For now, check out our feature page on the new release here!
>> News reaches us of another big announcement on
its way too... as soon as we get the green light, we'll list it here! <<
May 11, 2008
Deutsch Gerlach jetzt erschienen!
Gerlach hits Germany with a short story released in the anthology
Masters of Unreality from Eloy Edictions. This
is the first German edition of any Gerlach tale, and paves the way for the release
later this year of ZORN, the German edition of
RAGE. After ZORN,
plans are in place to release Nachtszene, the German
version of THE NOCTURNE.
The short story in Masters of Unreality is called
"Im Dunkel der Nacht", and those English-speaking
fans who are worried they're missing out on a new story need to look no further
than Hunting Zoe and other tales where the story
is reprinted in English as Dead of Night (German Version).
Masters of Unreality is available now in all good
bookstores in Germany, and can be ordered direct from the publisher at: http://www.eloyed.com
April 25, 2008
ZOE RELEASED! Hits #1 and she's almost sold out!
It's been a busy month with the release of Hunting Zoe
and other tales on the 13th of April (a perfect date!)
Stocks have been seen across the US, in the UK and we have reports copies are
now available in Australia. So get searching before she disappears! Zoe went
straight to the Number 1 spot at www.horror-mall.com
and is in danger of SELLING OUT before the end of the month!
So, if you haven't captured her yet, time is running out! Pre-orders can be
taken here: www.bloodlettingbooks.com
Feedback so far has been extremely positive, with many readers finally realising
a long-held dream of reading the very hard to find "sequel" to LOVE
LIES DYING. The short stories and interviews contained within the volume
have also been keenly discussed, due to their rarety anywhere outside of Australia.
The feedback has been terrific!
So, grab your copy before Zoe steps back into the mists and disappears again
until.... who knows when?
Horror-Mall Chat a great success - Both of them!
We're late in posting this news, due to the Zoe excitement, so we apologise for our tardiness...
The Gerlach Online chat at Horror-mall on March 16th was a terrific success, with Steve chatting for almost two hours with horror fans about his novels and the characters who live in them. A transcript of the chat can be found here: http://www.horror-mall.com/forum/index.php?showforum=31
The chat was so successful, an "unofficial" chat was set up the following Friday
for Aussie fans who were unable to make the US chat due to time zone constraints.
This chat was also highly attended and included some special sneak peeks into
what is upcoming in the Gerlach World.
March 5, 2008
Zoe is Here!
Word reaches us from Bloodletting Press that Hunting Zoe and other tales will ship from the 13th of this month! So, the wait is almost over! The Table of Contents is listed in the December 19 update (below), so remember here's your chance to get the Love Lies Dying "sequel", plus some of the best Gerlach short stories (collected together for the first time!) Numbers are limited, so get yours before they all go!
Also, Bloodletting will be at this year's World Horror Convention, so keep an eye out for Zoe there as well! Pre-orders can
be taken here: www.bloodlettingbooks.com
Horror-Mall chat March 16 at 8pm ES(USA)T!
BREAKING NEWS: Horror-Mall has just announced an online chat with Steve, scheduled for SUNDAY MARCH 16 at 8pm Eastern Standard USA Time. Here's your chance to join Steve in the Horror-Mall chat room to ask all those burning questions you've always wanted answered! http://www.horror-mall.com/forum/index.php?showforum=31
Please note, this is USA time. For Aussie readers, this is 2PM EST, Monday March 17! Mark it in your diary now!
December 19, 2007
It's been a long time between updates here at SteveGerlach.com, due mainly to work and editing commitments. However, we hope to rectify that in the new year, and to also bring you some very exciting exclusives in the months ahead. For now, let's play a little catch-up, as we bring you up to speed with the latest Gerlach news...
Harmony Chokes writing continues...
Work on Harmony Chokes continues with a probable deadline of late 2008. This novel is a little different to those that went before it, but it's going to be quite a ride nonetheless. Look for exclusive updates early next year... including some missing scenes that will only be available online here at SteveGerlach.com!
Lake Mountain UK paperback artwork released...
Screaming Dreams Press has released the initial artwork for their 2008 UK paperback release of Lake Mountain. This fantastic new vision of Lake Mountain comes from renowned artist Les Edwards. We all agree it's a fantastic cover!
Aussie publisher announces Exclusive Gerlach for 2009!
Tasmaniac Publications is a new Aussie publisher who is creating quite a stir. Excellent, ultra-limited editions are the name of the game here, and the guys behind Tasmaniac have locked Gerlach in for a 2009 release, tentatively titled All That Is Within His Reach. No more news on this one at this stage, other than it will be a short novel released in 2009. Find out more about Tasmaniac (along with the other fine authors they're releasing) at: http://www.tasmaniacpublications.com.au/.
Artwork for US version of The Nocturne underway.
Vince Natale, the cover artist for the Bloodletting Press version of The Nocturne, reports that the cover art is progressing nicely and hopefully early in 2008 we'll be able to provide you an exclusive sneek peak. From what we've seen so far, it will be another excellent cover for Bloodletting Books!
1000MF release date firms.
Bloodletting Press also report that soon after the release of Hunting Zoe and other tales (see below), the first book in the A Thousand Mettle Folds series will see release. More details (including the cover) can be found below in our April 27 news update, or on the dedicated 1000MF page on this site.
Hunting Zoe almost here! TOC announced!
Hunting Zoe and other tales.. is with the printers as we speak and we're looking at a late 2007/early 2008 release from Bloodletting Press. This is a very exciting release, finally giving Hunting Zoe the love and dedication she deserves. The Table of Contents has also been released, giving everyone an insight into the extra special additions to this release. The TOC is:
* When Fantasy Met Reality - Hunting Zoe introduction by Brett McBean
* Hunting Zoe
* Broken Cookie - short story
* Schism - short story
* CellCaNdy - short story
* Dead of Night - German version - first English release short story
* Jungle - short story, first time printing
* Steve Gerlach On The Edge - FULL and UPDATED Gerlach interview with Ron Clinton.
This release collects for the first time five Gerlach short stories, some of which see their first US release and, in the case of JUNGLE, it's first printing anywhere. The interview is an updated and uncut interview between Gerlach and Clinton - an abridged version first seeing print in Cemetery Dance Magazine a few years ago.
Ben Jackson to Kill Bill?
We've seen filmed evidence of a certain American director being handed a copy of RAGE during a UK meet-and-greet. If we can get clearance to show the footage, we'll upload it early in the new year.
ILT final cover announced. Mid 2008 release.
Cemetery Dance has released the finalized cover artwork for IN LAYMON'S TERMS. The signature sheets have been returned and we can look forward to this excellent memorial to Richard Laymon's work being released (finally!) in 2008! Fingers crossed! This is the huge tribute anthology edited by Kelly Laymon, Steve Gerlach and Richard Chizmar.
July 25, 2007
Gerlach UK Paperback releases announced!
Excellent news reaches us that Screaming Dreams Press in the UK has signed
and sealed a deal to release paperback editions of all Gerlach novels. The first
release will be LAKE MOUNTAIN early in 2008. Here's
what Screaming Dreams editor, Steve Upham, had to say in a recent email newsletter:
the What's New page to include a brief announcement regarding the Steve
Gerlach novels. Some of you may already be aware of this info as the deal
has been in progress for a while, but I'm only just getting around to
making the news public now.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Steve's work, he is one
of of Australia's foremost dark thriller writers and has released some
wonderful novels through Bloodletting Press in the US. I look forward
to working with him on these titles.
The first book to be released will be LAKE MOUNTAIN
and is sheduled to be published early in 2008. I will add further details
and upload a dedicated page for this book in due course.
The dedicated page for LAKE MOUNTAIN is now online
and can be found at: http://www.screamingdreams.com/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d23.html.
Screaming Dreams is committed to releasing paperback editions all of the Gerlach
novels in the next few years, and they will be widely available through the
publisher's website, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Brilliant!
Bloodletting Press to announce THE
NOCTURNE US edition!
It's yet to be announced, but we're 100% certain that Bloodletting Press will
soon confirm the release date of Gerlach's hardest-to-find novel, THE
NOCTURNE, for an early 2008 release. HUNTING ZOE
AND OTHER STORIES is on track for a late 2007 release, and we believe
Bloodletting want to follow it up with THE NOCTURNE
as soon as possible. More news on this when it breaks, but expect an excellent
cover by Vince Natale (artist for the Bloodletting editions of LAKE
MOUNTAIN and LOVE LIES DYING) and an introduction
by Barry Hoffman.
LAKE MOUNTAIN mention
in Aussie Crime Series
Those who like their noir crime novels with an Aussie feel could do no better
than to check out the Joe Blake series of Aussie Crime Noir releases. We even
spotted this little mention of LAKE MOUNTAIN in
the latest Blake book WARNING SHOTS LAST:
the first drops from a storm splattered onto the hot pavement. It was
steamy. I could feel the sweat running down the back of my legs. Thunder
boomed and shafts of lightning cracked over the city. A water bomber
droned overhead as it headed towards Two Rocks to put out a fire started
by bored kids who loved to watch the planes at work. I was in a mean
mood but I hadnt completely lost it. I went back inside and took
off my holster and locked the Glock in the wall safe along with my collection
of early Phantom comics and my signed copy of Steve Gerlachs Lake
Mountain. It was a wise move, the smartest thing Id done
Copies of the book, and details of the whole series, can be found at: www.joeblake.com.au
June 15, 2007
LAKE MOUNTAIN Lettered editions complete!
Click on the thumbnails below to see the wonderful Lettered editions of LAKE
MOUNTAIN. Bloodletting Press have done a fantastic job on these
copies, which will accompany the metal tray case pictured in our April 7 update.
These are already SOLD OUT from the publisher, but a search of the web may turn
up a copy or two...
New author photos.
Over the next few months we'll be updating the Biography
section of stevegerlach.com with some well-overdue
author photos. The first is uploaded now... just who owns the Jeep in the background,
we wonder? Click on the thumbnail below.
April 27, 2007
It's official! LAKE MOUNTAIN
and LOVE LIES DYING now SOLD OUT!
Bloodletting Press announced this week that the limited edition hardback versions
of both LAKE MOUNTAIN and LOVE
LIES DYING are now SOLD OUT from the publisher! This is terrific news,
but it means if you haven't yet got your copies, you should order ASAP from
any of the usual online venues! Hurry before the remaining copies disappear!
1000 Mettle Folds cover
We also have an exclusive sneak peek at the cover artwork that will be gracing
Book One of the 1000 Mettle Folds series, which
is also being released by Bloodletting. Current artwork is below, and the same
style and feel will grace all five books in the series.
April 7, 2007
LAKE MOUNTAIN Lettered
Edition traycase design!
released photos of the final design for the lettered edition traycase of LAKE
MOUNTAIN. As you can see, the traycase is designed as a trailer (or caravan,
depending where you live in the world) and looking through the window, you can
see Raven staring out at you. There's even a little light inside, so when it's
dark she can keep an eye on everything you do! This is another great design
from Bloodletting, who have also produced the fantastic traycase for RAGE.
March 12, 2007
LOVE LIES DYING now available in USA!
It's been worth the wait! Yes, Zoe is finally invading the USA with LOVE
LIES DYING now available through www.bloodlettingbooks.com
and www.shocklines.com. Copies are
selling quickly, especially with the Bloodletting Press announcement that the
"sequel" HUNTING ZOE will follow quickly by the
end of the year. So, here's your chance to pick up the Gerlach novels EVERYONE's
HUNTING ZOE to follow by end of the year! Artwork already avail!
Following the success of LOVE LIES DYING Bloodletting
Press quickly announced the follow-up "sequel" HUNTING
ZOE would follow by the end of 2007. This new edition is a signed limited
edition hardback of only 300 copies. If you purchased LOVE
LIES DYING through Bloodletting, they'll be able to match your numbers.
This edition will include some amazing extras, including Gerlach short stories
and an up-to-date interview. The artwork was quickly published and caused a
STORM or controversy at Shocklines. Personally, we think people should read
the novel before passing judgement on the cover. We think it ROCKS! :) It's
reproduced here in full (click on the image for a larger view). Pre-orders can
be taken here: www.bloodlettingbooks.com
December 1, 2006
Final LOVE LIES DYING artwork released. Zoe due by Christmas!
Here's an exclusive look at the final full-cover artwork for the Bloodletting Press US version of LOVE LIES DYING. It's interesting to compare the final cover to the original artwork. We all agree both are stunning!
Zoe is now due to arrive just in time for Christmas. Yes, it's been a long wait, but well worth it. Wouldn't you like Zoe under your Christmas tree this year? Orders are still
available through www.bloodlettingbooks.com
and www.shocklines.com now.
August 17, 2006
LOVE LIES DYING: Zoe is
There's been a few delays, but as you can tell by the fantastic finalised
cover artwork by Vince Natale below, Zoe is almost upon us all. The signature
sheets are signed, the artwork is done, and we hear LOVE
LIES DYING is almost ready to be released. Finally Zoe will be let loose
in the USA! More news here as it breaks... And, of course, pre-orders are still
available through www.bloodlettingbooks.com
and www.shocklines.com now.
HUNTING ZOE: Zoe's back!
Hot off the presses... this is EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS!
Bloodletting Press is soon to announce that due to the response from pre-orders
of LOVE LIES DYING, they will be producing the
first ever US hardback edition of HUNTING ZOE -
the "sequel" to LOVE LIES DYING. And this edition
will be packed with surprises, including stunning cover art and some extras
that have never seen the light of day before, which is probably why the full
title of the book is HUNTING ZOE AND OTHER TALES.
More news can be found on the Bloodletting Press website soon (and also in their
latest newsletter), and we'll keep you up to date with news about this release
Make no mistake, HUNTING ZOE is very very important
to the whole LOVE LIES DYING series... (that's
right - SERIES) for reasons that will become clearer in the months ahead. Pre-orders
are available through www.bloodlettingbooks.com
and www.shocklines.com now.
January 15, 2006
LAKE MOUNTAIN makes Keene's
Top 10 Reads of 2005.
In Brian Keene's yearly roundup of best novels for 2005, LAKE
MOUNTAIN came in at #10! Here's what Brian had to say about the novel:
10. Lake Mountain by Steve
Gerlach (Bloodletting Press) Unrelenting, this is another page-turning
thriller from the heir-apparent to Richard Laymon's legacy. Seriously,
if you dig Laymon, you'll dig this. But here's the thing. It's very easy
to compare Steve to Dick. The influence is obviously apparent. But Steve's
voice has truly grown with this book. He is his own writer, with his own
style that, while offering a nod to Laymon, now becomes something more.
Zoe is almost here... LOVE LIES
DYING released in US soon.
Gerlach's acclaimed LOVE LIES DYING sees its
first US hardback release in the next month or so via Bloodletting Press. We'll
upload the cover artwork by Vince Natale here as soon as it's confirmed (we've
seen it, we just can't upload it yet - but it's fantastic!). Meanwhile, more
details can be found at our LOVE LIES DYING page
and pre-orders can be placed through www.bloodlettingbooks.com
ArtsConnect feature Steve Gerlach
Australian artists portal, artsConnect, have featured Steve in their latest
eZine, along with featuring him heavily on their site. artsConnect connects
Australian artists and profiles Australian artists of all media - filmmakers,
painters, poets, musicians, writers, actors, animators, comedians, and so on.
Steve's page can be found at: http://www.artsconnect.com.au/artists/writers/stevegerlach.htm and eagle-eyed readers will note a new development or two slipped into the profile.
Aussie Noir - Not Dead Yet
Just when you thought pulp fiction was dead and buried in Australia, Western
Australia publisher Warrigal Press is proud to announce a new era in
Australian Pulp Fiction with the release of Murder Is
Never Pretty ... Even When the Corpse is a Blonde by Joe Blake.
|| Blake, Joe
Murder is Never Pretty Even When the Corpse is a Blonde
Warrigal Press Western Australia 2006 First Edition 12mo - over 6¾"
- 7¾" tall Mass Market Paperback Fine
At last, new Australian pulp fiction featuring Western Australia's best
known detective, Joe Blake. This is a brand new book! Brand new hero! Only
1000 first edition copies. Cover art has been created by Lauren Gale and
Paul Ikin. 92 pp. Postage in Australia is $2.50. International postage is
Signed by Joe Blake of course!
Details of this first novel in a projected series can be found at www.warrigalpress.com.au
and the choice of two covers has certainly got us all very interested! We'll
be following developments as they happen and posting more news here soon.
December 4, 2005
Online Chat Success!
Steve's online author chat in the famous Red
Light District chat rooms on November 20 was a huge success. Steve chatted
for over an hour with readers and other writers and answered a whole gamut of
questions. For those who couldn't take part in the live chat, the online transcript
can be found here: http://p103.ezboard.com/fhorrorgasmsfrm11.showMessage?topicID=32.topic So enjoy the read!
LOVE LIES DYING prepared and ready!
The build-up for the long awaited US release of LOVE
LIES DYING is growing stronger day after day. The final manuscript is
in. The proofing has been done. The layout is in place. All is set for the New
Year's release of LOVE LIES DYING. As soon as we
get the artwork, we'll upload it here. Hang on for a terrific 2006! Order LOVE LIES DYING from www.bloodlettingbooks.com and Shocklines.com now!
November 1, 2005
Gerlach part of Amazon Shorts
at Amazon.com you have a chance to secure two never-before-published Gerlach
stories as part of the Amazon Shorts program. For just 49 cents each, these
tales come from Steve's time working for Australia's leading newspaper, the
Herald Sun. The links for both pieces are here:
Cloning Around and A
Killer Stalks The Outback.
These are digital files which are dowloaded straight to your desktop. Both are
topical, especially the A
Killer Stalks The Outback piece, as the trial is currently underway in Australia.
As a special extra for stevegerlach.com visitors, anyone who purchases both
Shorts at Amazon and sends us proof of purchase (such as the Amazon invoice)
will be sent a THIRD Short for free. Now that sounds like a bargain to us! Simply
email us using the feedback link on our splash page, and we'll forward you the
third story within 24 hours.
Gerlach online chat - November 20!
will be having an online author chat in the famous Red
Light District chat rooms on November 20 at 9pm USA EST (10am, Monday 21st
So come along and ask all those questions you've been dying to ask. Steve looks
forward to seeing you there and discussing his work and the writing process.
Hopefully, we'll be able to secure a transcript of the chat, and we'll include
it here for those who miss it live.
September 2, 2005
LAKE MOUNTAIN now shipping!
Yes, LAKE MOUNTAIN is now shipping, with copies heading across the world. Raven has been spotted in the US and also Down Under in Australia. We expect her to appear in the UK within days. Readers wishing to write reviews are invited to send them to us here and we will upload them to the LAKE MOUNTAIN page.
Shocklines Update: LAKE MOUNTAIN
Number 1 on bestseller lists!
The Shocklines Bestseller list for September 1 is online. The screen grab
below says it all! Excellent news. Thanks to everyone for their support!
August 18, 2005
Huge Gerlach Update from Bloodletting Press:
LOVE LIES DYING US edition Announced!
Here's the latest press release from Bloodletting Press covering RAGE,
LAKE MOUNTAIN and the just-announced release of
LOVE LIES DYING. The next few months will be very
Bloodletting Press - Latest News
LOVE LIES DYING by Steve Gerlach
Format: Only 300 signed limited edition hardbacks will be published.
Introduction by Brian Keene and an afterword by Steve Gerlach
and a very special guest.
Publication date is Winter 2005.
Publisher: Bloodletting Press
She was on his sofa, reading a book. She was a complete stranger.
And she was naked
Her name was Zoe, and she had survived a horrific ordeal.
Fleeing from trouble and the threat of death, Zoe turned to her best
friend, Helen. Driving for three days straight, she arrived cold and hungry
on Helen's doorstep.
But Helen was at work. Leaving Helen's husband, John, and Zoe together
Having escaped from a life of terror and violence, Zoe was sure she
could hide with them for a while. Just long enough to get back on her
feet and her life in order again.
John's only mistake was to agree she could stay with them
Because Zoe's past was fast catching up with her.
And that past would draw them all into a game of life and death.
By letting her stay, John had no idea of the horror that would be
visited on them all
For someone had a game to finish a game that could turn very
LOVE LIES DYING
You always love,
The ones you hurt...
(STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON THE LETTERED EDITION
OF LOVE LIES DYING)
LAKE MOUNTAIN by Steve Gerlach has
shipped to us from the printers and we are expecting it next week. We
will begin shipping these out as soon as they arrive. is Only 400 signed
and numbered copies are being published. This one is signed by the author
and Elizabeth Massie who
does the introduction. http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/lamobystgesl.html
Don't forget that everyone who orders a copy of LAKE
MOUNTAIN from us will be in the running for the original manuscript!
Click here for more details: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/lamobystgepm.html
And, as a reminder, we have only 20 copies of RAGE
by Steve Gerlach left in stock. If you
haven't got your hands on this uncut version by one of the new masters
of horror pick one up soon before they are all gone. http://store.yahoo.com/bloodletting-books/rabystgel.html
For more information, head over to www.bloodlettingbooks.com.
August 1, 2005
Update - Released August 6!
Here's living proof that LAKE MOUNTAIN is almost
The ARCs (Advance Readers Copies) have been produced and are now hitting media
organisations world-wide. Bloodletting Press take delivery of the limited edition
hardbacks on the 5th of August and will begin shipping them the day after. So,
LAKE MOUNTAIN is as good as released! If you can,
pre-order before August 5 to go into the draw for the manuscript version of
the first draft of the novel. See May 4 update below for more details on the
Bloodletting Press already working on LOVE
In a recent Bloddletting Press update, we found the following gem:
"LOVE LIES DYING by Steve Gerlach is being proofed right now and we'll start laying out the book in the next few weeks."
Excellent news! Look for this extra special edition in early 2006. It would appear that this will be crammed with extras! More news when we have it!
July 1, 2005
New Gerlach Message Board
Just a quick announcement that a new horror community message board has been
uploaded at: http://www.onealdevzone.com/forum.
Here you'll also find a dedicated Gerlach message board, which compliments the
official Gerlach message board which can be found at
Steve visits both...so should you. :)
Gerlach working on new novel
Circle June 15 in your diaries, people! That was the day Steve started work
on his next novel. No real news to report as of yet, however it appears Steve
will be working hard through July to get the basic outline of this next novel
down on paper. If we hear any reports, we'll post them here.
Bloodletting Announcements Pending...
Rumour also has it that there are a couple of exciting announcements to be
made by Bloodletting Press as soon as LAKE MOUNTAIN
is released. The novel is currently at the printers and is due to ship mid-July,
so look for an announcement concerning some exciting Gerlach news (both fiction
and non-fiction!) soon afterwards. We'll report it here as soon as we hear it
May 14, 2005
More German Gerlach announced!
German Publisher, Eloy Edictions, has announced another Gerlach novel for
the German market, to accompany the 2006 German release of RAGE
and the 2008 German release of THE NOCTURNE
(see May 4 and April 18 updates below...).
2009 will see the release of a previously unannounced novel, simply called
AMANDA LEE. There are no more details about this novel at this time, but we hope to provide you with some teasers about the novel sometime soon...
For more information on these novels, keep visiting the homepage of the publisher
at: http://www.eloyed.com/ and, of course, we'll keep you up to date as more
LAKE MOUNTAIN final cover
With Lake Mountain now at the printers, we're
proud to be able to bring you the exclusive first look at the final cover for
the Bloodletting Press hardback editions:
We love the cover, and we're sure you will too. If you haven't already ordered,
hurry as pre-orders are about to close and you'll miss your chance of winning
the 1st draft manuscript of the novel (see the May 4 update for more details...).
This competition is only open to those who PRE-ORDER LAKE
MOUNTAIN through http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com.
Orders can also be placed through Shocklines.com.
May 4, 2005
Win 1st Draft manuscript of LAKE MOUNTAIN
Here's your chance to win a signed (and thumb-printed) 1st draft manuscript
of LAKE MOUNTAIN:
"Books are living documents. The characters live and breathe within the pages, the settings exist and the plot is ever-changing, right up to the final line.
As a book grows and the story evolves, characters change, scenes are
added and removed. In fact, some sections of the tale can end up
somewhere completely different from where they started. Characters are
written in and out, whole plot lines are strengthened or deleted.
Final outcomes can change with just the tweaking of a sentence or two.
LAKE MOUNTAIN is no different. It grew and
evolved from the first draft. As the drafts were revised and edited, some ideas
were added and some let go. As the 'special few' read an advance draft, they
contribute different ideas and suggestions as well, making for a more coherent
final story. This is how a novel evolves.
First drafts are usually deleted, burned or hidden away, never to see
the light of day again. They hold the secret story, the 'director's cut' if
you like, or 'writer's first cut' of a novel, laid bare in all its harsh reality
- the errors, the bad grammar, the spelling mistakes, the removed sub-plots,
the character and plot flaws...
Usually, no one except the inner circle get to see these early drafts,
sometimes, only the author himself. But on LAKE MOUNTAIN, anything is possible.
With LAKE MOUNTAIN, you now get the chance
to see how it would have all originally turned out. One very special reader
out there is going to get to see inside the author's mind, to see the 'writer's
rough cut' of LAKE MOUNTAIN.
You have the chance to venture where no one else is allowed. Feel game?"
-- Steve Gerlach, April 2005
Press is giving you the chance to win the 1st Draft of LAKE
MOUNTAIN, in its original manuscript form, complete with Steve Gerlach's
bloody thumb print! It's too cool for words! And the original photograph of
the model as she sat for the cover art portrait of LAKE
MOUNTAIN. There is only one of these!
But time is running out. This competition is only open to those who PRE-ORDER
LAKE MOUNTAIN through http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com.
Everyone who pre-orders this 1st Edition Gerlach release goes into the
draw. Each pre-order gives you another chance to win. So order for your father,
your friends, your sister or neighbors today! Each pre-ordered edition will
be specially packed before delivery. One lucky copy will have an original photo
of the cover model posing for the painting of the cover. The customer who receives
that copy wins the competition and will receive the specially inscribed 1st
draft manuscript of LAKE MOUNTAIN, direct from the author himself and an original
photograph of the model as she sat for the cover art of Lake Mountain.
All Bloodletting Press lifetime members will automatically be entered into this drawing. Everyone who's already pre-ordered this book from the publisher will also be entered.
Enter now! The competition closes soon! Pre-order today at Bloodletting Press.
2nd Gerlach novel confirmed for Germany
German special edition publisher, Eloy Edictions, has confirmed they will
be releasing a second Gerlach novel in Germany. This one is scheduled for a
2008 release and will be a German language version of The
Nocturne, retitled "Nachtszene".
Until then, check out the publisher's website at: http://www.eloyed.com/.
This is excellent news, especially as it comes with Eloy announcing a release
of a German version of "RAGE" next year! Cover
artists and editors are still to be assigned, so we'll bring you all the news
on both German releases when there is news to report. More soon.
April 18, 2005
LAKE MOUNTAIN Released this month
Work is almost
complete on LAKE MOUNTAIN and it will appear in
the US in hardback later this month.
The cover art is designed, the signature pages are signed, and we hope to see
it being delivered later this month or early May.
If you haven't already, make sure you shoot over to the Bloodletting
Press website and order your copy before it's too late! Shocklines.com
is also taking orders, so you could place an order there too.
You can check out the cover blurb and reader feedback on the Lake
"ZORN" for Germany
German special edition publisher, Eloy Edictions, has confirmed that they
will be releasing a German language version of RAGE,
retitled "ZORN" for the German Market in mid-2006.
("ZORN" means "in a rage" in German.)
More details on this project when the news comes in, but look for "ZORN"
in the middle of next year. Cover artists and editors have already been assigned,
so we'll bring you all the cover artwork and layout designs when we receive
them. More on this edition soon.
Until then, check out the publisher's website at: http://www.eloyed.com/.
Gerlach in Cemetery Dance
Steve has an extensive interview in the latest edition of Cemetery Dance
Magazine (#51), in which he talks about all his novels, the writing process
and also the legacy that one girl has left on all his work. Interesting reading
indeed! Available now from Cemetery
Zoe to be Exhibited
Keith Minnion informs us that the additional "cemetery" artwork
from the extra limited edition of HUNTING ZOE
will be entered into this year's WHC (World Horror Convention) 2005 art exhibition.
We eagerly await news of what transpired... Anyone who was at WHC and saw
the artwork should drop us a line and let us know what they thought of it
"in the flesh."
Gerlach Tours #1
At the end of March, Steve hosted the first ever Gerlach
Tour, an all-day event taking place in and around Melbourne, Victoria.
The tour took the participants to scenes and settings found in RAGE,
Love Lies Dying and the soon-to-be-released
Photos of the day will be uploaded soon. The feedback from the first tour
has been so positive that we expect more tours to happen in the near future.
Anyone interested in taking part in a future tour who either lives in Melbourne
or will be visiting the city, should drop us a line and register your interest.
March 12, 2005
The final edits are in, and the publisher has the final draft of LAKE MOUNTAIN. We'll keep you informed every step of the way, so you know exactly what is happening and when the novel is due. Very very soon now, LAKE MOUNTAIN will be unleashed on the world!
Message Board Upgrade
Just a quick note that the author message boards at HorrorWorld have had an
upgrade, so Steve's new message board can be found at: http://horrorworld.org/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewforum.php?f=38
January 1, 2005
Batten down the hatches, lock up your daughters, and check your bookmarks!
The official Steve Gerlach website integrates with its stable-mate, RLK!,
with a new design (which may look familiar) and a HUGE update!
In case you got here by other means, the official site address is: http://www.stevegerlach.com.
Check out the news items below, as we've "back-filled" some items
of interest that didn't make it to the old website. There might be some gems
of information here you didn't know about!
Send us an email
and let us know what you think! Also drop by the message
board, hosted by Horror World, and leave a message! -- Steve
December 10, 2004
RAGE makes Aussie Best 100
After a six-month nationwide search for Australias Favorite 100 books,
the list is now available and we're thrilled to see RAGE
come in at number 53 on the list!
Steve posted this comment to the Laymon mailing list: "Im totally
shocked and humbled to be placed in such a position, especially when Im
listed with other more well-known authors and works. It's wonderful news. I'm
thrilled to see RAGE there!"
To check out the poll, go here: http://www.abc.com.au/myfavouritebook/top10/100.htm
The top 10 were:
1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
2. Pride and Prejuidice by Jane Austen
3. The Bible (Various Contributors)
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
6. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling
7. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
8. The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
9. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
10. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
And those around Steve were:
45. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
46. Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
47. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
48. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
49. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
50. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
51. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
52. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
53. Rage by Steve Gerlach
54. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
55. The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer-Bradley
56. Cafe Scheherazade by Arnold Zable
57. The Bone People by Keri Hulme
58. Jessica by Bryce Courtenay
59. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Book 2) by J. K. Rowling
60. The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson
October 5, 2004
HUNTING ZOE now
HUNTING ZOE is finally shipping! Believe us, she's
worth the wait! To get your hands on a copy, be sure to visit the publisher
But be quick - they're selling fast!
MJs Books will also be carrying copies! Their contact details are below in the
June 7 update.
For more information on Zoe, check out the HUNTING ZOE page now.
A THOUSAND METAL FOLDS
announced - then sells out!
The lettered edition of A THOUSAND METAL FOLDS, Book
One - The Fall has SOLD OUT from the publisher.
This edition sold out very quickly (we're talking within a couple of days of
the publisher announcing it!) and the limited edition is following close behind.
If you haven't already, make sure you shoot over to the Bloodletting
Press website and order your copy before it's too late! Shocklines.com
is also taking orders, so you could place an order there.
The first book, Cut I - The Fall, is due from Bloodletting
Press mid 2005. For more details and cover blurb, as well as for updates on
this and the other four books in the series, visit the A
THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS page.
This sounds like an excellent five book series, and is a welcome surprise "extra"
announcement - one of the extras Bloodletting Press promised when announcing
the GERLACH LIBRARY some months ago.
This is Gerlach's first novella since HUNTING ZOE,
and is the first series of books Steve has written. It's also the first time
Steve has co-authored a story, this one being co-authored with Aussie writer,
So, one down...four to come! :)
August 8, 2004
Gerlach Novella Series Announced!
This is hot off the press and just announced by Bloodletting
"We are proud to announce an all new publication coming out from Bloodletting
Press in 2005:
A THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS - Cut 1: THE FALL
by Steve Gerlach and Amanda Kool.
This is the first book in a five part novella series called A
THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS. Each novella will be limited to only 400 signed
and numbered copies. If you order from us we can guarantee you the same number
on all five novellas in this series.
Check out more details here: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/thmefocut1fa.html
As for the lettered editions, there will only be 26 copies of this five book
series published. All five books will be signed, leather bound, have a sewn
in satin ribbon marker and come with extra art. This edition will also come
with a very special hand made metal case that houses all five books. The metal
case will be issued after the final book in the series. There will be more extras
to be announced with this edition soon so stay tuned for more announcements
and rest assured that this will be one hell of an exotic production.
These are strictly on a first come first serve basis, and these
will be the most sought after Gerlach collectable ever published without a
doubt! -- Larry at Bloodletting Press."
Awesome news! We can't wait to see these! Check out the A
THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS page now!
August 1, 2004
Meat Socket Issue 1 now onsale! Issue 2 to feature Gerlach!
Here's an update from the editors of The Meat Socket:
The Meat Socket Issue One is now out! Check out our website http://www.themeatsocket.com/
The next issue (Issue 2) will feature exclusive interviews with...
Steve Gerlach (RAGE)
Jeffrey Thomas (PUNKTOWN)
Steve Zinger (RAY MCMICKLE AND THE KENTUCKY VAMPIRE CLAN)
the infamous Randall Phillip (EXTERMINATION ZONE and FUCK MAGAZINE)
horrorpunks Hallowmas (OCTOBER BURNING)
Tyler Tharpe (FREAK) PLUS promotional footage of FREAK
We will have book excerpts from every Steve Gerlach novel
as well as an exclusive, never before published short story of his entitled
So order your copy today! This is the new magazine EVERYONE is talking about!
Don't miss out!
Noir Originals Feature Gerlach
It sure is the year for Gerlach interviews!
Following on from the Cemetery Dance interview (Issue 51) and Hellnotes interview,
plus the huge feature in the second issue of The Meat Socket, the Noir
Originals website is also featuring an interview with Steve focussing mostly
on RAGE, but also discussing his other novels as
Check out the interview here: Noir
26 July, 2004
Gerlach in hiding to complete LAKE
We've got word that Steve has locked himself away, taking time out to finish
He has gone to ground somewhere in Portsea, Victoria, taking as much time as
needed away from the world to finish the final draft of LAKE
MOUNTAIN. He will return home only when the final draft is complete.
Deadline for handing in the finished manuscript is October 1, for a January
2005 hardback release.
Steve is back in the world with us now, taking just over three weeks to put
the final touches to the manuscript. We believe he has handed it in to the publisher
by the October 1 deadline, so we can expect to see LAKE
MOUNTAIN early in the New Year. Excellent news!
June 7 , 2004
available at Chaos Music and Books
For those Aussie Gerlach fans out there, the US paperback edition of RAGE
is available online at the Chaos Music and Books website. You can get there
by clicking the image above. Of course, you can also purchase it at any Borders
Bookstore, as they currently have stocks as well.
Last of the RAGE
The last few copies in Australia of the limited edition of RAGE
are available at MJ's Books in Boronia, Victoria. We've had many emails about
where Aussie Gerlach readers can grab a copy of the US limited edition hardbacks.
Well, MJs is the place, and Merv will happily ship your copies anywhere in the
country (and the world)!
You can contact MJ's at the address and phone number below:
77a Boronia Rd Boronia VIC 3155
ph: (03) 9761 0599
Lettered Edition Traycases
Bloodletting Press have some
fantastic pics of the Lettered Edition Traycases for RAGE
up on their website. If you haven't already looked, you can find them here.
Click on the image below to take you to a larger version of the traycases. This
is one amazing Gerlach collectable! They sold out so fast, they're now fetching
high prices on eBay on those rare occasions when one is up for auction! Fantastic!
Gerlach on your PDA!
We've now got some fantastic Gerlach wallpapers for your Pocket PC! Thanks
to those techno-boffins who are also Gerlach fans, you can now have a different
Gerlach cover on your PDA whenever you like.
These wallpapers are free, so go ahead and download them! We've even thrown
in a cover for a secret project that is in the wings!!!
Click on the links below to download the wallpapers:
Love Lies Dying
April 5, 2004
Gerlach Interview for Cemetery Dance Magazine
Cemetery Dance magazine is running an in-depth interview with Steve, which
he has just concluded. It is scheduled
for Issue 51, which should be out around September sometime. Of course, sometimes
magazine deadlines slip, so keep an eye out if it's not on the stands in September.
Either way, it WILL appear in issue 51!
The interview itself is one of the most complete and in-depth interviews Steve
has ever given. It covers all his novels and short stories, views on writing
and publishing, and also gives some insights into where Steve finds his inspiration,
as well as what he'll be working on after LAKE MOUNTAIN.
Keep checking the Cemetery Dance site for more details. And, of course, we'll bring you more
news about the interview when we receive it.
Gerlach Interview in Hellnotes!
Speaking of interviews, look out for a two part interview with Steve in the
Hellnotes Newsletter, starting April 8!
It's a cool interview too, looking at all of Steve's work, and asking the in-depth
questions only Hellnotes can ask! This is a subscriber-only newsletter, however,
so surf over to the Hellnotes website and join now!
March 19, 2004
Gerlach Message Board cracks top 10!
Just a note about our humble Steve
Gerlach Message Board. This week it cracked the top ten most visited boards
at Horror World! Great news for all Gerlach fans. Hop on over and leave a comment
or a question for Steve. He visits every day and is happy to answer any questions
February 11, 2004
RAGE and CELL
CANDY SHIPPING NOW!
Bloodletting Press edition of
RAGE is now shipping. Don't forget if you order it
from Shocklines.com, it comes with a free
copy of the limited edition Gerlach chapbook, CELL CANDY.
You'll only be able to get the chapbook through Shocklines.com so order now!
Bloodletting Press limited hardcover edition of RAGE
has made it to the number one spot on the Shocklines Bestseller list! Congratulations
to both Steve and Bloodletting Press.
News from Bloodletting Press.
Earlier this week, Bloodletting Press announced that they would publish
Gerlach's latest novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN.
After the announcement, the Lettered Edition sold out from the publisher in
12 hours! A Gerlach World Record!
But copies may still be available from http://www.shocklines.com.
So check there is you're after a very special Gerlach Lettered Edition!
Speaking of which, LAKE MOUNTAIN is Steve's
second bestseller of the week, topping the Pre-sales Bestseller List at Shocklines
while RAGE sat at #1 on the Bestseller List! Check
the LAKE MOUNTAIN page for more details and make sure
you order your copy soon - this one is going to sell out very quickly!
at the printers!
HUNTING ZOE is at the printers now, and Wild
Roses Productions expect it to be shipping by the end of this month.
Get your order in now before they all sell out! For more details see the news page on the http://www.wildrosesproductions.com
January 27, 2004
NEWS FLASH! GERLACH LIBRARY!
The ink is still wet on the contract but its now official we will be publishing
all of Steve Gerlach's novels in an exclusive GERLACH LIBRARY.
RAGE was the first in the set, and this will now
be followed by LAKE MOUNTAIN, an all new ride into
terror that will be published at the end of 2004.
There will only be 400 signed limited editions produced and a deluxe 26
lettered edition that will once again be signed in Steve's own BLOOD.
Pre-order your copies soon before its too late.!
Click here for more details: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/lamobystgesl.html
As more information becomes available regarding cover art and illustrations
we will pass it on.
- Also -
The RAGE limited edition has now been shipped
out to our customers and those who ordered through us should be receiving their
copies soon. The
lettered editions will be shipping in a couple more weeks....and let me tell
you they are really Sweeeeet! If you haven't reserved your copy of RAGE
do so quickly because these are selling very quickly and we are nearly sold
Click here for more details: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/rabystgel.html
Followup News from Bloodletting Press...
Wow! This just in from Larry:
The lettered edition of LAKE MOUNTAIN sold out from
us in just 12 hours!!!! It's Amazing!
January 8, 2004
LAKE MOUNTAIN: 1st Draft Complete!
It's official! The first draft of LAKE MOUNTAIN
Steve emailed us to let us know that his first full draft was completed yesterday,
and that he's very happy indeed with it. Great news for all of us!
Apparently, the novel weighs in about the same size as LOVE
LIES DYING, so that means we have a huge Gerlach-fest awaiting us when
it is published!
January 2, 2004
Gerlach Merchandise now available
Get your own little
piece of TeamGerlach!
After great demand for products other than books for our Street Team to wear
and use, the Steve Gerlach web shop is now open for business!
Check it out here. You'll
find shirts, bags, clocks, aprons - just about anything a Gerlach Fan could
need or want. Go mad! Others already have! You know the ones in your life just
need a piece of Gerlach merchandise, right? RIGHT!
paperback available now.
The mass market paperback edition of RAGE is
now available in US stores. Make sure you get in there a grab yourself a copy
- and remember to take a camera (see below!).
Also, check out the Leisure Books site at http://www.dorchesterpub.com/features/08439-5311-X_ltr.htm
for an exclusive word from Steve regarding the origins of RAGE.
This link is only active for a couple of months, so check it out now while you
Recently, to celebrate the release of the paperback version of RAGE,
Steve came up with this wonderful competition which will see the biggest Gerlach
fan with a copy of his new novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN!
Here's the word
Anyone who provides a photo of themselves standing by copies
of RAGE in
the stores will go into a special draw to win a signed manuscript copy
of my next novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN, which I've almost
How does that sound? So head down to your local stores, turn
spines around so others can see the cover of the book and - damn it - if
your store doesn't have copies, demand them! Then take a happy snap and
send it to me at email@example.com to enter the competition.
The more photos you take, the more chances you have of winning!
Do your part and join the TeamGerlach ground crew now!
Bloodletting Press edition of RAGE
The Bloodletting Press edition of RAGE is set
to be shipping on the 16th of January - make sure you've got your order in,
because they're selling very fast!
Orders can be placed at http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com
and also at http://www.shocklines.com.
The word from Wild Roses Productions is that Hunting Zoe should be shipping
sometime this month. Seems the publisher has encountered some problems with
the printers. But we believe this is all under control now. Soon, Zoe will be
unleashed on the world...again!
For more details see the news page on the http://www.wildrosesproductions.com
TeamGerlach hits Leisure Books!
The team Gerlach spirit is spreading! Below is an exclusive
look inside the Leisure sales team bunker, as they get ready to bring RAGE
to the US!