Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dogman Update: June 15, 2011

Hello Dogman Fans!

Wow, we have a lot of news from here in Dogman Country! New products, a NEW BOOK on the way, and new stops on the book signing tour.

Be sure to check out our website for the latest information:

And for the most up-to-date info and postings, like us on FACEBOOK!


We are proud to be releasing three new products this month. The first is a collaboration with folklore musician, David Martinka. We are co-producing a musical CD compilation, entitled "Spirit of Dogman Country" which is based upon scenes and characters from my books. I met David Martinka, a wonderful musician skilled in the playing of the American wood flute and Native Slovak Courting Flute, last summer. Having traded stories with me, he felt compelled to try his hand at the interpretation of the Dogman legends. And it has been a wonderful partnership ever since!

Beginning June 28, we will be offering David's "Spirit of Dogman Country" CD set on our website for only $15. This has 10 tracks featuring David's earthy, deep and dark music with eerie special effects. It will be cherished by Dogman fans!

Our second and third products are from a collaboration with scent-master Pete Gross. Another fellow conspirator, Pete has designed Dogman candles and cologne. The candles, packed in special tins, are the perfect accoutrement to snuggling up with a spooky Dogman novel on a dark and stormy night. And the cologne is reminiscent of the old 'barbershop' smell, perfect for the Dogman lover on your gift-giving list. These will also be available for order on our website starting June 28.

Be sure to check out our website for more info as it becomes available:


There will be a new Dogman book coming this summer! The tentative release date is July 16, and we plan to make its debut in Alpena, MI at several locations that weekend. Right now, it is under the code name of: Dogman Origins: Shadow and Flame, and it is a fabulous blend of science fiction, fantasy, and of course the horror we've all come to appreciate with the Dogman. Under one cover, this new novel is 2 BOOKS! The first builds upon the Omeena Tale from our last collection of short stories, Tales From Dogman Country. This book 1 delves deeper into the pre-dawn history of the primitive cultures and their struggle for survival against the Dogman and the forces of evil. Book 2 jumps back to the modern day, where we once again meet Agent Travis, the goverment man who is tracking the Dogman. He is in the midst of a world-wide conspiracy, trying to save the world as the year 2012 and its End-of-Days prophesy approaches.

This new novel is the first in a new Dogman series that connects the present and the past as only the legends of the Dogman can do. Be sure to check out our website often for snippets to be released.


We've added several stops to our book signing tour this summer. Check us out at any of the locations (below) and look for our new book and products soon:

June 17-18-19 Frankenmuth Zehnder's Park
June 25-26 Mackinaw City Conklin Park
July 3 National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
July 4 Elberta Art Fair
July 16-17 Alpena Art in the Park
July 16 Thunder-Con, Alpena Mall
July 29-30 Grayling Au-Sable Festival
Aug 6-7 Lexington Art Fair
Aug 10 Meijer Library, Jackson
Aug 12 Alanson River Festival
Aug 13-14 Ludington Gold Coast Art Fair
Aug 17 Eagle River, WI Paul Bunyan Festival

We hope to haunt a town near you this summer! Of course, check out our website for any additional dates as they get posted:

And be sure to LIKE us on Facebook to get the latest, most up-to-the-minute postings and information as it happens here in Dogman country!

That's about all for now, it's been a busy couple of months, but there are still busy weeks ahead as the new book is finalized to meet our debut weekend. Watch our website for all the great details!

Thanks for your support, and hopefully I'll see you down the trail this summer!

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