Adam Lance Garcia

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HORROR Returns

Moonstone Books has officially announced that my Green Lama novella HORROR IN CLAY will be released this September!

The standalone novella is an expanded revision of the story originally published in 2008 and sets the stage for GREEN LAMA: UNBOUND, which will also be released later this year!

The book also features a brand-new cover by the astoundingly talent Mike Fyles

GREEN LAMA: “Horror in Clay” novel

Author: Adam Lance Garcia

Artist: Mike Fyles

$7.99, 100pgs, 6” x 9” 978-1-936814-86-2(5799)

New York 1938. The German Consulate has been attacked, leaving all but one of the Nazi diplomatic corps brutally murdered. Only Jethro Dumont, the Green Lama, and his associates, Jean Farrell, Ken Clayton and Lieutenant Caraway, can find out who’s behind this horrible crime. But as the Green Lama’s investigations deepen, he discovers a crime far greater than any ever committed by man, and learns a secret that will define the course of his destiny.

Doing the Impossible

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April 8th will mark the wide release of my latest (and first from Moonstone Books) Green Lama stand alone story: SCIONS.

In every way this novella is meant to be an introduction to new readers unfamiliar with Jethro Dumont and his allies, as well as a deepening of the character's journey and the mythos he inhabits.

Writing for Moonstone has been a career long goal, their respect for licensed properties are second to none, and their dedication to get the Green Lama and my stories seen by a wider audience has been nothing short of humbling.

But we cannot rest on our laurels. With the release date fast approaching we're putting a concerted effort into getting the book into the hands of new readers -- folks who have never heard of the Green Lama, let alone pulp. And to achieve that goal, we're trying to do the impossible: Get the book into the Amazon Top 100. 

Make no mistake, this will be an uphill battle, one of the Quixotic affairs you so often hear about before reminding yourself you should really sit down and read Don Quixote one day. Book sales are tough, and unless you're Stephen King, you're basically shouting beneath the roar of a crowd. Certainly there are the exceptions to rule, those lucky folks who seem to appear from nowhere and instantly land a 12-picture deal with Sony. And while I have no illusions I will achieve that (though I would very much like to), I at least hope to break that glass ceiling of #100 so people who would otherwise never hear of the book and the Lama will take notice and maybe, just maybe, give a Buddhist superhero a chance.

So what can you do? Like. Share. Retweet. Buy. On every social media outlet -- or even in an email to your mom or co-worker or dog-sitter -- share this:

http://amzn.to/1gNSAJH #impossible

The more you share, the more it will be seen. The more it will be seen, the more people will click. The more people click, the more chances they're likely to buy. After that, it's up for the fates to decide, but the more we do, the more likely this series (and it is a series) will be able to grow beyond pulp and move into the mainstream. It's a hope -- because what isn't? -- but it's one I'd like the believe you share.

Thank you, and thank you, and thank you.

-Adam!

 

Get SPECTACULAR!

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A little over a year ago, actually, quite close to a year and a half ago, I was asked to take part in a new anthology of Pro Se Press's "Pulp Obscura" line featuring a lesser known Lester Dent character named "Foster Fade." As with nearly every opportunity Pro Se sends me, I immediately said yes.

What followed was some of the most fun I've ever had writing a character.

Foster Fade is in every way the opposite of Dent's most famous creation. While Fade has a bit of Sherlock Holmes deductive reasonings and Craig Kennedy's scientific education, he doesn't have Abraham Lincoln's goodness or manifest Christliness. 

Foster Fade is in it for the prestige, for the fun of it. A private investigator hired by New York newspaper to investigate crimes and--at least in the case of my tales--ends up a little over his head.

This anthology features not one but TWO of my stories: "Dead Men's Guns" and "The Black Rock Conspiracy". The former is based on idea my dad gave me when I was sixteen, so I can tell you finally being able to write this for him under such an auspicious license was an absolute honor.

These stories were an absolute blast to write, Foster Fade and Din being two of the most fascinating characters I've ever had the privilege to write, and I'm so happy to finally share their adventures with you.

The book is NOW available in softcover, for the Kindle, and the Nook.


Eye of the Beholder

Talk about a busy news day.!

Moonstone has also announced its hardcover Operator 5 anthology "Night of the Insurgents." 

Inspired by actual events, the anthology, edited by Gary Philips, is a series of linked stories, and will feature my new Green Lama crossover short story "Eye of the Beholder ."

Far be it from me to spoil the story, but I will confirm that it is one of the Green Lama's earliest adventures and ties directly into the original tale "Case of the Crimson Hand."

Stay tuned for preordering information! 

 

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The Coming of "Scions"

 "The Green Lama: Scions" cover art by Douglas Klauba.

After nearly a year of silence, I can now officially announce that I am exclusively writing the GREEN LAMA for Moonstone Books, fully licensed and approved by the Crossen Estate. There will be a snazzy press release in the next few days, but here's what I can tell you:

The Green Lama: Scions will be the first of many -- I do mean many --stories that Moonstone will be releasing over the coming months and years, including fully revised versions of The Green Lama: Horror in Clay  and The Green Lama: Unbound , and yes, the long overdue The Green Lama: Crimson Circle .

Working with Moonstone has been a career goal of mine the moment I began writing New Pulp and it is an honor and a privilege to be working with Joe Gentile and Kendra Crossen to not only continue Kendall Foster Crossen's legacy, but to introduce the character to a wider audience.

But what of Scions itself? Far be it from me to spoil the story, but I'll reveal these little tidbits:   

  • It's a standalone story meant to introduce new readers to the characters while tying directly into the larger mythos..
  • The story takes place between Horror in Clay  and Case of the Final Column.
  • It's a horror story and one of my darkest stories yet. 

You can preorder the book RIGHT NOW at a number of retailers, AROUND THE WORLD, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, and Walmart

More news will be available over the coming months, but needless to say, I've been waiting to share this new with you for a very long time.

Green Lama eBooks

I'm incredibly happy to share that my Green Lama novella "Case of the Final Column" - part of Altus Press's beautiful three volume collection of Classic Green Lama tales -- is now available for Kindle and Nooks. 

Writing this story was absolute honor and draws a bridge between the original tales and my new Green Lama tales, which... Well, let's just say there are a lot more coming...

 

For Nook readers head on over here: 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Welcome!

Welcome to the official website for award-winning writer Adam Lance Garcia. There's a lot of exciting news coming over the next few months, including new short stories and new novellas featuring a familiar (hooded) face as well as an original graphic novel.

So stay tuned, visit often and you might discover something amazing!