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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Am Giving You War This Xmas



A fake one!

Beginning 12AM (Pacific) on Friday, December 23 through Christmas Day at midnight (Pacific), you can download My Fake War for Kindle for FREE. But please read on!

If you have already bought a paperback, that's cool. Thanks. Think about downloading the free version anyway and lending it to a friend. If you've already read it and liked it, help spread the word because...

In 2012 ALL OF MY PROCEEDS from this book (digital and paperback) are being donated to the Dayton International Peace Museum.

Why?

Because it's been a really rough year. I've lost almost everything I had at this time last year and yet I still have a family I'm close to, a place to sleep, things to eat, a job, people who read my shit and find it vaguely entertaining, and I don't have to go to sleep wondering when the next bomb is going to hit. If you live in America and you have those things, you have it SO GOOD.

Be festive this holiday season. Give lots of people lots of hugs. Seriously!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Books Read in 2011

Here's a list of all the books I read this year. I'm not a hypercritical reader and I read almost everything for its entertainment value, depending on what mood I'm in. I put an asterisk next to the ones I remember particularly enjoying.

1. Dress You Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
2. A Special Place by Peter Straub
3. Blindness by Jose Saramago
4. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
6. Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler*
7. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
8. Top of the Heap by Erle Stanley Gardner
9. Cows by Matthew Stokoe*
10. Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
11. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
12. Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas
13. Floating Dragon by Peter Straub
14. High Life by Matthew Stokoe*
15. Spare Key by R. Frederick Hamilton
16. Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub
17. To Each Their Darkness by Gary Braunbeck*
18. Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits by Cate Gardner
19. The Imago Sequence by Laird Barron
20. Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies by Bryan Smith
21. Beyond the Curve by Kobo Abe
22. Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch*
23. 5 Stories by Peter Straub
24. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
25. Brain Cheese Buffet by Edward Lee
26. A Life On Fire by Chris Bowsman*
27. The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
28. Book of Souls by Jack Ketchum
29. Ladies’ Night by Jack Ketchum
30. Shadowland by Peter Straub*
31. Unearthed by Gina Ranalli
32. Love in the Time of Dinosaurs by Kirsten Alene*
33. Muscle Memory by Steve Lowe*
34. The Artichoke Room by Cameron Pierce and Kirsten Alene*
35. Suicide Girls in the Afterlife by Gina Ranalli*
36. Clickers by Mark Williams and J.F. Gonzalez
37. Waiting Out Winter by Kelli Owen
38. The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich
39. Abortion Arcade by Cameron Pierce*
40. Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You by Bradley Sands*
41. You Hear Ambulance Sounds and Think They Are For You by Sam Pink
42. Sleep Disorder by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee
43. To the Devil, My Regards by Victor Gischler
44. Dark Surge by Gina Ranalli
45. Fuckin’ Lie Down Already by Tom Piccirilli*
46. Heinous by Jonathan Moon
47. Carrie by Stephen King
48. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis*
49. Bible Camp Bloodbath by Joey Comeau
50. It by Stephen King*
51. The Damned Highway by Brian Keene and Nick Mamatas*
52. Goddamn Electric Nights by William Pauley III
53. Mile 81 by Stephen King
54. Wolves Dressed As Men by Steve Lowe
55. The No Hellos Diet by Sam Pink*
56. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock*
57. Hurt Others by Sam Pink
58. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
59. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
60. The Crud Masters by Justin Grimbol*
61. By the Time We Leave Here We’ll Be Friends by J. David Osborne*

Friday, December 9, 2011

Free Sex Weekend

If everything goes well, you should be able to enjoy a weekend of weird, creepy, uncomfortable, hardcore, super hot sex this weekend by downloading The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island for FREE. If the stellar cover art doesn't grab you, then surely this synopsis will:

There is a sex beast loose on Scurvy Island! Can this gang of wholesome young adults hunt down this heinous monster (and love!) in this beautiful tropical paradise?

INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE!!!

This should begin at midnight Pacific time on Friday morning (really soon!) and run through midnight Sunday. I've had many people ask if I'm going to write any more of these. I want to do. I will want to even more depending on how many times it's downloaded.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

50 Songs from 2011

Here's a Spotify playlist of 50 songs I found myself listening to and enjoying in 2011. Most of them were released/rereleased in 2011, also. I won't say they're the "best" songs of 2011. I'm sure there's a ton of stuff I forgot to put on there. It was hard keeping it to 50. It could have easily been 500. Listening to music is really important to me. I have a pretty dull day job but it allows me to listen to music all day and that's what keeps me sane. It was, in many ways, one of the shittiest years in a loooong time, so I'm very happy that so many artists are making such great music.

You should be able to listen to all 50 songs HERE


And here are Spotify links to a bunch of albums from 2011 I really like:

The Advisory Circle - As the Crow Flies
Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles
Amon Tobin - ISAM
araabMUZIK - Electronic Dream
Battles - Gloss Drop
Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond
bvdub - Tribes At the Temple of Silence
CHILLNGR - Haven
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Com Truise - Galactic Melt
Cults - Cults
Das Racist - Relax
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil
Eleven Tigers - Clouds Are Mountains
Grimes - Geidi Primes
Georgia Anne Muldrow - VWETO
James Blake - James Blake
Lanu - Her 12 Faces
Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Peaking Lights - 936
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Sbtrkt - SBTRKT
Radiohead - The King of Limbs and TKOL REMIX 1234567
Roberto Cacciapaglia - The Ann Steel Album
Serengeti- Family & Friends
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
YACHT - Shangri-La
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Zomby - Dedication

Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to Wear a Book

For the past few months designer Sam McKanna has been screen printing strange authors and weird books on t-shirts. You can look at them or buy them HERE. There's a shirt featuring the cover of Fuckness, as well as ones emblazoned with the Grindhouse Press and Eraserhead Press logos. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fuck Black Friday This Shit is Free Part 2


FREE SLAG ATTACK!!!

AND OTHER REAL CHEAP THINGS!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Halloween!



Sunruined: Horror Stories is now available for a miserable 99 cents. This collection contains the following short stories:

The Jackthief
The Screaming Orchard
Glowers Point
Cruel Women with Whiplike Smiles
The Smoke of Samuel
Sad Clown, Kentucky
Sunruined

This is the second of three volumes containing most of the short horror stories I've written over the past several years. The third will be out around the first of 2012 and then they'll all three be released simultaneously in paperback around the middle of 2012.

Also, for a limited time, Jack and Mr. Grin is FREE for the Kindle (and all other platforms). Thanks to all the people who have already downloaded or purchased a copy. Your support is overwhelming. You've made one of the most awful years personally into one that wasn't crushingly disappointing writing-wise.

And I will be attending BizarroCon (in Portland, Oregon) this year. Check it out and, if it sounds like your thing, there's still time to sign up.

This will probably be my last post until the New Year. I might pop in with an end of the year music playlist but I'm off to edit the five books I have in the queue so you have something new to read next year. I will still be (relatively) active on Twitter and Facebook.

Later!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brandon Duncan's Fuckness

Brandon Duncan has designed the covers for most of my books. He keeps me from looking like the amateurish slob that I actually am. I've received a lot of praise for these covers, as well as the ones I've commisioned for Grindhouse and Atlatl Press. After a couple of attmepts at designing my own covers, I decided to step very far away from the design element and, much like music, appreciate it from a distance. Brandon opens the closet door on his design process for my book, Fuckness and walks you through step by step. Read his blog and find out how he designs like a serial killer...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Driver's Guide to Hitting Pedestrians is NOW AVAILABLE



A pocket guide to the twenty-three most painful things in life, written by the most well-adjusted man in the universe.


Does it make you sad to be alive?
Boo-hoo. You're living all wrong.
My name is Andersen Prunty. I'm happiest while napping. I am a man with tennis shoes. They get older every time I put them on. This is how I deal with the pain of being alive. Now is our chance to deal with our pain together. You'll thank me later.

Love and euphoria,
Andersen :)

Click HERE to order from Amazon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sorrow King is FREE



For a limited time The Sorrow King is FREE for Kindle (and all other platforms). Thanks to everyone who has already downloaded it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Finalized Horrorfind Schedule

Here's the finalized schedule for the Bizarro World participants at Horrorfind:

Friday

Signing 5:30-7:30 PM: Andersen Prunty and Jeff Burk

Saturday

Panel 5-7 PM: Bizarro World- Authors Andersen Prunty, Jeff Burk, Jordan Krall, William Pauley III, Nick Cato, Eric Mays, and Gregory Hall discuss the origins and future of the bizarro genre, and offer select readings and performances.

Sunday

Signing 11 AM-1 PM: William Pauley III, Jordan Krall, and Eric Mays

Check out the rest of the Horrorfind 2011 Author Programming Schedule over on Brian Keene's blog.

Read more about Horrorfind HERE.

See you there!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Horrorfind Weekend

I'll be in Gettysburg, PA, Labor Day weekend for Horrorfind. Last year was my first one of these and I had a really good time. A tentative list of the readings and author panels can be found on Brian Keene's website. Many thanks to Brian for organizing it. Within the Bizarro World section these are the authors reading and participating in a Q&A:

Jeff Burk
Gregory Hall
Eric Mays
William Pauley III
Jordan Krall
Nick Cato
and myself.

Last year we sold books afterward. I imagine it will be the same this year. If not, we will all be wandering around and will happily sign books for you. I will be bringing very few books. The only ones I can say I will probably have for sure are The Driver's Guide to Hitting Pedestrians and Morning is Dead. There is still plenty of time to order anything you might want signed from Amazon or your bookseller of choice.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Your Good Time Summer Soundtrack

Here are 23 songs to soothe the 23 most painful things in your life. Listen to these songs, let them sink into your viscera and help prepare you for my life changing collection of affirmations, The Driver's Guide to Hitting Pedestrians.



(You might have to actually be signed into a Grooveshark account to listen to all the songs. This is just a theory.)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hi I'm a Social Disease



Hi I'm a Social Disease: Horror Stories
Featuring:
"Market Adjustment"
"The Man With the Face Like a Bruise"
"The Photographer"
"The Night the Moon Made a Sound"
"Room 19" (based on the Nick Cave song "From Her to Eternity")
"The Dust Season"
and "The Funeralgoer"

Coming very soon to an ereader near you...

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Driver's Guide to Hitting Pedestrians



A new collection of stories about how to live your life by the most well-adjusted man in the universe.
Coming September 2011 from Lazy Fascist Press
More details soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Death Race 2011

I'm keeping all of my Kindle titles at 99 cents until the end of June. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might be aware that I've made it a competition to see which book sells the best. It was too hard to keep updating people on all these various pages or seemed confusing to me if someone saw a random post that said, "The Sorrow King leads" so I've decided to consolidate things here. If you look to your right you will see a heading that says "Death Race 2011." I will periodically (at least once a day) update this list to show the books' standing. What will the winner get? Well, first, I'm going to think of this book highly. Every day, I'm going to look at it and think, "You're the winner," which will really mean something to the book. Also, whenever people ask me which of my books they should start with, I'll say, "Start with Book X, it's a winner."

Thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy or bought all the ones they didn't already have. It helps in ways you wouldn't believe.

For those who haven't, here's a link to a really big picture of my face and all of my titles on Amazon: CLICKY

And stay tuned, I should have a new book announcement coming for you soon!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All My Books at 99 Cents

It's a thousand and six degrees outside which means it must be summer. For a limited time, you can get ALL of my Kindle titles for just 99 cents each. This will be the last time for a long time that most of these titles are that cheap. If you've read one of my books and kind of liked it, now might be a good time to pick up the rest. Not all of them have flipped over to .99 cents yet, but they should within a day or so. Here are links to each one:

The Overwhelming Urge
Jack and Mr. Grin
Zerostrata
The Beard
Morning is Dead
My Fake War
Slag Attack
The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island
The Sorrow King
Fuckness

Or you can click HERE

As always, thanks for reading. Have a good summer and please help spread the word about this.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Things, Free Books, Cheap Books

Bizarro Central has received a new burst of energy. You should check it out.

As part of the relaunch, they're offering free digicopies of Bradley Sands' Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You and Cameron Pierce's Abortion Arcade.

Also, if you have a Kindle or possess the manual and visual dexterity to download the Kindle app for one of your electronic devices, here is a moderately self-serving list of really cheap titles for it:

Fuckness by me
The Sorrow King by me
The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island by me
A Life On Fire by Chris Bowsman
The Brothers Crunk by William Pauley III
Muscle Memory by Steve Lowe
The Egg Said Nothing by Caris O'Malley
Suicide Girls in the Afterlife by Gina Ranalli
Mother Puncher by Gina Ranalli
Wall of Kiss by Gina Ranalli

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mo*Con

I'll be at Mo*Con May 20-22. Anyone else going?

Also, the latest Grindhouse Press book is a first time novel by Chris Bowsman called A Life On Fire. My longtime cover designer, Brandon Duncan, did a book trailer for it. You can order the book on Amazon and as a cheap Kindle download.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cheap Sex Beasts, Fuckness, and Sorrow Kings

I was going to design a book cover for "The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island" as an April Fool's joke and post the cover. My self-designed covers are universally not good. Inspired by all the terrible Photoshoppped covers on "paranormal romance" and "romantic suspense" titles available for the Kindle and those books' really high sales rankings, I decided it would be an even bigger joke to actually upload the thing to Amazon. So HERE IT IS. I'm not sure how long it will be there. The story originally appeared in the first Magazine of Bizarro Fiction so, if you own that, you can probably hold on to your 99 cents.

When I originally announced The Sorrow King some fifty years ago it was for an expensive limited edition hardcover. Naturally, because most people are broke, they balked at the price. Now it's available for 99 cents on the Kindle. It doesn't get much cheaper than that. It's also available as a paperback for around 12.95.

Also, Fuckness, a full-length novel I wrote a while ago, is available on Kindle for only 99 cents. This might also be a temporary thing. I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing with it yet.

And if you haven't been following my serialized web novel, FILL THE GRAND CANYON AND LIVE FOREVER, you should! I've been updating it pretty regular on Monday mornings. I have the installments ready for the next 2 weeks and then it might go on a brief hiatus.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Sorrow King Paperback

The Sorrow King is now available in paperback!

Order it HERE

Friday, March 25, 2011

Greg Hall Interviewing Joe Lansdale

At last year's Horrorfind, Greg Hall had a chance to sit down and interview horror/suspense legend Joe R. Lansdale and turn The Funky Werepig into a visual show. Hat's off to Greg. He had me on the internet radio version of his show a couple of times and giving a relatively new author the same chance to be on the same show as people who have been around a lot longer--like Peter Straub, Thomas F. Monteleone, and Brian Keene--shows amazing support that a lot of writers don't get. Greg's also a writer. If you get the chance, check out his debut novel, At the End of Church Street. Also, if you haven't read any Lansdale and you're interested in bizarre horror, I'd recommend The Complete Drive-in.

Here's the first clip of their interview. There are 3 altogether. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fill the Grand Canyon Installment 5 and 6

Installments 5 and 6 of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever are now live! Normally it updates on Mondays but I goofed and uploaded Installment 6 on some random day so I decided to go ahead and upload Installment 5, too, (so it makes a little more sense). If you're one of the people who read this in its original incarnation back in November, these would be the first ones you haven't read.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Harmony Korine and Die Antwoord (Fuckness)

Harmony Korine + Die Antwoord = We Should All Watch This Together Right Now!



I just added fuckness to the blog title because apparently 17 times as many people click on something with the word "fuck" in the title. Also, if you want to download the digital version for 99 cents, I will not stop you.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fuckness

Is available (digitally) for a low low 99 cents! This time I'm not trying to sell a billion. Only 2. Thanks for reading!

For Kindle

For everything else

Installment 3 of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever

... is now live!

So far, we are at 192 page views and have stalled at 10 followers who are all great.

Probably Monday or Tuesday, I will have a surprise novel appearing in digital form for the Kindle (on Amazon) and on Smashwords. It's called Fuckness and it's 70-some thousand words long. It will be priced at an ultra-affordable .99 cents. Whether or not it appears in paperback will pretty much be determined by the interest it generates (or doesn't). This is an experiment in method. Also, it's a book I like quite a bit. It was my first really "serious" attempt at writing a book and liking it enough to try selling it to agents and editors. I wrote it at the end of the 20th century when I was in my early twenties. It's been rejected by nearly everyone and seriously considered by a lot of agents and editors. The final critique amounts to it being too weird for mainstream folks and too normal for bizarro folks. I have read it and edited it so many times, I have to publish it so I stop doing obsessing over it. So let me know what you think. I'm really starved for attention.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Installment 2

Installment 2 of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever is now live.

Currently, it has 10 followers and around 150 pageviews. I'll continue posting these stats as they grow/decline mainly because I'm obsessed with statistical kinds of things.

I did not sell a billion copies of Zerostrata and, therefore, have to continue going to the dayjob. Actually, I probably only need to sell around 100,000 copies to take a year off work and focus on writing and promotion. I'll leave it at .99 cents for a few more days to make that happen. Thanks to those who have bought a copy. By the end of this year, I will have 9 or 10 books in print. Fill the Grand Canyon is basically my work-in-progress. Essentially, I'm writing it, running spell check, and reading through it once to make sure I haven't made any mistakes that are too stupid. At the end of this year, I will have nothing in the vault for the first time since being published. That's going to be a weird feeling.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Billion Hearts Beating as One

So I need you to help me sell a billion copies of Zerostrata this weekend. It's only 99 cents for the Kindle. Thanks.

CLICK HERE TO START WINNING

And here's a cover of a book that never happened:

Monday, February 28, 2011

Installment 1

Installment 1 of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever is now live!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fill the Grand Canyon and Help Me Billionize

I'm tired of going to my day job so I'm trying to become a millionaire by Monday by selling at least a billion copies of the ebook of The Beard for 99 cents. I don't think this is at all unrealistic but so far I've only sold 2 copies (thanks to the two people who are helping me realize my dream).

Also, the first installment of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever goes live tomorrow. It will update every Monday and run for ??? weeks. If you read the thing I was writing back in November for NaNoWriMo the first few installments will be hauntingly familiar (though slightly different). I'm always accepting blurbs for it so if you'd like your name attached to this sprawling project, feel free to submit your blurb in the comments section or to andersenprunty@yahoo.com. Having read it is not necessary. Please put "Blurb" or "Fuck you" or something in the subject so I don't delete it thinking it's spam.

And here's a picture of a cat. THE INTERNET LOVES CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bloggels, Fangoria, and the Huffington Post

Recently Huffington Post writer Claudia Ricci mentioned The Beard on her blog, My Story Lives. You can read The Beard for free HERE and HERE, pay .99 cents for the Kindle version HERE, or buy the paperback HERE. Claudia's novel, Seeing Red, is the first novel to be serialized on the Huffington Post.

Speaking of serialized novels on blogs... Beginning February 28, the first installment of Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever will be live. If you clicked on that link you'll notice it's subtitled Boring and Pointless: Volume One. This might lead you to believe there will be a volume two. That will be predicated on interest. If it seems like people are reading it, then I'll probably carry it over into a volume two (but volume one will be completely stand alone). If there is the complete lack of interest that I suspect will accompany it, then there probably will not be a volume two or there will be a volume two but it will only be like a paragraph long and all the characters remaining alive after volume one will meet with violent and horrifying deaths or be given those "Soandso and Suchandsuch were later married and continue to live blah blah blah..." that so many really great movies have at the end just so the one or two readers it does pick up don't feel left out in the cold. And by the way, my negativity is not just me fishing for compliments. I have documented proof.

And, in review news, Fangoria recently did a good write up for The Sorrow King. The trade paperback will be available in April. You can pre-order signed copies of that from me. Or you can check the previous entry for links to order the limited or lettered editions if you are the type of person who likes to buy hardcovers.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Sorrow King Lettered (Book Porno)

Here are some photos of The Sorrow King lettered edition sent to me by Larry Roberts at Cargo Cult Press. They should be shipping in a few weeks. It also includes a one-time printing of my novel The Storm. There are still copies of the limited and lettered left.







Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Funky Werepig




I'll be on The Funky Werepig this Friday at 9 PM with friend and fellow writer Nate Lambert. We'll probably talk about books, shovel fights, and our collaborative project, Greg Hall: A Novel. Tune in or call in. See you there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pre-order The Sorrow King

I'm currently taking pre-orders for The Sorrow King. All the copies will be signed and personalized (if you specify). They'll also come with a handful of spiffy Grindhouse stickers and maybe even another book. Also, if you you pre-order it, you'll probably get it a couple of months before it's available on Amazon.

ORDER HERE
Please note that this price is for U.S. shipping only. If you live outside the U.S., please add 5.00USD.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Coming in 2011



The Sorrow King will be published as a trade paperback and digital edition through Grindhouse Press.

Dark Regions Press will be releasing a collection of my short stories.

Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever will be serialized on the Interwebs. This will be what I started writing for NaNoWriMo only with a middle and end and stuff. Provided it has 7 followers, there will be a Boring and Pointless, Volume Two next year.

Have a great 2011. As always, thanks for reading.