Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Another review for INK

Fresh Fiction has reviewed Ink, calling it "a wonderfully written horror novel that pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn't let go until the very last word." The reviewer also said, "I was absolutely spellbound; I could not put this book down." I'm ecstatic that my story was that compelling to the reader.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Short Story Sale to Apex Magazine

I'm happy to announce that I've sold my short story, Grey in the Gauge of His Storm, to Apex Magazine for publication sometime in 2013. I adore the fiction that Apex publishes, so it's a great honor to have a chance to work with the editor, Lynne Thomas, and have one of my pieces appear in the magazine.

Monday, October 8, 2012

INK's First Review

The first review of Ink has appeared on the net, and says "’s refreshing and gratifying to see a writer come up with a unique concept, and knock it out of the park. Which is what Damien Walters Grintalis does with her book “Ink,” from Samhain Publishing."

I will admit, the thought of reviews terrifies me and not because they might be negative. I'm certain there will be readers who don't like it; no book can please every reader. No, what terrifies me is that a review means that someone read my words. Maybe it's silly. Maybe it's normal first-time novelist jitters. But it is what it is.

And with respect to short fiction, Tangent Online reviewed Fireside Issue 2 and called my story, Scarred, "A strong piece of horror..."  It made me smile because most of my short fiction isn't straight-up horror. The majority of it is dark, but still, it's nice to know that when I do write horror in short form, it's effective.