If you came here looking for "Blood & Ink" you might have noticed it's no longer here and the name of this blog is now FERGUSON, INC.
Why the name change? you ask. No real reason. But I've been making some changes lately in my writing career and I felt that along with those changes, a change in the name of this blog should go along with it. That's all. Nothing dramatic or earth-shaking. I've been using the "Blood & Ink" name for about seven or eight years now and I simply felt that one of the ways to illustrate my shift in my attitude toward my writing was to change the name of the blog as well.
The content isn't going to change, tho. I'm still going to be updating you on my latest projects. I'd like to get into the direction of New Pulp a little more...where it's been, where I think it's going...where I think it should go so look for a few more think pieces from me along those lines. You'll still be getting the "Kickin' The Willy Bobo" interviews as they're always a lot of fun to do. I'm trying to interview more women writers of Speculative Fiction and New Pulp so if you have any suggestions as to who I should be interviewing, please let me know, okay?
What else? I think that's it. As always you can contact me via email: DerrickFerguson@gmail.com. I've got a Facebook group Usimi Dero where I spend a lot of my online time hanging out with a really cool and classy buncha creative folks.
If you like movies then you can bounce on over to The Ferguson Theater and check out my movie reviews. I've been a little lax in reviewing lately but only because I've been working overtime on a couple of Dillon projects; the DILLON ANNUAL VOLUME 1 and THE RETURN OF THE SPECIALISTS. And speaking of the global instigator be sure and keep your eye on his own blog to keep up with what's going on with him.
And over at my Patreon page you can get monthly installments of the two serials currently running; "Dillon and The Prophecy of Fire" and "Diamondback: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time." And beginning in September there will be a third serial; "The Mask of Cimeries" which is going to be my attempt at telling a Shakespearean horror/crime story set in Denbrook.
That enough for you? It'll have to be. I have to get back to work. Thanks for your time and kind attention. Laters!
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, September 23, 2013
Hey, there! Welcome back and thank you for stopping by once again to see what’s going on in my precious little corner of the world. This time I hope to clarify the purpose of the collection of blogs and Facebook pages I have or am affiliated with as some people have emailed me or contacted me via Skype or IM to ask me exactly how many blogs/FB pages I have and why I have ‘em. So without any more delay...
First there’s my Personal Facebook Page. I used to just dump everything here but I found that after a while even I was getting confused as to what was posted on there and when and why and important stuff like new book releases and movie reviews was getting mixed up with personal stuff and whatnot and it just got to be an unholy mess (is there such a thing a holy mess?) So gradually I’ve been steering my personal FB page back to what it should be: a personal page. Oh, you’ll see announcements about new books I’ve got coming out and new movie reviews and such as those spheres of interest tend to overlap but I’m going to try and keep my FB personal page personal. At least that’s the idea. Moving on…
Usimi Dero. This Facebook page is named after the birthplace of my most popular character, Dillon. This is where I’m going to steer most of of my writing business/interests to. Slowly but surely, but yonder lies The Promised Land and we’ll all get there eventually, I promise. The emphasis here is not only promotion about my work but that of others. So if you’ve got something you’d like to promote, (within reason of course) feel free to sign up. Discussions about anything and everything to do with writing is also encouraged. Digressions into other topics are not only welcome but encouraged.
The Better In The Dark Facebook page is one I administrate/maintain along with Thomas Deja, my On Air Partner, Our Musical Director Kelen Conley and Our Webmaster Kelly Logue. It’s the main method of communication by which Tom and I stay in contact with those with those who listen to and enjoy our podcast, Better In The Dark. Here’s where I dump all my movie reviews, old and new and where we discuss movies, TV shows, animation, pop culture and a whole buncha other stuff along with our 193 members. If you like movies then this is the place to be. We’ve got a wonderful and knowledgeable crew of movie fans and I can guarantee you’ll not only be entertained but educated as well.
And finally the Dillon Facebook page page is alive and well. I actually began that because it was suggested to me by some pretty influential people whose opinion I trust and value me that Dillon should have his own FB. Hey, it doesn’t cost me a thing to maintain and so far it’s been fun interacting with folks who have read the books.
That covers the Facebook pages. Now mind you, I’m not that much of an egomaniac that I expect you to be interested in or join with up with all of ‘em. But if you’re interested in what I do, now you know which ones cover which particular aspect of my career. Okay? Okay. We continue onto the blogs…
BLOOD & INK is where you are now. Here is where I cover everything that isn’t Dillon or movie related. Here’s where I do the essay thing when I'm in the mood, throw in book reviews now and then, provide you with updates on what I’m working on or what I’ve got coming up. I also do a series of interviews with writers, artists and various creative types I call “Kickin’ The Willy Bobo With…” mainly I do ‘em as a sneaky way of getting to know more about people I’m interested in. And there are a lot of folks I know who are doing some serious cool stuff I want to share with you and others.
The DILLON blog has in-depth information on Dillon and his universe. There are essays written by talented writers such as Percival Constantine and Brent Lambert, reviews of the various books and stories, behind the scenes stuff. In short, if you’re at all interested in Dillon, this is where you should be. I regularly add to pages such as the Casting Call where I indulge in casting actors as the various characters and pretty soon I’ll be putting up a comprehensive chronology of the order in which the stories and novels should be read.
THE FERGUSON THEATER is where I house all my movies reviews. I think I’m up to around 400 now. Or pretty close to that in any rate. Why movie reviews? Well, people constantly ask me my opinions of movies so I figured if I started writing reviews I could just simply point them to the review. It’s also good for me as a writer, I think. Writing reviews of movies (and books) are an exercise in taking apart a story and finding out what makes it click for me. Taking apart the stories of others helps me take apart my own stories and figure out what works and what doesn’t work. It’s also just a lot of fun to write about movies. And if you do drop by to check out my reviews and find them fun and informative there’s a handy dandy Paypal link (“Tip Jar”) by which you can demonstrate your appreciation with filthy lucre.
And PULPWORK PRESS is the imprint under which most of my work has appeared in print. So it's someplace you need to bookmark and stop by there for information on where to purchase not only my books but those written by my extraordinarily talented partners, Joel Jenkins, Joshua Reynolds, the aforementioned Percival Constantine and Russ Anderson,
And I leave you with my second favorite quote from my twenty-first favorite book just because it’s my blog and I can. Until we get together again, read some good books, watch some good movies and get plenty of rest. Peace!
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