SO GOOD IT'S BAD, the latest novel from Todd Stadtman, is now ready to go to press for a planned June release. The book will be a direct sequel to PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME, picking up with all of the still-living characters a year on from the events of the first novel. Together with a planned third novel, these books will constitute a trilogy provisionally entitled the SF PUNK TRIO. A website for the book containing more detailed info will be launched in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy the above preview of the book's cover design by Andrew Nahem.
Todd will be stopping by Berkeley institution Moe's Books on the evening of Wednesday, December 6th to talk with readers and sign copies of PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME. As reflected in the novel, Todd was born and raised in Berkeley, so this event should hold a lot of local interest. Moe's is located at 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. Phone number: (510)849-2087
Todd will be signing copies of his books PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME and FUNKY BOLLYWOOD as part of San Diego's HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th. Now in it's seventh year, the festival was founded by blogger, podcaster, and horror movie scholar Miguel Rodriguez with the goal of showcasing "art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition" and has gone on to attract more devoted followers every year. The event will take place at the Museum of Photographic Arts, which is located at 1649 El Prado, right in the heart of Balboa Park, one of San Diego's most beloved tourist spots. If you're there, be sure to stop by, get a book signed and say hello.
A video of Todd being interviewed by Nancy Davis-Kho at Wednesday's PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME launch event
WHEN: Wednesday, July 12th, at 7pm PT
WHERE: Streaming live from http://kgpc969.org
WHAT: Pop Offensive is the monthly radio show that Todd hosts on Oakland's KGPC FM. The next episode will be coming up this Wednesday, July 12th, at 7pm Pacific. In honor of the release of PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME, he will be playing nothing but old school punk rock songs. If you're reading the book and are curious to hear the sounds that inspired it (or if you're an old punk eager to relive the glory days), here's your chance. While only those within a stones throw of Oakland's Lake Merritt will be able to hear the show on an actual radio, fans worldwide can stream the show live from the KGPC website.
UPDATE: The Archived version of this episode can now be streamed from the Pop Offensive Archives.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 19th @ 7pm Pacific
WHERE: A Great Good Place For Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave., Oakland CA, 94611
WHAT: Hear Todd in conversation with author Nancy Davis-Kho and reading excerpts from PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME. Q&A and book signing + refreshments and a soundtrack of old school punk classics.
CONTACT: (510) 339-8210