Tuesday, September 22, 2009



Story by Brian Keene.

Directed by Jeff Heimbuch.

I Finally had a chance to sit down last night and pop in Brian Keene's first cinematic production of THE TIES THAT BIND, and watch it on our big screen. Brian Keene has gained a lot of popularity in the last decade, much of that due to his diligence to keep writing and getting his work published. It's worked, because he's gained a faithful audience the world over., and his audience is ever-growing. This DVD will help bring a new audience to the mix.

As Keene's video introduction discusses, he's had Hollywood options before, but this is the first film to actually be produced. Based on Keene's short story of the same name, this was a good tale to film. This is obviously a low-budget production, but with high standards: Heimbuch took a lot of care in this production and his passion shows. From the actors to the details of editing and sound. If I can be so bold as to compare this short film to an episode of Tales from The Darkside, the television horror series, it's qualities are close to that production.

Mention actors, especially husband.

All the extras are fun and informative and Brian Keene shows up with a reading titled Have a drink ... definitely worth watching.

This is a straight-to-DVD production that is also limited to 300 signed and numbered copies by Keene and director Jeff Heimbuch.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The River Berger

I've always wanted to live by a river, or a creek, but this weeks downpour delivered it almost at our front door step. Well, that's a fish story. We're at the top of a hill, so we're in no danger of flooding (yes the books are safe!), but our main street to and from our home is flooded - I mean it has a current! An airboat was spotted going down our river...er street.. this morning. We've had rain for several days, but yesterdays deluge has caused six counties to close schools, including our county. We've taken pictures.


Ray Bradbury's 89th Birthday

Tim Burtons Tricks & Treats Harpers Bazaar Oct. 09 Issue

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ah.. Fingerprints On The Sky.. continues to gather...

Tim Richmond, author of the FINGERPRINTS ON THE SKY: The Official Harlan Ellison Reader's Guide, (and being published by Overlook Connection Press) took time over the Labor Day weekend to visit with publisher Dave Hinchberger (yes, that would be me) to work on artwork placement within this massive tome.

FINGERPRINTS ON THE SKY began in 1998 when Mr. Richmond was introduced to me at the World Fantasy Con in Providence, Rhode Island. From that point forward we decided to embark on a journey that we had no idea would go this far, or this long. This volume has grown in so many ways, with the help of Harlan Ellison, his wife Susan, Andrea Richmond, and many others who have also been an immense help in sizing this tome into the book we'll be publishing in 2010. This volume was once going to be a much simpler version. Tim began to delve into more areas of the Ellison canon, discovering items and pieces even the man himself had not seen for decades. It almost seemed never ending, and certainly at times, overwhelming. I personally have spent hundreds of hours working on formatting, collecting images, you name it, I’ve had my hand in it. So much so, here we are twelve years later taking our Labor Day weekend to place images where Tim and I think they should go. This is the only book to ever look and reference every known and unknown work by Harlan Ellison. Thousands of entries, and hundreds of rare items being listed for the first time. After many drafts and changes, we are now down to adding the images and having the book typeset.

Once we’re down to final approval from the Ellison camp, then we’ll have a definite date in 2010 for publication. You can view the editions we’ll have available here at the Overlook website.

LABOR DAY SALE is now over and thank you for the big response! We gave away a lot of books with the new orders, so thanks again and we'll have more book-lover's deals soon!


Dave Hinchberger

Owner, Publisher, Overlook Connection Bookstore and Press.


UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King - Book Review from Library Journal is now up: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6694939.html?nid=2671&rid=#reg_visitor_id&source=title


I’ve discovered this website Shelfari.com that collects author’s and readers thoughts and comments on books they’re reading and even sharing photos of personal libraries. Author’s are also featured including one on Stephen King at Shelfari http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a418/Stephen-King/summary . Neil Gaiman has also sent in photos of his own library http://blog.shelfari.com/my_weblog/2009/09/neil.html