Archive for September, 2016

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER won a really big award

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

meliesSo over the weekend I announced that I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER had one the Silver Melies award at the Strasbourg film festival, which I and many of you thought was awesome, but it turns out that I was grossly underestimating it’s actual awesomeness. The Olympics have trained me to think of Silver as second place, but looking into the award I have learned the truth: the Silver Melies is Strasbourg’s top prize for international films. The top prize. First place. That’s a big honkin’ deal.

But there’s more: there are a whole bunch of European film festivals that have a Silver Melies, and throughout the season they give them to their favorite films, and winning one means that you are eligible for the Golden Melies: the straight-up Best Film in Europe prize, awarded by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. This year that prize will be awarded at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden, coming up in just a few weeks. So basically, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is now on the short list for one of the biggest honors European film has to offer.

Billy and the rest of the cast and crew did an amazing job with this movie, and I’m delighted that they’re being recognized for it. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, do it! It’s opening on new screens all the time, so it might be at a theater in your area, and if it’s not it’s still and always available on VOD.

Who Wants to Win an Advance Copy of My Next Book?

Friday, September 16th, 2016

imageMy newest book is called EXTREME MAKEOVER, a standalone novel about cloning, greed, and the beauty industry. It comes out in November, and I honestly think it’s the best SF I’ve ever written.

And I want to give you a free copy of it.

Here’s how it works:

1. EXTREME MAKEOVER is about a beauty company that accidentally creates a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA. To help get us all in the festive spirit of cloning, I want to see your doppelgangers: people who look like you, or have the same name as you, or showed up in the same outfit as you, or whatever. Take the theme of “I am not the only me” and run with it.

2. Post a pocture of you and your copy on social media, along with a quick blurb or comment. These can be serious, funny, random–this is all for fun, remember–but the closer the resemblance the better. Bonus points for creativity, for making me laugh, and for tragically hilarious schadenfreude.

3. Use the hashtags #ExtremeMakeover and/or #NewYew, and tag me on one of these four platforms:
Twitter: @TheDanWells
Tumblr: @TheDanWells
Facebook: The Dan Wells
Instagram: @authordanwells

4. You have two weeks! I shall choose a bunch of winners at the end of September, and send you a signed book totally for free! I’ll even send a couple outside of the Us, so if you’re in Germany or Argentina or anywhere else, feel free to join in!

As an example, here’s a picture of me next to a picture of actor and personal trainer Dan Wells, holding a book written by Dan Wells and dedicated to Dan Wells. Which is which, and who is who? I can’t even tell anymore.



Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

My movie is coming to Utah this Friday! It opens at Jordan Commons and runs twice a night, 7pm and 10pm.

This weekend, on both Friday and Saturday, I will be there at 7pm for a special event: we’ll watch it together, and do a little Q&A afterward. If you want to see the film, this is absolutely the best way to do it.

Buy your tickets now!

NOTE! The website lists it as an R rating, but that’s a misprint. We’re working on getting it fixed.