So far this year, Post Mortem Press (PMP) has traveled across the country, debuted at the World Horror Convention in New Orleans, and published new fiction. In part two of our interview (read part one here), Publisher Eric Beebe briefly talks about making films and what it's like to travel to places both known and unknown.
FEARnet: Will PMP expand into other areas as well?
ERIC BEEBE: Well, we've put our toes in the water for films. One short story, “Out in the Cold” by Joe Williams, which is in a book called Detroit Macabre, has already been made into a short film. If you remember, several years ago there were these short commercials imported from Detroit – they had Eminem in them and a hip-hop beat in the background. Well, the people that made them made the movie Out in the Cold. It's in post-production now. There's another one from Detroit Macabre called “People Mover” and the same people are trying to raise the funds for that. A book called The Big Man of Barlow is in the process of being optioned. All independent filmmakers so far. We entertain everything. Who knows what becomes of it. We don't put all of our eggs in one basket. It's sort of, “Hey, this would be great.” But if it doesn't happen we may be a little disappointed, but it's a numbers game. The more we get out there, the more likely something is to happen.
Right... and what other things are you guys working on?
We have a collection of fiction by Tim Waggoner. With anthologies, we haven't come up with a scheme yet. I have a lot of people sending me ideas, “Oh, I want to do this anthology, I want to do that anthology.” I haven't quite decided, but I do know we'll be doing at least one this year.
Anything else you want to add?
The only thing I can think of is our authors and myself do a lot of touring across the country, and if you're ever at one of those events come by and see us and talk to us.
How has that been, actually? Traveling around the country, having no idea how events are going to turn out?
It's actually gone surprisingly very well. We return to the shows and events where we do well. Places where we meet people and they enjoy our books. We're trying to get our authors, our books, and our name out there. We see what happens. We've been traveling a lot in the South Central US. And they also love us in Texas. I don't know what it is, but I'm not complaining. [laughs]
Post Mortem Press is currently touring all over the country. You can keep up with their events here.
Nancy O. Greene started writing at the age of nine. Her short story collection, Portraits in the Dark, received a brief mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007. Other works have appeared or will appear in ChiZine; Lovecraft eZine; Cemetery Dance; Tales of Blood and Roses; Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror; Shroud Publishing's The Terror at Miskatonic Falls; Dark Recesses; Flames Rising; Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! and others. She has a BA in Cinema (Critical Studies) and a minor in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Southern California, and is a Fellow of Film Independent's Project: Involve.