What's going on:
Book signing @ the Jacksonville Public Library on Friday, June 1st from 5p-9p. Use the link for additional information:
Film option interest continues for The Butcher Bride. This time, the heat is coming from Cinetel, a film company with strong ties to the SyFy Channel. Stay tuned as negotiations are ongoing for our favorite erotic ghost killer to get in the pipeline to become a SyFy Original!
My novella "Condemned", featured as the anchor story in the Butcher Shop Quartet II anthology, has been optioned for film by screenwriter Jack Reher! Mr. Reher recently wrapped the killer grizzly bear flick RED MACHINE, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Jane, & James Marsden.
Live Interview with Greg Hall @ Internet Radio's #1 show, THE FUNKY WEREPIG!
Just scroll down to #18 in the archives & SHAZAM!
The sequel to The Blackest Heart, Pandora, is now available via all major online book sellers!
Got confirmation for the upcoming Collinsville art & author show next Saturday, November 26th. My shift would be 4-8. But if I do it, the real question is: how many of my St. Louis area homeslices am I likely to see?
I've set up a Halloween book signing at Jacksonville's new bookstore OUR TOWN BOOKSTORE. It's set to happen on Friday, October 28th. More details to follow. In the meantime, take a peek at their site for other fun signings. And if you're a booklover and you haven't stopped by their downtown location, you don't know what you're missing!
Also, check out the first reviews of The Blackest Heart:
The Blackest Heart lives again! Northern Frights Publishing has resurrected my dark, action-packed sci-fi western. Totally reworked, with a great new look, readers can order signed copies from theblackestheart.blogspot.com/.
And for those in the St. Louis metro area, come see me June 25th and 26th at the 2nd annual Con-Tamination convention, a weekend party for fans of horror, science fiction, and pop culture. For info, check it out: con-tamination.com/
The secret is out Ė The Blackest Heart is being adapted into a graphic novel. Check out shotinthedarkcomics.com/blackestheart.html for a sneak peek of the work in progress. Gene Tiptonís Shot in the Dark Comics is the driving force behind the project.
Attended the 2011 World Horror Convention in coolio Austin, Texas. My wife accompanied me for the first time, but the highlights of the weekend were the conversations I had with my two writing idols: Joe Lansdale and Jack Ketchum. I sold my share of Butcher Brides, and got to discover firsthand why everyone I know raves about Austin!
Covering the 10th year of the Los Angeles Shriekfest horror/sci-fi film festival for Eve Blaack & HACKERS SOURCE online magazine.
Just signed on with JW Schnarr's Northern Frights Publishing http://www.northernfrightspublishing.webs.com to re-print my 2nd novel, The Blackest Heart, and publish its sequel, Pandora. The general time table is early 2011 for The Blackest Heart and fall 2011 for Pandora.
More details to come!
Attended the 2nd annual KILLERCON convention in Las Vegas at the Stratosphere hotel. Won B-I-G on the penny slots!
Have taken a gig writing a bi-weekly general interest column for The Source, a weekly newpaper in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Check out the following BUTCHER BRIDE media mention. The dream is still alive!
And also Check out the latest book review from The Dreamin' Demon: http://www.dreamindemon.com/2010/07/27/the-butcher-bride-by-vincent-churchill/
Butcher Bride film project update:
There's speculation that HOT Hollywood actress Amber Heard (Zombieland, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Stepfather, Pineapple Express)is very interested in playing the lead role of Marlie Downing/The Butcher Bride.
See Amber's IMDB page here
The snaps of her brunette... perfect casting!
She hasn't been given a diamond ring yet, but Hollywood has come-a-courtin', with screenwriter Jack Reher adapting The Butcher Bride for the big screen. David Hackl, Production Designer and one time Director in the lucrative SAW franchise, is attached to direct. Check out all the commotion here:
Click for the latest Google buzz.
And an article from Shock Till You Drop
Can't wait for the Bachelorette party...
Scheduled to appear on THE FUNKY WEREPIG, the best horror talkshow on the net Sunday January 31st @ 8pm CT.
What?! You missed it?! OK, you can get the podcast here.
A book signing is set for Friday, December 4th in Jacksonville, Il. @ The Eclectic Art Gallery on the east side of the plaza from 5-9pm during The Downtown Gallery Hop.
A book signing for the newly released horror novel The Butcher Bride and The Butcher Shop Quartet II horror anthology has been set in Vince's hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois. The event will take place on Halloween Eve, Friday, October 30, from 6pm-9pm at
the Three Legged Dog Cafe
Their address is 27 South Central Park Plaza, call 217-243-4769 for details. A limited number of prior works will be available.
The Butcher Bride novel debuts @ the Horrorfind Convention, September 25-27 in Baltimore, MD. The convention is being held at The Hunt Valley Mariott.
Sorry, but I HAVE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT ALL COPIES- including personal ones.
A new horror novella based on the Rapture will appear in the upcoming Butcher Shop Quartet II from Cutting Block Press.
"Condemned" chronicles the aftermath of the Rapture in a midwestern town, and a young man's race for survival and redemption through a population of the faithless left behind. Will he live long enough to ascend to heaven or will he be damned for eternity?
My latest short story, "Late Check-in" is a haunted motel tale featured in the new dark fiction anthology MIDNIGHT WALK. Check out these great reviews:
from Fatally Yours
from Famous Monsters of Filmland
from the Horror Drive-In
from Postcards for a Dying World
Signed a contract with Nick Grabowski's new press, BLACK BED SHEET Books for my current novel-in-progress,THE BUTCHER BRIDE. No publishing date has been set, but hopes are for it to be ready for readers some time before the end of the year.
A bloody, graphic ghost story, THE BUTCHER BRIDE is a terrifying tale of the living and the dead and their dark journey to satisfy insatiable appetites for love, lust, power, and blood-soaked revenge.
Stay tuned for updates. Here's the Black Bed Sheet Books link: http://www.downwarden.com/blackbedsheet.htm
GST PUBLISHING has just published The Beast Within, a new werewolf anthology featuring my werewolf superhero short story, "By The Light of the Silvery Moon."
The anthology is available here: http://permutedpress.com/smf/index.php?topic=4314.0
Click here for the recent interview with Grave Side Tales Publishing for their spanking new werewold anthology "The Beast Within":
My list, "Vince Churchill's Top Ten List of Films in Which, Wow, The Black Guy Lived!" appears in the recently published The Book of Lists: Horror. My list is also mentioned in the book's introduction, written by the legendary cartoonist of the macabre, Gahan Wilson. Check out the book at the Amazon.com link below, or find it at your favorite bookseller nationwide.
From March 27th-30th, I'm off to Salt Lake City for the 2008 World Horror Convention! Iím luck and honored to be selected to appear on 4 panels this year:
- Screenwriting 101
- The Psychology Behind Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
- What Authors are Horror Writers Reading
- 100 Years of Horror in Film
Like past conventions, I'm looking forward to all the networking and camaraderie amongst my fellow dark fiction writers. Iím also very much looking forward to the purchasing of some great hard-to-find classic horror novels, spending time with old friends from my Los Angeles writers group, and getting to visit another new city.
I'm also set to enjoy a wonderful side trip back in L.A. for a few days prior to the convention. I can't wait to visit "home" and get back to the beachÖI feel like an old "Warrior" fighting his way back to Coney Island!
Thanks to my friend Jacob Kier of Permuted Press, publisher of the Undead zombie anthology series, and the leader in small press zombie horror and end of days mayhem, I now have a message board! Check it out via my Contact section or take a peek RIGHT HERE.
I promise a myriad of interesting horror novel & film related topics, so come prepared to throw in your two cents worth and add to the fun horror fan discussions.
My short story "Misfortune" aka "Losing Streak," is featured in the new zombie anthology The Undead Volume 2: Skin and Bones. See the short story page for ordering information.
Have begun freelance assignments with multi-media start-up company Daystar Studios Entertainment. Initial projects include scripting a story ("Tunnel Vision") for the 1st issue of The Realm, a monthly horror/sci-fi/dark fantasy comic book, and writing Condemned, a horror novella. Stay tuned - more news to come from my new association with Daystar.
Also completing zombie short story "All For One & Dead For All" for submission to the History is Dead anthology (Permuted Press)
World Horror Convention 2007
I'm attending this year's WHC (World Horror Convention) 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 29th through April 1st. I've been invited to take part on a panel called "IN SPACE NOBODY CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM: Horror In Science Fiction", and I've also been invited to take part in the convention's guest mass signing, where I will be signing my second novel, The Blackest Heart.
Given an opportunity to re-submit to the Undead 2: Flesh & Bones anthology, my short story "Losing Streak" was selected for the last spot in the anthology. The Undead: Skin & Bones should be available August 2007.