RAGE makes Aussie Best 100 Books list!

After a six-month nationwide search for Australia’s Favorite 100 books, the list is now available and we're thrilled to see RAGE come in at number 53 on the list!

Steve posted this comment to the Laymon mailing list: "I’m totally shocked and humbled to be placed in such a position, especially when I’m listed with other more well-known authors and works. It's wonderful news. I'm thrilled to see RAGE there!"

To check out the poll, go here: http://www.abc.com.au/myfavouritebook/top10/100.htm

The top 10 were:

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
2. Pride and Prejuidice by Jane Austen
3. The Bible (Various Contributors)
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
6. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling
7. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
8. The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
9. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
10. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

And those around Steve were:

45. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
46. Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
47. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
48. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
49. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
50. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
51. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
52. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
53. Rage by Steve Gerlach
54. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
55. The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer-Bradley
56. Cafe Scheherazade by Arnold Zable
57. The Bone People by Keri Hulme
58. Jessica by Bryce Courtenay
59. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Book 2) by J. K. Rowling
60. The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson

A THOUSAND METAL FOLDS announced - then sells out!

The lettered edition of A THOUSAND METAL FOLDS, Book One - The Fall has SOLD OUT from the publisher.

This edition sold out very quickly (we're talking within a couple of days of the publisher announcing it!) and the limited edition is following close behind. If you haven't already, make sure you shoot over to the Bloodletting Press website and order your copy before it's too late! Shocklines.com is also taking orders, so you could place an order there.

The first book, Cut I - The Fall, is due from Bloodletting Press mid 2005. For more details and cover blurb, as well as for updates on this and the other four books in the series, visit the A THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS page.

This sounds like an excellent five book series, and is a welcome surprise "extra" announcement - one of the extras Bloodletting Press promised when announcing the GERLACH LIBRARY some months ago.

This is Gerlach's first novella since HUNTING ZOE, and is the first series of books Steve has written. It's also the first time Steve has co-authored a story, this one being co-authored with Aussie writer, Amanda Kool.

So, one down...four to come! :)

HUNTING ZOE now shipping!

HUNTING ZOE is finally shipping! Believe us, she's worth the wait! To get your hands on a copy, be sure to visit the publisher at http://www.wildrosesproductions.com. But be quick - they're selling fast!

MJs Books will also be carrying copies! Their contact details are below in the June 7 update.

For more information on Zoe, check out the HUNTING ZOE page now.

Gerlach Novella Series Announced!

This is hot off the press and just announced by Bloodletting Press:

"We are proud to announce an all new publication coming out from Bloodletting Press in 2005:

by Steve Gerlach and Amanda Kool.

This is the first book in a five part novella series called A THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS. Each novella will be limited to only 400 signed and numbered copies. If you order from us we can guarantee you the same number on all five novellas in this series.

Check out more details here: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/thmefocut1fa.html

As for the lettered editions, there will only be 26 copies of this five book series published. All five books will be signed, leather bound, have a sewn in satin ribbon marker and come with extra art. This edition will also come with a very special hand made metal case that houses all five books. The metal case will be issued after the final book in the series. There will be more extras to be announced with this edition soon so stay tuned for more announcements and rest assured that this will be one hell of an exotic production.

These are strictly on a first come first serve basis, and these will be the most sought after Gerlach collectable ever published without a
doubt! -- Larry at Bloodletting Press."
Awesome news! We can't wait to see these! Check out the A THOUSAND METTLE FOLDS page now!

Noir Originals Feature Gerlach

It sure is the year for Gerlach interviews!

Following on from the Cemetery Dance interview (Issue 51) and Hellnotes interview, plus the huge feature in the second issue of The Meat Socket, the Noir Originals website is also featuring an interview with Steve focussing mostly on RAGE, but also discussing his other novels as well.

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Check out the interview here.

Meat Socket Issue 1 now onsale! Issue 2 to feature Gerlach!

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Here's an update from the editors of The Meat Socket:

The Meat Socket Issue One is now out! Check out our website http://www.themeatsocket.com/ for details.

The next issue (Issue 2) will feature exclusive interviews with...

Steve Gerlach (RAGE)
Jeffrey Thomas (PUNKTOWN)
the infamous Randall Phillip (EXTERMINATION ZONE and FUCK MAGAZINE)

horrorpunks Hallowmas (OCTOBER BURNING)

Tyler Tharpe (FREAK) PLUS promotional footage of FREAK

We will have book excerpts from every Steve Gerlach novel as well as an exclusive, never before published short story of his entitled MIND FUCK!

So order your copy today! This is the new magazine EVERYONE is talking about! Don't miss out!

Gerlach in hiding to complete LAKE MOUNTAIN

We've got word that Steve has locked himself away, taking time out to finish LAKE MOUNTAIN.

He has gone to ground somewhere in Portsea, Victoria, taking as much time as needed away from the world to finish the final draft of LAKE MOUNTAIN. He will return home only when the final draft is complete.

Deadline for handing in the finished manuscript is October 1, for a January 2005 hardback release.


Steve is back in the world with us now, taking just over three weeks to put the final touches to the manuscript. We believe he has handed it in to the publisher by the October 1 deadline, so we can expect to see LAKE MOUNTAIN early in the New Year. Excellent news!

RAGE Lettered Edition Traycases

Bloodletting Press have some fantastic pics of the Lettered Edition Traycases for RAGE up on their website. If you haven't already looked, you can find them here. Click on the image below to take you to a larger version of the traycases. This is one amazing Gerlach collectable! They sold out so fast, they're now fetching high prices on eBay on those rare occasions when one is up for auction! Fantastic!

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Last of the RAGE Limiteds

The last few copies in Australia of the limited edition of RAGE are available at MJ's Books in Boronia, Victoria. We've had many emails about where Aussie Gerlach readers can grab a copy of the US limited edition hardbacks. Well, MJs is the place, and Merv will happily ship your copies anywhere in the country (and the world)!

You can contact MJ's at the address and phone number below:

M.J's Bookshop
77a Boronia Rd Boronia VIC 3155
ph: (03) 9761 0599

RAGE available at Chaos Music and Books

For those Aussie Gerlach fans out there, the US paperback edition of RAGE is available online at the Chaos Music and Books website. You can get there by clicking the image above. Of course, you can also purchase it at any Borders Bookstore, as they currently have stocks as well.

Gerlach Interview in Hellnotes!

Speaking of interviews, look out for a two part interview with Steve in the Hellnotes Newsletter, starting April 8!

It's a cool interview too, looking at all of Steve's work, and asking the in-depth questions only Hellnotes can ask! This is a subscriber-only newsletter, however, so surf over to the Hellnotes website and join now!

Gerlach Interview for Cemetery Dance Magazine

Cemetery Dance magazine is running an in-depth interview with Steve, which he has just concluded. It is scheduled
for Issue 51, which should be out around September sometime. Of course, sometimes magazine deadlines slip, so keep an eye out if it's not on the stands in September. Either way, it WILL appear in issue 51!

The interview itself is one of the most complete and in-depth interviews Steve has ever given. It covers all his novels and short stories, views on writing and publishing, and also gives some insights into where Steve finds his inspiration, as well as what he'll be working on after LAKE MOUNTAIN.

Keep checking the Cemetery Dance site for more details. And, of course, we'll bring you more news about the interview when we receive it.

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Gerlach Message Board cracks top 10!

Just a note about our humble Steve Gerlach Message Board. This week it cracked the top ten most visited boards at Horror World! Great news for all Gerlach fans. Hop on over and leave a comment or a question for Steve. He visits every day and is happy to answer any questions you have.

ZOE's at the printers!

HUNTING ZOE is at the printers now, and Wild Roses Productions expect it to be shipping by the end of this month.

Get your order in now before they all sell out! For more details see the news page on the http://www.wildrosesproductions.com website.

LAKE MOUNTAIN News from Bloodletting Press.

Earlier this week, Bloodletting Press announced that they would publish Gerlach's latest novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN.

After the announcement, the Lettered Edition sold out from the publisher in 12 hours! A Gerlach World Record!

But copies may still be available from http://www.shocklines.com. So check there is you're after a very special Gerlach Lettered Edition!

Speaking of which, LAKE MOUNTAIN is Steve's second bestseller of the week, topping the Pre-sales Bestseller List at Shocklines while RAGE sat at #1 on the Bestseller List! Check the LAKE MOUNTAIN page for more details and make sure you order your copy soon - this one is going to sell out very quickly!

RAGE #1 Bestseller

Bloodletting Press limited hardcover edition of RAGE has made it to the number one spot on the Shocklines Bestseller list! Congratulations to both Steve and Bloodletting Press.


ess edition of RAGE is now shipping. Don't forget if you order it from Shocklines.com, it comes with a free copy of the limited edition Gerlach chapbook, CELL CANDY. You'll only be able to get the chapbook through Shocklines.com so order now!

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cell candy cover


This breaking news just in from from Bloodletting Press!


The ink is still wet on the contract but its now official we will be publishing all of Steve Gerlach's novels in an exclusive GERLACH LIBRARY.

RAGE was the first in the set, and this will now be followed by LAKE MOUNTAIN, an all new ride into terror that will be published at the end of 2004.

There will only be 400 signed limited editions produced and a deluxe 26 lettered edition that will once again be signed in Steve's own BLOOD.
Pre-order your copies soon before its too late.!

Click here for more details: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/lamobystgesl.html

As more information becomes available regarding cover art and illustrations we will pass it on.

- Also -

The RAGE limited edition has now been shipped out to our customers and those who ordered through us should be receiving their copies soon. The
lettered editions will be shipping in a couple more weeks....and let me tell you they are really Sweeeeet! If you haven't reserved your copy of RAGE yet
do so quickly because these are selling very quickly and we are nearly sold out.

Click here for more details: http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com/rabystgel.html

Followup News from Bloodletting Press...

Wow! This just in from Larry:

The lettered edition of LAKE MOUNTAIN sold out from us in just 12 hours!!!! It's Amazing!

LAKE MOUNTAIN: 1st Draft Complete!

It's official! The first draft of LAKE MOUNTAIN is complete!

Steve emailed us to let us know that his first full draft was completed yesterday, and that he's very happy indeed with it. Great news for all of us!

Apparently, the novel weighs in about the same size as LOVE LIES DYING, so that means we have a huge Gerlach-fest awaiting us when it is published!

TeamGerlach hits Leisure Books!

The team Gerlach spirit is spreading! Below is an exclusive look inside the Leisure sales team bunker, as they get ready to bring RAGE to the US!

leisure books team

HUNTING ZOE shipping soon...

The word from Wild Roses Productions is that Hunting Zoe should be shipping sometime this month. Seems the publisher has encountered some problems with the printers. But we believe this is all under control now. Soon, Zoe will be unleashed on the world...again!

For more details see the news page on the http://www.wildrosesproductions.com website.

Bloodletting Press edition of RAGE

The Bloodletting Press edition of RAGE is set to be shipping on the 16th of January - make sure you've got your order in, because they're selling very fast!

Orders can be placed at http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com and also at http://www.shocklines.com.

Rage contest

Recently, to celebrate the release of the paperback version of RAGE, Steve came up with this wonderful competition which will see the biggest Gerlach fan with a copy of his new novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN!

Here's the word from Steve:

Anyone who provides a photo of themselves standing by copies of RAGE in
the stores will go into a special draw to win a signed manuscript copy
of my next novel, LAKE MOUNTAIN, which I've almost finished writing!

How does that sound? So head down to your local stores, turn those
spines around so others can see the cover of the book and - damn it - if
your store doesn't have copies, demand them! Then take a happy snap and
send it to me at competition@stevegerlach.com to enter the competition.
The more photos you take, the more chances you have of winning!

Do your part and join the TeamGerlach ground crew now!

RAGE paperback available now.

The mass market paperback edition of RAGE is now available in US stores. Make sure you get in there a grab yourself a copy - and remember to take a camera (see below!).

Also, check out the Leisure Books site at http://www.dorchesterpub.com/features/08439-5311-X_ltr.htm for an exclusive word from Steve regarding the origins of RAGE. This link is only active for a couple of months, so check it out now while you can!

Gerlach Merchandise now available

Get your own little piece of TeamGerlach!

After great demand for products other than books for our Street Team to wear and use, the Steve Gerlach web shop is now open for business!

Check it out here. You'll find shirts, bags, clocks, aprons - just about anything a Gerlach Fan could need or want. Go mad! Others already have! You know the ones in your life just need a piece of Gerlach merchandise, right? RIGHT!