read my article "there's a new monster in town" in the October 2011 issue of the writer magazine!


With Jessica and Chief Armourer Tony D. at The Gun Store Las Vegas!

German MP-40 (center), a WW2 Schmeisser submachine gun, one of the guns I shot at The Gun Store...

With William F. Nolan, legendary author of "Logan's Run," and the original "The Night Stalker" and "The Norliss Tapes" screenplays...

With author Jack Ketchum, the "scariest man in America," according to Stephen King!

Authors Brian Pinkerton and Chris Welch on the Las Vegas Strip

Author Brian Pinkerton reading from his novel ROUGH CUT (Bad Moon Books)

2014 Events

halloween horror discussion panel and signing!


I'll be participating in a Halloween horror book signing and panel discussion in Racine, WI. Friday evening, October 24 at 6:00 PM. I'll be there with authors David Benton, Chris Larsen, Christine Verstraete and Linda S. Godfrey.

It's at Southland Center, 2710 South Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53406. Come check us out! Listen, participate, get books signed -- a real deal!

DucKon 23


June 6-8, 2014
DucKon 23
Wheeling, IL

I will be appearing on various panels throughout the weekend and doing a Writer's Showcase reading on Saturday afternoon. Fellow horror and thriller scribes David Benton, John Everson, and Brian Pinkerton will join me... along with notable guest of honor, the legendary David Gerrold at this excellent, responsive, and downright regional con! Come on out and meet us.

LAUNCH PARTY FOR WOLF’S CUT, THE 5th NICK LUPO HORROR-THRILLER!

You're most likely strolling through Facebook in the evening right? Posting your favorite book, cartoon, and chatting with friends in between watching a cool show or settling down for the evening? There’s a fun VIRTUAL party you can drop by to help celebrate the publication of my new novel! We've got some books to giveaway also that you can enter to win, too!

DETAILS ABOUT PARTY:
The virtual party sponsored by Hook of a Book (www.facebook.com/​HookofaBook) page takes place on the actual wall of the Facebook page (not on the invite wall if you have a FB invite) on Friday, March 28, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST (9:00-11:00 PM EST).
Attendees will be able to ask me any questions they want by PRE-ASKING or asking during the party via an email submission which will then be posted by the moderator to the Hook of a Book wall. Attendees can see questions answered and will be able to comment.

HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS:
Please pre-ask questions using email listed below or Erin will also take limited questions during the party which will go in a queue to be asked in order received. Email Erin at hookofabook@​hotmail.com (subject: (author) question). Emailing a question enters you in the giveaways, or you can email just to enter.

The night of the event (Friday, March 28) you can also inbox message Erin Al-Mehairi on the Hook of a Book Facebook page (below) if you can’t email and it will go into the queue.
Please, NO attendees should post questions to the wall of the party just because it gets too confusing. If questions appear on the wall, Erin will put in to the queue and then re-post the question as a status. I will have to wait for them to be re-posted and then answer. However, you can post to the wall to say “congratulations” and “what’s up,” and I am able to comment on that too.

We’re giving away some books! All those who ask questions will have a chance to win or you can email to enter! Keep an eye out for prompts.

Or just hang out and have conversation in the comments and enjoy your visit!
REFRESH YOUR BROWSER!

Please remember that refreshing your browser is very important to see all questions and answers ongoing during the event. Also remember to be patient. The moderator, Erin, is constantly working in the background and will be taking your emails, inbox messages, posting questions, and monitoring the party all at once.

You can RSVP or see more about the event here: : www.facebook.com/​HookofaBook
Don’t forget, you also have to “like” the Hook of a Book page!

All About Hook of Book Facebook Page~
“Like the Hook of a Book Facebook page at www.facebook.com/​HookofaBook! We post reviews and interviews from this site there, but it also gives us the opportunity to talk books with you more, feature upcoming covers and releases, post free or discounted books, discuss literature, and showcase books we have on list to review. We’ll talk about the book, publishing and writing industry. We’ll probably also talk grammar tips and ask lots of questions, as well as post interesting historical articles, art, photos, and other things we find intriguing.

Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Blog is an extension of Hook of a Book Services of Addison’s Compass Public Relations. We do book publicity, editing, proofreading, draft consulting, media relations, press releases and more.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT WOLF’S CUT AND OTHER NICK LUPO THRILLERS:

"Wolf's Cut is a stellar addition to Gagliani's Nick Lupo series. An impressive and addictive read... cements Gagliani's place at the top of the new wave of horror/​crime fiction."
--Dreadful Tales

"Let out a howl, because Lupo's back, and badder than ever!"
--John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Violet Eyes and NightWhere

"With his series of Nick Lupo books, W.D. Gagliani has done more than pump a little oxygen into the tired werewolf thriller. He's resurrected the entire genre and added a rush of nitrous oxide excitement. Do yourself a favor and pick up Wolf's Cut, a nice addition to this superior series."
--Gene O'Neill, author of Dance of the Blue Lady and Other Stories

"W.D. Gagliani's Detective Lupo series is the best of the werewolf genre. Top-notch writing, nail-biting suspense, and a ferocious mix of serial killers and werewolves... Gagliani continues to deliver fast-paced horror that will get your heart pumping. Highly recommended."
--Brian Moreland, author of Dead of Winter and The Devil's Woods

"Being Italian and a former cop I can relate to Lupo on many levels. The whole series is a big hit at our store with several of our staff. We can't wait for the next book. Keep howling!"
--Tony D'Amato, Chief Armorer of The Gun Store, Las Vegas, NV

"Wolf's Edge is an exciting page-turned full of suspense, mystery, and thrills. Don't miss it."
--The Horror Zine, on the 4th Nick Lupo novel

"Gagliani once more proves that werewolves are scary as hell."
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dragon Factory on Wolf’s Edge

"Gagliani has brought bite back to the werewolf novel!"
--CNN Headline News Book Lizard on Wolf’s Trap

"The best werewolf novel since The Howling!"
--J.A. Konrath, author of Whiskey Sour on Wolf's Trap

"Riveting, disturbing, gut-wrenching – and entertaining as all get-out – and and I loved every page!"
--Jay Bonansinga, author of The Killer's Game and co-author of The Walking Dead Series, on Wolf's Trap, the 1st Nick Lupo novel

ABOUT THE BOOKS
WOLF’S TRAP: The Nick Lupo Series Book One.

It takes a beast to catch a killer!

Nick Lupo is a good cop--with the instincts of a great detective... or maybe a wolf. Lupo has a lot in common with wolves, which is only natural considering he's a werewolf. He's battled the creature inside him for years, but now there's another predator in the area. A bloodthirsty serial killer is leaving a gruesome trail of victims, and it's up to Lupo to track him down and stop the slaughter. Will Lupo dare to unleash one beast to stop another?

Wolf's Trap is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated first book of the savage series of horror/​thrillers about Nick Lupo, the werewolf/​cop. These "North Woods Noirs" are set mostly in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin, where werewolf legends abound and the moon paints the treetops silver. Warning: adult content.
Other books in the series are Wolf's Gambit, Wolf's Bluff, Wolf's Edge, and the new one, Wolf’s Cut.

WOLF’S GAMBIT: The Nick Lupo Series Book Two.

There's something terrible happening near the resort town of Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Some people are afraid there's a wild animal on the loose, savagely tearing its victims apart. Others, like Nick Lupo, know better. Lupo knows a werewolf attack when he sees one. He should, since he's a werewolf himself, though he's been able to control his urges and maintain his secret for years now. He's also a homicide cop, so it may be up to him to hunt down one of his own kind. It looks like there's a new werewolf in town, a rogue out only for blood. But looks can be deceiving. And it's only the beginning of Nick's problems.

Wolf's Gambit is the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap, and the second in the savage series of horror/​thrillers about the werewolf/​cop. These "North Woods Noirs" are set mostly in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin, where werewolf legends abound and the moon paints the treetops silver. Warning: adult content.

WOLF’S BLUFF: The Nick Lupo Series Book Three.

The animal attacks in Wausau, Wisconsin, remind Nick Lupo of werewolf attacks. He should know...

Homicide cop -- and werewolf -- Nick Lupo has battled other werewolves before, killers who unlike Nick have no problem hunting human prey. So when a new series of savage animal attacks terrifies the area, Nick already has a suspect in mind. And he knows that if he's right it'll be up to him to destroy her. But even as he begins his surveillance, someone else is out there, watching them both. Someone with a very deadly plan. Someone who knows just what it takes to kill a werewolf.

Wolf's Bluff is the third novel in the series started by the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap, following Wolf's Gambit. These "North Woods Noirs" are set mostly in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin, where werewolf legends abound and the moon paints the treetops silver. Warning: adult content.

WOLF’S EDGE: The Nick Lupo Series Book Four.

Can one werewolf stop a pack of super-wolves?

Nick Lupo is a homicide cop with a difference. He's a werewolf. He's worked hard to control his condition, but it isn't easy to contain the beast inside him. It also means he has some very powerful enemies. Wolfpaw Security Services is a mercenary organization that wants Lupo dead. They want to infiltrate the US military with their own werewolves and they can't let anyone -- especially a fellow-werewolf like Lupo -- stand in their way.

Wolfpaw's genetic experiments have their roots in the Third Reich, or perhaps even farther back, and now they might have created a "super-wolf" nearly invulnerable to silver. Soon their ranks will be filled with these invincible warriors. Can one wolf -- even a fierce beast like Lupo -- face the fangs and claws of a pack of these killers and hope to survive?

Wolf's Edge is the fourth novel in the series started by the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap, and following Wolf's Gambit and Wolf's Bluff. These "North Woods Noirs" are set mostly in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin, where werewolf legends abound and the moon paints the treetops silver. Warning: adult content.

WOLF’S CUT: The Nick Lupo Series Book Five.

Nick Lupo: A cop, a werewolf...and a target!

Homicide detective--and werewolf--Nick Lupo is hoping to finally have a chance to focus his attentions on the woman he loves, instead of the Wolfpaw mercenary werewolves who tried so hard to kill him. Lupo survived that battle--barely--and brought down Wolfpaw. But Wolfpaw was backed by a super secret group within the Pentagon whose sinister plan is already in motion. And a new enemy has set its sights on the local casino. Nick Lupo thought he was home free, but whenever he tries to get out, they drag him back in...

Wolf's Cut is the fourth novel following the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap, so it is the fifth in the savage series of horror/​thrillers about the werewolf/​cop. These "North Woods Noirs" are set mostly in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin, where werewolf legends abound and the moon paints the treetops silver. Warning: adult content.

2013 Events

September 19-22, 2013
Killercon 5
Las Vegas, NV
The Stratosphere Hotel

1. READING - I'll be reading from the upcoming Nick Lupo novel, WOLF'S CUT, Saturday, Sept 21, at 11:00 AM.

2. MASS AUTOGRAPH SESSION - Lots of your favorite authors will be in one place to chat and sign books, Saturday at 4:00 PM.

3. PANEL - "Welcome to Hell" The Life of a Writer - 7:00 PM /​ Moderator: Gene O'Neill, Panelists: W.D. Gagliani, John Shirley, Edward Lee, David J. Schow, Christopher Rice, Brian Pinkerton. (My note: I am thrilled to sit on a panel with my good friends and fantastic authors Gene O'Neill and Brian Pinkerton; and the legendary authors of the cult favorite, "The Crow," John Shirley and David J. Schow; the master of extreme horror, Edward Lee; and Christopher Rice, who hails from a horror family you may recognize by the last name, an excellent author in his own right. This might be worth the price of the con alone!

Hope to see some of you there!

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Sunday October 19, 2013

Barnes & Noble
Southland Center
2710 South Green Bay Rd
Racine, WI 53406
262-598-9757

I will be participating in another multi-author signing and workshop event. I'll be hanging around a fair portion of the day. Plan to stop on by for signed copies of Wolf's Trap, Wolf's Edge, and A.G. Kent's I Was a Seventh Grade Monster Hunter! Hope to see you there...

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PAST EVENTS

June 28-30, 2013
DucKon 22
Wheeling, IL

I will be appearing on various panels throughout the weekend and doing a Writer's Showcase reading on Sunday afternoon. Fellow horror and thriller scribes David Benton, John Everson, and Brian Pinkerton will join me along with guests of honor Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes at this excellent, responsive, and downright regional con! Come on out!


Saturday
February 16, 2013

Barnes & Noble
Southland Center
2710 South Green Bay Rd
Racine, WI 53406
262-598-9757

I will be participating in another multi-author signing event. I'll be joining my friend and collaborator David Benton and horror pal and fellow Leisure, Samhain, and 47North author John Everson at the Racine Barnes & Noble store. There will be other scribes, as well, plus a writer's workshop at 12:30, and my own appearance time will be 5:30 but I'll be hanging around a fair portion of the day. Plan to stop on by for signed copies of Wolf's Trap, Wolf's Edge, and A.G. Kent's I Was a Seventh Grade Monster Hunter! Hope to see you there...


2012 Events

October 20, 2012
6:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
Southland Center
2710 South Green Bay Rd
Racine, WI 53406
262-598-9757

I'll be participating in a multi-author Halloween-themed event at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Racine, WI. I'll be there roughly from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, but my hour is 6:00 PM. I'll read from Wolf's Edge, A.G. Kent will have copies of I WAS A SEVENTH GRADE MONSTER HUNTER, and maybe I'll take questions about werewolves and other monsters. Stop on by to see us!


Killercon 4
Las Vegas, NV
September 19-23, 2012

I will be participating in the mass autograph session on Friday, September 21, and reading from WOLF'S EDGE on Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 AM. Stop on by and say hello!

Further details to follow

Thrillerfest 2012
New York City
July 11-14, 2012

I will be on a panel ("Does Sex Really Sell?") and autographing copies of Wolf's Edge and whatever else might be handy, as well as meeting and chatting with thriller heroes such as Jack Higgins, John Sandford, Lee Child, David Morrell, and many more! if you're near the Hyatt in Times Square, come on by to say hello and catch up with the writers whose job it is to thrill you.

(See the link below for full details, schedule, and list of attending authors!)

W.D. Gagliani's DucKon 2012 Lineup

Room Abbreviations: GH= Gallery Hall (-P: Picasso, -C: Chagall, -U:Utrillo, -V: Vermeer), MC= MegaCenter

Ratings: Duck after Dark (Explicit adult content. 18 years and older.)

Friday, June 1

8:00 P.M.
Awful Writers and Great Stories (GH-C)
(Richard Chwedyk (M), W.D. Gagliani, Patrick O'Connor, Bill Higgins)
We've all come across novels that were marginally written, but had very interesting story lines. Our panelists will pull apart some very popular books from the last fifty years. They will explain why they still sold and how poor writing could sometimes be overlooked.

10:00 P.M.
Reading: Trilogy of Terror-Excerpts from the dark works of John Everson, W.D. Gagliani, and David Benton (Duck after Dark) (GH-U)
Monsters, mayhem, mystery.....OH MY! Drop in for some seductively macabre, evilly pleasurable literature that will tantalize your imagination, and tease your senses.
Warning: Some explicit adult material will be used.

Saturday, June 2

10:00-11:00 A.M.
Meet the Writers (GH-U)
(Kathryn Sullivan (M), Gene Wolfe, David Benton, W.D. Gagliani)
Here's your chance to ask your favorite authors how he/​she creates short stories, novels, or stories for comics. What is an average working day like? Bring your questions and have fun.

1:45-2:45 P.M.
Creating Your Universe (GH-P)
(Richard Chwedyk (M), John Everson, W.D. Gagliani, Kathryn Sullivan)
Our participants will share their skills in creating a setting, doing characterization and evolving a plot. They will also show you how to pursue a goal for your own world-building universe.

3:00 P.M.
Autographing: John Everson and W.D. Gagliani (MC)

8:00 P.M.
Defining Evil (GH-V)
(John Everson (M), W.D. Gagliani, Lee Darrow, David Benton)
Are there external forces that make you do bad things? Is your free will corrupted because you always seem to choose the wrong decisions and can't resist not picking them? Why does the world need the existence of evil? We will debate evil: definition, substance, influence, and results. Why do we need it to understand Good?

Sunday, June 3

10:00-11:00 A.M.
Music Has the Charms to Soothe a Savage Beast (GH-U)
(Cedric (James Hazlerig) (M), David Benton, W.D. Gagliani)
Can certain tones or tunes have an almost relaxing, hypnotic effect on the nerves? If so, what types of music would do the job? Should you play passages from the Nut Cracker Suite, or Clockwork by Coldplay to pacify an aggressor? How differently is music perceived by the brain from person to person, and could we actually cause permanent brainwashing by broadcasting certain melodies over and over?

11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M.
Collaboration: Go Team! (GH-V)
(John Everson (M), Keith R.A. DeCandido, David Benton, W.D. Gagliani)
Hear our panelists discuss the benefits or drawbacks of putting together contributing literature. How much subjective compromising is involved? What are the parameters that each writer must abide to? Do all the authors get to meet each other before the process begins? Come by with your curiosity and questions. Our panelists will also include samples of their upcoming anthologies with sneak peeks!

2012 Con appearances and signings (see links throughout and below; and keep checking for new details):


Read about wolf's edge in the international thriller writers (ITW) newsletter, the Big thrill! Here's the link...

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upcoming in-person convention appearances!

DucKon 21
June 1-3, 2012
St. Charles, IL

Thrillerfest
July 11-14, 2012
New York City

Killercon 4
September (19) 20-23, 2012
Las Vegas, NV







OLD NEWS:

KILLERCON 3 - Las Vegas, NV
September 22-25, 2011

W.D. Gagliani participated in a panel discussion and autographed books... and hit the parties. Did we mention the parties? See his Facebook page for an album of photos from Killercon 3.

See www.killercon.com for next year's convention, activities, and hotel info.

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See all links below!

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Blog Talk Radio appearance:

A.G. Kent talks about "i was a seventh grade monster hunter" and writing for a middle grade audience.

Monday, September 12, 2011

3:00 PM Pacific/​5:00PM Central at Blog Talk Radio

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wd gagliani q&a at the pudge factor

www.jpudge.com

September 14, 2011

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Guest blog posts:

The Pudge Factor

www.jpudge.com

#1 Wednesday, October 5, 2011 -- Sex in Horror/​Thrillers: Let's Talk About Sex for a Minute

#2 Saturday, October 8, 2011 -- The Werewolf Gene... and its Mystique

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Blog Talk Radio appearance:

WD Gagliani talks about Wolf's Edge and the Nick Lupo thrillers

Monday, October 10, 2011

3:00 PM Pacific/​5:00PM Central at Blog Talk Radio

Listen to internet radio with Lynnette Phillips on Blog Talk Radio


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guest blog post:

Fellow Samhain author Hunter Shea's blog

October 13, 2011

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guest blog Q&A post:

Lynnette's Book World

October 14, 2011

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guest blog post:

Judy Black Cloud

WD Gagliani blogs about writing novel length vs novella

October 15, 2011

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guest blog post:

Tiffany's Bookshelf

WD Gagliani blogs about horror: The Dark Side, Werewolves 4EVR, and the Draw of Halloween

and also a review of Wolf's Edge

October 22, 2011

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Interview at Brian Moreland's blog

October 24, 2011

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Interview with W.D. Gagliani, Brian Moreland, and Hunter Shea (Samhain Horror) at Ravenous Monster ezine

October 25, 2011

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saturday, October 29, 2011

Audio interview with Dreadful Tales! Listen at www.dreadfultales.com!

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Selected Works

fiction - horror/crime thriller
A Nick Lupo novella, set between the novels Wolf's Gambit and Wolf's Bluff. Find it on Amazon!
What do you do when two enemies come at you at the same time? Pit them against each other! Lupo keeps trying to get out, but they drag him back in...
Bram Stoker Award nominee that began the Nick Lupo series...
Is now back in ebook and trade paperback editions from Samhain Publishing!
Nick Lupo #4!
The stakes are high when Wolfpaw finally reveals what it wants from Nick Lupo. And why.
Fiction - Horror/crime thriller
"In Wolf's Bluff Gagliani once more proves that werewolves are scary as hell ... fast, vicious and thoroughly satisfying."
-- Jonathan Maberry
Fiction - Horror/crime Thriller
Wolf's Gambit is the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap. It's now published by 47North, an Amazon imprint.
Fiction - noir crime Thriller
Savage Nights is a tough, pulls-no-punches, hard-noir thriller that's not for the faint of heart.

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