Monday, June 4, 2012

Released - "Granny and the Hole"

"Granny and the Hole" is the name of my first self-e-published short story released on Amazon Kindle.  With a short story, there's not typically a lot of space for any sort of "Special Thanks" page, so I'd like to take a moment here to publicly thank some folks who've helped out in the creation and production of this short story (in no particular order except for the final entry): Edward, Terry, Scott, Tracey, Joe and The Arkham Society of Gentleman Scribblers.

And, of course (the best for last), Brenda.

The following is a copy of the press release I've sent to a handful of folks.  Please feel free to spread the word!

Derek M. Koch

Derek M. Koch, producer of the long-running zombie movie podcast Mail Order Zombie, released his zombie short story "Granny and the Hole" on June 3, 2012.  The story, a tale of a man who refuses to let death stand in the way of a relationship between his mother-in-law and his daughter, is available for Amazon Kindle as part of the Kindle Select program, or for purchase for $1.29.

In addition to producing Mail Order Zombie, Koch has directed an award-winning zombie short film, appeared as a character in other authors' zombie stories, and has seen his own zombie stories previously released in other publishers' anthologies.  "Granny and the Hole" is the first story released by Koch's Black Sombrero Publishing.

"Granny and the Hole" can be found on at  "Granny and the Hole" will be released for other e-reader formats later this year.

About Derek M. Koch

Derek M. Koch lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, his cats and his zombie movie collection which forms the basis of the award-winning podcast Mail Order Zombie ( The movie collection is for the podcast. His wife is “patiently” supportive. The cats are waiting for dinner.  He can be found online at his website Plan D at


Joe Barlow said...

You're welcome, brutha! :) I've already finished it, and I was mightily impressed. This is the first piece of Derek M. Koch fiction I've read, but I daresay it won't be the last.

-J.Darling said...

Darn it! I need it for the NOOK!

-J.Darling said...

Darn it! I need it for the NOOK!

Derek M. Koch said...

We're planning for a Nook release later this year . . . :)