Miskatonic Manuscript now on sale!


Hardcover copies now available via ABEbooks: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=17818381819

If that doesn’t work, try this link: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921  (You may have to scroll down past newer listings.)

Kindle version at www.amazon.com/Miskatonic-Manuscript-Matthew-Chantal-Stevens-ebook/dp/B0197R4TGW/

All of Vin’s novels are available via the Books page. We’ve had trouble editing the front page (static part) of the blog, so the Books page was a work-around. See links under “Vin for sale” as well.

See reviews part 1 here: https://vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2709 (Thanks, Thomas Knapp and Claire Wolfe, for such timely reviews!)

See reviews part 2 here: https://vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2711 (Thanks also, Thomas Mitchell and John Walker, for timely reviews!)

We’ll add links to further reviews as they come in, so watch this space. If you’ve posted a review that you’d like us to link to, please let us know! Email Cat at VinSuprynowicz.com, or Vin at VinSuprynowicz.com. We’d also appreciate seeing your review at Amazon, if you’re so inclined. 🙂

A shameless promotional reminder from the Brunette: Both TOJ (first in the series) and TMM are signed, numbered limited editions. (Handsomely bound, to boot.) Since TMM in particular seems poised to take off to a wider readership, this is your chance to get in on the deal before your taxi driver starts talking about this great book he just read. 😉 Not to be construed as investment advice, LOL!

Get your signed, numbered limited edition of “The Testament of James” here, while they last: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14453647811


8 Comments to “Miskatonic Manuscript now on sale!”

  1. Thomas L. Knapp Says:

    Congratulations on yet another fine literary foray!

  2. R. Hartman Says:

    Order placed, looking forward to receiving it.

  3. Steve Says:

    Someone who knows what a grindah is, and uses it in the story….nice!

    Sturm Wolfson? wow, that brought a grin the first I read it.

    Glad you point out cheap lenses will show the orb effect.
    Now, I am not saying something from outside our reality cannot be imaged by our devices, I am saying our devices that do not suffer from those artifacts produced by cheap lenses and still capture images of a paranormal nature….repeatedly and across the spectrum of such high quality devices, will show truth and make it difficult on naysayers.
    To date, such images have not been found or discovered by the public.
    It is true CCD’s are sensitive to light frequencies outside the human range of vision, just point a IR remote control at your camera and activate a button, you will see proof…we cannot see IR but the CCD will show it.
    Disclosure, I worked for Eastman Kodak for 14 years. Photofinishing was my main job. Lenses, focus and light are tricky beasts. Even in the CCD age.
    Makes for a nice element to the story, even when one knows how the stuff really works.

  4. Vin's Brunette Says:

    Interesting comment, Steve. 🙂 I’d rather not say too much about it here, but the orb photos were a fun (and accidental) offshoot of a very different project that I took pretty seriously indeed.

    Unfortunately, I’m no expert when it comes to cameras or photography, and haven’t been able to interest anyone else (aside from Vin) in my weird project. There are things that show up in my photos that I’m at a loss to explain, though I’m not sure I’d describe them as paranormal — some sort of energy, perhaps, I just don’t know.

    I do frequently get solar flare effects, of course, but I don’t think that’s what these are — anyway, maybe someday I’ll do something with those old photos too. (Heck, I never imagined the orb photos would end up in a book!)

  5. Steve Says:

    Out of focus artifacts reflecting the flash is what they look like to me.

    Basically, the flash is too close to the lens and lights up dust particles floating near the lens, out of focus compared to the object in focus.
    No flash, no orbs….most of the time. Sometimes other light sources can do the same thing. That is why they came up with lens hoods, to block stray light entering the lens from an angle.
    I only picked this stuff up while working for Kodak, I know a few pro’s who could explain it far better than I.

    But the fact is, when people who took the pictures insisted on believing what they were seeing were UFO’s or paranormal events, I shut my mouth and told my customers (usually drug store employees) to sell the pictures and let it go. Even those underpaid/overworked store clerks operating mini labs could see what the reality was.

    That said, there are real uses for this knowledge, pro’s use it to create some stunning effects in their photos.

    Never tell a photographer their camera takes nice pictures….

  6. Vin's Brunette Says:

    Steve, I’ve already admitted I’m not a photographer. If someone were to call me one, I’d have to object (though I’ve been called worse, LOL.) And you’re correct, no flash usually means no orbs.

    No doubt by your standards my camera is “cheap” — though I intentionally bought the best I felt I could afford, when I decided to undertake my project. I specifically asked the camera guy (who’d been recommended to me by a knowledgeable friend) for a model that would see things as close to the way my own eye sees them, as possible. I.e., no fancy stuff … just a basic but good quality camera. What you’d call a point-and-shoot, I guess, and I *hope* I got a high end one, given the cost.

    I’m no true believer where orbs are concerned — it was Vin’s idea to incorporate them into the TMM story, though I was tickled by it — and I do realize that many if not most orbs are indeed dust, raindrops, or whatnot. But I was intrigued enough to also read some less skeptical accounts by orb enthusiasts, and from those readings as well as my own personal experience, I think what professional photographers generally refuse to grasp is the interactive (even seemingly playful) nature the “orbs” can display. That’s subjective, and there’s little point in arguing over experiences of a subjective nature. So I am NOT trying to change your mind, here.

    You sound quite sure that “To date, such images have not been found or discovered by the public.” How would anyone ever know, if any such potential discovery was made by an amateur who gets laughed at before anyone will even look at his or her “evidence”? Amateurs tend not to “know the rules” (never mind play by them), and that sometimes can be an advantage in terms of new discoveries and innovation. But what do I know … 🙂

    BTW, the camera Vin portrays Marquita using in TMM is correct, though we see the same model is available at a considerably better price, now. 🙁

  7. Steve Says:

    No issues, all art is subjective.

    I use point and shoots and my camera phone, though I know people with upwards of $10,000 in camera equipment.

    As for price, in these days, pay what you find is the best price at the time and enjoy using the item. But don’t go looking at any new prices because they will all be lower than what you paid!

    As for orb photo’s I too went looking and found many sites that simply won’t look at them anymore.
    Anything easily reproduced is considered resolved. Kinda like UFO’s, every single one is unidentified until it is identified….

  8. Steve Says:

    After taking the first-ever look at how the brain functions on LSD, Imperial College, London researchers sound nearly as enthusiastic about the drug as Timothy Leary.