Welcome to the Web Site of Author Wil Mara
This Web space serves as a companion to the books of award-winning author Wil Mara. Please note that the site has been designed for ease of use—the link menu on the left is the simplest way to get around. Here you'll find reviews, commentary, free downloads, and links to where the books are available. The site is always being updated, so please check back.
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GEMINI VIRUS READERS’ COMPANION ENTRY # 10 IS NOW AVAILABLE
This week’s edition of The Gemini Readers’ Companion offers more deleted text—in this case, a slight alteration to the manner in which Michael Beck learns that his assistant, Cara Porter, has become a victim of the outbreak. Click here to check it out.
UPDATE ON FRAME 232 AND THE GEMINI VIRUS READERS’ COMPANION
You’ve probably noticed that a new installment of the Gemini Readers’ Companion hasn’t been posted in a few weeks. That’s because Wil has been busy getting ready for the upcoming promotional push for Frame 232, including a five-day trip to Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November of 1963. A sizable amount of marketing material from the trip will be offered here in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime, here are two images that may pique your interest—
Wil in the spot where the ‘Babushka Lady’ stood on the day of the assassination, and where the first promotional video for Frame 232 was filmed
Wil in the parking lot behind the plaza, not far from the infamous picket fence and just in front of the oft-noted railroad switch tower (partially visible in the upper left)
There’s much more—concerning both Frame 232 and the Gemini Readers’ Companion—coming soon, so stay tuned....
NEW GEMINI REVIEW AND INTERVIEW
Douglas R. Cobb, in preparation for the launch of a new magazine to be called New Yorker Times, has posted a phenomenal review of Gemini as well as an extensive interview with Wil. See below for quick links to both.
For the review, click here.
For the interview, click here.
GEMINI PAPERBACK COVER HAS BEEN UNVEILED
Click here to take a look at the cover of the mass-market paperback edition of The Gemini Virus.
GEMINI PAPERBACK RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED
Mark your calendars—Macmillan Publishing has announced that the mass-market paperback edition of The Gemini Virus will be released on August 27, 2013. We hope to have an image of the cover to share with you soon.
MORE GEMINI REVIEWS
More great reviews for The Gemini Virus are turning up everywhere. Please check out the latest by clicking here (this will take you to the point on the ‘Disaster Novels’ page where the new reviews begin). Also note that two of the most recent are from Italy, where Gemini has reached the Top 20 bestselling new novels in the science fiction category just three weeks after its Italian release.
WIL AT THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Wil attended the December 4th taping of The Late Show With David Letterman (guests were Matt Damon, Martin Freeman, and JD McPherson) and got a tour of the stage and studio afterward. Click here to see a picture of him sitting at Dave’s desk. We apologize for the quality of the photo, as it was taken on a cellphone.
THE GEMINI VIRUS SPREADS TO ITALY
With the remarkable success that The Gemini Virus has been enjoying in the United States, it is now scheduled to make its first appearance overseas—on November 22nd, it will be released in Italy by Gargoyle Publishing. A report on Italy’s popular book site Diary of the Phoenix reads, “On 22 November, a month before the date at which the Mayans predicted the end of the world, Gargoyle will publish The Gemini Virus, a novel by author Wil Mara, who specializes in disaster fiction. The book, which released in the U.S. in early October, is already receiving great acclaim from American readers.”
Along with this new Italian publication of Gemini, of course, there also comes the bonus of a new cover! To check it out, click here.
Also, please note that the first Italian review of Gemini has been posted on the site Horror Magazine (click here to see the page in its native language, which can then be translated via Google). It has now been added to the other reviews listed on the ‘Disaster Novels’ page. Check it out by clicking here.
And last but surely not least, everyone here would like to send a big thank-you to our Italian friends for their interest in Wil’s new book. Siamo molto grati!
FREE AUDIO SAMPLE OF GEMINI PROLOGUE NOW AVAILABLE, PLUS FREE MUSIC
A free sample of the Gemini audiobook—specifically, the Prologue in its entirety—is now available on this site for listening and downloading. Go to the ‘Disaster Novels’ page (click here) and scroll down.
Also, Wil composed and recorded three different pieces of incidental music for the Gemini audiobook. All three have been posted on the same page.
WIL IS NOW ON FACEBOOK
When you get a moment, check out Wil’s new Facebook page by clicking here. Facebook will serve as Wil’s social- networking site, whereas this one will continue as the main informational page for his books.
GEMINI PROMO VIDEO NOW ON YOUTUBE
The hit promotional video for The Gemini Virus can now be viewed on YouTube (in a smaller but all-computer-friendly version) by clicking here. Make sure you turn the volume up for full impact!
GEMINI SAMPLE AVAILABLE
The Prologue of Wil’s new novel, The Gemini Virus, is now available for viewing and free downloading. Simply click here and enjoy.
(Note: This requires Adobe Acrobat. Chances are your machine already has this program. If not, you can download it for free by clicking here.)
GEMINI REACHES AMAZON # 1 SPOT
Wil’s new disaster thriller The Gemini Virus has been floating around leading book retailer Amazon.com’s list of ‘Hot New Medical Thrillers for 2012,’ and last week, pre-release orders pushed it into the # 1 spot for the first time. Click here to see the page in question.
General Information About The Gemini Virus
The Gemini Virus, the long-awaited second book in the disaster series that began with the award-winning Wave, was released on October 2, 2012. Check out the story details by going to the ‘Disaster Novels’ section of this site (click here).
Gemini Promotional Video
You are urged to check out this promotional video for The Gemini Virus, which has been getting rave reviews. Just click on the image below, and it will play in a new browser window automatically. (Adobe Flash Player is required, which most browsers already have installed. If your does not, you can get the latest version by clicking here.) If you still can’t view the clip, please note that it has also been posted on YouTube (here) in a form that is all-computer friendly.