I‘m pleased to relay the news that Don D’Auria, who is one of the best-respected horror editors in the field, has taken a position with Flame Tree Publishing. In addition to his other duties at the Ad Astra conference, Don has graciously agreed to take honest-to-god pitches. He’s launching a new line for Flame Tree that will include horror, thrillers, sci-fi, and fantasy. So, if you write in one of those genres, you may want to consider coming to Ad Astra and pitching Don in person. Register soon, because the hotel block and the early registration rate closes Oct. 1.