Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Still Alive

I'm a terrible blogger. I haven't posted here in months and I realize that's a crime when you expect people to actually follow a blog, but blogging just isn't something that comes naturally to me. I'm just not very good at the social media thing. I rarely sign onto Facebook and I've never Tweeted in my life, but I suppose I should update everyone on what I've been working on lately.

Although not much new has actually come out in the past few months, I continue to write every day and there are things coming, some sooner than others.

A few months ago, I signed on with Musa Publishing, a recently launched e-publisher founded by some very experienced people. In a few months, they'll be publishing, as an e-book first, my vampire novel, 100,000 MIDNIGHTS . I'm very excited about this book coming out. It began as a series of short stories I was doing for Pro Se's Fantasy and Fear magazine, but after those first few stories were published I decided to keep going and make a full novel out of it. It's a vampire story that bounces between horror and adventure, a fun story that still manages to have some pretty grotesque heaps of horror in there. And, since I can't seem to stop once I find a good set of characters to work with, I have a sequel in the works as well.

On other fronts, it's likely that a few more of the stories I've done for Airship 27 Productions will be out this year in anthologies from that publisher. I'll have any of that news posted here as soon as it happens.

Currently, I'm working on new stories featuring some of my own characters who have appeared already in books and magazines: the 1930s British secret agent Hound-Dog Harker, and my modern hockey player turned homicide detective Lieutenant Marcel Picard. Also at the moment, I'm working on a modern spy novel featuring a new character of mine, an American agent, very much inspired by the works of Ian Fleming and others in that genre.

So that's where things stand with my work right now. I'll try not to go so long between updates again!