Today I come before you to discuss our year together for 2015. I’ve come before you in the past and I have brought good tidings and good news. I have typed. I have been accepted and I have been rejected (sometimes on the same day). Hear me, one thing has never changed and that is my unwavering desire to write about the things that go bump in the night and draw the chills in your bones.
(stands silent and listens to the applause die down)
2015 is shaping up to be another good year around here and in today’s address I want to let you in on the news and up-coming things.
Very soon, my story, The Testimony of H.J. Pembrooke, will be available from Phrenic Press as a stand-alone eBook. The short story involves 19th century Baltimore, murder, and the macabre.
I can now also announce my novella, The Calling, has been picked up by Sirens Call Publications. I am very excited to have White Creek’s Sheriff Frank Hill and his story coming to print. I’m working hard to get the threads I’ve put out there for the White Creek mythology to finally begin building together. The contract has been signed and when we start the work on it, I’ll keep you in the loop.
On the crazy stuff for this year, there is of course the book penned by Armand Rosamilia, Jack Wallen, Jay Wilburn, and myself. Hollywood Hellmouth, is the first book in what may end up being a trilogy. The book is horror in its wild and craziest form. We are unveiling the paperback atMidSouthCon 33 March 20-22 in Memphis, TN and all four of us will be on hand to sign a copy for you. The eBook will be on sale Friday March the 13th.
On the Work-In-Progress front, I hope to finish The Red Veil in about a month and the White Creek novel by the end of summer. I have a couple of short stories completed and a few more in various states of completed. I like writing short stories, but in the scheme of things, I need to work on the bigger stuff. I use the short stories as my squirrel moments when I need a quick change of pace or scenery.
I want to thank you, the people, for stopping by and seeing what’s going on. Well, I have work to do on The Red Veil if I plan on finishing it in the next few weeks. So, be nice to each other, stay warm in the mountains of snow piling up, and keep scared my friends.