Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Interview With Trick or Treat Thrillers

Many thanks to Roma Gray's Trick or Treat Thrillers for interviewing me as part of the upcoming Reading Zombie event on Facebook. Please check out Roma's webpage as well as my interview here

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I'll Be Hosting the 5 November Zombie Reading Event

On 5 November, I'll be hosting that day's Zombie Reading event. I'll be posting more details later. Until then, please check out Zombie Reading's Facebook page.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I'm Back

Standing in front of Fort McClary in Kittery, Maine, from Rotter World.  
As promised, my self-imposed exile has come to an end.

The family is settled in just outside of Concord, New Hampshire, which means I'm officially a New Englander again. It also means it's time to concentrate my efforts back on my writing.

Even though I was on on sabbatical from social media, events still proceeded on the writing front. My latest novel, the dark political thriller MAG: Mutant Assassin Group, is complete and I'm actively seeking a literary agent to represent it. I have been working with the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization to research the sequel to MAG. My series about Allied intelligence officers battling Nazi occultism during World War II is sitting in the wings and waiting for me to have the time to devote to it. Plus I am working with a good friend in Los Angeles to develop my first script.

Josh Matthews, my young adult persona, has been very active during the past six months. Hell Gate has been nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in the Fantasy genre. The sequel to Hell Gate is scheduled for release this October, and the third and fourth books in the series are under development. With luck, audio versions of the novel will be available in the near future.

All my previously published novels, novellas, and anthologies are still available. I hope to introduce them to a whole new set of fans. So for the next few months, I plan on making myself known up here through book signings and attending local conventions. Keep your eyes on my writer's Facebook page. For my fans in New England who have not had a chance to meet me yet, we'll take care of that soon.

It's good to be back. With the help of my fans and friends, I hope to make the next two years the best yet. Thanks for following me.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

UPDATE: MAG Is Almost Ready for Submission

UPDATE: The CIA' Publication Review Board sent back their requested edits to MAG: Mutant Assassin Group, my dark techno-thriller. I have not looked them over yet because Alison and I just returned from a week-long business trip to New England. Once I get settled I'll make the changes and then MAG is off to the literary agents.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I Am Taking a Sabbatical From Writing

For those of you who wondered where I've been for the past few weeks, I can assure you I am alive and relatively well. That being said, however, my family is going through a major transitional period.

A long story short, I am coming out of retirement and the family is relocating to New England this summer where the housing and job opportunities are better (and where there is snow). We are currently in the process of packing, job and house hunting, and preparing for the move. The past two months have been intense, and the next six to nine are going to be insane. Because of the time commitment, not to mention the emotional and physical commitment, I have decided to take a sabbatical from writing.

It took me a long time to come to this decision, but it is one I had to make. It's been over a year since I last released a new novel, and it will be at least eighteen months before my dark political thriller MAG: Mutant Assassin Group is cleared by the CIA's Publication Review Board, is placed with an agent, and is published. Since there will be a significant gap between publications, I plan on using the opportunity to make the move to New England and settle into our new life.

This does not mean I'm giving up on my career. My novels and anthologies will remain on Amazon. I will attend book signings and conventions, although after this summer they will be mostly in New England (I do plan on coming back for Spooky Empire every October beginning in 2018). I have also begun the research into the sequel for MAG, and am in touch with representatives from the CDC and FBI. And I'll be available for any other project that might come my way. It just means that for the next eighteen or so months, Scott M. Baker will be spending very limited time on trolling the social media and on marketing. I'll still be available on my private Facebook page.

My young adult persona, Josh Matthews, will remain active. Hell Gate was released only four months ago and the sequel, which is due out this October, is complete and already with the publisher. With everything going on in my life, I do not have enough time to effectively devote to both career tracks, and have decided to concentrate on the one that is the most productive at the moment.

This is not goodbye, but see you soon. I'll occasionally post on my social media to let you all know how things are going with the move or on any projects that are pending. I will keep in touch, and hopefully will have some kick-ass stuff to share when I return full time.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to Everyone Who Picked Up a Copy of Rotter Nation and Rotter Apoclayse

I want to thank everyone who picked up a free Kindle copy of Rotter Nation and Rotter Apocalypse. I hope you enjoy them. If you do, please leave a review of the books on Amazon so others can enjoy them as well.

If you liked my writing and want more, there are plenty of other books of mine out there. Rotter World, the first book in the trilogy, is still available from Permuted Press. If zombies are your thing, pick up my novellas Dead Water and Nazi Ghouls From Space, or my anthology Cruise of the Living Dead: A Zombie Anthology. Maybe your tastes lie more with the undead rather than the living dead, in which case you will want to read The Vampire Hunters trilogy. And if you like your monsters kaiju style, then check out Yeitso, my homage to the big monster movies of the 1950s. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Apocalypse Monday

 Of all the ways to die during the apocalypse, this would be the most terrifying for me.