I am taking a much-needed break from filling out retirement paperwork, transitioning my replacement, and getting the house ready to sell. Right about now I'm thinking that surviving a zombie apocalypse would be easier. But in a few weeks, this will be all behind me and I can concentrate full time on my writing.
So what is on the writing front for the foreseeable future?
My copies of Hunger Pangs: Dark Confessions will be arriving soon, so be on the lookout for a give away. I will also be bringing copies of the anthology with me to the conventions I'll be attending. If you can't wait, you can still purchase a copy on Amazon.
Publication of Machina Mortis, the steampunk horror anthology, has been delayed because the original publishing house has closed. However, I was assured that another publishing house has picked up the rights to the anthology and will soon be distributing the book. I'll keep everyone posted.
I'm getting into the groove again with the sequel to Rotter World, and hopefully will have the first draft done by spring. This novel is much darker than the first book, and will deal more with the negative effects of a societal breakdown. But for you zombie purists, don't worry. There will still be plenty of gut munching action and terror, as well as a sick new twist to the Zombie Virus.
I have my beta edits back for Hell Gate and will begin the final edits on that once I've completed the sequel to Rotter World. I am really excited about this book; I think it's my best work yet.
As for conventions and book signings, those are pretty much up in the air because of my hectic schedule. Me and fellow author/fiancee Alison Beightol will be attending the SpookyMayhem Convention in Orlando this May. I am also planning on returning to Infect Scranton and ZombiCon in Fort Meyers in the autumn. Plus, once I get settled in Florida, I hope to do some book signings in the local area.
And finally, I will have a special treat coming up in the next few days, something I have not done before and that will add a touch of class to my blog.
That's it for now. My New Year resolution is to try and post more, but I think we all know what happens to such resolutions.