Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Interview with Permuted Press Editor Felicia Sullivan

Felicia Sullivan, one of the editors at Permuted Press, recently conducted a series of interviews with myself, Gareth Wood, and several other horror authors.  You can check out these interviews on Felicia's Facebook page. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

My First Week as a Full Time Author

Last Friday night I retired from my day job and made the move to Gainesville, Florida to begin my new career as a full time author (and full time husband and stepfather).  I set up small pens in the back of the car for the rabbits and set out for the seventeen-hour, thousand-mile journey to my new home.  We all made it safe and relatively sound.  The rabbits are with their new bunnysitter (and having the time of their lives -- they're getting along with each other for  a change, and have even made friends with my bunnysitter's dogs) and Alison and I are living with my in-laws until our new home is ready.   

So how did my first week as a full time author go?

Not as well as I had planned.  Monday night I came down with a horrible head cold that laid me up for the better part of the next three days; but I'm back on my feet now and anxious to get back to writing tomorrow.

The week was not a total loss, however.  I did complete the rough draft of my short story for Fringework's Raus! Untoten! anthology.  The story is with my beta readers now, and with luck should be ready for submission within a few weeks.

Tomorrow begins week two of my new career, and I'm hoping to make some decent headway in Rotter World II and Hell Gates.  Stay tuned. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Update on "The Last Flight of The Bismarck"

Good news with regards to "The Last Flight of The Bismarck," my steampunk zombie short story that was scheduled to appear in Machina Mortis: Steampunk'd Tales of Terror.  As many of you know, KnightWatch Press had prepared the anthology for publication, but was unable to fulfill its obligation due to unforeseen circumstances.  Rather than leave his authors hanging, the editor passed along the publication rights to Neon Moon Publishing who, it was my understanding, was going to print and distribute the anthology for KnightWatch Press.  However, several months had passed, and none of the authors involved in the project had heard from Neon Moon Publishing and it looked like the anthology was dead.

Thankfully, Fringeworks has now picked up the anthology and is shooting for an early April publication date. I will keep you posted as events develop. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Will Be Attending Spooky Mayhem in Orlando, Florida, 24-26 May 2013

It's official.  Myself and fellow vampire author/fiancee Alison Beightol will be attending the Spooky Mayhem Convention at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida, from 24-26 May 2013.  For you zombie fans, I will be signing copies of Rotter World and the anthology Hunger Pangs: Dark Confessions, which includes my short story "The Hunger."  Vampire enthusiasts can pick up a copy of Alison's paranormal romance/vampire thriller Blood Betrayal or, if you prefer your undead more evil and badass, my The Vampire Hunters trilogy.

We hope to see you there.