Summer is nearing an end. I took advantage of my daughter's summer vacation, my wife having time off as she transitioned between jobs, and my having completed several projects that ran simultaneously to enjoy a few weeks of down time with my family. On Monday, my daughter and wife go back to school and work, respectively, so I'll be back in front of the keyboard typing away furiously. Trust me, I have a lot to keep me busy.
Rotter Nation and the final book in the Rotter World saga, is in the final stages of production and is scheduled for release around 10 October. This book is the best one in the series. I've been working on this project for close to five years now, and I'll miss the characters, at least those few (if any) who survive. Stay tuned for the exact publication date and promotional deals tied in with its release.
I'm about to begin a new project I'm very excited about, one that combines my two passions outside of my family -- history and horror. The series is titled OSS: Office of Supernatural Services and will tell the story of Allied intelligence officers battling Nazi occultists during World War II. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the war, such as the significance of the vault with twelve pedestals beneath the SS Obergruppenfuhrer Hall at Wewelsburg Castle. With OSS I plan on creating my own legend surrounding these mysteries while blending historical events and figures with intense action and horror. I've been waiting two years to wrap up the other series in order to begin this one.
The Hell Gate project is still going strong. Hell Gate is being shopped around. The first draft of the second book is completed and with my beta readers, and I'm drafting plot lines for the next four books in the saga. With luck, this series will begin publication in mid- to late 2016.
As of the moment I still do not have confirmed publication dates for the Monster Hunter: Doomsday anthology with my short story "From Space It Came" (a giant alien spider terrorizes Gainesville) or the third and final installment of The Vampire Hunters trilogy, Dominion. I'll pass along that information when it becomes available.
That's it for now. I plan on being busy until the spring. For my fans, I promise you the wait will be worth it.