|''Sybil and Aeneas in the Underworld'' by Jacob Isaaczs (ca. 1600)|
Two weeks ago, I signed a contract with Burning Willow Press to publish the Hell Gate saga, my young adult post-apocalyptic series.
As of yet, we have not decided upon a release schedule. The first book is complete and with Burning Willow Press, and should be released some time in mid-2016. I am reviewing the second book one final time before submission, and am plotting out the next four in the series. Once more details become available, I'll pass them along.
As a further tease, here's the preliminary jacket blurb for Hell Gate.
Sixteen year old Jason McCreary endures a double nightmare. Not only does he live in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by demons that have entered our realm through gates connected to Hell, he also carries the guilt for humanity’s fate because it was his mother's scientific experiment that created these portals. Desperate to erase his shame, he joins the team of hunters that clears the Hell Spawn from the countryside around the survivor’s camp at Mont St. Michel off the coast of France. When the hunters are tasked to travel to Paris to close the Hell Gate, Jason sees this as an opportunity to finally clear his family name. During the journey, Jason discovers frightening environments worse than anything he could imagine, and demons more terrifying than those he has encountered before. He begins the process of redemption and slowly earns the respect of his peers… until a web of lies unravels, threatening to rip apart Jason’s world and jeopardize the team’s chances of success.