Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Project Updates - Summer 2011

So, I'll definitely have a new book out next year. The editing process for Novel #3 is going to take place over the summer. I just need to nail down a release date.

Also, probably going to be having a novella dropping sometime early 2012 as well. I haven't written it yet, but I know the story and I think it's a cute idea that people will like.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Quick Publishing Plans Update

So, here's a very vague, almost information-free update on what my publication plans are for the coming year or so.

If my current schedule holds, I should have a new novella ready to release later this year; right now, I'm aiming for November, which should be doable.

Also, I've got my current novel project. That one has been a fun struggle so far, but hey, I'm liking how it's coming along. That one is likely going to be released in January 2012, barring any more unfortunate incidents in the editing process that make me go back to the drawing board all over again.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

News, Awards, and Honors!

It's been an exciting week for me on the writing front!

The 2010 Ursa Major Awards finally announced their nominees, and I'm very happy to say that my work has been nominated in two of the categories. The Seventh Chakra is up for Best Novel, and The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle is up for Best Short Fiction.

Competition in both of these categories is pretty strong. Still, while it may sound trite, it really is an honor just to be nominated, and I'm happy with just that.

In arguably even more exciting news, I've also been invited to Camp Feral! this coming summer to be one of their Guests of Honour. Yes, note the 'u' there; I'm going to be traveling to mystical, far-off Canada for the first time. My passport renewal application is sitting in my car right now, waiting to be mailed off.

This is a really, really exciting thing for me. Having my writing recognized on this level is beyond flattering, and I was floored when I got the invitation. It's equal parts scary and exhilarating, and I'm sure the time between now and the actual event will be like a roller coaster of anxiety and giddiness in the meantime.

So, yeah, big news all around on that front! Hopefully the good news will continue.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Project Updates

My writing continues apace!

I've got a new short story called "Shadows of Novoprypiatsk" that's featured in the just-released ROAR volume 3. It's set in the same universe as my novels Thousand Leaves and The Seventh Chakra, but it doesn't directly tie in to either of them, so you can read it even if you haven't read the books. I'm really happy with how this one came out, and at least one of the characters in it is clamoring to make a return in a future piece.

My third novel is coming along nicely, as well. I'm not ready to reveal a lot about it yet, except to say that it is not related to either of my previously released novels. I know that I promised a follow-up that delves into the history of the Butterfly Islands War, and I do still plan on writing that; this other story just crept up on me when I wasn't expecting it and demanded the brainspace to be written.

I expect to have a near-finished draft of it done by the middle of Spring or so. It's already been through a few revisions already, and the current manuscript is feeling pretty solid to me. Should be pretty exciting.

Stay tuned for more info and updates!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hello, dust-collecting blog!

I really need to remember that I have this thing. I mean, how else will the webternets know what's going on with me?

Brief updates:

My "Cupcakes" novella, The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle, did in fact go on sale over the summer. The response was fairly positive. A lot of folks said that they liked my whimsical departure from my more serious work, but that maybe my more serious stuff was more compelling, in the long run, which doesn't really surprise me.

It's been a good year otherwise. My name seems to be getting out there more and more, and whenever I do a book signing, I'm consistently flattered by the number of people who I don't know that go out of their way to find me and get me to sign their things. Knowing that there are even just a few people out there who read and like my books makes it all worth it.

I'm working on another project right now, too, but I can't say much about it at this time.

Friday, June 04, 2010


Wow, I hadn't realized it had been so long since I'd actually updated this thing. Let's see what I need to catch up on.

First off, response to The Seventh Chakra was quite positive! The book signing at Further Confusion 2010 was a very emotional and moving for me in a way that even the signing for Thousand Leaves wasn't. I think it was because, with Thousand Leaves, nobody really knew who I was; with The Seventh Chakra, I had a ton of people come up to me because they'd read my first book, and liked it enough that they wanted a second. I don't think I can overstate how that felt.

Another thing which has been in the works for a while, yet which has escaped reference here in this blog, is that I'm now also part of the team behind "Cupcakes," which is a brand of furry novellas that me and two other authors are putting together, as sort of a unique product line. My first entry into this should be coming out later in the summer, but I don't have a definite release date yet.

Also, my next upcoming novel (title still TBD) is hopefully going to be in the works soon. It's alive in my head somewhere, but I need to hammer out a lot more details before I take my fingers to the keyboard.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pre-Release Review of "The Seventh Chakra"

I've got my first official review for The Seventh Chakra! It's over up on Weasel Wordsmith.

I'm actually really excited about this. Not only is the review very positive (which of course has me as waggy as anything), but for some reason, getting a pre-release review makes me feel more 'legit' or whatnot. Maybe it has to do with the industry I work in.

So yeah, go check it out!