Sorry for the long absence, devoted readers. I’ve been busy doing a lot of editing in my role as an editor over at Evil Toad Press. Check out our website for updates on our upcoming titles.
In other news, I’ve been working on a few things simultaneously that I’m excited to share with you.
First and foremost, I’ve begun writing the first draft of the sequel to Exile, titled Extinction, which is part two of The Book of Ever trilogy. I’ve done a lot of outlining for this book, which is unusual for me, as I’m usually a Gardener, not an Architect, but Ever’s story gets more complex after the events of Exile and I needed to have some kind of road map to rely on. If you haven’t read Exile yet, you can download it for Kindle right now for the low, low price of $2.99. Act now! (Due to supply issues, we are unfortunately all out of complimentary steak knives.) I’ll keep you updated here as Extinction progresses.
Secondly, I’m working on a stand-alone sword and sorcery novel (or swordpunk, if you prefer) tentatively called The Trials of Karthanas, which is an expansion of the snippet called “The Akkian Mass” that you can read right here. I’ve been enjoying this one; it’s been much more of a freewriting experience. Rather than plan anything out too much, I’m deliberately letting the story take me where it wants to go. So far, it’s been an exciting process.
Third, I’m slowly but surely putting together a book of stories called Out of the City, Into the Sea. The stories will all be literary fiction (for lack of a better term), tending toward the magical realist end of that spectrum. The general theme is life in suburban New England; the characters are a group of people living north of Boston, at various stages of life. I’m proud of these stories, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Stay tuned for more substantive updates and posts!