Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 2016: Updates, Updates, Updates!

We are almost mid-way through December as I type this, and that is scary because it feels like mid-October in my head (although to be fair, it's pretty much always October in my head). I just wanted to check in prior to the holidays and give a few updates on what I've been working on, as I haven't been so great about that lately.

The Woodsview Murders--While Jolene and I had hoped to get Haunted (book two) out before Halloween, we are still wrapping up edits and will have word on a new release date soon. In the meantime, there is a treat coming for Woodsview fans in the form of a short story that I will have details about very, very soon. This is our little gift to people who have been so patient as we make sure that Haunted gets the love it deserves before we share it with you.

The Parted Veil--I'm currently editing a novella that is a follow-up to my first book, Courting the King in Yellow. It features that cast and a new character that will become part of the larger story that connects all of the books. You'll see this in the first half of 2017. I've also written the first draft of Lovecraft's Trial, the next full book in the Parted Veil series. If all goes well, that will be out in the second half of 2017.

And if you've been craving some new Parted Veil content, I recently wrote a short story called "What Crosses Over" for Jolene's Haunted Hotel event. The story ties into the world of the Parted veil and introduces two new characters--the Delacroix sisters. I LOVE this story and you can read it for free right now, right here!

Orchard Pointe--The self-titled first book in the Orchard Pointe series is currently in edits and will be out in the first half of 2017. Jolene and I are also working on a novella featuring one of the characters, and you'll be able to read an Orchard Pointe short story I wrote in the upcoming A Pizza My Heart anthology, which is coming on February 9th.

So, as the end of the year draws near, I'm actually very, very excited. As much as I would have loved to have at least half of the aforementioned projects arrive in 2016, next year is shaping up to be a big year for releases. Jolene and I have a few other projects we're already working on together as well, and we'll talk more about them in the New Year. There's also a project I can't talk about yet that I am so ridiculously excited to tell you about. Hopefully soon.

Anyway, that's the latest on what's going on with my writing. In case you didn't know, I also have a few podcasts out there that you can check out if you want to hear me blather on about stuff I love.

Secret Identity is the long-running comics podcast I do with my pal Matt Herring. We just posted our 754th episode, in which I start crying while reading a wonderful story about the impact Supergirl and the Alex Danvers storyline is having. You can listen here.

Co-Op Critics is a gaming podcast that my pal Nick Merritt and I do where we talk about a particular game or series each episode. Our latest episode was about the Nintendo Switch announcement. You can listen here.

Thrash It Out is a heavy metal podcast I do with my pal Antony Johnston, where we discuss one heavy metal album each episode. Our latest episode featured Amon Amarth's JOMSVIKING album. You can listen here.

If you've taken time to read or listen to anything I've made this year, THANK YOU. Seriously, we are all so busy that our free time is extremely limited. The fact that anyone would spend any of their money or free time to check out something I created blows my mind. Have a wonderful holiday season--be safe, enjoy your family and friends, and take some time to relax.

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