For months last winter and spring, I wrote a rock column called “Goblet of Shock.” The articles are still available, but I have taken a hiatus from these. I did a number of interviews with rockers on WikkedChikRadio247 as a guest host, and it was an absolute honor. The connection between metal and horror is more than evident, and it was a pleasure linking the two professionally.
I am concentrating on family and my fiction writing at this point.
The ebook of my best and most commercial novel “Alice Walks” will be coming out through Cemetery Dance within the next couple of months. I sold out the hardcover run through Centipede, and Dark Regions has the paperback.
I had the opportunity to go back over the “Alice Walks” file for the coming ebook, and it was an author’s dream…to tailor, polish, fix, and retool the piece making an absolutely pristine product. On a personal level…I have been submitting to Cemetery Dance for years…decades…and this is the first time I have landed a work there. A high, high honor!
I gained back the rights to my second collection “The Voices in Our Heads” and I am not quite sure what to do with it right now. The market calls for novels and series work far more than collections. Possibly, I might tack it on to another work and make some sort of massive volume, but that is still in the “thinking stage.”
My latest work called “The Glorious Secrets of Ghosts” is KICKING! I had been struggling with a long piece called “Dead Red” for three years now, and simply, it was not working. Painfully, I had to admit that even though I had 111,000 words plus, there were threads and character actions necessary to the plot, that sadly, I just didn’t buy, the ultimate author’s paradox. “The Glorious Secrets of Ghosts” started as a collection, answering with ghosts the questions we usually cover with the good old “God works in mysterious ways.” Well, the idea blossomed quickly, and it was like the old days where I literally felt like I had a muse in me, rushing ideas through like my hair was on fire. Some of the “Dead Red” material transfers actually, as without realizing it on the surface, the ideas for ghosts were background for “Dead Red!” Or backstory. Or both. Either way, I have a quite exciting, literary yet commercial piece working right now, and the chase feels…well…glorious.