A NEW YEAR already? Seems hard to believe. And all the vacation time I took around the holidays aimed towards polishing off two different novel drafts seemed to just evaporate. I ended up only producing a couple of short stories and never got near the books. On the positive side, last week I was invited to be the guest on a Writer-To-Writer chat through AOL. The transcript of that session is now available through iUniverse.
Delirium Books has begun producing dustjackets for my fiction collection Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions. (Delirium previously issued their books simply with gold embossed covers.) The dustjackets look great and anyone who bought a copy of the book in the last weeks of 2000 without a dustjacket can simply e-mail the publisher to get one.
I’ll be doing two readings from the book next month:
On February 12 I’ll read at the Twilight Tales reading series’ annual “Red Light” night, and
On February 17 I’ll be appearing in Evanston at The Stars Our Destination bookstore.
My first story finished in the new year is…sold! Yep, “Mutilation Street,” a story I finished tweaking on January 7th and put in the mail on the 8th was accepted for publication in the CD-ROM anthology Bloodtype, a hardcore horror anthology, from Lone Wolf Publications. The project will be signed and numbered and is due out in early summer. I got word last night from editor Michael Laimo. The collection will also include authors like P.D. Cacek, Teri Jacobs, K.K. Ormond, James S. Dorr, Gerard Houarner and more.