It's been three months since I last mentioned that more of my work was afoot (as it were) and I'm sure you've been biting your nails to bloody nubbins wondering when I would give you an update.
Well it's right now. Stop. Stop biting your nails. You're bleeding and I'm sure it hurts and we both know it's making picking up change virtually impossible.
First off you can, of course still pick up my first short story, "Perception" on Torquere Press here
, but! there is an additional story up for grabs on Torquere Press as well.
So go support your favorite struggling author and buy "Black, One Sugar"
That should fulfill your gay romance quotas for at least a short while (and maybe top off your paranormal fiction gauge a bit in the case of the second one).
In addition to those two stories, here is an update on some upcoming projects:
-My first official foray into the world of horror fiction will soon be up for consumption. I will have a story in an anthology called Boothworld by one Christopher Bloodworth (look up his work on the Reddit "nosleep" board. I can't recommend it enough). I don't have full details on how the anthology is set up just yet (nor do I have a specific release date as of yet), but if the stories remain titled as they were when written, mine will be the story known as "Heart Strings". That should be out soon.
-I also just got word that a small semi-autobiographical piece called "Apps" has been accepted for publication in a gay literary magazine known as JONATHAN. I *literally* just got word of that day before yesterday (I think) so I have even less info for you on that than I do my horror story, unfortunately. JONATHAN publishes three times a year so I may be in the upcoming issue or the next. I will update you with details as I receive them.
-Finally, and this is just for the sake of knowing what I'm working on outside of the things that are already done deals; I've decided to focus on finishing my horror anthology (presently tentatively titled "The 12 Horrors") so that I can start shopping that around to potential publishers. It's maybe...45% finished as of my typing this, although the finished stories will require a second drafting.
The stories that will be included (that have been read by a select few already) so far are:
*Many Happy Returns
*Ladykiller (formerly titled "The Day of Love")
*The Unlucky Miner
*Summer Drive (tentatively)
*It's All in the Marinade
*Ring, Ring the Dinner Bell
.....you're all looking at me like "why the hell do I need to know the titles? How does that serve me"?
Well, Somewhat Snarky Disembodied Voice, you need to know because I'll be posting the odd snippet from each story here over the coming weeks, so you'll have some little teasers for the collection. So that'll be fun right?
Anyways, no one ever became a famous author by not writing, so I'm gonna go do that.
Hello and goodbye; please and thank you,