It’s been a while since I last posted here. About a month and a half, as a matter of fact. I have a little news to report.
Most important, I think, is the publication of my novella Seven Days in Benevolence in e-book form from Double Dragon Publishing. This haunted house story is about a newly divorced mother who moves to the fictional town of Benevolence, Okla., to start over. But she isn’t the only woman in the rental house wanting to make a fresh start. You can download the book in various formats for $5.99 from the publisher. Online retailers have varying prices, some lower, so shop around if you want.
Kelley Armstrong sent me the introduction for the new and expanded Call to the Hunt collection the other day. I think you’ll like it as much as I do.
Scrybe Press has confirmed interest in republishing Call to the Hunt and Shara and doing a print version of Seven Days in Benevolence. As you know, Scrybe is the publisher of Murdered by Human Wolves.
I defend my graduate thesis at 2 p.m. Oct. 15. I’m a little nervous about it. Mostly, though, I look forward to getting it done and sending Amara’s Prayer on to my agent so she can find a publisher for it. I think this is my best work so far and I thank my University of Oklahoma thesis committee for all their help, J. Madison Davis, Laura Gibbs and R.C. Davis-Undiano.
I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work lately for Durocher’s OKC Business newspaper and Write Communications, Inc. Gotta earn moolah to get to Horrorfind in Phoenix. I’m also editing and revising my very first attempt at a novel, called The Prometheus Syndrome. My critique group hasn’t told me yet that’s it’s just too cheesey. The book features a mad scientist, ghosts, zombies, hillbillies and rock-n-roll. I had fun writing it in the mid-1980s and now, as I revise it, I’m keeping the ’80s setting and that’s making it even more fun. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to read it someday.