I have known for a while that 2015 was shaping up to be an interesting year. Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty (written with JR Murdock) is due for release in June from Burst/Champagne Books and I have submitted the manuscript for book 3 of Mik Murdoch (currently titled Mik Murdoch: Crisis of Conscience) to my publisher.
But that is only the start.
Jeff Hite and I are releasing the much anticipated (at least by us) anthology, Dimensional Abscesses in a couple very short weeks. This book represents the beginning of our new publishing venture, Evil Alter Ego Press. We have several fantastic stories and an absolutely amazing cover. Final edits are coming in from the galley which I am putting into our master document. Cannot wait.
I’ve also got a story in Charlie Brown’s latest anthology, Dirty Magick: New Orleans, which should be out any day now.
All of the above would have made for a stellar year by my estimates, but wait, there’s more!
I had the VERY good fortune to be featured on the Wattpad site. My story, GalaxyBillies began to be featured on Tuesday, April 7th. Just over a week ago, if you are checking.
Since that time, I have had almost 5,000 new reads. That is a truly amazing number and it is growing hourly. I have always believed GalaxyBillies would be published one day and with this response, I’m even more certain.
I will also be publishing Scouts of the Apocalypse: Zombie Plague in June (under the Evil Alter Ego Press banner). Based on feedback I’ve had for this story, there will be others in the series (hadn’t planned it to be a series, but it happened anyway). I have at least two other books planned for this series.
And, if that wasn’t enough, I am thrilled to announce that I have found an illustrator for a children’s book idea I’ve had for a very long time. I can’t give any details yet, but the script is ready and we will begin work very soon. I will share more as I can.
Finally (at least for this very moment), it sounds like Action Pack Podcast may be coming back in the coming months. My co-podcasters have both brought it up to me now and that means it is time to get thinking about my own story. Will it be the second Scouts novel or perhaps I will podcast my Champ McKay, Texas Space Ranger serial?
Stay tuned and find out.