So things are happening, and I’ve got stuff to promote.

Patrick Swenson of Fairwood Press and I talked back and forth about something fun and cool and different we could do, and we came up with this:  a limited, special edition hardcover of my novella Paranormal Bromance, my story set in the Kitty series about 3 Gen-X vampire roommates (that I wrote WAY before What We Do in the Shadows came out, I’d just like to say.) I published this as an ebook a few years ago, and an audiobook earlier this year. But this will be the story’s very first time in print. We’re only doing 500 copies, signed and numbered.

The edition will be out in October, but you can preorder and get a special discount over at the Fairwood Press site.

And the new cover:

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upcoming short stories

August 8, 2018

It’s weird to think I’ve only had one new short story come out this year, the Bannerless prequel “Where Would You Be Now” on Tor.com.  There’ve been a few reprints…but surely that hasn’t been my only new story out this year? I usually have a lot more! Especially knowing how many I’ve sold over the last year and are waiting in the hopper…

Well, the logjam is about to burst. Hold on, folks.

Brand new this week, the reissue of Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks, has a couple of new stories, and one of them’s by me: “A Broken Thread in a Dark Room,” which features Lady Black.

Next, I have not one but two new Harry and Marlowe stories due out in Lightspeed. “Harry and Marlowe and the Secret of Ahomana” will be in next month’s 100th issue of Lightspeed. The second story will be out sometime next year. This one’s been in the hopper awhile so I’m glad you’ll be able to read it soon. I really need to get these collected and round out the arc.

“The Hunstman and the Beast,” my own take on Beauty and the Beast, with a twist, will be in the Sept/Oct issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.

And now available for preorder, Unfettered III, the latest of Shawn Speakman’s big charity anthology projects, assisting writers with medical expenses. And this one’s going to be huge, I think. My story is short and sweet, “Sidekick,” about an administrative assistant who gets in over her head. The anthology will be out March 2019.

These aren’t all, but just what I have dates for. Whew, I’ll feel better when these are out and making the rounds. Still in the short fiction game, and there’s more on the way!

Wild Cards One Eyed Jacks

upcoming appearances

August 1, 2018

I have a couple of appearances coming up I’m excited about and I hope some of you are too.

On Saturday, I’ll be at the Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair to participate in a panel discussion celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, one of the most important novels in science fiction, and the whole 19th century, really. It’s only $7 to get in, and the Broadway Book Mall will be on hand selling my books. The only thing I have to decide is my own budget for carrying things out of there…

Bubonicon is coming up August 24-26. I’ve missed the last couple of years so it’ll be good to get back and catch up.

October 18 I’ll be on a paranormal author panel at the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College. Don’t have a link for that one yet.

And October 19-21 is MileHi Con, which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and planning a giant shindig for it, with something like 100 of its previous guests of honor attending.

And last but not least, Chuck Wendig gave me some space over at his blog to talk about Five Things I Learned Writing The Wild Dead.

 

business cards

July 30, 2018

I ordered new business cards and decided to just go full-on bragging on them. I almost didn’t. Then I thought, why the heck not?

business card brag

You can also see the spots on my keyboard that I’ve just plain worn out.

 

THE WILD DEAD

July 18, 2018

It’s a book. Though when I went to the local B&N to spot it in the wild they said they hadn’t gotten it in yet. Grrr.

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Here’s the IndieBound link.

THE WILD DEAD is also available on audiobook.

My twenty-second published novel. Still stressful. But I’m VERY gratified that the reviews are coming in and people seem to like it just as well if not better than Bannerless. I knew all my binging of British mystery shows was good for something!

And now, it may be time to gorge myself on red wine and cool ranch Doritos.

 

due out Tuesday!!!

July 13, 2018

It’s a book. Or it will very soon be a book. Tuesday. TUESDAY!

Commence nail biting!

 

checking in

July 9, 2018

I spent the weekend in the cool, cool mountains, birdwatching and reading a book by a rushing creek.  A note for people who despair of their To Be Read piles — the book I brought on the trip was an ARC I got when I worked in the bookstore twenty years ago and have been hauling around ever since. Yes, I know ARC’s are supposed to be read before the book is released. But I had oh-so-many of them back in the day. Well, I’m reading it now. And a quick glance at Amazon tells me this author is still out there and has released books set in this world as recently as last month, which makes me happy. (I haven’t finished this one yet, and don’t want to talk about it until I have.)

THE WILD DEAD is out next week.

And a reminder:  Kindle Worlds is shutting down next week, so if you want to grab my two GI Joe stories, “Luck Be a Lady” and “That Famous Silent Issue,” better do it now.