2012 was a cracking year for me (see picture).
Got another couple of books out (FEVER and DOLL PARTS), and a few translation/ rights deals sorted. All of my books came out on Audio in the UK (through Audible), with the FLU series seeing release in the US (through Tantor Media).
Was out and about quite a bit, mainly through the NEVER TRUST A MAN WITH HAIR tour with fellow genre hack David Moody. That was an absolute hoot from start to finish, not in small part due to how much I enjoy Dave’s company (as always, thanks to the extended Moody clan for putting up with me). The SFX Weekender was great as always. As was Grimmfest, where I got the opportunity to interview none other than Pollyanna McIntosh of THE WOMAN fame. Also enjoyed catching up with Mike and everyone at the Cardiff and Bristol Comic Expos, and moderating/ taking part in a few panels.
I started penning reviews for Gerard Brennan’s excellent CRIME SCENE NI blog, and a regular column for Splatterpunk Zine. Two old friends, Dave Lightfoot and Daniel McMurty, set up a facebook fan page for my writing (Thanks, guys!).
So, what’s in store for 2013?
Well, more of the same, really.
I’ve just started work with an editor with a view to unleashing my sci-fi novel PLASTIC JESUS on the world. Hopefully more on that early 2013.
Meanwhile, I’ve three other manuscripts in progress. A hardboiled noir entitled EX, a top secret vampire yarn that I don’t want to say very much about right now, and VOODOO CHILE, my 80s New Orleans slasher colab with fellow genre hack and badass Andre Duza. They’ll all be wrapped up and ready to shop sometime 2013.
Oh, and at some stage, I fully intend to write the third FLU book. You guys ready for another one of those?
There’ll be LOADS more out and about, including a horror con in Cardiff (SCARDIFF 2013) which I’ll be co-producing with Mike Allwood around Halloween. More info coming soon.
For now, I want to sincerely thank every one of you who have picked up one of my books, or suggested someone else pick up one of my books.
Here’s wishing all of us a happy and prosperous new year!