So, little on the quiet side around here. Which is weird because life’s been pretty noisy. I just haven’t been telling you about it, which is rather bold of me. So let’s give you a quick update on where things are:
I’ve a few balls in the air, novel-wise.
First of all there’s a sci-fi, entitled PLASTIC JESUS, at contract stage. Been dying to tell you more about this one and hopefully will soon be able to. Stay tuned…
There’s my current WIP (that’s ‘Work In Progress’ for those who don’t speak Geek). It’s vamp horror/ thriller/ revenge thing. Real nasty piece of work, not a sparkle or emo in sight. Not even gonna tell you the name of this one. It’s all very top secret. Sitting around 2nd draft stage and weighing in at a still-lean 60K. More news to follow…
Also, I’ve a slasher horror thing, set in New Orleans, which I’m co-writing with Bizarro author Andre Duza. It’s an 80s/ drive-in/ gorefest/ homage piece. We’ve been batting it back and forth to each other for about a year now, having a whale of a time. Name of this bad girl is VOODOO CHILE (Hendrix pronunciation of ‘child’). Should be wrapping on the first draft very soon.
Finally, with the novels, I’ve got a hard-boiled crime thing called EX. I talked about it for that whole ‘Next Big Thing’ round robin: you can read more here. It’s sitting at 2nd draft stage around 50K. It’s next on the list after I wrap on the other two.
Then I’ll put the FLU series to bed.
I’ve got a few balls in the air, event-wise, and should be able to confirm some more signings very soon. The main event this year will be the SCARDIFF 2013 horror con, which I’m coproducing with Fantasy Events (in association with Shock Horror Magazine). More details, including a website coming soon.
Fellow Irishman and all round horror mover & shaker, Colin McCracken, has foolishly welcomed me over to his ZOMBIEHAMSTER site, where I co-host the podcast and write reviews/ features. It’s all horror and genre stuff, mostly independent with some vintage.
Click the links at your leisure to check out some of my reviews/ podcasts to date:
ZOMBIEHAMSTER PODCASTS EPISODES 1-5
WEBSITE REVIEW of SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY
WEBSITE REVIEW of SUBSPECIES 1 & 2
WEBSITE REVIEW of THE INSIDE
So, lots coming up.
That’s it for now. Hope y’all have a great weekend and stay safe.
(Anyone going to see the new EVIL DEAD?)