The day has finally come, my debut novella is out! After all the hard work to get to this point it’s nice to be able to say ‘I have a book out’. I look forward to seeing what people have to say about it. I have my very on Amazon page, here, and I am officially a Goodreads Author, and that is here. I hope to get some reviews, good or bad. My main goal now, though, is to promote. I have some ideas, which I plan on unveiling on here very soon. For now, I’ve updated this site with links to purchase my books and to visit my Amazon page or my Goodreads page.
Next week my debut novella The ADHD Vampire will be released through Bizarro Pulp Press/Journalstone. Obviously I’m pretty excited by this, it’s taken some work to get to this point, but it’s been great. While I’ve been waiting for the release date to get here I have been doing some drawings inspired by the book. These are not quite finished, but I thought I would post them anyway.
I was asked if I had any ideas for the cover of the book a few months back so I sketched this out. The idea is kinda generic, but I thought it fit with the slasher style of the book. My editor, Vincenzo Bilof, liked the idea and so we passed it on to our cover artist, Pat Douglas, who took it and created something way better than I ever could have. Here’s the final cover just because –
I can’t wait to hold a physical copy in my hands and to see this in bookstores, which, of course I mean Amazon.com haha.
Next I have a sketch I’m working on that is loosely based off scenes from the book. This was mainly conceived as an exercise on doing different perspectives. It’s turned out about how I hoped, which is good.
I plan on trying to get a couple more sketches done and get them all finished up soon. I’ll post them here once that happens.
Back at the beginning of this year I said I was going to start using this site more often. I failed miserably at that. A big reason for that is lack of content, another big reason is I’m a procrastinator and I forget about this thing. But, focusing on content, I’ve been spending my time getting stuff written so I can get it published so I can talk about it here. My first book is set to come out very soon from Bizarro Pulp Press. I’m really excited about that, and a little nervous. Pat Douglas did an excellent cover for it.
But, I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about it. I’ll do that once it’s released. What I want to talk about today is my first work published in print! I have a story in the Dynotox Ministries anthology The Bizarro Zombie Anthology that would not Die!
This started out from what could be considered a fake publishing company called Spectacular Productions. The story has been told in numerous places so I won’t go into all the details here, (if you don’t know the story here is a link where you can read all about it – here) but when everything fell apart for the anthology Jordan Krall decided to put it out through Dynatox. I’m excited it’s out into the world, though I am nervous to see what people have to say about my story. It was written a couple years ago now, and I feel I have become a much better writer since then. The really cool thing is the other writers involved in this. William Pauley 3, Gabino Iglesias, Garret Cook, Wol-Vriey, I’m a fan of all these guys. Its pretty awesome to share a T.O.C. with them. Everybody involved is phenomenal, I’m just as excited to read their contributions as I am for anyone to read my story. When I get a copy and read through it I may do a review of it, and when I see some reviews pop up I’ll link to them.
So, once again I will say I’m going to update this thing more. My goal is to try and put something up here once a week. It might be difficult at first, but once things start rolling for me and I have some writing related content I should be good.I believe 2015 is going to be a good year for me, I already have a few things in the works!