Feb 26

Welcome back, everyone. I’ve just returned from an exciting weekend at Connooga in Chattanooga, TN. I also had the pleasure of joining with my new publisher, Dave Mattingly of Blackwyrm Publishing, for the release of Princess Pain at the convention. The attendance was outstanding and the convention, I am told, will move all their events to the Convention Center next year. I met several fans who purchased books from me previously and many new fans who purchased for the first time. While it’s a compliment that previously readers return for more, I am always excited to get new fans. Things went so well that I already agreed to return next year.
So, now that Princess Pain is out, Many have asked the question, “Is this a series?” Of course it is. Now how many books will be in the series, I’m not sure yet. I can tell you that I’m laying out the plots and the sequences for book 2 and it will be titled “Queen of Pain”. Princess Pain is like having Lara Croft with anger issues in a Blade Runner environment. Just because its on another planet or space station, it doesn’t make it the nicer side of town.
I have been working on a sequel to Night Creeps called appropriately Night Creeps 2. Night Creeps had a caution on the front that it was an adult horror tale and which it was but I sensed that many of my readers hoped that adult meant a little more … Well, you get my point. In Night Creeps 2, I assure you, there will be more adult content and the caution will say A Very Adult Horror Tale on the cover. I don’t like to force things in a story but the sequel is ripe for it. While the first book had more zobie-like mutants, book two goes in a totally different direction. I’m about halfway through the sequel and hope to have it finished before the end of summer so I can begin writing Queen of Pain.
Things have been quiet on the movie front. With so many things going with my books and the weather to complicate travel, I haven’t had time to keep up with my contacts. I feel like I have three full time jobs: one that pays the bills, one as a writer of books, and the third as a screenwriter and marketer. There is a completed script for Princess Pain and I had really good feedback from a few producers who read it. In this part of the business, it’s all about timing and passion. It’s got to be there at the right time and the producer has to feel passionate about it.
I’m returning to Tennessee later in March for MidsouthCon and shortly after, a weekend visit near Harrisburg, Pa for the first ever Central Pa Comicon. May will be a busy month with several days in the Phoenix area and then BaltiCon over the holiday weekend. Soon I’ll be setting up signings in several areas. Check my appearances on the site for more details as they become available. Join me again for an update on MidsouthCon and other events I’m participating in.

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