I recently finished a section of my fantasy novel, Through the Groaning Earth, and though I've still got a few portions to write to complete the entire novel it's currently sitting at a fairly respectable 98,000 words.
In the meantime, I've taken a break to get a couple or three smaller writing projects written and off to the respective publishers that are waiting for them.
The first of these is a collaborative project for me--a Western tale for an anthology being edited by Russ Anderson. I'm working on this with artist, designer, and creative savant Damon Orrell who has provided me with quite a bit of background research that he's done.
The tale involves the meeting of historical figures Lone Crow and Wyatt Earp during Earp's tenure as the barkeep for the Alaska Trading Company in Nome and while Crow was in the employ of Miskatonic University in search of a professor who went missing while researching a pre-Tlinget civilization uncovered near Lake Bennett, about 50 miles from Skaguay, Alaska.
I'm hoping to wrap up a draft of it this long Thanksgiving day weekend.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Pulp Fiction Review has posted a review of Devil Take the Hindmost. If you've got a few minutes cruise over and check it out, then check out some of the other book reviews posted by reviewer Ron Fortier.
If you haven't picked up a copy of Devil Take the Hindmost, yet, you can find them at Amazon.com, PulpworkPress.com or in digital format at Fictionwise.com.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Be sure to check out the latest and greatest installment of Derrick Ferguson's Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira: Dillon, Toi and Shon scuba dive to the shores of forbidden Xonira in hopes of uncovering the secrets behind the Pirates of Xonira.
Monday, November 10, 2008
G.W. Thomas, editor of the Dark Worlds magazine has conducted a short interview with me and posted it at the Dark Worlds blog. Check it out here. In the interview we discuss such topics as inspiration versus imitation, why write pulp?, which dead pulp-writer I'd most like to have a chat with, profanity in modern fiction, and my preference for vicious bloodthirsty vampires instead of brooding romantic vampires.
If you haven't already, do pick up the latest issue of Dark Worlds. The cover story (with fabulous cover art by M.D. Jackson), Lords of the Bitter Dark, is taken from my impending dark fantasy novel, Through the Groaning Earth.