New Book Deals And Jessica Biel
Ok, I’ll admit that I added Jessica Biel to the title of this post because a) her last name rhymes with ‘deal’ and b) a friend and I were just talking about her in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake back in 2003 and how we liked the movie mostly because she was in it looking all kinds of fine.
I mean, yowza! Anyway, horror fanboy fantasies aside, I do have some pretty exciting news to share.
I can’t believe it slipped my mind to announce this earlier, but the ink on my latest contract with Samhain is more than dry. They’ll publish my new novella, I KILL IN PEACE, in early 2016. This one is a total departure from what I normally dabble in (ghosts and monsters) and can be brutal. Reading discretion is advised. Here’s the elevator pitch :
Killing can be habit forming, especially when the texts and voices in your head give their marching orders and your victims deserve it. Peter Blades can’t stop weaving a path of destruction, unsure if he’s gone insane or become the puppet of a higher power, speeding headlong to a terrifying end while the world goes mad around him.
My sister has always been my first reader and editor, and I think this one may have scarred her for life.
I’m also thrilled to announce that I’m writing a sea monster novella for a brand new publisher (for me, anyway), Severed Press. I’m really excited to work with them because these ladies and gents know their monsters. The title of my book will be THEY RISE. I can’t give much away at this point, but I’m looking to meld Jaws with Swamp Monster Massacre. Strap in for this one! There’s no release date set yet, but I believe it will come out in 2016.
Believe it or not, there’s one more to announce, but I can’t just yet. Let’s just say the book is already written and it involves a cryptid on the loose. More on that very soon.
And that’s all the news that’s not fit to print. 2016 is going to be a veeery busy year.
On a totally different note, I’m wondering if I’m the only horror author with tickets to see Shania Twain on her farewell tour.
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Wow! So much good news! Can I rub your belly or head or something in the hopes that some of that Writer’s Luck will rub off on me? I’m so frustrated with the publishing world right now and have been for longer than I can to admit.
Trust me, I’ve been there. Spent 15 years mired in frustration and rejection. The good news is, once you break through, everything changes for the better. 🙂
Thing is, I’ve had 6 published novels since 2006. The first 5 were not in the genre I prefer. The single paranormal thriller I have (what I enjoy writing about the most) was with a now defunct publisher and I haven’t found anyone who will give me the time of day since. That was 3 years ago. I’ve written two more novels in those 3 years. Sometime I just feel like saying “F#@! it all,” and giving up.
Congrats on both book deals, that’s awesome! And yes, you may be the only horror author with tickets to see Shania. But that’s okay. 😉
LOL! Thanks Heather.
Jessica is looking rather plain in comparison to the news about three new books by one of my favorite authors!
PS I’m reading The Montauk Monster now. It is wonderful and gross!! Perfect creepy read for the summer.
You know, wonderful and gross are exactly what I was going for! 🙂
You did it, for sure! 🙂 I love reading a thriller that actually thrills. Thanks!!!