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Number Eight is down!!!

That’s right, I have completed my eighth novel-length project! That feeling of accomplishment, when you’ve come to a certain point and can add no more, is hard to describe, but it’s awesome! Wow. Number eight. I have come a long ways since I started penning the first Suburban Vampire novel, way back in 2014. I never thought I’d finish that one, and now I’m eight in, with more to come. I got to say, it feels great. Now, the trick is to get publishers to even look at it. I hope they do, because it’s definitely taking a look at.

The novel is titled Boston Betty. It is a spin-off from my Suburban Vampire series, focused on the character of Elizabeth. It is set in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, during the height of prohibition. I’d describe it as Boardwalk Empire meets True Blood. It is the story of Elizabeth and how she came to America, and how she became involved in a struggle between the Italian and Irish mobs. It is filled with action and bloody violence, as one would expect from either a gangster or vampire novel. It is also filled with emotion and a few touching moments. I’m hoping this one gets noticed, because I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever written.

I really hope you all are able to read it someday!

“Reckoning” on line!

I mentioned previously that I would be publishing my work on Wattpad. Well, I’ve already put the first two Suburban Vampire novels up there, and now I’m beginning to serialize my third: Suburban Vampire: Reckoning. Serializing means I’m only going to publish a chapter or two at a time, but eventually I’ll have the full novel up there, as I’ve done with Suburban Vampire and Suburban Vampire Ragnarok. Stop on by and check it out!

(Belated) 4/20 Update

Okay, so I missed out on 4/20. First, I don’t partake, myself, so, there’s that, but secondly, things are a bit different this year, for all of us, so there’s also that (pandemics tend to mess with your daily rhythm). Anyway, on with the news:

  1. As announced previously, I’ve been serializing my work at Wattpad (Wattpad.com). So far, so good! I’ve got my first novel Suburban Vampire: A Tale of the Human Condition – With Vampires there in its entirety, and I’ve started posting my award-winning second novel Suburban Vampire Ragnarok  as well. I will be publishing my future works on Wattpad too.
  2. I am currently working on a Suburban Vampire tie-in novel detailing some of the backstory of one of my favorite SV characters, Elizabeth. This novel is tentatively titled Boston Betty. It is set in Boston (what gave that away?) during the years of prohibition. If you like stories of the roaring ’20’s and ’30’s (and the birth of modern organized crime), combined with vampires and all they do, you might like this one. I am having a great time writing it! It’s caused me to stretch my artistic horizons and to indulge my passion for film noir and gangster movies.
  3. My work on Boston Betty has caused me to set aside, for now, my other current project, The Unaware Ones. I will be revisiting this tale of angels unaware when I wrap my current work.
  4. That’s it, for now. Anything earth-shattering or mind-blowing will be posted here. In the meantime, take care of yourselves! Now, with social distancing and self-isolation becoming a big thing, self-care is more important than ever. It’s also a great time to read all those books you said you’d get to eventually! Yeah, I know, I need to take my own advice…

Suburban Vampire Goes Serial!

Hey there! I mentioned in a previous blog post that I was considering alternatives to standard self-publishing, and I think I found something. It’s on-line serialization! Some popular authors got their start this way, so I thought I’d give it a go. The site I will be posting on is called Wattpad. They’re big stuff and have a lot of reach. They are accessible on-line and via downloadable app for your smartphone. In fact, they are a pioneer in the world of downloadable app reading. This is a new way to make my work available to a whole new demographic, and maybe even get ol’ FP noticed by publishers and producers! Anyway, come join me at WattPad; after I publish both the first Suburban Vampire novel and Ragnarok there, I’ll be putting up the third novel, Suburban Vampire: Reckoning. Stop by WattPad and check it out!

https://www.wattpad.com/story/217701132-suburban-vampire-a-tale-of-the-human-condition

FP does Fan Fiction!!!

That’s right, I have joined the legions of writers of fan fiction. Now, why would I, a “serious author” (whatever that is, I don’t know) write a work of fan fiction? Well, number one, because it’s just plain damn fun, and second, because it’s great exposure (some very popular authors got their start writing fan fic. I mean, please don’t make me mention Fifty Shades of Grey). This particular work is a crossover between the universes of the Dexter Showtime TV series and the MCU Punisher Netflix series. I hope you enjoy (and tell all your friends!): https://archiveofourown.org/works/23160040