I haven’t done a general update in a while, so, here I go. I did one last year on this date, so why not again? Therefore, in honor of Bernie the Bigfoot and his favorite choice of recreational activities, I present this year’s 4/20 update!
- I am still working on what is my seventh novel-length project, which will be the fifth installment in the Suburban Vampire series. You may have seen a few references to this particular project; I am calling this one Suburban Vampire Redemption, and it is a monster in itself. I now see the light at the end of the tunnel: I recently set up the final movement in this magnum opus and the denouement is not far. It’s actually getting more and more fun the closer I come to the climactic action. I predict I’ve got another month of writing, then I’ll have it “in the can”, as they say in film-making. As I’ve mentioned before, this has been a tough one, but it’s been rewarding as well. I can’t wait to put it all together and get a working first draft ready!
- I will be attending the Chanticleer Authors Conference next weekend (April 26 to 28) in Bellingham, Washington. As mentioned previously, my second novel, Suburban Vampire Ragnarok, is a semi-finalist for the 2018 CIBA Paranormal Book Awards (Ragnarok is a semi finalist). This is a pretty big deal, of course! Copies of both my novels will be available for sale there. If you’re in the NW Washington/SW BC area, maybe I’ll see you there! For more info, check out this link: Chanticleer Authors Conference
- A spot of bad news: I may have to delay publication of my third novel, Suburban Vampire Reckoning. Money problems, wouldn’t you know. As a self-published author, I have to make some fairly substantial financial investments in order to get my work out there, and while I’ve been making some money, it hasn’t been enough to support the publication of a third book. Let’s face it — self-publication is the bane of the self-published author. Now, this could all change if my books suddenly hit high positions at Amazon or other vendors, or if some other miracle should occur (like winning a major award? See above). Otherwise, I’ll have to wait on publication. I’d hate to have to put it off for another year, but I might have to.
That’s really all I have for now. Hope to see you in Bellingham, and buy my books!!!