This is the time of year I like to sit back in my chair, stroke my imaginary beard, and become reflective about the year that is nearly gone. It's been a pretty good year for me. Eraserhead Press released three of my books (THE OVERWHELMING URGE, ZEROSTRATA, and JACK AND MR. GRIN). I've been trying to kind of promote them and hope I haven't become annoying in the process. This is the small press, it isn't like we have a PR team or anything. I hope you can write it off as a newly published writer's excitement.
And on the writing front: I wrote a trilogy of novellas called SLAG ATTACK! Hopefully this appears sometime in 2009. I also wrote a novel called MORNING IS DEAD. I'm still not sure what's happening with that. MARKET ADJUSTMENT AND OTHER TALES OF AVARICE is a collection consisting of a novella and two short stories. Pre-orders for this will begin on December 26th. It will be published by Cargo Cult Press in limited/lettered edition hardcover. I also spent a good deal of time polishing a novel called THE BEARD (working title) and am currently in the process of shopping that around.
On the editing front, I've continued to very slowly read stories for The Harrow. I also read a ton of submissions for the BRADLEY SANDS IS A DICK anthology. I had to make a lot of tough decisions in rejecting many stories. Look for this to appear in early 2009.
I attended my first convention in March and two more conventions thereafter. Each of them was a pretty good time. I got to meet a lot of writers I'd read and respected for a long time, a lot of up-and-coming writers who I hope to read more of in the future, and strike up some lasting relationships with a couple of fantastic publishers.
On the homefront, everyone seems to be happy and healthy, which is all I could really ask for.
I hope you stick around for 2009. MARKET ADJUSTMENT will be released in March. THE SORROW KING is set for release in late 2009 by Cargo Cult Press and I will be working on new stuff every day to try and make 2010 just as eventful.
All right, now it's back to work on THE SEX BEAST OF SCURVY ISLAND!
May you and yours have a very good holiday season!