Wonderful news I’m announcing. I’ve entered into a contract with a publisher for my debut novel! As any writer knows, this is a MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT. In June, I acquired my agent, and now, I’ve acquired my publisher! In a few short months, this goofy hobby of creating stories has become a life-changing event for me. But it hasn’t been just a few months–I’ve been working diligently at this craft for four years now. Also, I have many people to thank, and to be sure, each of them will be acknowledged. Now….where’s the champagne?
First quarter of 2015, and I’ve made a killer sale to a most distinguished publisher of all things strange, and horrible! Weirdbook Magazine bought my story, Into the Mountains with Mother Old Growth. It will be featured in their 31st issue, (the magazine’s “comeback issue,” after a 17 year hiatus).
Shifting gears, I plan on eeking out a few more short stories, before getting back to The Bones of Hyrum Hill. With the grace of my muse, I hope to complete the novel by year’s end. Perhaps a trip to Atlanta, in May, will stoke some fires!
2014 started off well, and ended with a bang! I made my first professional story sale as of this week–my story “White Noise” sold to Phobos Magazine. The story will be featured in the magazine’s third issue, early in 2015. This bit of success has been four years in the making, and was well worth the effort. Now, to keep the momentum going.
For 2015, my goal is to sell more short stories, and to finish my current novel project: a long version of “The Bones of Hyrum Hill.”
I’ve been submitting to Niteblade for years now, and the persistence has finally paid off. They bought my story “A Million Miles Away,” to be published in the next issue!
I’ve self-published my novelette, Dinner with Sasquatch over at Amazon. It is a short read, but worth the time. It is also my attempt at a story that is both serious, and humorous–unlike the majority of my horrifying tales.
James Ward Kirk is not only an excellent editor, but a really fast publisher! Thanks to him, my stories En Masse, and Senhpi ez hrl Dmajld (winner of an editor’s choice award–thanks again, Mr. Kirk), are now available to read in his respected anthologies. Be sure to check it out.
In other great news, my story Transient Number Five just sold to Bete Noire Magazine. It is scheduled to be published in July, 2014.