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Friday, June 16, 2017

Drive-By Updates

Been a while.  Been busy.  Got this thing called a baby boy now to go with the three girls.  Oldest girl is now eight.  Twin girls are five going on six.  Boy is three months and shitting and puking with the best of them.

Work is always busy.  And it's hot and humid.  And it's times like this I miss that Mediterranean climate of San Dog.  But the price of living here makes it worth suffering.

Oh, my cat died, too.  I'll spare you the details other than I officially became a man that day.  So there's that.

Ok, on to the writing updates:

1.  My novel THE LONG FALL INTO SCARLET should be coming out soon from ROTHCO PRESS.  It's a reprint of my novel PROGENY, only with a better cover and ending that tilts more toward supernatural noir than horror.  Will let you know when it's up for pre-order and/or sale.

2.  My short story THE UNDEAD DEAD, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT is once again available on Kindle and Nook and should be available on Kobo and other e-book sites soon.  If you're not familiar, it's a funny short story about the zombie apocalypse told from the POV of two idiots.  Think WAITING FOR GODOT meets ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, only short and with zombies.  Plus it has a spiffy new covers.  Click the links above to find it.

3.  My novella FATHER & DAUGHTER is now available on Kindle and should be available soon on other e-book sites.  This was originally written a few years ago under the title STAMPED WITH BLOOD and under the pseudonym Lou McBride.  It was my attempt to go pure noir crime fiction and separate my work from horror.  It didn't work.  But I think the story still holds up and it's dark as hell.  At over 10,000 words, I think it's perfect for e-book readers.  Check it out here.

4.  As many of you know, HarperCollins passed on the third Mike Caldwell Demon series book.  Why?  Book sales suck and if you're not a name and can't get established through two books, good luck, fuck-o.  Also, they didn't lift a broken finger to promote either of the first two other than rely on me to do a bunch of guest blogs.  Yes, newbies, if you're going to publish through a big house and you're a nobody name wise, be ready to do all the work, not just the writing.  And yes, that also means driving people to buy paperback versions electronically because, again, you won't get shelf space in toy stores that once use to be book stores.  But hey, you might get a decent review from a well-know blog here or there.  Because people still read those like they used to.

Anyway, long story short, I decided to publish the third book myself.  WATCHER is now available in e-book and should be available soon in trade paperback.  I don't want it to be the last book in the series but if it is, I can at least say it does in a big BANG!

Enticed?  Thought so.

That's about it for now.  Stay tuned for more.

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