Hey guys! I know I posted about my tentative release schedule for 2016 a few months ago…since them a few things have changed.
The Samhain Publishing/ Don D’Auria split.
I love Don and wish he was still with the company, but things happen. Companies have the right to make whatever changes they see fit. The way it went down could have been handled better on all ends, but now, it is what it is. Let’s move forward. I know Don and his reputation and his track record in the horror genre will find him in a better place sooner than later. I hope to work with him again wherever that is.
As for Samhain, I’m also excited to see what 2016 and these new changes brings. We have a great new editor. I just finished collaborating with her on the edits for my next Samhain piece, the novella, THINGS WE FEAR. If you are worried about what the final product is going to look like under a new editor…don’t. We are in very capable hands.
I look forward to working with the company on my November 2016, the reprint of my first novel, The Haunted Halls.
As for the future…I will stay on with Samhain in an author relations role. I enjoy helping my fellow stablemate out in any way that I can. Don gave me his blessing to do so, and I intend on making sure his “chosen” are well tended to.
I won’t waste my time or energy on any of the negative vibes that came after the company/editor split, and neither should you. Let’s keep it on the Pos and walk on.
Here’s my plan for 2016 (as of this moment):
I have THINGS WE FEAR (novella) in March with Samhain.
I have WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN (novella collection featuring Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town and Things We Fear) also in March with Samhain.
I Have THE HAUNTED HALLS (reprint 1st novel) in November with Samhain, as well.
I have a finished novella, THE LAST SHOW. Not sure where it will come out. It is sitting with a publisher right now, so I hope to have news on that in the next couple of months.
My next new novel, WINDOW, is nearly complete, but I will be holding onto that one while I set to work on my next big project…
That brings me to the next collection. I haven’t decided on a title for it yet (it was World Coming Down-it may still be).
Here’s what I know. I want this collection to bury SLUSH . I loved that collection, but i intend for this one to be EPIC. I will be including at least two new novellas in the collection along with a variety of horror and sci-fi-tinged short stories. This one should wind up twice the size of SLUSH.
I will keep you posted on the progress.
So…expect to see the above mentioned Samhain titles and the collection in 2016.
WINDOW, THE LAST SHOW, and my other novel, BECOMING, may not make it out there until 2017. But that’s more than okay. I want them to be the best possible pieces I can create, so there really is no rush.
Oh, and if this Guns N’ Roses Reunion tour happens? I’ll be too distracted to work.
Stay tuned, people….and Stay Gold.