Update On Writing Stuff (September 24th Edition)

Yeah, it’s been ages since I did one of these posts. I’m going to try to get back into the habit of doing them sort-of weekly. This first one is gonna be long. Anyway, here’s what’s going on:


Wolf Hunt 2 is done, as is a 10,000-word bonus story, “My Werewolf Neighbor,” that will be exclusive to the hardcover limited edition from Dark Regions Press. This edition will go up for pre-order in mid-October. I’m not 100% sure when the book is going to ship yet, but we’ll know that before we take your money. A digital edition will follow before the end of the year.

DarkFuse has a long lead time, so my novella Facial has been completed and edited for several months. This will be out in mid-November. It’s a weird one, kiddies. (Actually, kiddies shouldn’t read it.)


“John Henry, Steel Drivin’ Man” will be in Out of Tune,  edited by Jonathan Maberry and published by JournalStone. It’s up for pre-order now and should ship in November.

“The Fraud” will be in Madhouse, edited by Benjamin Kane Ethridge and published by Dark Regions Press. An Indiegogo campaign for this one just started, with all kinds of cool perks, so check it out.

“Beware! The! Beverage!” will be in Redneck Zombies From Outer Spaceedited by Michael Knost and Jonathan Maberry. There is not, to the best of my knowledge, a scheduled publication date yet.

“Apocalypse of the Yard Gnome” will be in Yard Gnomes of the Apocalypse. I actually just, in the middle of writing this paragraph, e-mailed the editor to ask for an update.

“Death to Trees” is in Widowmakers, which just came out and will get its own blog post soon.


The screenplay for Pressure is done…for now. Somebody very cool but very busy wants to read it, so right now it’s a waiting game…


I have to finish two short stories this week. Well, not technically THIS week. Early next week. One’s due on September 30th and one’s due on October 1st, so there won’t be much lollygagging for the next few days.

I’ve got a “three chapters and a synopsis” proposal in for my next young adult novel and am waiting to hear back. It’s a comedy about a young filmmaker.

I’m writing the wraparound segment for a horror anthology film. I wrote the first third, then got pulled away with other projects, but once I clear out the short stories I’ll dive back into it.

I’m about 6000 words into a novel about a stand-up comedian. It may, in fact, finally be the novel where I use the title Cosmic Joke that I’ve had for a couple of previous projects. Or not. I’m not QUITE far enough into it to say, “Yes! This is my primary writing project!” but it’s looking that way, unless something crazy happens with the young adult novel proposal. It’s another non-horror comedy in the vein of Kumquat. 

I never really did much of anything with the script for issue #1 of Town of Turmoil, a comic book I wrote just for the fun of it. I should probably send it somewhere.

Until next time…

One Response to “Update On Writing Stuff (September 24th Edition)”

  1. Kyle L. Says:

    Can’t wait man, it all sounds great!


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