Welcome to 2015!


We made it! It’s 2015!

2014 was my most prolific publishing year ever, although it’s really because a couple of books had very long timeframes between being written and being published, and some had very short timeframes, so they all kind of bunched up in one year, making it look like I was some crazed whirlwind of productivity even though I really wasn’t.

Still, the year brought my young adult comedy I Have A Bad Feeling About This, my romantic road trip comedy Kumquat, my werewolf sequel Wolf Hunt 2, my really weird novella Facial, and even a mini-collection, the Dead Clown Barbecue Expansion Pack, which I published because I wanted to make sure my story “Gave Up The Ghost” came out in time for the movie.

Yes, there was a movie! Gregory Lamberson directed a 20-minute short film from my screenplay for the anthology film Creepers. I’ve seen it several times on the big screen and various film festivals and I love the crap out of it.

What’s in store for the new year?

Well, I know that I’m writing another young adult comedy novel for Sourcebooks, called The Greatest Zombie Movie Everbut that won’t be published until early 2016.

Beyond that? I don’t know. I’d like to be one of those authors who is able to nail down their schedule for the next five years, but I’m a “multiple project juggler” kind of guy, and at least half of the stuff I’d announce would be inaccurate.

This morning I sent out a proposal for an action/adventure comedy novel. Will anything happen with it? Maybe…

I’ve got almost enough material for a new book-length collection of short story reprints…but several of them haven’t even been published in their original homes yet. So that’s another 2016 project. But I’m also toying with the idea of a collection entirely comprised of brand-new material…

Kumquat was a tough sell for somebody who is primarily marketed as a “horror writer,” but it got the best reader reactions of any book I’ve ever written. I can’t imagine that there won’t be another romantic comedy in my future…

There’s gotta be another horror/comedy novel in there somewhere, right? Yep! What’s it about? Dunno.

Will there be a fifth Andrew Mayhem book? Wolf Hunt 3? Yes. Will I write them this year? Maybe…

I came up with a great idea for a novel about a week ago. I tend to write short books, but this one would be 500-600 pages. I haven’t written a single word of it. Will it be a 2015 project? Maybe…

Stay tuned to this website for the answers. Happy New Year, everybody!

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One Response to “Welcome to 2015!”

  1. Jim Says:

    You’ve got me drooling!

    I’ve cleared my plates in a “sweep them off the table to the floor” grandios gesture. I’m ready for whatever you have ready to send! A short story? A novella? A few chapters of ANY of the books you mentioned? Pages 6-11 of the epic to be named later?

    2014 ended in a quiet 4th quarter and I’m still hanging.

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