Friday, January 29, 2021

Fatal Shadows The Collector's Edition (Cover Reveal)

 I've been getting questions about whatever happened to Fatal Shadows The Collector's Edition.

So, if you don't know, I had hoped to release a special hardcover print edition of Fatal Shadows to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. My dear pal Dal Maclean wrote the Introduction and my dear pal Nicole Kimberling wrote the Afterword and I commissioned six original pieces of artwork to illustrate. All the AE codas and interviews are included.


Well, the artwork ended up taking a bit longer to complete and we missed the initial deadline. THEN, since we had already blown past the deadline, I had the brilliant idea of doing one final coda for Adrien and Jake to finish off the collection.

Which I still think is a good idea and I still want to do, but in the meantime I'm now immersed in Mystery at the Masquerade, so I'm trying to save a little window between finishing Masquerade and restarting Bell, Book and Scandal to do ALL THE THINGS including finishing the coda for the collector's edition. 

It's still happening! I promise. 

In the meantime, how's about a little cover reveal? The cover artwork is by Unmeiartist.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Happy THIRD Anniversary to my Patrons!

 I was so surprised to see we've reached the THREE-YEAR MILESTONE! 


(Thank you so much for your support. I'm not sure I could have done this last year without you.)

Friday, January 15, 2021

Aaaaaaaand we're off!!!


Hm. Maybe I should have added AND RUNNING! :-D 

But yes, it's a whole new year, a whole new world, and I am feeling alarmingly hopeful. 

But seriously, I do feel different. Of course part of that is the clear mandate of both the presidential election and the Georgia runoff. Part of it is (and this is kind of sad) I'm just getting used to living in a pandemic and a country teetering on the brink of slipping into Fascism. 

Hey. So it's true. You really CAN get used to anything.

I have a lot planned for this year. And I'll be the first to admit that I may (as is my wont) be overly optimistic about what I can achieve in these twelve tiny months. I'm not immune to what happens in the world around me. Like most of the country--most of the world--I was glued to my television set last week while we watched insurrection happening in real time. Needless to say, not a lot of writing happened. Impeachment? Another distraction. Necessary, sure. But not good for the creative process.

So I'm excited and energized and I'm setting stretch goals for myself. Which means I might be shooting for the moon. We'll see. 


So first up is Mystery at the Masquerade. Why the switcheroo with BB&S? I felt I needed something easy and light to begin with. I mean, I haven't really written--other than managing to complete one little short story--in almost a year (ten months) so I felt like I needed an easy win before I tackled Bell, Book and Scandal. 

If I can hit both of those targets, I'll feel a lot more confident of tackling the rest of the year. If I slip on either of those, well, I still might pull manage to pull off most of the year, but it's going to be more slippery, more fraught with peril. 

Usually at this point I'd list what I have in mind for the year, but like I said, I'm optimistic but also cautious. The last couple of years have been BRUTAL on my productivity and ability to hit deadlines. So we'll see. 

Take this list as more of a My Publishing Hopes and Dreams than my hard and fast schedule for the year. 

Mystery at the Masquerade

Bell, Book and Scandal

Scandal at the Salty Dog

Body at Buccaneer Bay

The 12.2% Per-Cent Solution

Murder is Served

The Movie-Town Murders

Mr. and Mrs. Murder 

Anyway, that's it. That's the plan. Let's hope life cooperates this year. 


Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!


Only a night from old to new;

Only a sleep from night to morn.

The new is but the old come true;

Each sunrise sees a new year born.

Helen Hunt Jackson, "New Year's Morning"