A few people have asked me about my secret project, or specifically wanted to know why I have kept it a secret. So I thought I would answer to everyone in a blog post.
With most of my work, I give you a sense for the idea as I write it. For example, my novel scheduled for release in January 2014 has to do with pirates and a witch. No secret there, other than that I would never want to reveal a spoiler or something that would detract from reading the novel because you already know, for example, that Dorothy kills the witch and gets back to Kansas before you watch the movie.
But this secret project is different. Different in that it is a departure from my other stuff, even though it still technically falls in the LGBT genre of horror. Different in that it has a unique take on something old and traditional.
This leads to two reason for the secrecy. First, when it is revealed, I want it to be an exciting reveal that will then generate a buzz leading up to its eventual release. I hope it makes a bit of a splash. Second, I’m a little paranoid. I don’t want anyone stealing my idea before it gets out there. Sure, somebody could copycat it eventually, but I want as much as possible for people to know it was my idea, first.
Here is my June update on various things going on in my writing world! Hope all is well with everyone!
The Vampire’s Witch comes out in July!! Can’t wait to get feedback on this third installment in the Vampire’s Angel series! I got the advanced copies last week and began shipping this out to potential reviewers.
Related, the book release party for The Vampire’s Witch and Dark Sorcerer Threatening will be August 3rd, so save the date. I’m still working on the location and other details; I will post them as soon as I know the specifics!
As for writing projects “under construction,” I am in the editing stage for The Pirate Witch, due out early next year. This is a stand alone novel – not part of anything I have written before. It’s set in the late 1600s and, obviously, about a witch come pirate. And I am writing my “secret project,” too. I hope to submit it to my publisher for consideration later this fall. At that point, I will reveal the subject matter.
That’s all for now. Happy Summer!!
This is a TENTATIVE update on my upcoming book release party for both Dark Sorcerer Threatening and The Vampire’s Witch. Note the word “TENTATIVE”!!!
It will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 3rd. Details to follow shortly.
It’s here, the cover art for my July release of the third book in the Vampire’s Angel Series!!!
Do you know how difficult it is to write with a new puppy in the house?! Chewbacca came home on April 5th. This picture is from that weekend, so he’s already grown almost 3 pounds since. He and his sister already LOVE to play.
A couple of new things to tell you!
The first one has nothing to do with my writing. I wanted to share that Paul and I got a new puppy last week! He’s nine weeks old now, and named Chewbacca. I shared last fall when Armand passed away, so it was time to add a new member to the family. Akasha is having a lot of fun already with her new brother. Probably teaching him all sorts of naughty stuff. I will post pictures later, as I don’t have them on my computer yet. And that’s a Paul job, because if I tried to do it, I would just fuck up the computer, my phone, a camera, or anything else that I touched.
In author news, the edits for The Vampire’s Witch are DONE! Off to typesetting, and on schedule to share the third installment of the Vampire’s Angel Series with you this summer!! Can’t wait!!
Lambda Literary Review posted a very nice review of Dark Sorcerer Threatening!! Check it out! It’s part of a group review for Valentine’s Day, so read the review of Greg Herren’s latest novel, and mine is right after it!
Here’s a random post for you, since I usually stick to writing about my work, etc. Paul and I recently saw two plays. While on vacation in Sydney, we saw “History Boys” for the second time, since we originally saw it on Broadway. Then last Saturday we saw “Teddy Ferrarra” here in Chicago.
I don’t want to critique the plays, here, though I will say that I find “History Boys” to be brilliant in its complexity and incredibly thought provoking. And “Teddy Ferrara” grapples with some intense contemporary issues.
But I do want to comment on the importance of the arts, in creating a culture, in pushing the limits, and in forcing our society to think. You don’t have to agree with a writer or even like the play necessarily. But for ages these types of venues have provided the space to debate and grapple with the world around us. This is crucial and we mustn’t lose sight of what it does for us.
So there’s my soapbox for the day! If you get a chance, go see one or both of these plays!!!!
It’s official now: Book III in The Vampire’s Angel Series will be released this July! We are all done with the editing and it’s off to typesetting! Watch soon for the debut of the cover art. I will also be having a book release party this July in Chicago, to which you are all invited!
This May, Jaret Bachmann from Secrets in the Attic returns . . .
. . . in the third book of The Vampire’s Angel Series.
Xavier. Thomas. Anthony. Meet a powerful witch. The Vampire’s Witch.