September 26, 2011
Just got this final cover art for my short-story collection — Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities. Tod (Tod McCoy) of Hydra House Books and Chris (Christopher Sumption) are still tinkering with the type face and all the blurbs aren’t in yet.
I know I’m biased, but I think it’s pretty freaking cool.
Great job, Chris!
September 16, 2011
This has been a week of firsts for me. Completion of my first novel deal, for Lifting Up Veronica, and now I’m pleased to announce that my first collection of short stories, Snapshots from A Black Hole & Other Oddities, will be published in November by Tod McCoy’s Hydra House Books.
The book features twenty four stories, eighteen previously published and six brand new tales.
The inimitable Cat Rambo is editor, and the book features a kick-ass cover by Seattle artist Christopher Sumption. Plans are for a launch at Orycon November 11, 2011, in Portland. Hope to see you there.
September 14, 2011
I’m pleased and excited to announce that Every Day Publishers, Ltd. has selected my novel, Lifting Up Veronica, to be the first of its Every Day Novels.
Every Day Novels, slated to begin publication in January 2012, will be an online magazine devoted to serialized novels. A new flash-fiction length chapter will be presented daily, in the tradition of the 19th century novels serialized in British and American newspapers.
In addition to the serial run, Lifting Up Veronica will be presented in e-book and print formal after the serialization is complete.
In Lifting Up Veronica, Michael Kovac, a sociologist from Ohio State University, travels to rural West Virginia in the summer of 1960 to shoot footage for a documentary during a week-long tent meeting at a Signs Followers church. The Signs Followers are a Christian sect best know for their practice of handling venomous snakes and participating in other potentially deadly practices.
Every Day Publishing also owns and operates Every Day Fiction, where a number of my flash fiction pieces have appeared.