Sorry for the long silence here at the blog. Several things to update about this Sunday morning.
First, I haven’t forgotten the Victorian funeral rites link contest. I’m still going through all the links y’all sent (you’re awesome!) but had to put that aside for a couple of weeks while worked on pulling all my tax documentation together and reconciling numbers in preparation for reporting by April 15th. Pain in the ass as always but unavoidable. In addition to that, Spring Break dropped in on us, and with three antsy kids in the house (weather was miserable so they were stuck inside), getting any real work done was next to impossible. We also had work done to the house – replacement ductwork and insulation blown into the attic. And I’m trying to prepare everything for my trip to the Romantic Times Convention in May. Somewhere in there, I’m shoehorning in bits and pieces of writing.
Second, taking down Gaslight Hades from the blog sort of blasted the writing schedule I intended for this year as far as what gets released first. However, I’m back to rights–at least until the next hiccup blows it all to hell. The plan for now is THE BRUSH OF BLACK WINGS (MoC sequel) will be released first. GASLIGHT HADES will be released second–and this is my favorite part. I’m teaming up with Elizabeth Hunter again on a duology that we want to release late October. GH is my contribution to the duology. Right now, the tentative title of the duology is BENEATH A WANING MOON (inspired by a couple of lines from Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan.”) EIDOLON will be third and final in line, with a guesstimated release date of very end of 2015 (late December) or early 2016 (early January).
Third, if you like audio books, my narrator Gabrielle Baker is working on the audio version of RADIANCE with a finish date in early April. As soon as it goes live, I’ll post here with a link.
Fourth, and I didn’t think I’d ever get this book put into print format, but ENTREAT ME is now available in dead tree format if you’d like to grab a copy. The book weighs 1.5 lbs. and is a brick. Outside of Amazon’s cut-rate shipping prices, it costs a fortune to mail (even domestic), even with media mail. So if you’d like a signed copy, I’d be happy to send you a signed book plate to stick onto one of the book pages. I’m designing the plate now and have decided to use one of my artist’s black and white sketches (of Ballard holding a sword and dressed in chainmail and surcoat) as the decorative element of the bookplate. Anyway, here’s the link to the dead tree copy:
Wishing you all best of the remaining weekend.