It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Not much has happened that is newsworthy, really. The biggest thing is that Amara’s Prayer has finally been released. I got my contributor copies a few days ago. It looks amazing. I’m pretty nervous about the reception it’ll receive, it being my first full-length novel without werewolves. You can get your copy from Bad Moon Books.
I’d started a new Web site specifically for Amara, and for about five weeks on Sunday’s I posted under the persona of Milton Agnew. But the last few posts generated almost no interest, so I’ve stopped. If you care to see what was going on, it’s at www.whoisamara.com.
Last week Carrie Jones and I finished our fourth collaborative novel, the third in a series. The first book of the series will be published by Tor in 2014. Hopefully Tor will pick up the sequels, too.
I’m currently working on a Western novel. No, not a weird Western. There are no supernatural or cryptozoological creatures in this book. I’ve always been a fan of the Western novel and movie and wanted to try writing one. It’s going pretty well.
Graveside Tales has notified me the company is going on hiatus. Murdered by Human Wolves will be returned to me. I’m a little bummed by this, but then GST has yet to pay me anything in royalties, so … I’ll re-re-release the book under my own MoonHowler Press imprint. I’m tempted to combine the novella with the short stories of Call to the Hunt and renumber The Werewolf Saga with Shara being the first book, as originally planned, and MbHW and the stories of CttH being apocryphal. What are your thoughts on that?
I’ll be doing a signing at Full Circle Books on Nov. 16 with J. Kathleen Cheney and Tara Hudson. More info to come as we get closer to the date.
School started up again and that’s keeping me very busy. My group of AP seniors this year is, for the most part, amazing. Based on their scores last year and our interaction so far, they may be the best overall group I’ve had yet. My regular seniors and juniors … They’re having trouble passing open-book quizzes despite me reading the questions and providing the answers the day before.
The only other thing going on is some behind-the-scenes agent stuff. I’ll post about that when it is appropriate to do so.