Wonderland Cycle Complete In 2016

So today is a News Day, apparently.  I wanted to let you fans of the Wonderland Cycle know that 2016 is the year where all your freakin’ dreams come true.  There will be not one, but TWO Wonderland books released next year – Gathering Ashes (vol. 3) will be out in January, while The Disfigured City (vol. 4) will wrap up the year with a December release.  So you can start and end the year in a shower of blood and neon and alien cyborg horror!  Hurray!  As we approach publication date, I will probably bug the shit out of you all with interviews and other information – including promo stuff, worldbuilding details, little things for you guys, and a subscriber program that will pile on extras for you hardest fans – but I anticipate that you will enjoy it.

More information coming as Gathering Ashes wraps its final editing pass and goes off to the publisher.

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So Hello, I Am A Father.

It’s been seven weeks or so since I’ve posted last, and this is the reason.

Our son was born on July 9 – which pretty much means I’ve ceased to exist (save for regular tumblr image posts or Facebook post) for the last seven weeks.  Sorry about that, those of you who read this instead of following me there.  He is a giant child.  I expect that he will tower over all things and destroy the city.  Basically what I’m saying is that I anticipate that when he starts walking, every day will be an episode of Shingeki no Kyojin.  Or would that be Shingeki no Babby?  I dunno.

I don’t really anticipate talking about the boy on the blog, mostly because I’ve seen that go badly for a lot of people – I’ll talk about him from time to time, especially if he does hilarious things, but I don’t intend to make this the Rory Shean Show.  Also because you’re not here to read about babies, you’re here to read about books and whatever.  Unless I’m wrong, and you can tell me all about that.

Seriously, though.  Fatherhood is fucking awesome.

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Stuff I’m Up To

So here in a few days my wife and I will be greeting our first child, and that’s dominating everything right now – and will for a while, of course, before things settle down a little. So! For those of you who’ve been asking what I’ve been doing, and haven’t gotten up to speed with the posts that I make here, I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version.

Wonderland Cycle Novels: The third novel in the Wonderland Cycle, title of GATHERING ASHES, is in edits as we speak. Publication may be late this fall, but more likely will be beginning of 2016. The fourth and final novel of the Wonderland Cycle is already well into production and will likely to be released at the end of 2016. Hooray for that. That means that I’ll have had five novels published in roughly five years, and that’s not bad at all.

Short Stories: I’ve been cranking out a number of these, some of which are going out to various small publications. I’m also writing some short fiction for the Imperial News Network, which is a fansite for the upcoming Star Citizen game – I love the game, and I love writing, so why not, right? I’m also writing a lot of horror stories, which may well lead to…

New Novels: Past the fourth Wonderland novel, I’m going to be working on new work. It may or may not be future noir/cyberpunk; I feel like I want to go into a new direction albeit one that readers of my particular fiction will still enjoy. Still dark, likely, or if not, still appealing to general nerd interests. I have ten different projects on my desk as we speak; I can’t imagine that I’ll have a problem bringing a few to fruition in relatively short order.

Web Serial: I’m still working on my sci-fi web serial. With GATHERING ASHES on its way to full completion, I can really pour my energy into getting that going. Looking forward to that.

So that’s where we are right now. Questions? Concerns? Ideas? I’d love to hear from you.

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