Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Some News and Notes

I finished the editing on the the revised version of my first novel, Under a Raging Moon. It will be re-released by Aisling Press at the same time as my third book, Beneath a Weeping Sky (mid-September).

Revising an already published (and now technically out of print) book is tricky. I found a lot of small things to change here and there, added a completely new scene and tried to primp and preen and polish. The story is essentially the same, but I hope I added a little bit more depth and smoothness.

In other news, the Summer issue of Mysterical-E is out.

My story "Laddie" is featured, both in print and audio. I narrated the audio version. Give it a listen and tell me what you think.

I finished a new story this weekend, a dark and ironic Christmas tale called "My Christmas Fate." I'll let you know where it ends up.

I'll be diving back into the fourth River City novel, And Every Man Has to Die, now that the bulk of my editing is done. I'm about 35,000 words into the first draft and things are coming along nicely.

Don't forget about the anthology Hardcore Hardboiled from Thuglit, available wherever books are sold. In addition to well-known authors such as Ken Bruen and Charlie Stella, the anthology includes my short story "Rescuing Isaac."

If you like "Rescuing Isaac," you can read a sequel of sorts called "Dead Even" in the anthology Medium of Murder, from Red Coyote Press.

Lastly, I wish you all a happy Independence Day. Take a moment and reflect upon the freedoms we enjoy and our good fortune to live in this nation.