Monday, February 14, 2011

So here is my overdue update...

What have I been doing?


Writing a lot. Writing every day. Writing every day for hours. Writing so much my hands and arms ache. Writing...writing...writing...

Which is a good thing considering that I am a writer and now attempting to make it a full time gig. It only makes sense that large portions of my day would be dedicated to writing.

So what am I writing?

Well, in January I finished adding approximately 20,000 words (around 80 pages) of new material to the Tor edition of FIGHTING TO SURVIVE. Just last week I received the happy news that my editor from Tor approved the revisions and the book is now on its way to the copy editor. Meanwhile, I have received the artwork concept for the cover and I really like it quite a bit. I think it goes well with the first book

Immediately after I finished the revisions, I dove into writing the first 100 pages of a new project that my agent requested. She really loved the synopsis I sent her and would like to find a home for the project. It's a futuristic horror novel with zombie-like creatures. I really love the story and so far anyone who has either read the synopsis or the first few pages has really liked it as well. I am completely in love with the two protagonist and I think my fans will love them, too. I just finished the pages she requested and I'm tweaking my synopsis to send to my agent this week.

So what am I writing now?

I am diving back into writing the sequel to THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE. I already had quite a lot written on the novel when I had to put it aside to work on the revisions for both the first and second book in the AS THE WORLD DIES series.

I still plan to finish my AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES, but I have to concentrate on other projects as well.

Hopefully, now that I am a little caught up on my writing endeavors I can keep my blog updated a little more regularly.

Meanwhile, check out my updated websites. My friend (and fellow author) Kody Boye did a great job redesigning both sites.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Guest Blog at Suburban Vampire and Contest To Win The Tale of the Vampire Bride!

Please check out my guest blog at
Suburban Vampire today! I wrote about the influence of Bram Stoker's Dracula and my own vampire novel The Tale of the Vampire Bride.

I am grateful to Catherine for the opportunity to write about one of my favorite monsters. Make sure to enter the contest for a free copy of THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE. I'm giving away a paperback and edition. Thanks!