Friday, January 10, 2014
What's New? My January 2014 edition.
"Hey, Dennis! What's new? What have you got going on? What will you be bringing us in 2014?"
I know most of you haven't been burning with desire to get the answers to these questions... but for the few of you out there who have asked... and as general information to everyone else... I'll answer them.
Well... I'll give you a couple of answers... for the rest you'll have to wait until further into 2014...
After a long journey... and several failed edits and versions... it looks like Wednesday will make its way to print and eBook in March or April of 2014.
S.K.Whiteside has crafted a beautiful cover for it and, well, I have to say I'm more than a little impressed by it.
There's a listing for it on Goodreads, and I've put up a few little teasers for it here and there but this is the 'semi-official' blurb...
When everything in life has been against you, who can blame you for not trusting or playing nice with others?
After all, no matter how much someone cares about you... they can only do so much... can only go so far...
...you are your only real shot at coming out on top.
Sometimes reclaiming your life requires a body count.
My best attempt, so far, to describe the piece is this:
"I don't think I've ever written a piece this vulgar... I keep telling myself: 'But... it's funny.'
It's like Boondock Saints meets The Professional... with a lot of hair dye and attitude..."
I'll attempt, yet again, for this post to define the piece... as best I can, anyway...
It's a violent cross-country ride with a hit-man and girl who never had a childhood, but never grew up. It's quirky, funny, violent, and emotionally raw. If that sounds like something for you, you should look for it soon.
Saturday Night To Infinity
After an even longer journey than Wednesday (that included complete format changes, and a film shoot)... it seems that Saturday Night To Infinity will bow its head as a novella and eBook in April or May of 2014.
Darryl Roosevelt provided some fantastic artwork and that artwork is being weaved into the cover design. It's coming along nicely, I believe. The concept art I'm posting here is a glimpse into the direction its headed. I hope you like it.
There's also a listing for this one on Goodreads, and over the last few years I've put up a lot of bits of it here and there (from Facebook to Blog, to discussions in interviews). This is the blurb for it...
"Time is all we have."
It’s the longest week of Andy Gordon’s life. Saturday night at midnight everyone for miles around dies, and only he knows why. How can he save countless lives when no one will listen to him?
The only help he has is Nora, a grad student in theoretical physics. Can they save everyone? Can they even save themselves?
I wrote the original draft of this piece in the spirit of an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents or The Twilight Zone, but it really did grow with a mind of it's own.
I hope it looks like something you'd be interested in and I hope people enjoy reading it at least half as much as I did in finding the story (on its way to the page) for myself.
Also... as an aside...
I released a book on Tuesday, December 31st, to little fanfare... I'll throw some info up, tacked on the end, here... in case you were interested.
The Last Day On Titan 5
This is my shortest piece to date, and it's Science Fiction. Allie Burke designed the cover art for me, and I'm pleased to report it turned out very well.
You can find The Last Day On Titan 5 here: Amazon or here: Goodreads
Charlie Atwood is all alone, and very, very far from home...
The Titan 5 is the last of the Titan series of exploration craft, and Charlie Atwood is her last crew member.
Buried under decades of routine, and assigned duties, Captain Atwood does his best to put all the negative out of his mind, and focus only on the positive - as little as it might be - as he endures the last day... on Titan 5.
The Last Day On Titan 5 is only 99 cents on Kindle... if you like short sci-fi... give it a look...