And, since it’s my blog, I’ll start with my news first! (Also, as some of my regular readers … reader? … guessed, I’m supposed to be writing right now. Ha.)
My secret agent werewolf novel, Cold Run, is going to be published by Untold Press. This was the book I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2011, when I was in Fort Leonard Wood, living out in the wilderness with two dogs and a couple of handguns and Rob was deployed overseas. I roped my friend Liz, aka CPT America, into joining me, and we both sailed over the finish line. I had several large spaces in the draft with “Write this scene here”, but over the past two years, I worked on finishing, polishing, editing, sending it to beta readers, re-editing, and completing a short story with my main character, which is also set to be published this spring. Cold Run itself is scheduled to be released this fall. I am still a little over the moon; the only thing I wish is that Jenn were here to share the news with.
On February 24, my short story, “Readers,” will be available on T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog. He’s got some great stuff up there; I highly recommend heading over and checking it out.
I recently completed and posted several reviews. Some of them I put up here, especially if there is an interview involved. Others, I post on Goodreads and Amazon. If anyone cares about what I think (and I hope you do…?) feel free to friend me over there. I’ve also become a lot more active on Twitter lately, and so if you would like to get more info about what’s going on with my creative projects – or see pictures of cute dogs – feel free to come over and follow me.
In upcoming news, I am working on interviews-slash-reviews of Joshua Safran’s Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid, as well as Jennifer Stromer-Galley’s Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age. Both books are well worth a read, and I’m excited to share my conversations with these authors and scholars.
Also, we are on Day Two of Southern-fried Snowpocalypse, meaning that although we haven’t had the volume of snow to make a respectable northerner get out the snowblower, we are still unable to overcome the 3-5 inches that continue to fall from the sky in various forms of cold precipitation. Cut us a break – I don’t even think my town owns a snowplow.
It would be a great time to be writing, but it’s taking a day and a half of enjoying time off to get to the point where I actually feel energized to put words to paper. However, our Foster Basset is off to his new people, I’ve finished my latest book reading and reviewing project, and I am going to sit down and see how far I can get to finishing this latest WIP.
Hope everyone out there is safe and warm. Love and cuddly fur-kids!