Ronald Kelly announced this week that I’ll be appearing in his upcoming Southern horror anthology Somewhere South of Hell.Â It’s a great honor to be a part of this one.Â There areÂ some incredible authors in that table of contents.Â I’d be lying, however, if I said I wasn’t most thrilled to be sharing a TOC with Joe R. Lansdale.Â I’ve dreamed of this for more than a few years, and now it looks like it’s happening.
I recently finished a pair of short stories.Â One of them should be appearing at Horror World in July while another is for an anthology of New York-themed stories that isn’t scheduled to see print until 2010 or later.Â More on these sooner or later.
Within the past few weeks I’ve signed a contract for my first novel and cemented plans for my first short story collection.Â There will be news on both of these in the coming months, but I’ll tell you right now that I’m excited as all hell.Â If I ever showed an emotion besides sarcastic amusement, it would be now.
Currently, I’m working on a novel that’s a bit of a departure from anything I’ve previously done.Â It’s a difficult story to tell, but I think the effort is really going to worth it.Â Time will tell.
Take care, folks.