I'm not! So, the latest. According to publisher Larry Roberts the novel will come out from the Arcane Wisdom imprint with, again, awesome cover art by Alex Mcvey. It is slated for release in late September or early October, which is perfect, really as time wise it's set up in the weeks preceding Halloween. Sometimes timing is everything.
Because I haven't shown it here, I'll offer up the back cover text for your perusal.
It goes something like this:
When private investigator Wade Griffin moved away from his home town of Wellman Georgia he didn't think he would be back. Too many memories and too many bridges burned. But when an old friend is found brutally murdered and mutilated, nothing can keep Griffin from going home.
Teamed with another childhood friend, Sheriff Carl Price, Griffin begins an investigation that will lead down darker paths than he could ever have imagined.
Soon Griffin and Price find that there are secrets both dark and ancient lurking in the back woods of Crawford's Hollow. As Halloween approaches, something evil is growing near the roots of the Georgia mountains, and the keys to the mystery seem to be a woman of almost indescribable beauty and a dead man who won't stay dead.
As the body count mounts and the horrors pile up, Griffin and Price come to realize that the menace they face extends far beyond the boundaries of Wellman and that their opponents seem to hold all the cards. But the two lawmen have a few secrets of their own, and one way or another there will be hell to pay.
Blind Shadows is a fast moving synthesis of high octane crime fiction and horror. Lovecraft and Arthur Machen meet Spillane and Elmore Leonard. A Southern Gothic full of guns and monsters and hardboiled action.