Monday, September 24, 2012

Cadence In Decay

So there's a new anthology coming out early next year called Cadence In Decay. I'm one of the authors involved, and the illustration below is the cover. As soon as I have more details. I'll send them along. In the meantime, isn't this pretty?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spooky Places

Okay, guys, how could I not LOVE this site?

An Audible Difference

So on October 1st, the audio book version of the V-Wars anthology, edited by Jonathan Maberry and with stories by Jonathan Maberry, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore (That would be me), Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (I THINK that's everyone) will be released. Looks like Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand By Me and The Big Bang Theory will be reading my story, "Stalking Anna Lei." I am delighted. 
(All Sheldon every got was a signed Action figure. I Win!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

World Fantasy bound

So the  World Fantasy Convention  is in Toronto, Canada this year and after jumping through a few dozen hoops, it looks like I'll be going. I'm delighted. I need a few days away from the home front, I need a chance to see some friends and, of course, I need a chance to network (as as my wife used to say, a chance to Schmooze.).
With publishing going through so many interesting changes, I am looking to make new connections, reinforce previous associations and probably prove to a few people that I'm not really a stammering idiot, just one of those guys who tends to stare at walls at the worst possible times.
But let's be fair here, I'm also going for the dealer's room. Man, I haven't been in a gigantic collection of  used books, old magazines and bootlegged DVDs in MONTHS.

if you're going to be there, please feel free to introduce yourself. My favorite thing about conventions is meeting other people with similar interests and let's be honest here, if you're attending the World Fantasy Convention, the odds are amazingly good that we have a few things in common.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Breaking Genre Bonds

Brian Keene has beat me to the punch. He finished his weird western first, In addition to that, he made it to the top of the Amazon charts for Westerns. Just so you know, this is what I mean when I talk about breaking the bonds of genre. Writing what you want to write should be the first rule. Brian proves that beautifully, right here.

Nicely done, Mr. Keene!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The best laid plans

So I was doing my thing, working on multiple projects (it's a hobby. I really, really have to relearn how to focus) and plotting out the finish of my steampunk series, when a publisher I've been talking with very politely asked to see the rest of the Sword and Sorcery novel I've been writing.


Sounds good. I am, of course, extremely excited by this very notion. I want to work with this publisher, because, frankly, I like what they've been doing a lot. Everything I've seen screams of the sort of dedication to publishing that I admire. Just one little problem.

I haven't finished the novel yet. Oh, sure, I did a LOT of it, but not all of it.

How to handle this: I could panic. That's always a viable option. Maybe not the best option, but definitely one of them. I could LIE and say that I'd sent the manuscript already, but you know what? In this day and age, that only delays for a short while, especially since we've been dealing with each other through emails, and those don't really get lost by the postman very often.

So, quick answer: I told the publisher I could send what I have and have the rest in about two to three weeks. Or he could just wait two to three weeks. To be fair, probably more like three.

He liked what he saw enough to not want to wait. I sent what I have.

Now I'm going back to writing. I have a novel to finish in the next few weeks.
I'll keep you posted.