Obligatory End of the Year Blog

Bloom cover2014 has been a crazy year.  Looking back over it, I never could have imagined that it would end this way.  This year I published Bloom,  a story that is near and dear to my heart.  This little book found quite a diverse audience and I got many emails and comments from readers that took the time to let me know that my story meant something to them too.  From a writer’s standpoint, there is no greater compliment.  To all of you that took the time to read it, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

witching hour cover artI also published a short story called The Witching Hour that went to #2 on Amazon’s Sci fi/fantasy short stories.  This story appears to be one thing on the surface, but brings up some deeper questions in the end.  This story started as a dream, like most of the ideas I have.  Again, I am thankful for everyone that read it and connected with it.

I wrote and finished Mulligan, and it is now in the editing phase.  I hope to have it finished and published soon.  I know I have said that a few times, but I really love this story and I want it to be right.  Thanks to everyone that has asked about it.  It’s coming soon.

I started a podcast this year and through it have made quite a few friends.  I have gotten invaluable advice and encouragement from many of them, and though we may or may not meet in person, I am grateful for all of you.

2015 is going to be an exciting year.  I am beginning it with putting the final touches on Mulligan, but I have also signed on to a new project called Apocalypse Weird.  A group of writers are each taking a piece of the world and imagining what an apocalyptic event would look like from their perspective.  Then all of these separate story lines converge into one big Avengers style plot to save the world.  If it can be saved.  My book in this project is called Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and includes some alternate history of Mississippi 150 years ago as well as the present day implications of that.  Ancient secret societies, demons, maniacal overlords and a chosen heir to a family secret coalesce into a rip roaring ride into the Apocalypse.  Sign up for updates at apocalypseweird.com, and read Stefan Bolz’s write up on the project here.

After the Apocalypse Weird book, I also have the Dragon Swamp Chronicles book that I have talked about before that I will continue to work on.  I am about 20% into that one right now.  I have another book that is untitled so far that continues from some of the events of Mulligan and brings the reader back to Weston, this odd, fictional town in the MS Delta.

The podcast will continue with more guests that will inspire and encourage writers and readers alike on a weekly basis.

Thanks for joining me on this ride, and here is to an exciting 2015!

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