Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Breaking News: Hellbound Chronicles to be released very soon

Finally, finally, finally!

My contribution to the Hellbound Web's amazing "Hellbound Chronicles" comic book series (based on the modern classic Hellraiser films) will be released in three weeks, possibly less. As you may or may not know, it's been almost two years that I've been working on this particular issue of the comic. It was initially handed to one artist who sat on it for about a year before the editor (thank god) took it out from under them and handed it to someone who really cared and seemed passionate about the project. I heard he actually asked to work on that particular issue after reading the script.

With so much work complete (and me overseeing most stages of production on the art) it is both an honor and incredible relief to finally have this thing behind me. The art is phenomenal and the project truly has seemed to come together in a near-perfect way. To be honest, when I initially wrote the issue, I wasn't expecting as good as I got. Shows me. But here it is, and I've gotten a look at the first four complete pages as a sort of teaser to the imminent release of the final result.

The Hellbound Chronicles: The Blood is the Life, follows another very familiar story with a new, razor-sharp twist. In a nineteenth century insane asylum, we meet Dr. Jack Seward, who has taken a keen interest to one of his most unusual patients, R.N. Renfield. The inmate is a bug-eater with unusually sharp insight into Seward's life, playing at psychiatry with the psychiatrist. It's soon revealed that Renfield's is truly a part of something greater, that his "master" is very real, and his coming is imminent...

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Here's what's going on with me right now.

Currently prepping for the release of my installment of the "Hellbound Chronicles" online comic series, based on the Hellraiser series of films. I initially wrote the story over a year ago, but there was some change in creative involvement and it was handed to another artist who did wonderful things with it. It seems to be in the final stages of coloring now, so I can't wait for it to finally hit, complete.

The Pumpkin Patch, a novel mentioned in an earlier post, should hit this October. It's not entirely defininite, but it seems like this will be the case if all goes as planned. It's a book that I'm proud of and one that cooked for a long time before I finally set down to write it. While my other books that are currently available certainly have horror elements (save for, perhaps, Requiem) this book immerses itself in the genre.

I also have a huge, huge announcement to make about another novel. Or rather, a series of novels. Since high school I have been trying to sort out the story for an epic dark fantasy, and I wrote the first in that series (called Nightmaria) last summer. I'm not certain that it will be published, but it may take a bit of time in that I can say for certain that this book (nor any of the other four to still be written in its series) will not be self published. It is a story that I want to tell to the world, and to do that it needs to reach the world. And as all of the books will be of decent size, a bigger publisher makes more sense as they often work more easily with bigger books.

Finally, I have news for the American Vampires fans. The trilogy has been having a high point of success recently, which humbles me. I have said before that there will NOT be an "American Vampires 4". If I had ever had any plans to do that, I wouldn't have said "American Vampires Trilogy" on the cover of the second and third books. However, many of you may have noticed that a certain character felt a bit unfinished at the end of the series. This was planned. Since I was writing "Sunrise: American Vampires III", I have always had the plan to spin one particular character off into his own novel. Now, I feel the timing is right to move forward with this project. So I take this opportunity to officially announce "Kane". The book will, obviously, be based on the vampire hunter of the same name. I can't reveal too much, except that it will center around how Kane's black and white views on vampires play into a word now aware of their existence, and whether or not he's able to see vampires the same way after the end of the trilogy. It also goes further into Kane's past as a Hunter as well as his relations with a young vampire who has a very, very deep connection with him. I can't say much else at this time, except that I have begun the first draft of the book, that it will feature many new characters and a few old ones, and that I hope it will be a worthy addition to the mythology. No idea when the release date will be, as I am still drafting, but stay tuned for more as the stories develop.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A lot has happened and we're just getting started

So I forgot I even ever started this blog and again I think it's a good idea, so here I am dusting it off. And so much has happened since November, so that's good. Let's see...

I've got a new novel you'll be seeing sometime (hopefully) soon called The Pumpkin Patch. Not sure how many details I can disclose at this point in time, but it's gonna be a big thing for me and a definite step forward.

Right now, I've got a short story that's been published in "Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine" and that is available now. It was a cool thing to be published in, especially when I found it being sold at a convention I was attending.

The biggest thing since November is probably, let's see... oh yeah. That other book I published. IN THE DARK is a short story collection I published (again through wordclay) and it may very well be my last book with them. If so, I find it a fitting ending. It's about 340 pages and you can buy it, well, where I told you to buy the other stuff. Most of the short stories published in the other wordclay books are featured, as well as many (many, many) new ones.

So let's pretend this is my first post and I'll build followers from here. I'll keep this updated (really, I promise) as much as I can, and hope to meet a fan or two (because that's probably all I got...) in the process.