Hello again, faithful readers!
Well, the old saying about time flying by when you’re having fun could not be more true. These are truly exciting times at West Manor, full of new releases and more big announcements. So without further ado, here’s a quick recap / status update…
The month began with the release of the book trailer for my debut novel, The Wide Game. Produced by Darkrider Studios, who also did the trailer for Skull Full of Kisses, the clip perfectly captures the atmosphere and terror of the book. I could not have been happier with it!
I was then lucky enough to be Greg Hall’s guest on The Funky Werepig. It was such a fun time! We talked about the novel and I was able to hint for the first time at a big announcement. (More on that in a minute.)
Then, on Tuesday, February 15th, The Wide Game was released by Graveside Tales Books. As if that wasn’t wonderful enough, the Sci-Fi Guys gave the novel a glowing review. You can now order the book here!
That same week, Dark Quest Books put the Fell Beasts anthology, featuring my short story “Sandwalkers,” up for presale. I’m very proud of this story, and happy that my faithful readers can now order it here.
And then I got the word that another of my short stories, Blood and Silk, had been accepted for the upcoming The Beast Within 2 anthology, due out later this Summer from Graveside Tales Books!
And last, but certainly not least, I was only able to hint at it on The Funky Werepig, but late this month it was announced that I signed a three book deal with the good folks at Seventh Star Press! The novels will all be set in the fictional town of Harmony, Indiana, and the first of them, Cinema of Shadows, will be released later this Summer. The second novel, Spook House, will come out in 2012, and a third yet-to-be-titled book will be released in 2013.
The novels will be available in hardcover, trade paperback, and E-book formats, and because they are all set in Harmony, Indiana, faithful readers can look for many of their favorite settings and characters from The Wide Game, and several stories in Skull Full of Kisses, to make an appearance.
Look for more updates throughout the coming months.
And that’s about it. February 2011 now slips into history. But looking ahead to March, it is clear that there is much more excitement ahead!
Stay tuned, faithful readers…