I will be traveling the next few days to visit mom and dad and old friends in my hometown Buffalo, New York.
A parting gift for me: my Goodreads Werecat giveaway ended last night, and the book is headed off to a winner in Romania! I wasn’t counting on that extra postage, but I’m excited that Werecat is headed overseas, perhaps appropriately to the Transylvania region.
Thanks so much for a terrific year. You supported the release of The Glaring (Werecat, Book 2) in March, The Fugitive (Werecat, Book 3) in November, and just recently the special edition paperback The Trilogy.
Through the year there have been blog hops, and I’ve had the chance to write for some awesome sites like The Good Men Project, GayYA and Dear Teen Me. Of course, the big project has been finishing my manuscript for the follow-up to The Seventh Pleiade. That is almost done and will be coming out in late 2015!
Wishing you a safe, peaceful, dreamy holiday!
I haven’t been posting much lately, and that’s not because this little blog hasn’t been on my mind.
It’s due in part to the fact that I’ve been doing the last round of manuscript-polishing on my follow up to The Seventh Pleiade. I finalized the title and the cover art with my publisher last month. The book shall be: Banished Sons of Poseidon, and it picks up the story from the perspective of a supporting character who has a very big adventure of his own in the world where the survivors of Atlantis take asylum. Some preview material and a cover reveal will be coming shortly. It’s on the production schedule for late 2015!
In nearly equal measure, I’ve been pulled away from posting here while I’ve been hopping around other media in the hope of taking advantage of platforms with a bigger reach than this little-engine-that-could.
In October, I did an interview on BlogTalkRadio’s People You Should Know.
In November, I was over at Queer Sci Fi talking about the release of Werecat: The Trilogy.
This month, I sat down in the ‘Comfy Chair’ at author Elin Gregory’s awesome blog Telling it Like it Was, and I wrote a guest post for the #WeresEvent2014 at Paranormal Cravings.
Later, I’ll be a guest at ARe Café (All Romance e-Books) on December 19th, and I have a feature lined up at Sinfully Sexy Books.
From the time I started this blog—five years ago!—I wanted to respect the fact that there are tons of really good blogs already out there. I knew that I could write about what I’ve learned about the craft of writing, or fantasy and gay fiction specifically, or the little bit of wisdom I’ve gained regarding marketing and the business end of being a writer. But there’s always been a little voice inside me saying: “If it’s not worth someone’s time to read it, don’t write it.” There are a whole lot of people talking about those topics, and most of the time they’re talking about them with a whole lot more insight and panache than I possess.
So, you will still see news about my books when cool stuff happens. You’ll see ‘extras’ about the characters and the worlds of my books, and photos and videos from events I’ve attended. I expect you’ll also see the occasional opinion piece about LGBT portrayals in literature and film, and causes that inspire me, and curious little things about my favorite subjects like ancient worlds, Atlantis and of course cats.
And today, by way of sharing a random, passing obsession, you’ll see Corey Hart.
I thought I would post my interview from earlier today on the BlogTalkRadio show People You Should Know.
It was great talking with the host, a fellow Bold Strokes Book author David-Matthew Barnes (pictured in the freeze frame). We talked writing LGBT young adult literature, LGBT youth generally, and fantasy. I also read a short excerpt from The Seventh Pleiade.
Do listen in to the earlier guests Vivian Trask and Joel Gomez-Dossi. My segment comes up at 40 minutes in.
Author Dixie Gillaspie (Just Blow it Up: Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life) is asking writers the simple question: Why do you write? over at The Good Men Project.
The responses have been varied as you might expect coming from a diverse array of writers. They have also been very personal and candid. Christine Benvenuto chose to write about her divorce in order to reclaim her life. Christian Clifton writes for connection and self-improvement. Michael Kasdan writes to better understand the world around him.
My contribution to the project came out just this past weekend: To Create Fiction That Tells it Like it Really Is. (Well, at least according to me!).