Here we go!
2015 was pretty rad.
On the comics front - my first full-length issue, CHARRED KRAKEN, based on my short story, "Charred Kraken with Plum Butter," hit ComiXology in December. I also did a small print run, which turned out really well (and which you can still hit me up for!) I wrote a lot more...but it's all still in development or on the DL. Fingers crossed for some progress this year.
I highlighted some of my favorite reads of the year over at Spinetingler Mag.
Speaking of 'best of' lists...
Ian Rogers picked BURN CARDS as a favorite novella of the year.
I can't thank you all enough for the support and kind words over the past year, especially when it comes to SAFE INSIDE THE VIOLENCE. It still feels a bit unreal to see how well people connect with the collection, and the variety of stories that are singled out as favorites.
2/19 Noir at the Bar Boskone! Cohosting with Errick Nunnally, featuring Dana Cameron, Christopher Golden, James Moore, John Langan, Sarah Langan, Paul Tremblay, and Melinda Snodgrass.
2/20 Boskone Panels
Hidden Heroes 10:00 - 10:50, Harbor III (Westin)
Sometimes the hero of a story isn't its true protagonist. A commonly accepted example is Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, who more and more centers the action as the story concludes. What other examples occur to us? Why might an author choose to focus on someone other than the hero? Can the hero ever be the antagonist?
How Story Works 11:00 - 11:50, Marina 2 (Westin)
Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton claims in his TedX talk that "the fundamental promise of a story is that this tale will lead somewhere that is worth your time." Is there more to story than a well-told promise? What is story? How is it constructed? What compels us to consume story in all its forms?
2/26 Reading at KGB Bar in Manhattan 7:00 - 9:00pm
Prime Time Crime - heading down to NYC for a reading with Scott Adlerberg and Jason Starr.
Hope to see you guys out there!
That's all for now, but stay tuned for more posts on books, WIP updates, interviews, and more as I get back into gear.