My debut novel, THE PHLEBOTOMIST, comes into the world on September 8, 2020, via Angry Robot Books! In a near future where citizens are subject to the mandatory blood draw, government phlebotomist Willa Wallace witnesses an event that makes her question her whole world. To recover from a cataclysmic war, the "Harvest" was created to … Continue reading Announcing THE PHLEBOTOMIST
In the words of George Michael Bluth, I've been sitting on this news for a week, hoping that it would sink in (spoiler: it hasn't), but wanted to go ahead and write an entry while my thoughts and emotions were still fresh. An awesome publisher made an offer to publish one of my books! … Continue reading It’s happening
My short horror story "Groundskeeper" was just accepted by The Ginger Collect literary magazine for their seventh issue. It comes out 9/22/18. I'm glad it found a home with them. They value the uncanny, the strange stuff. I've been writing for about four years now, primarily on any one of five novels I'm toiling away … Continue reading First Acceptance!
It took me ten months to produce the rough draft of my first novel. That was a scorching pace for me since I hadn't ever written anything and had to do things like ask google where the comma goes before and/or after a dialogue tag. Also I asked google things like: "What is a dialogue … Continue reading The 73 Day Novel
Completed/polished novels: 1 Queried novels: 1 Rejections so far: 25 In progress novels: 3 -[Sequel to novel being queried] - fully outlined, some written. Just waiting to see where Book I goes. -A Priori (working title) is about 110 pages in. I very much love this project and I will finish it, but it is … Continue reading What am I working on? How’s it going?
That is all. I've got the one book out on queries and I've started two others. Three books. I took a class on Sunday and the instructor showed us one of his first query letters. I was crushed. It was better than anything I have ever written. 🙂
Look, If I'd known I was going to realize the necessity of an important revision to my novel six months after I'd begun querying, I would have waited to query. My story was 2.5 years old, ten months to write and the rest for editing and revision. That's a lot of work put into polishing … Continue reading Major Revision with Queries Out