Friday, August 12, 2011

Release up(dates) and a chance to win a signed chapbook of my novella, The Quiet!

Release dates make a lovely sound as they swish right by, don't they?

There's a lot going on right now. In fact, if anything else were going on beyond what's already happening, I think my head might fucking explode! Shining in Crimson is at the proofreading stage. I'm still hoping to have it ready by the 15th but as that date crawls closer and closer with that murderous look in its eyes, I'm beginning to worry. Meanwhile I have a nearly similar problem with the release of the chapbook of The Quiet. I ordered proofs today for it and they won't arrive until the 22nd and I moronically set a release date for the 20th. Go figure.

So, from now on I'm not setting anymore fucking dates, I swear. I'm just going to say, "When the snake reaches the nearest mouse in the land of the withering sky, my newest book will come out!" Then I can get away with any date I want, huh? I'm more than on schedule for the hard copy release of Shining in Crimson, since I still have like a month and a half on that, though.  

At this point, I'll just say that Shining in Crimson ebook will be out soonish. If not on the 15th very, very shortly thereafter. And The Quiet chapbook will be out sometime shortly after the 22nd... I apologize for the inconvenience. But so you know, this is just the sort of shit that happens to me all the time, so you'd better get used to it.

Episode 4 of Shining in Crimson.... is still not done. I will be recording it soon. A friend of mine, the brilliant mind behind Feed The Dead (a music contributor to Episode 2), has given me permission to record at his place so that I can get it done soon. So, keep an eye out on that.

Reviews will be coming for both Shining in Crimson and The Quiet soon. The Quiet is so far getting 4 and 5 star reviews on and So, if you haven't checked them out yet, there are excerpts for both on this page up above.

I'm going to start posting more often on here about other things than just my shitty books. Time just seems to be pushing me along and I need to just start pushing back and saying, "Screw you time, I'm sick of putting up with your static bullsh..." anyway, you get the point . So, with that said, it's time to start the process. I leave you with an apropos quiz:

If you could go back in time and change anything, the most terrible trauma from your past, would you do it? Even if it meant murdering a part of your very being, becoming a completely different person, transforming into a much darker version of yourself? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Best serious, thoughtful answer in the comments will win a signed chapbook copy of The Quiet! Be sure and leave contact info though, the last winner never claimed their prize! The proofs are scheduled to arrive at my door August 22nd. I will then immediately turn around and mail one of them to the winner as is plus my terribly messy John Henry. So, get those answers in! Just to give you a view of what you'll be writing for, here's a pic of the cover spread:


  1. I wouldn't change anything about my past, even the dark horrific parts. If I did change it I think I would be in a very bad spot right now, if not dead.

    I'm thrilled with my life the way it is now, and I could never be happier with where I am, and I look at it as a life experience.

  2. I would not go back and change anything - all of what has been is what makes me who I am. I hope at heart I am a good person who wishes well for others and I have had fun and joy along with the pain :)


  3. I wouldn't change anything. There aren't a lot of dark horrific parts to my life (even if I thought there were at the time) so I guess that makes the choice easier. I do have a child with autism though. He's nonverbal and it's been difficult raising him. But it's also been a learning experience. I wouldn't go back and make him normal. He is who he is and he's changed so many lives he's come in contact with, including mine.

    We're on the path we're on for a reason, it's up to us to learn along the way.


  4. Why would i deliberately fuck my life up, by revisiting another depressing part of my life again???

  5. Even though I'm not a believer in fate, I've chosen Stacey's answer. We do learn something from some of the most painful situations.

    But there are some situations where it is hard to weigh that against the pain. Where it's hard to decide if that much pain was worth the lesson.

    And sometimes in a moment of true suffering, a person would give anything to take it away.

    And stranger still, when there's something you could only know for sure by reliving that suffering that would only make you suffer even more, you still long to know.