Friday, January 25, 2019

First of all: Happy New Year, folks! I hope you've all had a great start to 2019. Life has been hectic for me of late. I'm running behind on a number of things but I'm starting to get caught up bit by bit so there's that. I'm now doing a series of limited chapbooks color-illustrated by Luke Spooner over on my Patreon. Luke did the interiors for the first chapbook in my Hex serial novel last year and I'll be continuing that serial. In between each part of Hex, though, I'll now be putting together a chapbook consisting of either a standalone novelette, a novella, or a short collection. Like with Hex, each will be signed by myself, numbered, and illustrated by Luke Spooner.

My weird novelette Through the Mindhole will kick off this year's subscription. The formatting is complete, though I'm still trying to decide between two different versions. Then I'll be immediately having copies printed off, so if you want one of these, you can join my Patreon at the $10 tier and I'll ship yours out. And Hex 2 will be coming up immediately afterword!
Here's the cover and some illustrations all by Luke Spooner:
Here's the tentative schedule I have in mind (if you sign up for my Patreon at the $10 tier or higher and don't have Hex Part I: The Eye of the Hexagon, let me know and I'll ship it along with the other two January chapbooks!):
  • January: Through the Mindhole (Novelette), Hex Part II: The Mouth of the Hexagon
  • February: Exit Reality
  • March: Hex III: The Flesh of the Hexagon (serial novel)
  • April: A Light That Could Only Shine On the Dead and Other Weird Tales (short collection)
  • May:  Hex IV: The Blood of the Hexagon (serial novel)
  • June: The Quiet: Reimagined (new re-imagining of my 2011 short novella. There is a chance this will turn into a novel, if so, I will publish the first part and this schedule will change quite drastically)
  • July:  Hex V: The Mind of the Hexagon (serial novel)
  • August: Flashes in the Dark (flash fiction collection)
  • September:  Hex VI: The Light of the Hexagon (serial novel, final part)
  • October: The Orloge (Currently unfinished novelette/novella)
  • November:  Dead Synapses: A Collection of Bleak Science Fiction (short collection) 
  • December:  The Knowing Inside John Part I: Beasley Hollow (serial novel) 
And for those of you who don't already know, mine and Jennifer Wilson's company Nightscape Press now has a number of Charitable Chapbooks coming out this year. Last year's The Broker of Nightmares by Jon Padgett sold out and raised $1,000 for the ACLU! The eBook edition of Broker is available for pre-order and will be coming out soon! That edition will give 40% of its proceeds to the ACLU. These new upcoming chapbooks will raise money for a variety of charities. And we'll be venturing into full length books with our new charitable model starting this year as well. And if you missed it, my anthology Ashes and Entropy came out in eBook format in December and has started garnering some great reviews. The paperback is available for pre-order in three different cover designs and literally just went to the printer finally and should be ready in about a week or two. We also have some other fantastic projects forthcoming like Secret Gateways (A Leeds/Dunnstown and Beyond Limited Hardcover Box Set) by Jon Padgett and Matthew M. Bartlett and the 2019 Nightscape Press Caribbean Cabal Charitable Writers Retreat (with special guests Laird Barron and John Langan)!

And speaking of events, Jen and I will also be going to The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2019 in Atlanta in March, and Scares that Care in Williamsburg, VA in August, and Necronomicon Providence in August as well (We'll have my books and Nightscape books at all of these of course)! So, quite a lot of cool stuff and events are coming up this year. Anyway, that's all I've got for news right now. Hoping 2019 treats you all very well!