03/28/13

The Scourge, Book II, Coming in June!

Here we go…

I’ve just signed a contract with 47North, the best publishers in the world, for book II of The Scourge.

*Crushes beer can and pumps fist in a manly display of excitement*

The novel will be called The Scourge: Nostrum and it will start life as a serial, just like the original. The first episodes should be available for Kindles, iPads, computers, phones, and large rocks with good reception, in early June. And the print version will be available after the serial runs its course, in August.

The novel begins two days after The Scourge ended and, to avoid spoilers, I can’t really reveal much more than that. The novel will still be told from Edward’s point of view, and there may be a love interest for Tristan. What kind of woman could possibly hold her own against Tristan? Read the book, silly! I’ll tell you!

I’m really excited to write about Edward and his knights again, and to hear back from my reader friends on the Amazon discussion boards (and this blog). Thanks for making The Scourge so successful. I hope Nostrum proves to be equally entertaining for all of you.

Oh, and a quick question, what do you think of the title? Let me know! Thanks.

 

03/27/13

The Scourge is Upon Me!

I must admit, I rolled in these and cackled for ten minutes before this picture was taken.

The UPS man gave me the plague today. And I love it!

Twenty-five print copies of The Scourge. I is a happy man. Don’t let the subtle smile fool you. My heart was doing handsprings as the photo was taken.

The first two people to respond to this blog post who don’t live in Connecticut or New York, will receive a free signed copy. That’s just the kind of mood I’m in =)

Let the games begin!

03/17/13

Interview on MarcusTrowerEditor.com

Hi everyone,

Marcus Trower, Copy Editor Extraordinaire

My copy editor and friend, Marcus Trower, interviewed me recently and posted the results on his site today. He explored some interesting subjects about writing serials and The Scourge. Please have a look at the interview. And if you are looking for a copy editor, I don’t think there is a better one out there. He has a wealth of knowledge, is a brilliant fact-checker, and knows more about the English language than Noah Webster. His work on The Scourge made the book significantly better. You can’t ask more than that in an editor.

Click here to see the interview.

03/16/13

And so it begins…

“Hey, these bones look like they’ve been gnawed on…”

Workers digging a rail line in Central London’s Farringdon neighborhood uncovered the grave site of what could be as many as 50,000 victims of the Black Plague.

Does no one actually watch TV or read books? You fools! This is how zombie apocalypses start! Cover them back up and incinerate your clothes! #hoardingweapons

On a side note, don’t be surprised if the Farringdon grave site shows up in future works…

Enjoy the last days! And remember, in the times of madness to come, only madness will save us.