Saturday, November 23, 2013

Exciting things! Also, I need more hours in a day

Hi ho, it's been a while. I always mean to get regular updates going but really, a lot of things stay the same and though some things may be very exciting for me personally, it still mostly involves me sitting in front of a laptop, typing.

I have been approached by John Harlacher, the Creative Director of Weird Tales to be a contributing editor to the magazine. I'm obviously delighted and thrilled because Weirdness. Here's to much of it. I have a very healthy respect for the magazine and its history. I'm chittering with joy.

Finished my paper on Lovecraft and Hellboy for the special HPL issue of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. It's now in the capable hands of Jeffrey Weinstock and Carl Sederholm for their "The Age of Lovecraft: Cosmic Horror, Posthumanism, and Popular Culture" collection of essays.

My short story, "Linguistica Obscura" will be in the fourth annual issue of The Weird Fiction Review, edited by S.T. Joshi. Wraparound Godzilla vs Ghidora cover by the awesome Bob Eggleton!

The end of 2013 approaches. How did this happen? I don't know.

At some point I am going to have to win the lottery or rob a bank. Seriously, I need more time to concentrate on writing and less on paying bills. There is just never enough hours in the day between getting everything I need to get done done and keeping myself sane. Oi vey.

Excitingly though, I am working on a new short story for the first time in ages. The novel is still there. It waits.