Today sees the release of my new novel, Relics. It’s got fantasy elements, and thriller/crime elements, but as far as I’m concerned it’s really a horror novel. And as such it’s my first published horror novel since The Silence almost 2 years ago in 2015.
Relics is also my 41st published novel.
I had to look at that number for a while after I’d typed it. 41 novels. Yes, some in collaboration (mainly with Christopher Golden), but the vast majority written on my own.
It’s also 20 years this September since my first novel, Mesmer, was published.
20 years … 41 novels … and yet in many ways I still feel like a ‘new’ writer. Every book I see published fills me with glee, every new review is exciting, and every time my agent calls I get a tingle of anticipation. Whenever I get a new deal, for a short story or novel (or a movie … watch this space!), for a moment it’s almost like the first one again. I’d hate to lose that feeling.
So, I really hope you pick up and enjoy Relics (click title for ordering info). Please let me know what you think. You keep reading them and I’ll keep writing them!