Catching up with stuff …

October 13th, 2009 • Posted in Random Stuff |

I haven’t been around here a whole lot lately, and for that, apologies.  I’ve just come out of one of my most intensive writing periods ever, during which I haven’t had much time to breathe, let alone blog.  But things are calming down a little now (which means that I’m just insanely busy instead of apocalyptically busy … and to be honest, I wouldn’t have it ay other way), so I’ve got time to pop along here and catch up a little.

hellboundheartsMy story Every Wrong Turn appears in the new anthology Hellbound Hearts, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan and inpsired by Cliver Barker’s Hellraiser mythos.   I’ve only seen the book briefly in passing, but it looks fabulous and is receiving some rave reviews.  Dead proud to be included in this one.

I’ve been working on a screenplay and a TV series pitch … more news about them when there is some.

And today I delivered a new novel pitch to my agent.  It’s a zombie novel, but with a difference.  News on that, too, when it comes in … but I’m very excited about the book.

Some stuff I’ve been reading and listening to:

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough – a shattering, beautiful, insightful novella about death and how we approach it, obviously written by one who knows.

Vardoger by Stephen Volk – an exceedingly spooky and clever tale of an unusual haunting, that’ll keep you guessing until the end.

Old Man Scratch by Rio Youers – an excellent novella from this new writer.  He’s so good I may have to kill him.

Resistance by Muse – disappointing.  Got a few good toons, but it’s nothing compared to Black Holes & Revelations.

nathanm_whiteWhite Rabbit by Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Band – now this is more like it.  My album of the year so far, this laid back (until you really listen to the lyrics) reggae-inspired album from the Flogging Molly bass player is a revelation.  Don’t expect celtic punk.  Do expect insightful lyrics and wonderful music.  Top notch.

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3 comments on “Catching up with stuff …”

  1. Jeff Coffield says:

    Thanks for the book recs. I’ve been reading a lot about Old Man Scratch.

    Agreed on the Muse album. Saw them a week ago here in North Carolina. They opened for U2. Great show all around

  2. Jeff Prettyman says:

    Hey ! I saw muse open for U2 in Virgina the same week as Jeff C. saw them in N.C. Songs were uneven but Matthew Bellamy tore it up on guitar. They didn’t seem lost playing on that vast stage either- to 60,000 people. I hadn’t seen U2 since 1983 and they were better than I expected. As we left my son who is a college freshman said, ” The Edge has got to be the coolest 50 year old on earth!”

  3. C. Dennis Moore says:

    Glad to see HELLBOUND HEARTS getting some mention; I picked it up last week based on your inclusion. That’s a true story. Hopefully I can even read it soon. Look forward to more of your work.

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