Happy New Year … and what 2011 might bring

December 30th, 2010 • Posted in Random Stuff |

I hope everyone reading this has a Happy New Year.  Enjoy whatever it is you might be doing for New Year’s Eve––we’ll be at a party at the local village hall, and the kids will be having their latest night of the year.  On New Year’s Day we’ll be going for a long walk with a bunch of friends from the village, and then it’s all back to normal … back to work, back to school, and I’m glad for it.  Christmas is fun, but it lasts too long.

So, what will 2011 bring?  For me, some exciting book releases, a slight change of emphasis in my writing, and a few fun trips.

First, book releases.  The Wild is due out in March, Echo City (from Orbit UK) in June, and The Shadow Men from Bantam in June in the USA.  There’ll be other new releases too, but more news on these as they come in.

I’m writing a new novel for Orbit right now, and I’ll also be working on the second novel for Corsair (soon-to-be publishers of Coldbrook), as well as short stories and novellas for a few places.  I’ll also be writing a comic, more of which soon.  And in 2011 I’ll also be concentrating more on screenwriting, after working for Fox2000 this year on the Jack London series, and thoroughly enjoying it.  I intend doing a lot more screenwriting this year, and the next solo project is already full steam ahead.

I’ll also spend 2011 collaborating with some of my best friends on some thrilling projects.  Stephen Volk and I have almost finished our first screenplay together.  Christopher Golden and I will be writing the third in our series The Secret Journeys of Jack London, as well as other great projects we’ve been talking about for some time.  And there’s the YA novel with my mate Mark Morris, and a TV series collaboration with a good friend in LA, and a few other projects which I’m hoping will take off next year.

So, exciting times.  A trip to LA and, I hope, the World Horror Convention, will be a highlight of the year.  As will a determination to complete the Three Peaks Challenge (climbing the three tallest mountains in the UK in the space of 24 hours).  2011 is already shaping up to be a scorcher, and I hope you’ll check back here to see what’s going on.

Happy New Year to you all.  Be nice to each other.  Keep reading.  Stay safe.

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