‘Tis the Season

Well, it’s that time of year again: the holiday season. The time of year for spreading joy, showing love, and if you’re a writer, being asked by all of your relatives when your next book is going to be out. Over Thanksgiving weekend, it would have been easier to have passed out ready made cards that offered a status update to all of my well-meaning (and very supportive) relatives. I felt like a broken record repeating the same story over and over. But, I truly appreciate the support, and having fans of your work is hardly the worst problem to have. So I figured I’d take a moment to let all of you know what I’ve been working on lately. (I know, it sounds a bit pompous to me as well, assuming that you even care. But if you didn’t, then you probably wouldn’t be on my site reading this anyway…)

The Winding Down Hours, my completed mainstream novel about the screwed up Taylor family and their fractured relationships, has been submitted to a host of publishers in the hopes that one of them will bite. It’s a long and frustrating process, but that’s life in the literary world, I guess, and welcome to it. Nothing good comes easy, right? The worst part is the waiting. Especially since I am a VERY impatient person by nature. I do have a timeframe in mind, however, where I will call off the search and pursue other options if no publishers show interest. If something happens with one of them, I’ll keep you posted. If not, look for this one to be released in time for Christmas 2017.

Horror fans, I haven’t forgotten you. The novel I’m currently working on revolves around an old, presumedly haunted theater. Or is it? Could there be something even more sinister going on? You’ll have to wait and see. For now, I’m keeping the title to myself, but look for this one Summer 2017. If everything goes right…fingers crossed…yadda, yadda, yadda.

So there you have it, my friends. Those are the main two irons I have in the fire. There may be other announcements in the coming months, but those will come in time. Thanks for all of your support, and don’t forget that books make great gifts this holiday season!

Til next time, my friends…

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Let’s Go Cubbies!!!

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As a lifelong Cubs fan, obviously I’d love to see a win tonight. It would be history-making. 108 years. That’s a long damn time. But because I’m a lifelong Cubs fan, having never seen my team in the World Series much less win it, I have to say that, win or lose tonight, this experience has been amazing. When it looked like it was almost over in Wrigley and they were about to lay down, that’s when the team started fighting the hardest. I love this young team. I love every player on it. And I’m proud to carry on the tradition of being a Die-Hard Cubs Fan!