For Audible and audiobook fans, don’t forget there are a couple of titles to enjoy! There are two more titles coming soon! You will hear author Bryan Tann’s voice narrating the award-winning and best-selling short story Human Ouija, and the wonderful Sean Rhead will continue telling The Blasphemer Series with the title Harvest coming to join the audiobook of Maxwell Demon.
I’m sure this year has been confusing for those that follow the website for updates. This post is for those to read what’s going on and for those questions to be answered. If you read and still have questions, ask on this post here on the website, and I will do my best to answer them.
When’s the next installment of The Blasphemer Series coming out?
The third book, Ghosts, was released early this summer. The next is scheduled to release next year. I am currently writing it. This book is the final installment. I am also working on a fifth addition to the series, but it’s more of a prequel to the series.
After I began writing Ghosts, I realized the previously announced five books for the series weren’t going to work out. The stories were becoming too difficult for me to write without explaining things that were to be in the ‘last two books’. After a conversation with my publisher on the best approach for the finishing of the series, it was agreed upon and decided that it would be a four-book series with a prequel that will contain some stories. This feels more ‘right’ for the series.
Is there going to be another series coming out?
Currently, I do not have another series planned. I do have other stories planned. Some have not begun and some are in progress. I am being careful of what I’m talking about so far with these works. I have mentioned that one of them differs from anything I’ve written or would/will be published to date. It is a new genre for me and I am excited for the time I can more openly talk about this project.
More Pajama People Podcast episodes. After the live event that took place last Friday, we will be releasing more episodes. This comes on the heels of me shutting down the Dark Jottercast.
Editing audio, for me, is a slow task that is very intense as I want it to be just right before the episode releases. Dark Jottercast, as of right now, is gone. Episodes are being migrated to the Youtube channel for archiving like much of my older work has been.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the Youtube channel. I enjoy recording podcast episodes, but as the Pajama People Podcast isn’t wholly on my shoulders, Julia being an amazing co-host is helping me get these out, recorded, and all that goes on in post and pre-production.
I’m confused. What’s been going on?
I have to adjust things for myself several times a year as my day-to-day schedule can change on a dime because of my life and my health. I also am realistic when things are not working out and I am fully to blame for these things.
In order to make things work, I prioritize the important things, pushing things to the back and rearranging my scheduling. While I still have to think about a few things when I decide what to do, I’ll make an announcement here about what will be changing, if anything at all.
I’m a big dreamer and have big goals for myself in the next 5 to 10 years. I just hope all of you will continue along this ride with me.
Finally, the re-designed covers and formats for Little Lunacies and the separated focused short stories have gone live on Amazon! As a thank you for your patience with these works and me, I’ve made the singled-out short stories 99 cents. They will remain this way.
The collection of short stories known as Little Lunacies is up in digital format as well.
For those that have eagle-eyed the social media pages, you’ll have seen the new covers for Human Ouija, The OWLS, Just Underneath, and Little Lunacies. Whether it was at the currently defunct Patreon on page, newsletter, or Facebook page, you’ll have seen these.
With The Blasphemer Series: Ghosts heading into pre-orders
now is the best time to do a full cover reveal!
On April 5th I will make an appearance online! This event is being held by J.E. Taylor for her latest book release. Head to J.E. Taylor’s Wicked Crypt Keepers to join the event and see not just me, but many other authors as well. There will be giveaways and lots of fun!
All times are Eastern Time Zone
I will reveal a fresh cover soon. If you’re subscribed to the newsletter, you’ve already seen this.
For a short period, the short story collection, Little Lunacies, in its paperback format will be unavailable for purchase, the Audible edition will remain. I plan on updating this book with better formatting, different edits, and a different cover. What goes back up will be version two.
November 1st, 9:00pm eastern time, I will appear with the narrator of The Blasphemer Series to talk about emotive writing.
You can check out this episode live here:
I am not organizing this collection of poetry, just helping spread the word of this project for another. Some of you may be familiar with my work with Oliver Sheppard. Exit Device is his mastermind project.
- Deadline: September 10th
- Submit to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Words From Oliver:
I hope to get Issue No. 1 out by Halloween. The deadline to submit is September 10th. EXIT DEVICE will be an old school, photocopied, saddle-stapled, black and white DIY zine. It will have no web or social media presence save for the email address above. Right now I cannot afford to pay contributors anything save for contributor’s copies. Looking for dark, weird, bizarre, etc poetry. Avant-garde and experimental stuff is welcome, as is traditional verse. EXIT DEVICE will probably come out once per year.
The name “Exit Device” is from jargon used in the euthanasia/assisted suicide community; the term refers to any mechanism or apparatus that ends its user’s life. The cover image of issue 1 is “Daguerreotype of Nothing” from 1850, an image held by the Getty Museum. I’ve gotten permission from the Getty Museum to use the image for the cover of the zine.
So far, about 20 poems have been accepted. I’ll probably include no more than 50. If you submit and I’ve hit that limit, it may be considered for Issue No. 2.
THIS IS CLOSED NOW