So what's going on?
As some of you know, I am currently collaborating with another, very-talented writer named John Parker on the creation of a sci-fi television series based on my first book, The Shivered Sky. Like the book, the series revolves around five humans who die and wake up in heaven. But when they get there, they find the angels were just on the losing side of a terrible war, and the place is occupied by an army of demons. The series bible is mostly written, and the two-hour pilot is starting to grow some legs. I may post a few pages in the future.
I am also still working on my next fantasy novel. Like The Shivered Sky, it's kind of a rough process. I don't like to outline, and that means I am constantly writing myself into a corner. But I wouldn't change it for the world. A few people have asked if it's a sequel to TSS. It's not. So what is it about? You'll have to wait. I can tell you it's set under water, and it's pretty violent.
Let's see... what else?
Oh, Pima College's Pima Press is releasing a book sometime this summer or fall which will contain all the previous Martindale Literary Award winners from the inception of the award. My story "Hurricane Bonnie" will be included. It's the same story from my other book, Trailer Park Fairy Tales. I think I'm getting a contributor copy, and that's about it.
And as mentioned in another post, "Hurricane Bonnie" will be honorably mentioned in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 2006.
I'm listening to American Idiot by Green Day for the first time. It's not my normal musical genre of choice, but this album is really good. It manages to sound epic, which is pretty rare these days. My biggest complaint is that it's probably too polished. They like to call themselves punk. They're not. Still, I like it.
That's it for now.