Saturday, 28 June 2014

Lotsa Good Stuff

Hey everyone! 

I’m still alive. You wouldn’t know it from the lack of blog posts (geez, the last one was September of 2013!) but I can assure you that I am. Unless, of course, you are reading this sometime in the distant future, and then I might really be dead. Whoa. Dude…

It’s been another year of feverish editing. The current book (like Gasher Creek) has managed to stretch itself out much further than I ever would have expected. And while I still have another draft ahead of me, I’m hoping it will be a “polishing” draft. With any luck, the major edits are behind me, and you’ll have a chance to read it around November.

I’m hoping people dig it. Fans of Gasher Creek will find themselves reading a very different story in a very different genre. Have I decided to switch genres? Nah, I never had a dedicated one in the first place. I hope I never do. GC wanted to be a western, and LP wants to be sci-fi. After that, I’ll be diving into historical fiction. A little bit for everyone, I suppose.

But fans of westerns, don’t lose hope. A western novella is coming your way. It’s going to be a very, very, very, odd story. But if you’ve read Gasher Creek, then you know that I like a little oddness in my stories. Odd is fun!   

So that’s it? A new book, that’s what I’ve been working on? Nope, there’s more. I have big plans, kids. 

Here’s what’s coming in the fall:

1.      A new webpage

2.      A hard copy of Gasher Creek (with art by the awesome and amazing and endlessly talented Tracy McCusker)

3.      Gasher Creek the audio book? I hope so.

Plus—whoa—a podcast. Yup. You’ll actually be able to hear my wacky Canadian accent on a bi-weekly basis. It’s an idea I’ve had for a while now, and the greatest part about it (besides the wacky Canadian accent) is that it will serve as a cross-promotional tool for other independent writers. I've loved being a voice of encouragement on Twitter, and I want to expand on that. The Internet holds unlimited promise for a new generation of writers, but we must help each other if we are going to be successful. This will be my contribution.