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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Surprise becomes a Novella

The feedback I got from most people on 'Summer Surprise' was that it didn't end solidly, that the story didn't resolve and the two boy's stories didn't mesh completely.

So I decided to finish their story together. Yesterday I hit 20k words which means it has crossed safely into being a novella. And, rather than making you suffer through reading that many words, I decided to record it and put it up at 

Each episode with be a bit longer than most of the first book, so there will probably be about six episodes of about 25 minutes. But we'll see when I get it done. It's wrapping up with some surprises and solid conflicts for the next actual novel, which I will probably use as my Nanowrimo novel for this year. That should give me time to finish up, 'The King's Shoemaker' and get it recorded before I actually have to sit down and torment Chad and Amy any further.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Masters of Macabre

I just listened to the Masters of Macabre on I have a story in the competition, but if you're reading this, you probably know, because, well, no one ever comes to this blog, and if you're here, you probably just listened to my story.

I hope you liked it. It was fun to write and record.

As you can see, I normally write YA urban fantasy. If you are looking for other horror stories, these are three of my favorites that I posted on the Horror side of Flying Island Press.

Here are the links:

'The Traveler' was my first horror piece written originally for the Great Hites Podcast. A year later I revised it and it was played on 'The Shadowcast Audio Anthology Podcast'. Here are links to the text at Flying Island and both text and audio at Shadowcast.

The 23rd Horror was the second horror piece I did for Great Hites, and here it is at Flying Island.

When we launched Flying Island Press Scott Roche wanted to get a horror imprint rolling. We were posting stuff we already had, like the two previous stories. The Paper Boy was written specifically for Abattior. It's definitely a favorite.

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