Monthly Round-Up: July 2015

(Cross-posted on the WriteClub blog)

Generally I do the monthly round-up on the last Wednesday of the month. However, last week I was in Darkest Wales, with no access to wifi and barely any mobile phone signal. It was nice to get away from it all, but a bit of an adjustment to be ‘off the radar’.

So, July’s round-up is a week late. But there is plenty to report, so on with the news.

OUT NOW

The ‘Former Heroes’ anthology is now available to buy, in print and e-book format. Featuring seven original stories of SF, fantasy and horror, all of these authors are united by being live action role-players. It’s a fairly eclectic mix of stories, but it has already started receiving good reviews. My own story is definitely one of the darker ones.

COMING SOON

THE WHISPERING DEATH is in final proof stage, and now I’m getting excited. It’s always a thrill when a book starts to become a reality.

It is hoped that this one will launch at FantasyCon in Nottingham in October, but I’m still waiting for confirmation of a launch slot. More news on this as it happens!

PUBLICITY

I was pleased to feature on the Omnimystery page at the beginning of the month as the author interview.

WORK IN PROGRESS

I’ve not made much progress on the new horror novel, but the third Shara Summers novel, SPOTLIGHT ON DEATH, continues apace. One of my work colleagues was asking about it the other day, which has given me some motivation to get on with it. I’ve set myself a goal to have this WIP finished by the end of the year. Not just ‘current draft’ finished, but at final draft stage. So I’d better apply bum to chair a bit more often and get cracking.

By the time of the next monthly round-up we’ll be moving into Autumn, at least here in the Northern hemisphere. Where does the time go? See you then!

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