This month was nuts. My daughter started back to school and I was looking forward to settling back to work, but she was sick for a whole week and my plans got derailed. I had hoped to get Angelus Rose finished up and off to my first readers, but I got overwhelmed with finishing all the guest posts I’d promised first.
And then I got contacted by a publisher asking if I would be interested in doing a book for them. That has absolutely never happened before. The project is top secret until we have a contract in place, but I am so excited I can’t really concentrate on anything else.
In the meantime, here’s the round-up on this last month:
Flight: Queer Sci Fi’s Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest came out in paperback and ebook. It contains my very short story “The Rush of Wind” about Ariel and Raena from The Dangerous Type.
My travel memoir All You Need is Morbid has been added to the Featured Non-Fiction list on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/list/314288886-featured-non-fiction-stories
I was interviewed for Horror Addicts about Lost Angels: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/an-interview-with-loren-rhoads/
In addition, the Horror Addicts podcast said really nice things about my Death’s Garden project and let me read a taste of Lost Angels: http://www.thebelfry.rip/blog/2016/9/17/loren-rhoads-horror-addicts
I saw the table of contents for Best New Horror #27, which will include my story “The Drowning City.” It’s my first time to be in a book with Neil Gaiman and Gemma Files — honestly, a drew come true. The book isn’t up for preorder yet, but I’ll let you know when it is.
The Kickstarter went life to fund Strange California, the anthology that will include my story “Guardian of the Golden Gate.” You can order your copy now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonbatt/strange-california-a-speculative-fiction-anthology
I wrote about the Highgate Vampire on Cemetery Travel: https://cemeterytravel.com/2016/09/20/a-restless-wind-is-blowing-through-highgate/
I wrote about 10 Overlooked Elements of Promotion for Queer Sci Fi: https://queerscifi.com/do-it-yourself-week-day-four-promoting-your-work-2/
I took part in the Writing Life panel with SG Browne and Dana Fredsti. And this weekend I’m on my way down to Con-Volution to talk about fanfic, vampires, Star Wars, and succubi.
Rich and full!