Wednesday, October 08, 2014

3 Futures is now on sale!

So as most of you know, my first published work went on sale last week.  It's been immensely exciting so far, and I'm truly thankful for all the support I've received.
Things have been...crazy to say the least.  Not only am I trying to do my share of the marketing for this book, but I'm also working on two very involved freelance jobs, and gearing up for NaNoWriMo (more on that in another post). And we just got a cat, so I now have three animals to manage as I go about my day.  Chaos is my middle name.
But I find I do my best work under this kind of stress, so I wouldn't have it any other way.  Any of you know what I mean?  You might need to vent every now and then, but the chaos does you good in the end.
Anyway...I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't post a link here:
This little volume is a brief short story collection designed as an intro to my work, and a sampler of three forthcoming series that I'm working on.  Those of you who have been following me a while already know the rundown, but just in case:
Jim Frankenstein, Rock and Roll Space Priest follows the adventures of everyone's favorite bass-playing, whiskey-swilling, demon-hunting space priest.  The story included here, Hidden Deeds, is a tale from the early part of Jim's life, before his adventures really begin.  While trying to figure out a confusing case that may or may not be demonic possession, Jim runs afoul of a powerful government official, and makes himself an arch-nemesis that will continue to hound him for the rest of his life.
Tales of Unknown Earth is a 10-part story cycle I'm working on.  Walker, The Prophet is sort of the overture to the book; not really a story in its own right, more of a vignette.  It gives us a glimpse of what humanity is like as it crawls out of the rubble of a broken past.
The Colonist Saga is a far-reaching, multifaceted group of stories that take place in the complex social and political world of a colonized galaxy.  The premier story, Upon the Summit of the City, takes us into the life of Arkat Rowland Hawkes, a seemingly innocuous hypnophobe, whose life is turned upside down by an encounter with an ancient Android.
I have high hopes for all three of these series, and I really look forward to getting everyone's feedback once you've had a chance to read the book.  I'd love to know what your favorite story was, and which series you'd like to see more of first!
Even if you're not into sci-fi, 3 Futures should be a lot of fun.  It's a quick weekend read, which is nice for people who aren't necessarily fans of the genre.  Believe me, as a lifelong fan, I know how much reading sci-fi demands of you!  That's why Catharsis decided to publish this little volume as their first foray into the genre.  It's a smaller dose, intended for a broader audience, and I think there's something in there for everyone.
Speaking of Catharsis, I'd like to let you all know a little more about the label.  Catharsis is a small press, new to the publishing world.  Their brand is built on darker, intellectual reads; they favor authors who take chances and who have something to say.  I'm definitely the black sheep in their stable, being a Christian who likes stories with happy endings, but we've found enough common ground that Catharsis is going to be my home for the foreseeable future.  Not only am I planning on publishing further stories through them, but I'm actually going to be working with them as an acquisitions editor.  We're currently entering an acquisitions phase, so if any of you out there have a novel you're looking to publish, or know someone who does, drop us a line at editor@catharsisfiction.com.  All submissions will be considered, but I know that Catharsis is going to be very choosy about who they go with next, so be prepared to go through the ringer!

Let's see...think that's it for now.  I'm gonna try and get back on here a little more often for the next few weeks/months, as things move forward with 3 Futures.  I'll be letting you know what's happening every step of the way, so stay tuned!

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