I signed a book contract today with Horrific Tales Publishing.
It’s an unusual deal for a number of reasons:
• It brings together two linked novellas, that were originally published separately, into a single book.
• In a decade and a half, it’s my first ever hardback edition of anything.
• It will also be released as an eBook and on audio.
As you can imagine, I’m fairly delighted – especially seeing as this marks the end of another long publishing drought; the kind that seem to characterise my career.
Originally, I planned four linked stories in this world. When it became clear that selling novellas, whether they were a series or not, wasn’t viable, I decided to stop working on them. However, if this new edition does well, I may go on to complete the concept.
The Kill Crew was very well-received by those who read it before it went out of print (it was also released in Spanish by Lee Runas) but The Failing Flesh, published as it was in an anthology that sold very few copies, has been seen by hardly anyone.
You’ll have to wait until December for this one but I’ve already seen the cover artist’s portfolio and listened to the narrator and they’re both extremely gifted.
I can’t wait to see the end result.