2019 was a hell of a year for me as a writer. Books released. Short stories sold. Lots of new stuff written, and lots of things learned.
Seems like I should have something awesome and reflective to say about this, but about all I can come up with is, wow! I hit the 10-year mark on writing and maybe that did it, plus all the crazed persistence is paying off. Maybe I got lucky. Maybe both.
In any case a lot of my writing hit the world in 2019. Here is a month-by-month view.
We kicked off the 8-month Woody and June extravaganza. If you missed the fun, this episode and the second one is free when you join the Woody and June Fan Club.
My story “Ashna’s Heart” appeared in Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels, starting a very good 2019 for my short fiction.
Episode 2 of Woody and June arrived, also free when you join the Woody and June Fan Club.
We had big plans for the Walter Anchor series in 2019, but all we had time for was splitting out the Walter’s first case into it’s own book (it is also in my short story collection Life After). 2020 is now looking like Walter’s year. Stay tuned!
This story first appeared in Anomalous Readings: Thirteen Curious and Confounding Tales, but I like it so much I figured it deserved it’s own book (and look at that cover!)
“Dog People” appeared in Snot-Nosed Aliens: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine
All seven episodes in one volume (at a great price).
At long last, a new novel in my ghost world. I believe this it be my best novel and am so happy to see it out in the world!
“A Grave Kind of Love” came out as part of WMG’s Holiday Spectacular 2019.
“With Light Years Between Us” appeared in Issue 8 of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine and marked my second cover appearance!
That was a very busy year writing-wise. Thanks to all of you that read these, all my beta readers, the editors that bought my stories, and my wonderful wife for making this year possible.
Planning for 2020 is well underway and who knows, it might just beat 2019!