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Monthly Archives: August 2011

*GASP* Greetings, Bearers! *COUGH, COUGH*

Finally!  Access to a computer and an update to share!  For those of you who have been hanging on, wondering whether or not I was sucked into a trans-dimensional wormhole opened by a gang of evil beet-eating cows dressed in clown shoes, I’m happy to report that the rumor was false.

They ate mushrooms, not beets.

Anyway, on a more serious note, a shout out goes to the ever-increasing fanbase of my novels and short stories, especially The Summoning of Clade Josso.  Those of you who have made recent purchases of the book, I’m looking forward to hearing from you, getting your thoughts and comments about the book.  Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what’s up!

I’ve come up with a working title of my upcoming short story collection.  Right now, it’s called Alternate Endings, and while the majority of the works will be scifi and horror, I’ve got a few other curveballs that might work their way into the book (How about a little romance storu?  I know… I cringed too when I thought about it.  But the nucleus of the story was one told to me by a waitress, and it was too good to pass up.  Don’t worry: I promise not to make it a habit, and will be sure to include cannibalism or aliens or man-eating stuffed teddy bears in any future love story ideas).

In addition to writing the stories for Alternate Endings, I’m also pushing forward on The Summoning of Kran: The Third Descent into the Vein.  This one’s going to end up being a bit longer than Clade Josso or Old Velt.  On the one hand, it means more work for me editing ( 😦  ), but this is offset by the joy I know you readers will get when you see the shaping of this the third novel in the Vein epic ( 😀 ).  To be honest, I think it’s shaping up to be one of the best ones I’ve written so far.  That’s the cool thing about writing: if you’re doing it right, your work gets better as you go along.

That is, unless you lose your fingers somehow.  Kinda makes it hard to type.

Reading has been good as well.  I’ve recently finished Peter Straub’s A Dark Matter and F. Paul Wilson’s The Tomb, both good reads.  Straub’s book is a little more of a pure horror story, while Wilson colors his horror with a little more action.  A good comparison for the two novels in the realm of movie would be Alien and Aliens: The first movie is the haunted house; the second movie is the roller coaster.  Both get big recommendations from me.

Well, that’s it for now. I  hope to send another update your way in the next week or two.   God willing, I’ll have something to put up that’ll whet your appetite for more.  Until then, keep reading, and contact me!

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean