What I’m Reading
Amped by Daniel Wilson, author of Robopocalypse (which I loved.) I received an advanced reading copy, but hadn’t had time to sit down and crack it until now. It’s my current front-porch-with-lemonade read. (Fic-SciFi)
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman. I am a Kellerman junkie, and have almost finished mowing through his entire body of work for the second time, but Victims is fresh and new, and I’m looking forward to starting it soon. (Fic-thriller)
11/22/63 by Stephen King. Saving it for the cottage! So, I suppose it doesn’t go in the “what I’m reading” column so much as the “what I intend to read” column, but I’m not making a page for that because it would be ridiculously long. (Fic-horror)
Death to Dust by Kenneth V. Iserson. Again. For the tenth time (conservative estimate.) An absolute must for any writer planning on putting a death in their book. (NFic-medical)
On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. (NFic-military/psychology)
What I’m Writing
First draft of Death Rejoices, book two of The Marnie Baranuik Files, is in the hands of my trusty beta reader; the feedback so far has been encouraging. Still some tidying to do before it goes to my snarkypants editor, Mr. Rafe Brox (and I only say “Mr.” because he looks like he could calmly twist my skullcap off with one hand and use it to mash my brains to a grey meat slurry.)
Horror shorts for the untitled anthology with my collaborator, Jason D. Ready, (I believe the D stands for “Demonic Ginger”) are nearly done. Okay, that’s a big fat lie, they’re not even close to being done, but let’s pretend. His stories are done and they’re great. *digs toe in sand*
Research has commenced for Last Impressions, book three in The Marnie Barankuik Files. I’m pestering my very patient detective for Canadian cop info. Let’s call him Constable Name Withheld, since I keep forgetting to ask him if it’s okay if I say who he is, and Constable Name Withheld is a lot more professional-sounding than the other stuff I could call him.
Research and outlining has also commenced for my other collaboration with Jason D. Ready, an untitled steampunk series that is still in the outlining phase. This dark-yet-humourous series will include everything that is horribly, horribly wrong in both our heads. So much win.
Outlining and general idea-hucking has begun with my other collaborator (the above-mentioned snarkypants editor boy) Rafe Brox, on our weirdo, noir-punk-scifi book, also untitled. Hrm, usually I’m better with giving something a title right off the bat. I’m going to blame my collaborators, since this is my blog and I can do whatever I want, neener-neener.