Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thunderstorm! Decibel! Crazytimes!

Hi. How are things? I sincerely hope you’re all staying safe and healthy and sane. It’s a strange moment in time, to say the least.

I wanted to drop in here with some little updates, since - despite the somewhat apocalyptic feel of things out there - a number of interesting developments have happened in the last several weeks.

First of all, my book Triple Axe recently received the limited edition hardcover treatment from Thunderstorm Books. This is the first time one of my books has gotten a hardcover edition, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. The jacket art is by Erik Wilson, whose art I’ve admired for years. Sadly, this edition is sold out. Being part of Thunderstorm’s Black Voltage Private Reserve series, most of the 36 copies (talk about limited edition!) went out to series subscribers, and any leftover copies disappeared pretty much immediately. If you got one of these, consider yourself pretty lucky!

Next, I was asked to put together an extreme music playlist for the mighty Decibel magazine, for their regular feature, Tales From the Metalnomicon. I jumped at the chance, and in the process, realized my list was taking shape in '90s-centric form. So I leaned into that, and assembled a group of 9 songs from the '90s, including stuff from Carcass, Godflesh, Morbid Angel, and Skinny Puppy, among others, while Shawn Macomber from Decibel had some incredibly nice things to say about my fiction. You can check out the entire article and listen to the music here.

And finally, this past weekend, my next book, Crazytimes, was announced. Here’s the synopsis:

You wake up Monday morning and everyone is crazy. Everyone was already crazy, though, right? But somehow things are worse today. People are angry, throwing chairs out of office windows, eating rocks, violently scratching their necks, and running naked through the streets. They’re killing each other for no reason and laughing through the carnage. The whole city is like this. And meteors are falling from the hazy skies above. How are you going to survive? Do you even want to? This isn’t just another manic Monday. This is Crazytimes.

If that sounds like your kind of thing, the ebook is up for preorder now, and will be unleashed upon this crazy world through Grindhouse Press, alongside the paperback, on May 19. I’m excited for people to read it, and I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.