Wow, it seems like forever ago that I was last on this blog posting an update about new stuff. But here I am, out of my writing cave and… well, typing away some more. Thank God for my new ergonomic setup or my wrists/back would be ruined by now.
In an attempt to restore some order and routine to this blog, I figured it would be a good idea to do some updates every month. Info on what I’m working on, what’s coming in the next few months, and general musings on the writing life. I realise I’ve neglected my blog these last few months, but truth be told, I’ve had good reasons. Namely, working bloody hard on all kinds of new projects.
The first new project I’ve been working on is Infection Z. It’s a new zombie apocalypse series unrelated to the Dead Days books. Now I know, I know — I already have one zombie series, so why am I bothering with Infection Z? Well, Dead Days has grown into something completely different. I won’t spoil the books in case you’re yet to read them/still making your way through them, but it’s safe to say that there’s much more to it than just surviving in a zombie apocalypse world now. Rules have changed, the story has twisted and turned, and it will continue to do so right up until its final season (which I currently have planned for the eighth).
Infection Z is a back-to-roots zombie horror. And at the same time, there’s some unique twists on the genre. Some interesting developments from the very start that set the book apart from its colleagues. And while Dead Days hurtles towards an end goal, Infection Z is very much an ongoing tale of survival in a decaying world. Central to that is humanity, and how it adapts and responds to the changing landscape.
Basically: if you love Dead Days, you’ll love Infection Z. If you haven’t read Dead Days, you can read Infection Z anyway. It’s different stories, different characters, and very different direction–even though they both ultimately start with the same concept: a world falling apart under the weight of a zombie infection.
It’s a twist filled ride that I think you’ll really enjoy, and that I’m very proud of. It’ll be out in March. Cover reveals and stuff like that coming soon.
I’m also working hard on a brand new series that I don’t want to talk about too much just yet. Yeah, I know, teasing and all that. But all I can say is that it’s new territory for me. A combination of my mystery and my horror sides of writing with a whole new sprinkle of literary depth on top. Mostly, it’s a lot of fun. I’ll share more about this in the coming weeks, but rest assured, I think it’s the best book I’ve ever written. And I’m a real harsh critic of my own work.
Anyway, time for me to get back to the madness. January and February were very, very good months–two of my best in writing. So thanks very much for all who picked up one or two or however many of my releases in 2015 so far. Hope you enjoy what you see, and it’ll be great to have you on board for many years to come.
Cheers. More soon.