2013 is shaping up to be my busiest year yet (in terms of writing projects).
The Fresh Fear Anthology is going well and the submissions have been of an exceptional standard. Publishing date of September (possibly earlier) is well on track for an achievable outcome. Money has been raised for the payment of contributors and is set aside until contracts have been received and the submission deadline (May 31st) has been reached.
I have had favorable reviews for my latest Kindle release, 'Creep'. If you're quick enough you can get it for FREE today only.
CREEP, is the first story in an exciting and gritty new psychological thriller series. Cassandra: Hunter of Darkness, is a hero to the victim and a merciless angel of death to the evil ones. A killer of killers, she strikes fear into the hearts of those who get their kicks off hurting others. Join Cassandra on her quest for justice and revenge as she begins her journey into the dark underbelly of serial murder and takes care of business as only she knows how. 8,500 word short story + novel extract from Blood Related.
Another exciting project I'm involved with is the upcoming True Crime Serial Killers Anthology, an annual collection of non-fiction serial killer cases from some of True Crimes top authors. To be published by RJ Parker Publishing.
I have been lucky enough to be asked to write two case studies for the first anthology; the cases I will be analyzing are those of Carl Panzram and the unsolved Original Night Stalker. I also did the following cover design:
The True Crime – Serial Killers Anthology, is the first in what will be an annual publication. It consists of 18 short stories/accounts on various serial killers who are not well-known or notorious.
Here is the line-up of contributing authors:
Michael Newton – Over 260 books published, many True Crime Encyclopedias
RJ Parker – Bestselling and award-winning True Crime Author
Peter Vronsky – True Crime writer, historian and filmmaker
Lee Mellor – True Crime Author, musician
Cathy Scott – True Crime Author and award-winning Journalist
Sylvia Perrini – True Crime Author and Historian
Dane Ladwig – True Crime Author and Historian, Chaplain
Karen Scioscia – True Crime Author, Journalist
Kim Cresswell – Fiction Author, breakthrough into True Crime
William Cook – Fiction Author, Graphic Artist, breakthrough into True Crime
In addition to the great line-up there is also in Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help people get involved with the book in return for great rewards for contributing donors.
Please donate if you can, and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, even smoke signals if it doesn't violate your city's ordinances. Tell your friends, foes, your family and strangers. We are truly grateful for any support you can offer.
Finally, James Ward Kirk Fiction has asked to publish a collection of my short horror fiction and poetry which will be finished by the end of this month and hopefully available for release in the coming months. I also have three stories included in Black Bed Sheet Books first author anthology - due for a Summer (States) release this year. Here is the cover design which I did for the anthology:
. . . and, for those of you interested in news of my sequel to Blood Related, 'Blood Trail' is half complete and should be finished by the end of August/beginning of September. I had a recent health setback (pneumonia) which put me behind schedule by about a month unfortunately.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please check out the links and repost/share in as many places you can. Thanks and have a great week. Until next time.