Good things are afoot in the kingdom of R.A.
Two of my short stories “Into a Watery Grave” and “Grenadiers and Dragon’s Fire” have been accepted for publication later this year. The first one is my foray into the horror/fantasy genre, and was a real stretch for me. Not the fantasy side. That’s easy. Horror is not a genre I enjoy reading, so I’ve never attempted to write it. I was invited by the publisher to submit, but I wasn’t certain if I could pull it off.
“Into a Watery Grave” will be part of the In Shambles anthology which will feature a Dan Shamble story by Kevin J. Anderson.
|Longmire without Longmire|
“Grenadiers and Dragon’s Fire”, which includes the same character, provided me with goodly amount of background and world building. It inspired me to start the wheels turning on a full steampunk novel centered around Aubrey Hartmann, Lieutenant, 4th Division of the Empress’ Imperial Army, retired. She’ll feature as the same constable as she does in “Into a Watery Grave” and right now the plan is for a series of books around her solving crimes in a pre-industrial village.
It’s like “Longmire”, except without Longmire.
I also figured out the plot for a new Del/angelpunk story to follow up Tears of Heaven and the plot for a fantasy series I’ve been working on. It’s been awhile since I’ve had more projects moving forward than I could actually handle.
It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s better than the alternative.