Plans for Lupine Howl, A Single Blade of Grass, John Mason and The Grid

Lots of little things to mention today! First, the third Lupine Howl book has undergone a name change. It was originally going to be called Unholy Master, but I decided I didn’t like that title too much so I’ve changed it to A Spotter’s Guide to Werewolves, which I think reflects both the tone and the content a little better. I’m well into the book and I hope to have it out in the next week.

Meanwhile, I’ve decided to go back and take another look at A Single Blade of Grass, the sci-fi short story I published in February. Almost everyone who has read it says that they think it would be a good full-length book, so I’m going to see what I can do about that. I think it would be fun to flesh out that world and make it more of an adventure, and explore the themes a little more. No ETA on this one, but it’s definitely in the works.

Then there’s the John Mason series, which I’ve kind of neglected so far. There are two books out at the moment, titled The Dead and the Dying and The Company of Angels. I’m slowly working on the third, which doesn’t have a confirmed title yet, but I’m aware that I haven’t really been paying much attention to John Mason and I want to fix that because I like the character. More news soon!

As for The Grid, I’m currently working on the second book, titled The Sickening King. I definitely know where The Grid is headed and it’s fun to map out the journey, although there are a couple of key decisions that have yet to be made. Someone has already asked me if the person who died in the first book is really dead. All I can say is: I’ve asked myself the same question. We’ll see. In general, though, I like people who die in my books to stay permanently dead.

Finally, there’s Dark Season. The prequel, 20th Century Vampire, is on the way in April, and then the series returns properly in July. To be honest, I’m itching to get started on it again, but so far I’m halfway through 20th Century Vampire and thought of the first book for series two, titled Nimrod, are also starting to build up.  It’s crazy, I never knew that characters from a book could take over so much, but I’ve been missing writing them and I can’t wait to get started again…

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