Heavens to Hepzibah. Hello, world, I’m still here. If anything, the past week’s been more like a haze-filled trip through some shadowy, web-festooned corner of an undead Narnia.
The year continues to be… a rather interesting one, though I’ll have to admit that March is a vast improvement from January and especially February. I don’t feel as overwhelmed and asphyxiated, though I still have a pretty full plate.
So firstly, a couple of out-of-print announcements (or more like a heads up of):
By March 31st, both Masks: Ordinary Champions and The Glass Minstrel in e-book format will be unavailable for purchase. The Glass Minstrel in print will still be available till the end of June. Good news is that both books are already safely placed with Queerteen Press for publication, and here’s the release calendar for my upcoming titles:
April 6 – Banshee
May 4 – Wollstone
June 1 – Grave’s End
June 30 – The Book of Lost Princes (print)
July 13 – Masks: Evolution
August 10 – The Glass Minstrel
No word yet on the release date for Masks: Ordinary Champions, but you’ll definitely hear from me. Happily enough, the 2nd edition for the entire Masks series will be published within a year from the first book’s release. If you’re just getting into the first book, you won’t have to wait a long time for the rest.
The next book to revert to me after these will be The Twilight Gods. Oh, yikes. Ain’t got no time to play this year, man. At the same time, the experience has been exhilarating in spite of the mental and physical fatigue of slogging through edits after edits after edits. Things will slow down after Curse of Arachnaman since Desmond and Garrick was released a little further out. I’ll go over my plans for that series when the time comes.
In other news, I’ve been dancing everywhere since I found out that Pixar’s working on a sequel to The Incredibles, and Brad Bird’s writing the script. Yes! Happy days are here again! I don’t even want to think how long it’s been since The Incredibles came out, but I know it’s been a dog’s age. I can only guess the next film will show the kids maybe grown up, and I hope Frozone gets a lot more screen time than before, too. That was the only complaint I have against the movie; otherwise, it’s perfect.
California weather continues to depress me. The only good thing about abnormally dry weather is the fact that people hereabouts are encouraged to get out in the sun and be active. I’ve never seen my neck of the woods this busy insofar as walkers, joggers, and cyclists are concerned. It’s great, and it’s been an inspiration. I’ve upped my fitness regimen quite a bit even though I still wish it’d rain. I’ve added running to my usual cycling plan, and it’s yielding great results in the way it complements my time on my bike. Hopefully I’ll remember to bring my camera with me the next time I run or ride. I had my first sighting this year of wild turkeys, and it was glorious. Huge male turkeys in a group strutting about with their tails fanned – that was a lost opportunity. But I’ll do better next time unless my brain again decides to, you know, go on a siesta when it shouldn’t.