October 4, 2014 3:16pm
I know it seems like Anders and I are always flogging out books on Facebook, Twitter, and this website, but that's not entirely true. Sometimes we post cartoons on Facebook as well. Today's update is neither. Today, I want to talk about - me.
A month ago today, my boss told me to go talk to the Assistant Executive Director of Linden Ponds (my place of employment for 2 years, 2 months, and 23 days). I was told that my job was eliminated due to restructuring. I'd be lying if I said I didn't hate them for screwing up their business so badly that they needed to restructure. Still not able to look at the bright side of this. Not sure there is a bright side.
As Anders noted the other day, my depression, which is a life long chronic illness, has hit new lows during this 'transition' period. I haven't really enjoyed too much of what is happening around me. Mental health issues are not a matter of mood. You can not just 'snap out of it' by going shopping or getting your hair done. Even wonderful news can be lost on you.
Midnight 28 has been the one bright shiny spot in this very bleak fall. It is our first cross over hit. We have sat nestled in the top 4 of the Amazon Hot New Releases since 10/01. It actually puts us 2 degrees from Anne Rice by Kevin Bacon standards. I can not thank those who bought the ebook enough. The paperback will be available soon.
I'll be okay. It's like a break up, according to Anders. Being the dumpee is never fun. Give it some time, she tells me. I'm trying. In the mean time, you folks and your support of my writing have made this fall just a bit more tolerable. Thank you and thank you again for not eliminating the most important job I've ever held - writer.
September 21, 2014 12:25 PM
Life is a scenic ride with Mr. Magoo as your driver.
It was a busy summer. Anders and I attended a Con on the left coast and managed to get Ayer is Human released. We felt we were back into a good writing groove after the trip to the Pacific Northwest. So, we picked my short story trilology, The O'Grady Series, to retool for a pleasant fall read. The stories were solid to start with and Anders sharpened what had been ragtag edges. We renamed the project Midnight 2 8 when we gave it a bold cover.
We made it available for pre-order at Amazon. This was not something we had done before. To our utter amazement, it climbed right into the Top 100 for Occult Suspense. We have a shot at getting into the top 10 before the book even goes live. Please help us reach that goal. Pre-order you ebook today.
Ebook will go live 10/01/14. Follow the link below to order:
I wish I could say everything is going as well as my writing. The year has been filled with a great deal of trauma. The most recent of which is losing my day job 2 weeks ago. I start a new job tomorrow. It will mean a learning curve. While excitig to move on to challenges, I think I would have welcomed a bit of quiet to work on my writing. Life, as usual, has a different path for me to follow.
phair aka mullaney