Coming to bookstores next February, 2010, is my new novel Pallid Light: The waking dead. I'm going to offer up that it's fast-paced, and a bit of an action tale. For a preview, visit my website. The first 3 chapters are online. (Click Here)
I'm already working on other projects, and have been for a while. In the queue are a few anthologies and two more novels. If all goes according to plan, they should appear next year and the following year. By then I'm certain I'll have more projects, and the process will repeat.
For those who know about my sleeping disorder (now you do if you didn't), I find the subtitle to Pallid Light rather ironic. It didn't occur to me until after I'd finished the novel. Oh, how many times I've felt like the waking dead.
Now comes the confusion: Why does the book on Amazon have two authors listed? Pretend you didn't see that. I write under a pen name, and through a variety of channels of confusion, the title was listed with my pen name and my real name. This will soon be corrected. As it turns out, my pen name doesn't have the same Nielsen ratings I do - see the previous post for details on that. And, given myriad other things, one confusion lead to another, which resulted in me co-authoring with myself. Even though I found myself difficult to work with, in the end, I won all of the arguments. A good sign, I hope.
I do want to thank Malcolm McClinton for his cover art, and everyone who read the book and offered insights.
Below is some copy text for the novel. It takes place in Temperance, Illinois. The town will never be the same.
Pallid Light: The Waking Dead
The world ends with the flip of a switch. The thundering storms strike across the world, searing the earth, leaving destruction in their wake. Few will survive. For the folks living in Temperance, Illinois the nightmare is just beginning. When the sky roils in luminous colors, the people of the small town begin to die, and Randall Clay decides to escape. What he didn’t expect was the dead to come back to life or the nightmare that came after.