Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Updates, Ahoy!

As we head into the Christmas season, I wanted to drop in and give a mini-update on what you can expect from this blog in the weeks and months ahead:

I'm excited to announce that we've got a brand-new The Coming Evil short story headed to this very blog, free of charge. It's a Christmas story, written by Meghan Mitchell--my wife and co-author of "The Coming Evil: Clown Time...The Remake!". I sort of view it as the calm before the storm, as this will be the last short story before The Strange Man hits shelves in February.

Also, coming up, we've got a brand new "Feature Trailer" for The Strange Man. It's nearly three minutes long, with actors, monsters, and a great score by Dan J. Schulte, and lots of coolness involved. It's finished, Realms and I are just waiting a little closer to release date before we premiere it. I'm hoping to see it posted in January.

Of course, February 1, 2011 is the big day! The day The Strange Man--over a decade in the making--is finally loosed upon the world! If you haven't already, pre-order your copy today!

Just in time for the book's release, I'll also be posting a completely unofficial (though no less cool) soundtrack to The Strange Man. I write to music, and a decade is a long time of music and writing. I've selected a list of songs that are meaningful in some way to The Strange Man, and have arranged the list to give you a sort of musical journey through The Strange Man.

And, lastly, maybe a month after the book is released, I'm going to begin a series of endnotes for the novel--a sort of running commentary, to take readers behind the scenes to talk about inspirations, Easter Eggs, and background info. The goal is to cover three chapters per installment, breaking it down, taking you through the process. The commentary will, of course, be spoiler heavy, so be sure to pick up a copy of the book before you tune in!

As you can see, we've got a lot planned for you just around the corner. Keep checking back here for more updates or join us on Networked Blogs and watch as updates magically come straight to your Facebook wall! It's magic!

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