Friday, June 24, 2011

Commitment is not a dirty word

Well, by now the news that I have signed a three-book deal with Seventh Star Press is old hat. Angelkiller is the first in the triad, to be followed next year by Traitor Angel and then Doom Angel in 2013 (if we are all still here). I am pleased to be a part of SSP and look forward to working with them.

I still have Deity to come out from Sam's Dot Publishing. That is currently on the front burner and working it frantically for an early 2012 release. Deity and Traitor Angel may be competing for attention over the holidays, but I am determined to get them both done by their respective deadlines.

Besides those novels, I am editing the September 2011 issue of parABnormal Digest for SDP with Terrie Lee Relf. I really enjoy that project. Although I can't accept everything submitted, putting together a project of that magnitude with Terrie has been a satisfying process. I was very pleased to find how well PD was received, and how well it sold at the conventions in which it was featured.

I am also working to get involved with another project that, for now, has to remain under wraps. As soon as I know for certain it will be a part of my upcoming public projects, I will let you know.

I was recently at DucKon 20 in the Chicago area, and I have to say I really enjoyed the convention, the panels, the company I shared, and the event in general. I would definitely recommend the event to anyone and look forward to returning next year. Present at the convention besides me and my daughter, Herika R. Raymer, were Allan Gilbreath, Kimberly Richardson, Elizabeth Donald, Jimmy Gillentine, Jon Klement, and Dan and Jackie Gamber. I was honored to meet the author GOH Shirley Damsgaard as well as Kathryn Sullivan, Jody Lynn Nye, and a very personable Tom Niven Huber. Of course, I can't forget Stephen Zimmer and Patricia Palm and all their hard work. Many, many thanks to all!

Enough talk. Back to the notebooks. Til next time, stay warm and dry.