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New review and a short break

Within This Garden Weeping cover spread

I have a new review of the second Division story WITHIN THIS GARDEN WEEPING. It makes me happy because that story hasn’t gotten very much attention and it’s a crucial point in Red Piccirilli’s life between Before Leonora Wakes and The Collected Songs of Sonnelion to who he becomes as an old man in Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children. Thanks to Eden Royce for the review on Hellnotes!

I’ve been a busy motherlicker, as is my nature. I’ve written four novels in the the last eight months and just ordered myself to take a week break because, honestly, I need a recharge. I’m emotionally beat. I just want to read and take walks and watch a bunch of movies before I hit it hard again.

Things to consider:

If you’re a writer check out this post on the awesome Chip MacGregor’s website, where on April 10th, you could learn a lot! Learning is great!

Also, David Farland’s Daily Kicks are one of my favorite things. Unfortunately his son was just in a bad accident and is in a coma. Send good energy their way and go buy one of his books since they don’t have insurance.

I hope everybody is well! 

New release: WITHIN THIS GARDEN WEEPING

 

 

People have their own hidden worlds inside them as young Red Piccirilli has learned through the tragic events of his past.

His parents try to protect him by moving the family to a dead-end road out of town, but their plan is short-lived when a mysterious old man who seems to have a history with Red’s mother comes knocking at their door.

Red is quickly thrust into a crossroads between worlds, where he will soon learn from a broken god how to harness his true power…

Very happy to announce the Kindle release of my novella WITHIN THIS GARDEN WEEPING. This story can be read as a trippy surreal standalone, or if you read it after Before Leonora Wakes, you’ll see more of Red Piccirilli’s character  arc that lead him to his actions in The Collected Songs of Sonnelion (which will be released in 2013, I believe.)

Many thanks to those who already snagged it and shared it with the other dark fiction lovers in their lives! I can’t stress how important word of mouth is, and how much I appreciate it since my success is largely due to die-hard readers like yourself.

Please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads! Thanks!

Also happy that my novella, WHEN WE JOIN JESUS IN HELL, that Jack Ketchum called “Hard as nails,” and Tom Piccirilli read pre-pub and said, “Fuses both genres together in the turmoil of terror, tragedy, blood, guilt, and lost chances at redemption…” is kicking some ass.  Having two of my biggest influences read my work and give me blurbs has definitely been a highpoint in my 2012. Have you read it yet? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Within This Garden Weeping

 

 

 

Still recovering from his brush with the magical, Red Piccirilli’s parents move them out of town and down a dead-end road where they feel things will be safe and quiet for their son. But when a strange old man with an agenda visits Red’s mother, the boy is quickly thrust into another world. He’ll learn from a broken god how to harness the incredible power that has been lying dormant since his last encounter with Glory on the Green…

Within This Garden Weeping (the 2nd Red Piccirilli book) will be released digitally before the end of the year. Very exciting! It also features great artwork from Dani Serra. I love that guy! I have an idea for a graphic novel that I think I’ll run by him one day to see if we can team up. Yeah. Go team!

This is much darker than the first book, Before Leonora Wakes, but is crucial in Red’s character arc in the Division Mythos, and it also sets things up nicely for the third book, The Collected Songs of Sonnelion.

With my Historical/Thriller novel The Lesser People finished and in the hands of my buddies Shaun and Kevin, I’m working on a new novella called Gossamer, and finding the pivotal moments for the Michael Johnston novel She Collects Grave Nectar, which will be a badass book in the Division storyline.

Also check out A.C. Wise’s post called The Next Big Thing. I’ll be participating in that next week and talking about She Collects Grave Nectar! Neat! Thanks, Alison! And thanks to everybody who has dove into the Division Mythos and trusted me with your time and money. You all rock!

Last chapter:The Collected Songs of Sonnelion

Ah, time has gone by so quickly. Today the last chapter (chapter 28) of my FREE serial novel goes live on Darkfuse and Issuu. You’ll have a couple weeks to catch up before my publisher takes it down. If you enjoyed it the novel, try some of my other work and some other Darkfuse titles. Thanks for everybody’s support! Have a great weekend!

To find out more about Red and the Division mythos simply visit the official website.

Sold another novella…

All right! Excited to have sold the second Red Piccirilli book WITHIN THIS GARDEN WEEPING. Can’t really share too much about it until after a contract is signed. With this one sold we’ll have a ton of the Division Mytho’s books out there next year! Thanks to those who have helped with crits, encouragement, book reviews, editing, publishing, covers, word of mouth, buys, and all other types of support. I have the best crew around.

This is also the week the final chapter goes live for The Collected Songs of Sonnelion. It’s been a dark, trippy novel but I think I achieved what I set out to do in demonstrating why Red is the way he is as an old man in the later Division novels Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children, The Dampness of Mourning, etc.

I’ll finish a new novel in the next two weeks. It’s not Horror/Dark Fantasy/Magical Realism like the Division Mythos. It’s more of a Crime/Historical novel that tackles racism, family/social conditioning, etc., and I’ll be writing it under a pen name.

Then I have a standalone novella to write for Darkfuse called Endless Shades of Red.

After that I think  I’ll tackle this new novel (Shine Your Light on Me) that I brainstormed yesterday.

After those three books are finished I think my chops will be good enough to tackle the rest of the Division stories, plus a couple of standalone novels and novellas I have ideas for. We’ll see. No matter what I’m going to pour my heart out and do my best.

Chapter 25 The Collected Songs of Sonnelion

Today the 25th chapter of my free serial novel The Collected Songs of Sonnelion goes live on Darkfuse and Issuu. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks as the novel is wrapped up and feedback on it as a whole pours in. It’s such a big part of Red Piccirilli’s story in the Division Mythos. I’m very proud of it and feel as if I’ve taken some challenges head-on and overcame them. There are still three chapters to go after this and then it’ll be up for a few weeks before it’s taken off the internet so if you’re interested in catching up I’d suggest you start now. Thanks to everybody who has been following along!

 

In this Division Mythos novel, which is being serialized on Darkfuse’s website, Red Piccirilli has known madness and magic. They’re in his blood and bound to his soul as much as love and loss are. But when his family moves to the town of Division, Pennsylvania, his father grows distant, his mother troubled, and a murderer roams the countryside.

He searches for meaning and truth while battling his own darkness and rage and despair, but corpses whisper answers the dead only share with one another.

 

Chapter 24: The Collected Songs of Sonnelion

Only four more chapters to go after this one! Thanks to everybody who has been following along so far. If you know anybody who enjoys dark literature, be sure to mention the serial! It’ll be up for a few weeks after the last chapter goes live on August 30th so time is limited. Make sure you check out the Delirium Book club, too!

Follow along on Darkfuse or Issuu!

 In this Division Mythos novel, which is being serialized on Darkfuse’s website, Red Piccirilli has known madness and magic. They’re in his blood and bound to his soul as much as love and loss are. But when his family moves to the town of Division, Pennsylvania, his father grows distant, his mother troubled, and a murderer roams the countryside.

He searches for meaning and truth while battling his own darkness and rage and despair, but corpses whisper answers the dead only share with one another.

Chapter 22 Collected Songs of Sonnelion

Finally bought my first ever new computer. I love it. Typing on this Thinkpad is the bee’s knees. Going to give my old laptop, that I wrote the last ten books on, to my dad, which will be his first computer. Lol. What a weirdo. But I love him. Also love the serial novel that you should be reading (thanks to those who are following along!) With chapter 22 going live this past Friday we’re building up to the end of the novel and I’m super excited to hear what readers think when it’s all said and done. Especially those readers who know Red when he’s a much older man in the John McDonnell trilogy. Anyway, get to reading it on Darkfuse or Issuu and have a wonderful weekend!

Chapter 21 Collected Songs of Sonnelion

Up to chapter twenty-one on my Free serial novel. Things are really ramping up for the ending. Can’t wait to hear what everybody thinks once they read the last page in another seven weeks! You can follow along or catch up on either Darkfuse’s website or Issuu. And spread the word if you enjoy it. Word of mouth helps more than anything.