My re-release of In Bleed Country with DarkRedPress is pretty much set. The cover art is done and my boss is doing a final edit. Along with a few more illustrations, there will be three new short stories at the end. The 1st is done, the 2nd half done, the 3rd plotted out.
A few years ago, I wrote out the origin of The Bound Mother, a character who became pivitol in IBC. After a few minor ret-cons to match it up with the finalized novel version, I’m quite happy with it. The second, another prequel scene involving the death of The Swansong has been proving difficult. I need to establish this lost member of The Armada Of Sensation in a way that is dynamic and engaging – not just informative. Finally, a piece that takes place after IBC will feature Katie Kruelik sitting down outside of the re-built Germaine House and having a conversation… with that bastard scarecrow, McKiernan.
I’m hoping to get In Bleed Country: the DarkRedPress Edition out as soon as possible. I’ve received so many wonderful, positive reviews on the original version, that I simply want to share the tale with more people who may also enjoy it. Recently, I went back and changed my bio on a number of websites – instead of stating that I write “Modern Horror & Urban Fantasy,” it now says that I describe a majority of my work as “Epic Horror with lots of Explosions.”
I think that works…