It’s been a hot second–what can I say? Life got busy. But I wanted to take a moment to announce three pieces of good news.
One: As of this week, I have finished the first draft of Finley’s Fabulous Fun Park. For those of you keeping track, FFFP is a novel set in a world of monsters, and it traces the journeys of Alice Montgomery, who negotiates with a monster for a living, and Gabi Huerta, who is abducted by a monster as a child. As this is a first draft, it’s still pretty rough, but after a quick edit this month, it’s going to my critique groups for further feedback. I’m excited for what’s in store!
Two: Also as of this week, I have begun a new writing project. This is a dark Christmas-themed collaboration, with my dear friend and longtime writing buddy. We came up with the idea, partially as a joke, last December, and this year, we’re making it a reality. It’s shaping up to be a tale of carnivorous reindeer, oppressed elves, and the nature of evil itself.
Three: Dreamers Creative Writing, a wonderful magazine based in Ontario, Canada, is featuring my short story “Post-Mortem” on the cover of their current issue! In their words, this is “a tale of love found, lost, found and lost again. This is a story of survival in a wild world.” I’m so honored to be featured with them! Please check them out, subscribe to their magazine, and order a copy today!
In the meantime, check out this gorgeous cover!
What I wrote this week: “Gabi Avenged;” “Alice Down the Rabbit Hole;” “Alice Makes Her Fate.” Fear the Sleigh Bells, chapter one.
What I read this week: The Mountaintop by Katori Hall; The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk; The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.