Saturday, April 24, 2010

Over Here

I decided to switch to blogger because I wanted a change, so is now defunct (as if anyone read it to begin with). So, I've got a new blog, and a new title, and hopefully a newfound desire to blog more. We'll see.

Now that you're here, I might as well talk about my writing a little. I've got a short story coming in September in Haunted Legends (edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas). It's called "Shoebox Train Wreck," which incidentally is the name of my collection I've been flogging to publishers since Christmas. In addition, I've got a story coming out in the next edition of the Canadian journal On Spec. It's supposed to come out anytime now.

Finally, I finished my novel SLIP. It's a YA book about a kid whose mother and sister vanish in the woods near his house. I'm querying agents and thinking about the next one.

Some books I've read recently (that are worth mentioning):

No Sleep Till Wonderland- Paul Tremblay

The Signal- Ron Carlson

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth- Kevin Wilson (let me just say this guy is freaking brilliant; reading these stories makes me want to quit sometimes)

More later.


  1. Good choice with blogger. Really enjoyed Slip!

  2. Congrats on the sales, John! And best of luck with finding the right agent!

  3. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth is phenomenal, definitely the best collection I read last year. Wilson is amazing. And congrats on putting the final touches on SLIP -- good luck with it.