I know I haven't updated in a good long while. In the time since my last post, two of my short stories were accepted for publication, and I received a book offer for my novel. I will talk about each of these in turn because this is my blog and I do what I want.
The first story, "The Haunted and the Bereaved," was accepted for an anthology by Static Movement called Deathly Encounters. From what I understand, there have been some issues with the printing, but the anthology should still be out in the near future. For those interested, this was actually one of the first stories I wrote in college. So it's quite old at this point. Looking back, there are probably a few things I would like to change or revise if I got the chance, but it would also be nice to inform my eighteen-year-old self that he got published at long last. The story, about a man who confronts the ghost of his dead father, along with his terrible crimes against the dead, should hopefully be out soon.
The next story, "Second Chances," is another piece I wrote in college, this one towards the end of senior year. It involves the last survivor on a mission to discover alien life, his dead crew, and a second Earth, but that is all I will say for now. The story will be published by Another Realm in December, and will be available to read online.
Finally, it is worth noting that over the winter I did receive a book offer for my novel, "The Leech World," but I ended up turning it down for various reasons (including the contract, the publisher, ect.). Rest assured, dear reader, that between reading and writing for graduate classes, I am continuing my search for agents and small publishers. I will not rest until my science fantasy novel finds a home. Well, maybe I'll rest a little bit, but only because it's probably not healthy if I don't rest. But that does not diminish my determination to get my novel published! Okay, I think you understand now. I promise to update sooner rather than later. I know you're all dying to see more from me, and who am I to deny your wishes?