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Monsters on the Bus: a Writing Update

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

So last night, I had a realization. I was feeding the swamp-ghoul that lives in a trash can behind my garage when it hit me: it's October! My favorite month! The spookiest of the twelve by far. It's a time when creatures like my swamp-ghoul can slither the streets with anonymity. Soon, we'll be seeing monsters at the bank or on the bus. Don't just assume they're Halloween enthusiasts (quirky accountants or that woman from the coffee shop with all the hats). More likely they're exactly what they appear to be, and they're banking on our ignorance. Really, it's a wonderful time to be alive (if you've got six eyes).

So, feeling inspired by the season, I let the ghoul off its leash and sat down at my computer to draft a writing update. It's been a while and I've been up to no good, as usual. So here are a few things that I've been focusing on. Happy October!

A new novel

Many of you know that I've been working on a third novel. That project is still underway. After abandoning the ending, I've got a completely new direction, and I think the story will be much stronger for it. I look forward to providing more updates in 2020.

A new middle-grade children's series

I'm really excited about this project! In the vein of Goosebumps, my new middle-grade horror series takes place in the small town of Crane's End. It's a little early to discuss details, but I am partnering with an editor later this year and hope to have updates soon. This series will be for 8 to 12-year-olds.

Concept art for the first book in the Crane's End series

Text adventures

Remember these?! I've been working with the team at Durable Brand Software to create a series of new stories that you can actually play on their iOS app, Wunderverse. Keep an eye out for release dates. In the meantime, you can learn more and/or download the app here.

More to come!


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