Tagged: BSAG

Yeehaw, an update!

I’ve been lax so far. I apologize. There’s a lot going on on various fronts that I’d like to share.

Blood Soaked and Gone, the third book in my zombie series, is tentatively scheduled for release later this year.

Blood Soaked and Contagious will be available in German, in Germany, probably in the 3rd quarter of this year.

I am shopping the manuscript for Manleigh Cheese. If I don’t get positive responses from agents, I’ll self publish it. I’m in a much better position, as far as experience goes, to make that work. I’ve also started a little work on the sequel.

That being said, one of the things I ran into with Manleigh Cheese is that I’ve got a rich group of characters and situations to work with. Part of what I’m envisioning, as far as sequels go, is something like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: many plot lines occurring in the same universe, with the same magical rules.

Manleigh Cheese rides the line of urban fantasy/comedy, and another story I’m working on (set in that universe) is more suspenseful than funny.

I’m also working on expanding and re-releasing Super Love: Kaiju, one of my earlier efforts, as part of a three-story volume. It will probably be called Super Love: Combo, and include “Kaiju,” “Her,” and “Stag.” (Yes, you haven’t read those two yet.)

Again, Super Love: Combo is going to be the first in a series of similar volumes. I just started on the first story for the next set, “Clinical.”

So, yes, there’s a good bit going on over here. Please keep spreading the good word about me, because it really does impact my success in a palpable way. Thank you for your support!

I’ve been asked twice recently

if Bajali and Jayashi Sharma from my “Blood Soaked” books are based on real people. I thought I’d take this on as a blog post.

No, they’re not. In fact, those two characters are the LEAST based on real people of any in the series. That being said, there is ONE thing about Jayashri that is based on a real person: how she moves.

I have an ex-girlfriend who, to this day, has the most graceful walk I’ve ever seen. Truly, if you put her in a kimono with heavy white makeup, she could give traditionally trained Geisha a run for their money. Memories of her inspired how I felt Jayashri should carry herself.

Frank is a slightly crazier, better-looking, more bad ass, younger, version of me. I won’t lie.

Charlie is NOTHING like my wife. Charlotte Marie Cooper is an amalgam of four women I know.

Shawn Cooper is a combo platter of people I knew growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, by way of North Carolina (where my mom grew up).

Chunhua Yan is mostly imaginary. There are qualities about her—practicality, lethality, mysterious past—that came from a few people I’ve known in my life.

Tracy, introduced in “Long-Haired Zombie Killing Freak” and brought back in “Blood Soaked and Gone” IS a real person. She’s a fan of mine who won a contest to be written into LHZKF. I happened to need her again in BSAG, and she didn’t mind. She is NOT nanotechnologically enhanced in real life.

Scott, the bladesmith from “Blood Soaked and Invaded,” is based on a real person: Kirby Van De Griek. Kirby was like a brother to me, and I miss him every time I pick up a hammer. I think I’ve got a post about him somewhere around here.

There you go! The rundown on who is who and what is what.

Happy Holidays!