Quick Story Sale

I love you people.  We’re already at 70 or so warnings about Red Hood’s Revenge.  A few of my favorites:

From Christine: Surgeon General’s Warning: Red Hood’s Revenge may cause heroine addiction.

From bodlon: Warning: Red Hood’s Revenge contains princesses under pressure. Do not shake. Talia may explode and cause serious injury.

From several commenters: Do not taunt Red Hood’s Revenge.

If you’re looking for a laugh this morning, read through some of the entries.  (And if you want to win a free book, there’s still plenty of time to contribute your own!)


Yesterday I stumbled across the German cover art for The Mermaid’s Madness.  Or if Google Translator is to be trusted, The Nasty Mermaid.  (I’m told the actual translation is closer to “The Mean Mermaid.”)  Click the thumbnail for the full version.  I like this one — good color, lots of action, and we get to see the mermaid!


Publishing can be a slow business, especially when you’re a writer waiting to hear back from an agent or editor.  My personal record is two and a half years from submitting a manuscript to receiving an offer.  But it’s not always this way.  In fact, there are weeks that make you wish things would slow down a little…

  • May 10-11: Started drafting short story.
  • May 12-13: Decided short story sucked, and started over.  Finished 4000-word draft.
  • May 14-15: Rewrote and submitted story to editor.
  • May 18: Received e-mail accepting my zombie cop story “In the Line of Duty” for the DAW anthology Zombiesque.

Less than a week to write and submit the story, and three days to hear back on the sale.  Not bad, eh?  It’s a twisted little story.  Working titles were Z-men and ZSI, but both of those were a bit too silly.

There’s also been some further activity re: the secret project, but nothing I can talk about yet.  Soon, I suspect … one way or another.