Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Announcing Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity

For those of you who don't know, The Slave Factory is a short book by me, published at the beginning of this year by Martian Lit. It's 60 pages in print and 99 cents on Kindle.

Response to it, both critically and commercially, has been strong. And I just love the format. It's a quick read on Kindle, but enough to really feel substantial. And I absolutely love it as a floppy little book.

So we're doing it again. Its successor is titled Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity. It's in the same format. Only it has two stories, instead of one. And they're in the horror genre, instead of being historical fiction. (And like everything I've been publishing lately, the work's been written for literally years, and I'm just editing them for publication.)

Here's the cover:

Shedding Skin is set for publication later this month. Yes, that means I should have two books published in April -- including the full-length novel Nira/Sussa, some 12 years in the making.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nira/Sussa on Its Way!

As of yesterday, I'm completed my final full edit of Nira/Sussa, the transgressive literary novel that everyone either seems to love or hate with vitriolic passion. And that was awarded a Ph.D., despite being condemned as pornographic.

It should be available for purchase by the end of the month.

I've been working on this novel, as far as I can tell, since fall of 1999. Editing a page of it -- which I've done, over and over, with every page -- is usually harder for me than writing a new page. This has been grueling, soul-wrenching process, beyond anything I could hope to describe.

I hope you like it. But I really, really hope you talk about it. Everywhere. Because the novel is a challenging story with vital things to say. I passionately believe this is an important, even historic novel -- or I wouldn't have thrown such a vast portion of my life into it.