As always seems to be the case, this was a pretty busy year for me. A lot of the stuff I wrote this year still hasn’t seen print (The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Three, my second Avenger story for Moonstone, my G-8 story for Moonstone, Liberty Girl, Gravedigger, etc.) but plenty of it has — so let’s take a look, shall we?
Tales of The Rook came out this year, which was the first time we’d done an anthology of Rook stories written by other people. I contributed “The Killing Games” to this one and I think it turned out really well. Set early in Max & Evelyn’s marriage, it was a romantic adventure set on a floating Nazi base.
Speaking of The Rook, the first volume in The Rook Special Editions came out from Pro Se. I didn’t write anything new for this one but I’m mighty proud of the package nonetheless.
For Pulp Obscura, I did two stories — “The Hellmouth” appeared in The New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade and “Richard Knight and the Stones of Heaven” appeared in The New Adventures of Richard Knight. Both were fun — I was unfamiliar with both characters before signing on but I can say I’m a fan of both now (especially Thunder Jim).
The second book in my Lazarus Gray series came out (Die Glocke) and I’m really hoping it does well in the Pulp Ark Awards because I’m pretty proud of it. I wanted to expand the scope beyond Sovereign City, so I sent the team out on a globetrotting adventure.
The Family Grace: An Extraordinary History was released. An omnibus collecting a bunch of stories dealing with the Grace family who populate my pulp universe, this book sports a snazzy George Sellas cover and features a never-released Rook short.
Finally, Monster Aces made its debut with a story (“The Swamp People”) from me included. These monster hunters had somewhat questionable morals and I tried to bring that to light in my story. It was fun working on the project.
I should also point out that I started doing The Shadow Fan, a weekly podcast devoted to The Shadow. The reaction has been incredible and I love doing the show!
With new volumes of Tales of The Rook, Lazarus Gray, Gravedigger and The Avenger coming next year, I know 2013 has the possibility of being even bigger than this one was! Stay tuned.