What’s Going On?

Gravedigger_06_smallThat’s a good question!

I just sent off a mummy story that hopefully will appear in Flinch Books’ RESTLESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MUMMY HORROR, an anthology that will also feature work by John Bruening, Sam Gafford, Teel James Glenn, Nancy Hansen and Duane Spurlock. It was an honor to be asked to contribute.

I’ve started work on the third and final volume in the Gravedigger series, as well. This one will be titled KING’S JUDGMENT and will resolve the questions surrounding Charity Grace’s ultimate fate. I hope to have George Sellas back onboard for the cover and art chores on this one.

I also have something involving a new character – Babylon – that will be in the works soon. Steven Wilcox has been working up some nice images, based upon character designs from George Sellas. Stay tuned for more details.

I’ve been told that Lazarus Gray Volume Six should be out before the end of the year — and Volume Seven is written and turned in so hopefully that will appear sometime in the middle of 2017. If I can get Gravedigger written at a quick pace, maybe we could see it next year, too! Fingers crossed.

Our art today is from the interior of the first Gravedigger book and is by Will Meugniot.

2 thoughts on “What’s Going On?

  1. Wow, how do You manage to write so many things at the same time? That has to be some kind of ancient writing technique passed down from some forgotten civilization… 🙂

    But seriously, thank You for all of the hard work, and giving me, and all of Your other fans something to look for in the near future. And since I have this opportunity, I would like to ask a few questions:

    1. As You have written, next volume of “The Adventures of Gravedigger” would wrap up Charity Grace’s story. So, would it mean, that we would see a new character taking up the mantle of The Voice’s superpowered agent in the future?

    Cause in my opinion, the whole idea of Gravedigger’s name and powers being passed down from person to person really has limitless potential, since You could both write prequels showing the readers previous incarnations of the character (I am kinda hoping for some stories showing us Jacob Goldman’s tenure as The Gravedigger…), or Charity’s successors.

    2. Could You give us a bit more details about Babylon? Cause besides awesome art featuring the title character, that You had posted some time ago we don’t know anything. Well, I am guessing it is going to be a superhero novel, or something similar, but is it going to be a part of Sovereign City Universe, or something completely separate?

    3. Since You are already on the seventh volume of “The Adventures of Lazarus Gray”, I would like to ask how many books with Assistance Unlimited had You planned?

    I mean, if there is some kind of finale planned for Lazarus and his friends, like with The Gravedigger, or not yet? Or maybe we could see some spin-offs, for example I could totally see a stand-alone book with Samantha Grace and maybe her sister Charity kicking ass on their own…

    Thanks in advance, for taking the time to answer, and once again, for all of Your work.

    • Hello!
      I’ve always been a fast writer (and typist!). I don’t tend to overthink things, either, which is both good and bad, I suppose — but I generally get the germ of an idea and then I’m off to the races. So I’m usually able to write multiple books over the course of a year. I’m not as fast as the old pulpsmiths of the Thirties and Forties but I think I could probably do that if I were writing full-time.

      1. I agree that the Gravedigger concept has a lot of life to it. Obviously, I don’t want to spoil the ending of Charity’s story but you might get stories of other Gravediggers down the road.

      2. Babylon is an homage to Bronze Age Marvel comics of the 1970s and early 1980s – think NOVA, ADAM WARLOCK and FANTASTIC FOUR. It’s going to be in the same universe as my other Reese Unlimited works but because it’s set in another era, there won’t be a whole lot of crossover… but there will be Easter eggs aplenty for sharp-eyed fans.

      3. I don’t have any particular goal in mind. I’ve written seven so far (though only five have seen print) and I’m sure there will be more down the line, once I’m finished with Gravedigger and Babylon. Book seven ends on the kind of note where it would serve as a nice ending for the entire saga but there’s definitely room for more stories. As for spin-offs, I’ve kicked around the idea of having other writers take a swing at the various members of Assistance Unlimited in an anthology or something.

      Thanks for the support!

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