2012 looks like it will be a typically busy year for me and that’s a good thing! This by no means is an exhaustive list but it will be give you a basic guideline to what you can expect from the House of Reese in the year of the Mayan Apocalypse:
I’ll be a part of two Pulp Obscura books — the Richard Knight one and the Thunder Jim Wade one. I’ve turned in my Knight story already.
My Rook books and the Lazarus books will be available for the Kindle, Nook, etc. sometime soon.
The second Lazarus Gray book, Die Glocke, should be out in March. In April, we’ve tentatively penciled in Tales of the Rook, the big anthology where other writers get to play with Max Davies and crew. We make three Reese books in three months with The Family Grace: An Extraordinary History. This one is kind of a strange notion — it will reprint my very first pulp work (the out-of-print planetary romance The Conquerors of Shadow) along with other stories of the Grace family. If you have ever looked at the Timeline I publish in my books, you’ll notice that quite a few Graces have popped up over the years (Eobard, Korben, Leopold, Charlotte, Samantha, etc.) and this book will show you the range of their adventures. It features a lovely cover by the incredible George Sellas. Later in the year you’ll see a Claws of the Rook project from me (with art by Will Meugniot!) and The Rook Volume Seven will see print — as Tommy Hancock takes the controls for a trilogy of books that are set within the confines of the official Rook continuity. In fact, my Claws project ties in to what Tommy’s got planned.
I’m currently splitting time between multiple projects but I have written two stories for an eventual third volume of Lazarus Gray — that’s likely to not appear until 2013, though.
I also have something cool that will be a collaboration between myself and Anthony Castrillo… but more details on that are to come.
The sad thing is, I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few projects! Even with all this going on, the truth is, I turn down lots and lots of other work that is offered to me. I simply don’t have time to do it all, even if I really wish I could. But I’m pretty sure nobody would accuse me of slacking off with a publishing schedule that looks the one above!