Updates from Barry Land

aidra_foxWelcome back, folks. Things have been busy around here – on a personal level, my mom recently fell ill and she’s been forced to move in with me so that I can help assist her with daily living. Given that we were all afraid that she was going to pass away just a few weeks ago, we’re glad to have her around. Even so, it’s led to some disruption on the homefront. Oh, and there’s some sort of pandemic which has led to me teaching all my classes from home!

But I did manage to finish the Lilith novel and it’s been sent off to Pro Se. Speaking of Pro Se, I completed a short story for their St. Germain project and I’m hopeful that it will meet with approval.

Plus, Broken Empire: Assistance Unlimited – The Silver Age has been released! That novel is set in 1964 and features several brand new characters as well as some shocking updates on our beloved Assistance Unlimited heroes. It has a spiffy cover by Steven Novak and interior art by comics legend Chris Batista. Sean Ali and all the usual gang at Pro Se have made it a lovely book to behold so please check it out.

Next up from me on the writing front is adding to the mummy-inspired anthology I’m putting together. This one will have a cover by Mike Hoffman and I think you’ll all be just as blown away by the art as I was when I first saw it.

The Icons writeups I’ve been posting have proven to be very, very popular. In fact, they get far more hits than the ones based around my professional writings. I find that humorous but maybe one of the rpg fans that drift through here will get curious and buy one of my books. Why not, right?


Cover Reveal Monday

lilithI know you guys spent all weekend on pins and needles, wondering just when I would unveil the Mike Hoffman cover to my current work-in-progress. Well, the time has finally come. Mike did a gorgeous painted cover for The Chronicles of Lilith and you’re now able to view a low-resolution version of it at left! My version of Lilith is introduced in The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 11 (published eventually by Pro Se Press) and she’ll star in her own time-spanning adventure to follow. Mike’s wonderful artwork will hopefully entice fans into picking it up. What do you say, folks? Do you love it or do you love it?

Cover Reveal Coming…

surprisedI’m currently 15,000 words into the newest novel which will take a supporting character introduced in the 11th volume of the Lazarus Gray series and spin them out into a book of their own. The cover for the book is already in house, done by the amazing Mike Hoffman. On Monday March 2 I will unveil it here along with the title. I hope you enjoy the weekend tease… Stay tuned.

Zoom, zoom, zoom!

margotThe current novel is progressing well – I’m about 20% of the way through it. That may not sound like much but considering I’ve only been working on it since early February, that’s not bad. Mike Hoffman has already delivered the cover art and it’s gorgeous! This novel takes a character introduced in Lazarus Gray Volume 11 and spins her off in her adventure. Yes, I know, you’ve been waiting for those Lazarus Gray stories for quite awhile but I’ve heard from Pro Se that there are plans to start rolling these books out on a very regular basis soon.

I saw the new Harley Quinn movie recently and *loved* it. Don’t believe any of the haters – it’s a wonderful film and you really need to go see it. Highly recommended.

Also getting a recommendation is the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. After all the fuss about the speedy hero’s look early on, the movie turned out to be a fun, family-oriented action film. We dug it.

Our post today is accompanied by an image of Margot Robbie, who stars in the Harley Quinn film.