End of August Update

It’s been a strange month. Students returned to school and I’m teaching both in-person classes and an online course so things are unusual to say the least.

I’ve been writing a novel that combines the Greek gods with the public domain characters Nature Boy and Nature Girl. I’m about 11,000 words into it and it’s good, I guess. It’s mostly been something that I do when I have free time and I haven’t been too enthused by it, I have to admit. I mean, I love the characters, Gilbert Monsanto did some lovely redesigns for me, and the plot is actually pretty badass… but I’m just not in love with it at the moment.

Pro Se is beginning to tease that the eighth volume of Lazarus Gray might be out next month – it’s been three years since volume 7 so I know a lot of you are anxious to see this one. The series has occasionally featured novel-length tales and collections of shorter works… this one will have five short stories in it and features a new version of Murder Unlimited, a team-up between Eun and Doctor Hancock, and some great new villains. I think you’ll enjoy it. The plan is to release new books every 3 months or so until they’ve caught up with the backlog of books I’ve written.

I’m looking around for something new to catch my muse and excite it… if you have any suggestions for things you’d like to see me write, speak now! I might actually listen to you lol

Timeline of My Pulp Adventure Universe (Updated 8/28/2020)

gravediggerMajor Events specific to certain stories and novels are included in brackets. Some of this information contains SPOILERS for The Peregrine, Lazarus Gray, Gravedigger and other stories.

~ 800 Viking warrior Grimarr dies of disease but is resurrected as the Sword of Hel. He adventures for some time as Hel’s agent on Earth. [“Dogs of War” and “In the Name of Hel,” Tales of the Norse Gods].

1748 – Johann Adam Weishaupt is born.

1750 – Guan-Yin embarks on a quest to find her lost father, which takes her to Skull Island [Guan-Yin and the Horrors of Skull Island].

1776 – Johann Adam Weishaupt forms The Illuminati. He adopts the guise of the original Lazarus Gray in group meetings, reflecting his “rebirth” and the “moral ambiguity” of the group. In Sovereign City, a Hessian soldier dies in battle, his spirit resurrected as a headless warrior.

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What’s Happening?

keanuHello, all. I’m currently over 18,000 words into the tenth volume of Lazarus Gray and this one is shaping up to be a doozy. A lot of new concepts are swirling around in these pages and I’m also bringing in Babylon (from THE SECOND BOOK OF BABYLON, due out soon from Pro Se Productions) so he can have his first encounter with Assistance Unlimited. Given that THE SECOND BOOK OF BABYLON is set in 2011 and the current Lazarus book is set in 1942, I’m writing the character a good 69 years before his “prior” appearance. It makes for a few headaches for ye olde author but it’s fun, too.

Pro Se recently announced that they had the rights to Skyman, The Face and Nature Boy, a trio of classic golden age superheroes. I’m planning to submit for all three anthologies, as I have ideas for all of them. Fingers crossed for me, please!

Excited about the Captain Marvel trailer that debuted yesterday. Looks very good – I’ve loved Carol Danvers since her Ms. Marvel days in the Seventies so I’m definitely going to be in the audience for this one.

Our image today is of the photogenic Keanu Reeves.