A quick wrap-up of some recent news and reviews from my world.
First, here's a piece on graphic novel Fade to Black.
And a review of the Desperadoes Omnibus.
And Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories From the World of Sookie Stackhouse got a great review, and a Top Pick! of the Month from Romantic Times. The audiobooks is out now, and the hardcover goes on sale November 25.
(Note: The Top Pick! right next to ours is Universal Alien by pal Gini Koch! Also on sale next month will be a very special box set that includes a novella by writing partner Marsheila Rockwell and me, along with work by Gini, Jordan Summers, Caris Roane, Vivi Anna, and Sasha White. More details soon!)
Speaking of coming soon, the anthology Out of Tune also goes on sale in November! This one is edited by Jonathan Maberry and features a dark and twisty new short story by Marsheila (Marcy) and me called "John Barleycorn Must Die."
We turned in another story this week, and are hard at work on yet another, both for very cool "shared-world" anthologies.
And we'll both be at the World Fantasy Convention in Washington, D.C., November 6-9, and appearing on a panel together on Friday, November 7 (if I can stay up that late):
How Graphic is Your Novel?
Time: 11 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday, Regency E
Panelists: Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell (M), James Chambers, Daryl Gregory, Jeff Mariotte, Angela Slatter
Description: Popular literature tends to be much more graphic than it was a few decades ago, and yet many of the older books are still worth reading. What does graphic sex or violence add to a story? Would the George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones be the same without the blood wedding scene? Is there a danger of the sensational value of the graphic events replacing good plotting and storytelling? Are there matters so horrible they should not be written about, or are there no limits? Which books handle their graphic scenes well, and which ones cross the line and fail to be entertaining will be the focus of the discussion.
Be there if you can!