Tonight is the first full moon (of two, this month) of July. Native Americans called it the Thunder Moon, because July is traditionally when the heaviest thunderstorms are common. And so it is here, in the shadow of southeastern Arizona's Huachuca Mountains--which the Apache called Thunder Mountain, because of the way storms form and roll off, with the booming thunder magnified by echoes.
Thunder Moon Rising is the title of my 2016 novel based on the Deadlands Weird Western RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. The horror/western/steampunk novel is set in and around the Huachuca Mountains and Fort Huachuca, and will be published by Tor Books, through the auspices of Visionary Comics (which also holds the comic book rights to Deadlands).
I've posted about this before, but since it is the Thunder Moon, I thought it was a good time for a reminder. Also a reminder that the deal I set up with Tor is for three novels. Jonathan Maberry's book, Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, comes out this September (and can be preordered now!), mine next year, and Seanan McGuire's in 2017. Deadlands comics will keep coming throughout that period, so pick up Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand trade paperback, in stores now from Visionary Comics and IDW Publishing (containing my story, "Black Water"), and watch for Deadlands: The Cackler next.
So Happy Thunder Moon to you and yours--and to you Americans, Happy Independence Day this weekend!