Things have been slow around here since I started blogging for Amazing Stories. But there have been new developments to report and here they are.
The first is the news of the demise of Pill Hill Press. After a long period of inactivity, the publisher of my first novel, Jack Brand, decided to close its doors. It wasn’t that it wasn’t successful. Founder, editor, formatter, chief cook and bottle washer, Jessy Roberts decided to call it quits so she could raise the twin babies she gave birth to during the summer. A tough decision to be sure.
In addition to the Brand book, Pill Hill published half a dozen of my short stories in various anthologies, including one of my Tragon of Ramura sword and sorcery stories in an antho called Shadows & Light Vol II, and, most notably three tales featuring monster hunter Mordecai Slate.
Which brings me to the second new development. Caught in the Pill Hill shutdown was an anthology containing a new Mordecai Slate tale, “The Shape of a Cage.” Editor Miles Boothe has taken the bull by the horns and is developing a new small press that will publish the anthology, which is entitled Use More Gun. The new press is being called Emby Press and the debut of a website and announcement of future plans will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for that.