. . . I have been terrible about updating my site.
Bad author. No biscuit.
I’ve been busy, of course, but that’s no excuse–especially since I’ve been busy writing, and so should be posting about that here.
So what have I been doing?
• I finished my second Eureka novel, Road Less Traveled, which will be out next March;
• The first Eureka novel, Substitution Method, came out, as did my Stargate: Atlantis novel, Hunt & Run;
• I’ve written the first two books in a new middle-grade educational series, Profiles, for Scholastic;
• I finished the first two books in my new middle-grade fiction series, Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles, for Grosset & Dunlap;
• I’m still writing and playtesting the roleplaying game;
• I wrote a second iCarly novel, iSaved Your Life, for Scholastic;
• I wrote a space-opera novel, The Dread Remora, for Crossroads Press. You can read it FREE, chapter by chapter, at dreadremora.crossroadpress.com;
• I also won a Scribe Award for my first junior novel, Bandslam;
• I’ve been traveling—to the Midwest during the summer and to New Orleans for Thanksgiving.
There were a few other things I can’t post about yet. But those are the highlights for now.
. . . have been hectic, but that’s no excuse for not updating! My apologies.
So what have I been dong since August? I’ve written the first two books for my original middle-grade series, for one thing. More about those once they’re announced.
I finished the tie-in novel I was working on. It’s the first-ever novel for the SyFy Channel TV series Eureka. The title is Substitution Method. It’s written under a house name, Cris Ramsay, but don’t be fooled!
My junior novel was approved by the licensor. The book is called The Khilaian Sphere, and it’s the first book in the M’arrillian Chronicles trilogy for the TV series and card game Chaotic. I’ve had the outline for the second one approved already as well.
The roleplaying game is coming along nicely. We’re still playtesting it, and having a lot of fun with it.
I wrote a piece for the upcoming Supernatural RPG supplement, Guide to the Hunted. That should be out this Spring.
I wrote a middle-grade book for a Cartoon Network series. More about that once it’s announced.
I’ve also been working with a few friends on various collaborative projects, and trying to sell several solo original projects as well.
Next month (March), I’ll be at two conventions. First it’s LunaCon, from March 19-21. Then it’s I-Con, from March 26-28. I’ll post my schedules once I know them.
That’s about it for now!
It’s been a busy month. I finished the junior novel, lost the two middle-grade projects (due to licensor issues) but picked up a new middle-grade series, and got halfway through the tie-in novel. I’ve also been working on a new roleplaying game–the first wholly original setting I’ve designed since Chosen, I think–and started playtesting it, plus I picked up a small assignment for an RPG supplement.
The other big thing this past month is that I signed with a literary agent. I’m now being represented by Robert L. Fleck of Professional Media Services. Bob can be reached at email@example.com.
I’ve been a bit remiss, but then I’ve also been both busy and away.
Anyway, I was out at Shore Leave the weekend of July 10. This is the third time I’ve gone, and it’s always been a lot of fun. I was on several panels, including ones on Doctor Who, Stargate, and writing tie-ins in general. I think my favorite, though, was the one on Writing Novels vs. Anthologies, which was sort of a practicum on how to decide where to market yourself and your writing. I always enjoy doing the practical Craft/Business of Writing panels, and they usually get a good response–this one was no exception.
Now I’m back, and it’s back to work! I’ve got two middle-grade books, a junior novel, and a tie-in novel to write, so I’d better get hopping!
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