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Monday, November 4, 2013

Meet: The Carnival Thirteen

Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. Happy Holidays! What? I hear screaming out there. Yes, it's November. Before you know it it'll be January. Am I right? For those blessed among you who are knee deep in NaNo, it will be worse. By the time you look up from your goals it will be December. Yikes!

Wherever November finds you I hope you and yours are well. I have been busy with work, as always. For those of you who know my work situation, there's big chance that my hours will be reduced and/or my schedule adjusted this December. *crossing fingers* If it does, it should really do wonders for free time. We'll see.

Project(s) Update: Well, what can I tell you? I am still working on the outline for what will be book three in my crossover vampire series. I'm taking my time, and not in any hurry to produce a lackluster book. I want to ask myself tough questions about where the characters are headed, and who they want to be - among other things.

I am currently working on producing paperback versions of my books. I'll have more on that front soon.

Lastly, I can finally reveal that I worked on a secret project this past spring/summer. The project: write a horror story for charity. The fear: not much would be known except the basic premise. We were asked not to talk about it. We simply read the story when it showed up in our e-mail and added the next chapter. The authors involved is a list of stars and future stars: John Everson; Jason Darrick; Dan Dillard; Charles Colyott; Dale Eldon; Matt Schiariti; Anne Michaud; Rebecca Besser; Armand Rosamilia; Jon Olson; Brent Abell; and Julianne Snow. I am humbled to have been asked and to rub virtual shoulders with these talented people.

The Carnival Thirteen: "Come one, come all! Step right up and join thirteen masters of macabre literature as they take you on a journey unlike anything you've ever traveled. We've got freaks, fantasy and fear; all lined up waiting to take your breath away.

Will you be tempted by the Freaks of the Flesh? Astounded by the Freaks of Fantasy? Baffled by the Freaks of the Mind? All this and more await you for just the small price of three tickets... and your soul."

All proceeds to benefit Scares That Care!

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I don't mind telling you that the project was very nerve-wracking for me, not knowing much about either the subject matter or worried about letting everyone down if I failed to deliver the goods. It was a good challenge for me, and I think it came out very well. I hope you'll think about picking up a copy. As you can see, I've got mine.

Thanks for stopping by.

I'm climbing back into writers' cave now. Perhaps I'll bump into some of you there. Whether I do or don't...

...we'll talk soon.


  1. What a cool project! I don't think I could do it without knowing what came before or after though. I'm too much of a control freak. LOL.

    PS Great cover too.

  2. Hey James!
    Lovely to see what you've been up to. Carnival 13 sounds intriguing... Great to hear about the hours too - I hope they reduce them and considerably. More family and writing time needed. Take care, my friend, and best wishes to you and yours. Jx

  3. Congratulations, Jimmy! Looks wonderful!
    Hoping to see you get to enjoy some time away from the workplace so as to enjoy life and writing soon!
    Take care!

  4. Congratulations, James! Glad you had a chance to contribute to the project.

  5. How awesome is that? Congrats! Sounds like it was a fun and challenging opportunity. Stretching yourself can feel so good sometimes, no?

  6. I don't know...the whole think sounds a little freaky to me.

  7. What a cool project! Congratulations! I'm rooting for your reduced hours.


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