Current Mischief – July 21st, 2017

The News

As the good Professor Farnsworth likes to say, good news everyone. Fishing with the Devil is done. Complete. Published. Loose in the world. A huge thanks to everyone who helped get it across the finish line – Sarah L. Johnson for making it gud, Axel Howerton and Coffin Hop Press for making it real, and James Beveridge for making it pretty. Whatever you think of it, I’d love to get a review on Amazon/Goodreads, it really does help getting it noticed.

Another Thing

Speaking of Coffin Hop Press, I had such a great time working with them that they’ve taken me in as a partner and senior editor. I’ll be helping them ramp with a number of fantastic projects centered around new crime, new weird, new pulp. Our two fall/winter books will be It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland, an anthology of crazy holiday stories, and Manchester Vice, a nasty bit of work from the dark and dangerous Jack Strange.

Writing

After nearly a year of grinding away on Fishing with the Devil I’ve moved on to new (and old) projects. No Joy, my full length Tagger Boone (fresh from A Dead Reckoning) novel is clawing its way to life, and while I chip away at that, I’ve been working on a set of interconnected stories about Winston (of Winston and Wu fame) with the working title of Tales from the Double-W Pawn Shop.

Upcoming Events

August 11-13th, 2017
I’ll be attending When Words Collide again this year. It’s the premier genre literary convention in Canada and always a fantastic time. This year, as part of Coffin Hop, I’ll be participating in a number of events.

My schedule so far:

  • Mythology as the Basis for Speculative Fiction Panel – Friday 1PM
  • Noir at the Bar – Friday 9PM+
  • Coffin Hop Presents – Saturday 10AM
  • Analemma Books (Enigma Front: The Monster Within) Book Social – Saturday 1PM
  • Autograph Session – Saturday 8-10PM
  • Blue Pencil Café – Sunday 11AM

September 28th, 2017
Coffin Hop will be officially launching Fishing with the Devil along with Axel Howerton’s noirvella masterpiece, Con Morte, at the Owls Nest. It’ll be a fun party with drinks, snacks, readings, and most certainly mischief. Come on down!

Running Events

Running, running, and more running. After surviving a nasty chest cold in June, I’m ramping back up in preparation for a couple of upcoming races.

Already picked out a tombstone.

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Cheers!
Rob