Saturday, August 13, 2016

"Gunfight at the Thornmount Colossus" - First Runner-Up (Second Place) in the 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

EDIT (8/15/16): Press release!

About a month ago, I mentioned one of my short stories made it through to the finals in the Baen Books 2016 Fantasy Adventure Award. Welp! Happy to say it made it through to the final three and placed second! Really happy, in fact.

I love the idea that one of my stories is getting some eyes on it from published authors, and I'm really hoping to keep this momentum going. The downside is, obviously, that the story won't be released through the Baen Books website. However, it does free me up to get it out into the world via other avenues, all of which I'm currently exploring.

As for what I'm working on currently:

- BLADES OF ELSINGR is still in a holding pattern due to unforeseen circumstances, but I'm still combing through it in the meantime. Would still like to get it published before the end of the year.

- I have a volley of short stories ready to be sent out to answer the call of open submissions for a few publications. Fingers crossed that one of them gets hooked.

- I'm not quite committing my full attention to it yet, but I'm poking at a novel based on the same weird western universe in which both "The Lonesome Dark" and "Gunfight at the Thornmount Colossus" take place. Still in the research/pre-production phase.

As far as other news, ALIEN ARTIFACTS, which includes my weird western short story, "The Haint of Sweetwater River," is on track to being published by the end of the month! I'll make another post when that date rolls around.

Take care!