Well I finished the second book in The Undying series at the beginning of June and sent the MS off to my agent. Wrapped up the copyedit for The Undying around that same time. Felt great to get both shipped off. For about two seconds. Then the brain gets churning again, even as I gear up for a road-trip to the rugged Northern Idaho Panhandle.
While I’m thinking over the panels I’ll be on at PNWA summer conference in Seattle in July, I’m devoting a good amount of time to researching. It’s one of my favorite times in the process. Reminds me of my researching geophysics and astrophysics before setting pen to paper for The Undying.
I also just completed a question and answer session with my editor at Simon & Schuster, to be posted on Simon451’s website in the months before publication in October. I don’t want to give anything away, but you can follow and updates as they roll out here. I’ll be sure to tweet when they’re posted.
One of the questions from my editor concerned my current reading list. At the end of the list I wanted to name a few of my old favorites. I had to edit the list down, as it quickly grew unwieldy. So here are a few books — old and newer — that didn’t make the list, but are very much worth a read:
David Morrell’s thriller, Creepers. Clive Barker’s magical Weaveworld. William Gibson’s Burning Chrome. John Connolly’s Every Dead Thing. And the vampire tale Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite. I could go on and on, but I enjoyed each of these and wanted to share. If I don’t post again this June, happy summer to all.