- Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs (Offbeat Crimes 5) has gone off to the editor this week - that's the big news.
Nicki's on holiday still, so it's sort of a present waiting in her inbox for her return, I hope. This one is the second Jason and Wolf story, stands at about 58K currently (more than twice the wordage of the original, first edition OC stories) and if I haven't sent you scrambling for Google with the title, you probably will be at some point in the story.
Tentative release date at Pride Publishing on September 5.
- What else does this mean? It's time to start on OC 6 - the second Carrington and Erasmus story, which has the working title All The World's An Undead Stage. We'll see if I keep that.
- Also - the last chapter of Marionettes in the Mist posted today.
We started this as something of an experiment in serial fiction and co-authoring (what happens when you put four authors with different focuses in a story - sounds like a sitcom pitch.) What we ended up with was a wonderfully varied cast of characters and a story that wound its way through danger, strife and romance to its whirlwind ending.
You can read the chapters on the blog (there are 144 posts divided into 36 chapters) or wait until we get the expanded story into novel format.