As we all struggle to adjust to the “new normal” of a world in which Covid-19 has fundamentally changed our lives, it feels frivolous to talk about new releases or other publishing news, but I believe that this world needs art to thrive – and survive – so I hope my fellow writers and artists will keep working to share their art with the world. I was listening to CBC Radio (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) earlier this week and the host said something that has stuck with me – “without the plague, there would have been no Renaissance”.
So here’s what I’ve been up to so far in 2020:
New England Furies – Unfortunately, I’ve had to postpone the launch of Fury Reborn, the fifth book in the series. The new publication date is September 1, 2020, and the book remains available for pre-order everywhere but Amazon. (When you change an Amazon pre-order date by more than a month, you lose pre-order privileges for one year).
Film projects – I have a documentary short currently in production that is now on hold for obvious reasons (you can’t shoot a film while social distancing). I am also working on a feature script that is “in development”, meaning someone is paying me to write it, but it may still never get made (that’s just how the movie industry works). I’ll write more about the script and the process of making a movie in days to come!
Comic book projects – Wild Rose #3 is done! I have thoughts about a release plan/possible Kickstarter for printing costs, but there are still some details to work out. I’m also working on a comic book adaptation of the Furies books and the artwork is ah-mazing. Stay tuned for news/sample pages from both projects!
I also have a bunch of other half-baked ideas at various stages of completion that I’m not quite ready to talk about at greater length, but all will be revealed in time!