Well, it’s been a wild couple of years! We’ve all been dealing with the effects of a global pandemic and I have to admit I haven’t been writing much in the past couple of years. Since 2020, I’ve gone through a divorce, a move, had Covid, and more – but I’ve also learned a lot about myself and had the chance to meet some amazing people. Sometimes writing (and surviving) is as much about what you don’t do as what you actually accomplish on paper.
I just got back from a working vacation to NYC with my best friend, fellow author Tim Hanley. Tim helped curate an exhibit about Wonder Woman with the fantastic City Reliquary, a small museum dedicated to NYC ephemera (more on the exhibit to come in a subsequent post!).
We road tripped to the Big Apple for the exhibit opening, and while there, we took a fascinating tour of NYC tattoo history with Daredevil Tattoo’s Michelle Myles. She was an amazing tour guide and was even kind enough to fit me in for a new tattoo based on a vintage design by a historic artist, Red Burchell.
Another highlight of the trip was the chance to see Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in Macbeth. Negga absolutely stole the show and the directorial choices (modern costuming/set design, some additions and omissions to the script) gave us lots to think about and discuss. Since Tim and I dabble in screenwriting and film now and then, it’s always interesting to see how the “pros” do it!
So what’s next, now that I’m home in Halifax and feeling inspired?
I have a number of projects and manuscripts started that haven’t gotten off the ground yet, so I’m going to spend some time creating a schedule for new releases (and then try to stick to it). Highlights will include a new Furies book – it’s been about 5 years since the last one, yikes – an f/f sports romance, and a steampunk adventure. The title and cover design for the sports and steampunk books are definitely not final, but its’ always fun to play around with design elements.