Most of my time this month has been occupied with the first draft of Poison River, a Legend of the Five Rings novel. In preparation for the project, I spent most of December getting to grips with the background for the setting. A new IP always provides its own challenges, and Lot5R was no different. I’ve also been working on pitches for several short stories, as well as a new novel and lore material for Hi-Rez Studios’ game, SMITE.
Black Library released my latest audio drama, Darkly Dreaming, this month. I also had a new short story, “Midnight in the House of Bats”, appear in the latest Cohesion Press anthology, SNAFU: Last Stand.
In addition, I have a number of short stories and several novels due out later this year, including Poison River and my Arkham Horror novel, Wrath of N’kai. More on those as and when they appear.
For my downtime this month, I’ve been enjoying the new podcast from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, Voluminous: The Letters of HP Lovecraft. Sean Branney and Andrew Leman present a highly informative and entertaining look at Lovecraft’s letters to and from his various correspondents. I highly recommend it, if you haven’t listened to it already. I’ve also been reading Dan Weatherer’s new collection from PS Publishing, The Tainted Isle, as well as Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.