April has been a busy month, for reasons mostly unrelated to writing. Even so, I managed to find time to complete revisions on my forthcoming Legend of the Five Rings novel, Poison River, as well as the second Casefiles of the Royal Occultist collection, Hochmuller’s Hound.
I also started a handful of new stories, nudged some older ones closer to being done, and started working on an exciting new project that I unfortunately can’t talk about right now.
Of late, I’ve begun to rethink my participation in Patreon for various reasons. As such, I’ve set up a Curious Fictions profile, which does much the same thing as Patreon, but with fewer hoops to jump through on my end. I’m still weighing the merits of both, but if you’d like to check out my new profile, feel free – there’s two free stories up (both reprints, natch) for you to enjoy.
I was also interviewed recently about my forthcoming Arkham Horror novel, Wrath of N’kai, as well as my love for the Arkham Horror board game. Why not give it a listen?
This month, Black Library released the anthology Warriors & Warlords, which includes my story, “Light of a Crystal Sun”. They also released the Space Wolves Audio Collection, which includes my script, “The Art of Provocation”.
I’ve started listening to The Folklore Podcast this month, which I recommend to anyone with an interest in folklore. It’s informative without being overly academic and the episodes are fairly short. Perfect for listening to while walking the dog, for instance.
Reading-wise, I binged on Lobster Johnson this month. I managed to pick up all five of the trades and read them one after the next. While they’re not the most complex of stories, there’s a good deal of depth there, especially if you’re a fan of Hellboy. That said, you can enjoy one without having read the other.
Also, Bosch came back for its sixth season this month so that occupied a lot of my free time. While I’ve never read the original novels, the show is exactly my thing. It does what it sets out to do very well, and without pretension. It’s as engaging as it is entertaining, and I can’t wait to go back and watch it all from the beginning. Needless to say, I recommend it if you haven’t given it a look.