The e-book arrival last week of my ‘Devil Quartet’ of short story collections, Personal Demons, The Devil in Me, Old Devil Moon and Demonized brings the new e-book total to 17, with just three more to go, Red Gloves Volumes 1 and 2, and the original collection Frightening, making a nice round 20 volumes. Everything else is currently available in print with the exception of Uncut, which had some original stories in it.
Coming this spring and summer are three new books, Bryant & May; Wild Chamber, the new non-fiction volume The Book of Forgotten Authors, which will feature the all-new histories of 99 writers and a dozen or so essays on others, from Quercus, and my as-yet unnamed thriller, also from Quercus, which will start life as an e-book, then become a paperback original (I think). The audio books will continue as before.
Next year will see the arrival of the Swinging London-set Bryant & May novel called Hall of Mirrors, and The Foot On The Crown, my fantasy epic, which takes my short story Tales From Britannica Castle as its start-point. Following these come another Bryant & May book, England’s Finest, and the comedic novel Crazy Lady. I’m also planning another supernatural thriller in the style of Nyctophobia and a new thriller set five minutes into the future. Beyond that I’m not entirely sure at the moment.
Just in case you thought I might be retiring, or putting my feet up for a while, I do have ongoing plans for the next three years at least.
I used to keep a cartoon on my wall of a writer getting an idea and running back to his typewriter, and the typewriter’s thinking ‘Shit, not again!’ That’s me, only with my Apple.