The contract has been signed. The advance has been paid. The gears are moving.
I’m seriously still in shock about this, Steadfast Ones. I submitted this 14,000-word novelette to Spooky House Press on a whim back a few months ago, fully expecting to be rejected, and instead I was made an offer!
Calling “The Disappearance of Tom Nero” a “meta-textual horror that blurs the lines between reality and the written word,” Robert Ottone (of Spooky House Press) made the author signing announcement on Twitter today, and I could not be more excited to work with them to bring this novelette into the world.
This story felt insane to write, and even more insane to finish, and you’ll see why when you read it (when you do). It’s undergone many revisions, with support and eyes from friends and colleagues over the years, and I’m fiercely proud of its current incarnation.
Thank you to everyone who’s helped it along, but I’d like to extend especial appreciation to Demi-Louise Blackburn, Rosa Gir, Richie Snowden-Leak, and Evelyn Freeling, all of whom have been champions of “Tom Nero.”
I’m really excited to hear what people think of it. I’m even more excited to see how many people pick up on the many clues and word-play that are seeded throughout the manuscript.
This is my first paid publication, and I could not be more happy with the fact that it’s “The Disappearance of Tom Nero” that’s getting inked.
More news as things develop!