I don't see the dust and mold building up over here at the blog as a bad thing necessarily. More like the dust that builds up on an aging bottle of fine wine, or the mold that creates good cheese (and "cheese" is obviously the best word to describe my books, eh?).
Anyway, there will be lots of awesomeness blooming here in the weeks to come, I think. For example, I can't wait to show you the cover for my installment of Goldberg and Rabkin's Dead Man series, called Colder than Hell and scheduled for January. Buuuuut, can't reveal it just yet. I'm really excited to be a part of this really great series. I haven't done horror before, and I had to find a way to blend it with my noir/thriller sensibilities.
And at some point in early 2013, you'll see the third book in the Billy Lafitte series as an ebook exclusive. More to come as that develops.
In the meantime...
>Went to Duluth. Man, that place recharges my batteries. We usually go in the Fall, so I'm not sure what it would be like as a Summer vacation paradise, but our trips give us a beautifully desolate landscape, with the trees either at peak or past-peak, the air chilly, biting. For a place that gives off an "arty" vibe, pretty folksy and stuff, it sure does rev up the dark engine that spits out crime fiction ideas. It's that damned lake. Deep, cold, full of secrets. Stare into it long enough, you'll find peace and lose your mind all at the same time. Or it'll make you want to write a novel.
>A new Mexican restaurant has opened in Marshall! Still haven't been to it yet, but I'm rooting for it to be good and to survive. The only other Mexican joint in town sucks. But...wait, what's that? Do I hear that a Taco del Mar is opening soon? Oh joy! (And we've also got a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Much to celebrate in Marshall).
>We've already had snow. I'm hoping for quite a bit of early snow this year. I just want the cold. I embrace the cold. Bring it on.
Onward, folks. More soon.