Happy new year to you! Welcome to 2013 - the year of Underwood and Flinch the book. I'm almost done on the first audio-text matching edit of the manuscript (for more details, see this blog post). After that we have to go through it again for errors and typos, and after that, we'll go to print.
At the moment, the ebook is looking very much like it'll be released over two volumes, Parts One and Two, just like the podcast (but unlike the podcast, both volumes will be released simultaneously). MJ Hahn is currently working on the new artwork and the covers are looking great. The paperback / hardback versions will still almost certainly be released in one big fat volume. So watch this space for updates.
In the meantime, should you have an appetite for more of my stories, my other novel, One Among the Sleepless is now available as an ebook for just $2.99 U.S. / £1.92 U.K.
This is the only medium you can enjoy the story in at the moment because the podcast version is no longer available.
Buy now from these ebook outlets (Smashwords for non-Kindle customers) ...
You can also get my short story collection, Hall of Mirrors Volume One, as a free audio podcast from Podiobooks.com. The rest of the stories (another seven tales of horror and the grotesque) are only available as ebooks. So if you got a Kindle or another ereader device for Christmas, hopefully my ebooks will soon be gracing your digital pages!
To grab any of my ebooks, just navigate to the e-bookstore links above and click on my name to get the whole menu!
I've decided to add Underwood and Flinch to YouTube. It's an experiment, so whether I upload the entire 45 episodes depends on how well it goes. It's basically for all those people who see subscribing to podcasts as hassle, so if you know a podcast-phobic vampire fan, please pass on this link to the U&F YouTube Playlist and plug them into it.
Don't expect all the episodes to arrive immediately, doing this is going to be a lot of work. But the bonus for me (and you, I hope) is that I'm cutting off the music and intros / outros, which will result in a product that's more audiobook than episodic podcast novel. Awesome? I should co-co
Look what arrived in the post this morning! Time to shove all the human skulls and dessicated hands from my mantelpiece and put something really cool up there! It's lovely, isn't it? I'm happily surprised at how large and weighty it is (actress - bishop).
Many thanks to Susie and the team at the Parsec Awards for sending it to me, and for doing such a smashing job this year, and every year
Fabulous news from the Parsec Awards! Underwood and Flinch has been awarded the Parsec for Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form). I'm absolutely thrilled with the result, and I know many of you will be too! An official announcement appeared today in the online newspaper of the Dragon Con convention in Atlanta, "The Daily Dragon Online" I've added a screenshot from the page, below (the big red hand is my addition, I added it so you could spot U&F more easily).
My thanks to everyone who nominated U&F for the Parsec this year. We made runner up status in 2010, failed to get submitted last year (a mix up with emails - long story) but this year, finally, his lordship gets to raise a glass of claret in celebration.
As you can see from the pic, the other finalists represent a great array of podcast audio fiction and drama, and I hope that as a podcast listener, you'll check them out (if you haven't already done so).Here are live links to save you the trouble of searching them out ...
The U&F Fundraiser is now closed, and the final figure is:
almost three times the original target!
Massive thanks to everyone who helped out! Now I have to get to work on organizing the perks. I hope to get everything fulfilled - including the book of U&F, by the end of December. I'll use the Indiegogo "Update" email to send you details of what, when and how. But for now, all I can say is thank you!! For verily, you rock!!!!
The end is fast approaching for the Underwood and Flinch fundraiser at Indiegogo.com. Over the last fifty days, there has been an incredible response from listeners - and even non-listeners - from around the world. And at the time of writing this, with 18 hours to go, the total amount of money raised stands at
I've been constantly amazed by the support and affection being shown to the project, and to say the least, I'm extremely grateful to all who have contributed. And it's not just me who should be grateful either, but all listeners, past and future - for by continuing to contribute above and beyond the original target figure, the Patrons of Underwood and Flinch are helping to make U&F 2 - indeed the U&FSaga - a reality as well. You make the book possible; you make the future books possible; you are amazing! And I thank you