Glitch – sci-fi/horror, maybe more general spec-fic. I dunno. It’s a strange one, honestly. Gaming, incidental zombies, mutliverse, and a dash of Cthulhu-esque flavor for good measure. I’d pitched this one to a whole bunch of agents without success, and it was unsuccessful in last year’s Pitch Wars. It’s been shelved for now. I’m still hoping to get it published one of these days, though. Not giving up!
Trapdoor – futuristic space sci-fi with a bit of a horror edge. Also female led, which is cool. It’s called Trapdoor because the beings inhabiting the planet involved in this story operate a bit like a trapdoor spider. No, they are not spiders, and they don’t look like spiders. They just hunt like them. Still in the early stages of writing this one so stay tuned. Meanwhile, check out the Pinterest vision board for the book.
To The World’s White Edge – This is probably the coolest thing on my plate right now. It all started a couple of Christmases ago, when the family and I were watching Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (as one does) and this happened:
Girl child: What if Kris Kringle got caught by the Winter Warlock before he made it over the mountain? What if he was raised by the Winter Warlock instead of the Kringles?
Yeah, she’s an evil genius. Of course the resulting story is completely unrecognizable as a Christmasy thing now (I went back in time to 1850s San Francisco, the Wendigo got involved, you know… things happen…) but OMG it’s SO. AWESOME. I love that the characters are almost all girls and women. Ally Blue never did that, though she did have lots of fantastic women as secondary characters. I’m excited to write women as main characters, especially in horror which has been my favorite genre since I first learned to read. (OK, so this book is really more dark fantasy, but still.) I’ve started querying this book to agents so I’m excited and nervous and terrified. Eep.
I have a Pinterest vision board for this one too, it’s pretty cool 🙂
I have more thoughts and ideas bubbling in my brain. But these are the ones that have Scrivener projects, so they’re actually real, ha. Stay tuned for updates!