Two Kickstarters for You

You can tell I’m busy when I don’t get around to updating the blog for, um— Wow, has it been five weeks?

It was a crazy five weeks. We started our eldest at high school and the quads at middle school. I spent a week in China working on a couple upcoming iOS games for Ubisoft Shanghai. And just last night I sent off the last chunk of the new edition of the Marvel Encyclopedia, which is due out in March of 2014—or tomorrow, in publishing terms.

Meanwhile, other things keep happening. Case in point, I’m involved in two Kickstarters at the moment. The first is Cthulhu Haiku II and More Mythos Madness, an anthology from my fellow Alliterate and longtime pal Lester Smith. This is becoming an annual tradition with Les, and the first book was a hoot. I’m honored to be chipping in a short tale for this one. It’s already funded—the goal was $13, after all—so you’re guaranteed to get a book if you join in. As I write this, you only have about 48 hours to join in.

I’m also involved in Help Fund My Robot Army and Other Improbable Kickstarters, edited by anthology superstar John Joseph Adams. As you might guess from the title, this is an anthology of stories told in the form of Kickstarter drives, being funded on Kickstarter. It’s so meta, I couldn’t resist it. I suggest you don’t even try.

My tale will be about time travel, which is going to make for a bit of a twisted Kickstarter page. You’ll see. This one’s already funded too, and we have around 68 hours to go, so don’t wait long. Go back it.

Now that I’m done with the Marvel book, it’s back to finishing the Monster Academy books for me, plus knocking out a few short stories I’ve promised people for other things. Then it’s on to Loot Drop (the original novel I sold to Tor earlier this year), and after that I’ll tackle the Exalted novel for my pals over at the Onyx Path.

So, the year doesn’t promise to get any less crazy, but it’s guaranteed to be fun. Thanks for reading!