New Moon Rising

A dastardly dark welcome to 2017! This year is proving, miraculously, to be an improvement on the past two; which I am immensely grateful for. The heartache, the fear and the pain have taken a back seat… and instead? Rage, determination and a fierce desire for vindication has taken hold! This year, I am made new. This year, I am reborn, a phoenix rising from the ashes of the old. Wreathed in flame, I am a creature to BE feared.

Before the end of the season, Mighty Quill Books will have revealed the author line-up for their darkly themed anthology Dead of Winter, as well as the cover! I’m thrilled about that. I can’t wait to see who I’ll be sharing pages with. I’ve already discovered that there is at least one other Australian author being featured, which is excellent.

In other writerly related news, this year will see me working simultaneously on two separate novels. Colour me insane, I know. But this is something I have to do. The epic dark fantasy is a tale of mine that has been brewing for years and is yearning to be told. It’s characters will no longer remain silent. Can you believe some people actually believe hearing voices is a bad thing?

And the second novel… well this beast is entirely new in concept, but something of a life-long truth. It’s some sort of paranormal crime thriller. There’s love, there’s romance, there’s a sickening crime and there’s great injustice. You’ll just have to hang around like a bat, to see how it all ends. Is there truly such thing as justice? Or is justice only ever metered out revenge? It’s a flip of the coin.

So for me, this year is going to prove busy, but I’m very much looking forward to it. An idle mind is a demon waiting to make mischief, and I’ve enough demons in my closet to last a life time; so just for the time being, I’m going to keep my mind on full-throttle! If by some impossibility I languish and tend to boredom, I might let a demon or two out to play…

May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!

ZX.

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