So, we’re a month away from a new year, and I’ve spent this weekend thinking about how 2013 has been rather rough for me. I’m usually not one for resolutions, but after the shitty year I’ve had, I think I’m allowed to make one resolution a month early. My resolution is to make 2014 a better year than 2013 in all ways: physically, mentally, emotionally, philosophically, and (hopefully) monetarily. So I’m going to kick off the next year with a new fiction series which, until October, was just going to be a collection of short stories.
Allow me to introduce my ugly little things . . .
To make this straightforward, here’s an FAQ I put together just for you.
What is the UGLY LITTLE THINGS series?
UGLY LITTLE THINGS (or ULT for simplicity) is a collective name for my short stories, intended to fill the gaps between my novels (which, as you know, tend to take a while). These stories are not what you’re used to seeing from me. They are more visceral, raw, experimental, and personal. In other words, they’re ugly.
In which genre can these stories be classified?
Speculative fiction. Horror. Suspense. In one specific case, a story is pseudo-memoir, or what the more civilized literary elite would call a roman à clef. If you read anything by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, or Neil Gaiman, you’ll probably like these stories.
How are these stories being released?
These stories will be released digitally on the Amazon Kindle platform to start. Nook releases are not out of the question.
Cool. How much?
We’re pricing these based on story length. Prices will range between 99 cents to $2.99 USD.
What is the release schedule?
Right now we’re aiming at the third of every month, starting in January. Here’s the full schedule:
RADIO FREE NOWHERE – 1/3/14
WHEN KAREN MET HER MOUNTAIN – 2/3/14
SAVING GRANNY FROM THE DEVIL – 3/3/14
UGLY LITTLE THINGS* – 4/3/14
*Title subject to change.
What happened to the limited hardcover edition you were planning to release next spring?
That’s still happening, but the release has been pushed back due to this new approach with the individual stories. Look for details in May 2014. And no, it won’t just be a compilation of the stories mentioned above. I’ve got something special in store for you. Just wait and see.
So . . . what happened to the last Monochrome novel?
Ask me again in a year.
I think that’s about it for now. If there’s a question you have that isn’t covered here, hit me up in the comments.