A quick run-down of my confirmed releases for 2011:
ENTOMBED: Follow-up to Dead Sea. Was originally slated to be my next novel for Leisure. Instead, it will now be released as a signed, limited edition hardcover. Publisher TBA (because they want to surprise you).
THE WITCHING TREE: Levi Stoltzfus must perform the strangest exorcism of his career in this new novella. Publisher TBA (because they want to surprise you).
THE DAMNED HIGHWAY: FEAR AND LOATHING IN ARKHAM: Co-written with Nick Mamatas. What if Hunter S. Thompson followed up his infamous Vegas sojourn with a trip to H.P. Lovecraft’s Innsmouth, Dunwich, and Arkham? Will be released in trade paperback and digital by Dark Horse.
HOLLOW: In this follow-up to Dark Hollow and Ghost Walk, Adam Senft’s legacy still hangs like a dark cloud over Central Pennsylvania. How will it impact a beginning writer who wishes to follow in his favorite author’s footsteps? To be published in trade paperback and digital by Apex Book Company.
LAKE FOSSIL (working title): My first Bizarro novella. When Franklin’s mother moves them to the strange town of Lake Fossil, Illinois, he runs afoul of a group of horrifying children’s television mascots, including Binky the Dinosaur, The Waggles, and the terrifying Cthulhu’s World. To be published in paperback by Skullvines Press.
A CONSPIRACY OF ONE: My next short story collection, and also my thickest book yet (coming in well over 100,000 words. To be released as part of next year’s Maelstrom set from Thunderstorm Books. Digital and trade paperback editions will follow in 2012.
ALONE: Brand new novella. To be released as part of next year’s Maelstrom set from Thunderstorm Books. Will not be reprinted in any other format for five years.
SELECTED SCENES FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: New digital and trade paperback omnibus collecting ALL of the stories from The Rising: Selected Scenes From the End of the World and Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes From the End of the World. Will also include other stories set in the world’s of The Rising and The Conqueror Worms. Publisher TBA.
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: Audio-book version of the novel. To be released by Dark Realms.
CLICKERS VS. ZOMBIES: Co-written with J.F. Gonzalez and just as fucked up and cheesy as the title would lead you to believe. To be published as a signed, limited edition hardcover with digital and trade paperback to follow in 2012. Publisher TBA (because they want to surprise you).
THE LAST ZOMBIE: DEAD NEW WORLD: Trade paperback collecting issues one through five of The Last Zombie. To be published by Antarctic Press.
THE LAST ZOMBIE: INFERNO: New five issue series that picks up where the first series left off. To be published by Antarctic Press.
DOOM PATROL: FIRE AWAY: Trade paperback that will include issue #16 of Doom Patrol (which I wrote). To be published by DC Comics.
TO FIGHT WITH MONSTERS: One-shot, single issue comic book, co-written with Mike Oliveri (and based on our story from 4X4). Illustrated by Ben Dunn. To be published by Antarctic Press.
Also, there will be new digital and paperback editions of THE RISING, CITY OF THE DEAD, THE CONQUEROR WORMS, GHOUL, DEAD SEA, DARK HOLLOW, GHOST WALK, CASTAWAYS, URBAN GOTHIC, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, A GATHERING OF CROWS, FEAR OF GRAVITY, and UNHAPPY ENDINGS, as well as a digital edition of KILL WHITEY.
2011 – It’s what happens once a man is done licking his wounds and emerges back into the world, wading into the fray and ready for battle once more…