I know, I know, I keep popping in and out of here like a ding dang whack-a-mole. It's important this time, I promise.
So, I'm nearly done writing this story. It's a vampire story, but also a zombie story, with a couple of genre-busting twists. Short version is this: Montreal, my home city, is the location of the largest underground city in the world. Clearly it needs vampires who rot into zombies when they don't drink enough blood.
The novel will follow Tommy Kagan, an almost med school graduate who accidentally gets turned right at the onset of a rot plague. He is then swept into the mystery of how the plague began, how to stop it, and why the fuck he doesn't seem to be following some of the rules of vampire biology. My cast is diverse and (I'd like to think) complex, and while the story does in many ways fit into the horror and paranormal genres, it has an element of dark humour to it, and I try not to take myself too seriously throughout. Also, because I'm me, I've scienced the shit out of vampires and zombies. It was great fun.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: YOU CAN READ THIS ONLINE.
It's called Skylight, and I'm quite proud of it. Click on the link above to give it a shot. If you have a tumblr, please please follow the blog and reblog stuff and click around. I'm trying to build some kind of social media audience that I can point to when I try to find it an agent.
THANKS FOLKS HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY