Holy Crap we got a Cover!!

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I couldn’t be happier to share this incredible cover with the world. I mean, c’mon: just look at it. It’s got FACE MANDIBLES!!

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Carter's a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster.

Chris McGrath’s art is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and the team at DAW Books did an amazing job of capturing the grit and decay that permeates the city of Titanshade.

The cover will be popping up soon in places like Goodreads and Amazon, (where it's already available for pre-order).  And of course it will be available in bookstores, libraries, or whatever your favorite story-swapping location might be.

Every day brings us closer to the March 12th, 2019 launch, and I’m continually stunned by how much fun (and work) each step of the process is. Whether you’re new to Titanshade or have been following along since the beginning: Thank you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing in the story!

If you want to make sure you get all book-ish updates as they happen, be sure to click on that Mailing List link.

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Guest Blog: Researching Recent History

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Delighted to announce that I have a guest post up at Catherine Schaff-Stump's "Fantastic History" blog. 

When I started writing TITANSHADE I found out that turning up the details that would sell a specific era was trickier than I expected. Check out my guest post and get a glimpse into the weird and sometimes frustrating world of researching 1970s era nightlife and police procedures.  

Researching Recent History 

Huge thanks to Catherine Schaff-Stump for letting me share this story!

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Titanshade coming from DAW Books

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I couldn't be happier to announce that my novel Titanshade has been accepted for publication by DAW Books. 

Titanshade is a noir fantasy thriller.  It infuses classic detective tales with sorcery and strange creatures, all set in a world where 8-Tracks are state of the art, and disco rules the radio.

DAW is a terrific home for this book, and for the sequel that's currently under construction. They're an established company who've managed to maintain a family feel, and it's a joy watching this book become a reality. I'm immensely grateful to Sheila Gilbert at DAW and to my agent, Nat Sobel at Sobel Weber Associates for believing in this project. 

Check back for updates on release dates, cover art, and more.

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