Recent News – 5/3/12on May 03 in Blog Post by johnhornor
Not much has been happening on the home front except for writing Incarcerdo. It’s progressing apace and I’m finally beginning to get real traction on the story, thanks to a simple outline. Storywise, it started out ugly and it’s only gonna get worse until it gets better. Been kind of a bitch to write because everything seems bleak from the very beginning and I torture Shreve quite a bit. More than usual. He meets it with his usual aplomb – with some cracking at the edges.
I’m getting used to being my own boss once again. I did a fun freelance gig with Jones Productions a couple of weeks ago for the U.S. Marshal service. Fun little animation and I’m working on getting a copy with sound. Check out the silent version here. Been working with the lovely Laura Benedict on typesetting and completing the cover and mechanicals for Laura’s Devil’s Oven. Recently gave Joelle Charbonneau’s website a slight facelift (more work to be done there but it’s looking pretty good). Doing a series of brochures and advertisements for a local asset consulting firm.
Did I mention I’ve been writing? Doing book stuff?
Went to New Orleans and chatted with the Mandeville Ladies Book Club, hosted by my old high-school friend Jennifer Dean Boudreaux. That was a lot of fun. The book club took place at Ruby’s Roadhouse which held strange echoes of the Whitewater Tavern here in Little Rock. (Did you think I was going to say Ruby’s on the Bayou?) Also, I experienced char-grilled oysters at Drago’s for the first time. Wow.
On the way down to New Orleans I visited my friend Matt Staggs – publicist, writer, artist, and l’uomo universale – and we did a little video interview that went up over at Suvudu.com. You can check that out here. And I forget to add that I did an essay on Suvudu called “Rationalizing the Zombie” which turned out “pretty okay” to quote internet scourge and author Nick Mamatas. Don’t forget to investigate the interactive map to Bridge City.
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the This Is Horror website for their Meet the Writer series and that interview is online at the TIH website right here, cher.
A review of Southern Gods is up at Dubious Virtues.
The release date of This Dark Earth is fast approaching and I’m excited about it being released into the wilds but also attending San Diego Comic Con, which will either be torture (I’ve heard rumors about people wearing adult diapers, the restroom lines at SDCC are so long) or at proverbial hoot. And a half.
But my excitement is tempered by the hard fact that I have a novel due somewhere around the same time and I have 30 or 40 thousand words between me and putting this particular book to bed.
So, I’ve done my freelance billing for the day and I have a client meeting later. Probably best if I get back to work on Incarcerado.