Perhaps you are enjoying Welcome to the Fold and are wondering what I’m working on next. Perhaps you work for a publisher and are looking to invest in a writer with long term potential. Perhaps you are a millionaire philanthropist willing to help a lonesome nutjob reach their life’s goal. Perhaps you just Googled “nymphomaniac nuns” and ended up here thanks to some crafty meta-tagging.
Either way, this is a list of the novels, comics and similar works I’m currently working on. To alleviate the curse known as writer’s block, I tend to hop from one project to another, often on a daily basis. An upside of such an approach is that I’m rarely lost for words; the downside is that it’s taken close to a decade to get anything substantial done. Oh well…
My second novel is a darkly funny psychological thriller. Think the animal activist's Fight Club.
Estimated release: Late 2018
Tales from The Fold
A short story anthology, containing an assortment of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and magical realism tales... many of which read like the ramblings of a madman.
Estimated release: Late 2019
A 36-issue comic series chronicling a failed relationship in the past, present and possible future. Each tonally disparate segment will be drawn in a different style. Read about The Scribe here. The comic will debut on shelfabuse.com from early 2016, initially on a page-per-month basis.
Estimated release: Early 2019
The Last and the First, Book 2: Split Infinites
The sequel to Welcome to the Fold will be published in episodic format, essentially 5-7 novellas. The characters from these will meet for a more cohesive third volume.
Estimated release: WTFK
Short story anthology inspired by Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonegut and social media, set in a world in which literature has essentially become a thing of the past, due to a computer program capable of writing the perfect novel from a series of personalised specifications.
Estimated release: 2020
The Saltwater Spirits
The first in a (potential) series of illustrated fantasy novels, heavily inspired by Shintosim (and to be entirely honest, the work of Hayao Miyazaki) with a strong environmental message.The goal was to write a "family book" - one with a plot that would appeal to smaller children, but containing complex themes worthy of an adult novel. Plus, it's got giant crabs in it!
Estimated release: 2021
Set in the same universe/multiverse as The Last and the First, this comic series will run alongside the events of the second book, and follow the existential exploits of Johnny Nothing, a character who makes a brief appearance towards the end of Welcome to The Fold.
Estimated release: WTFK