Good news: The Things We Hide At Home has now been accepted by JMS Books to be published, and its expected publication date is in January 2020! It was originally accepted by Less Than Three shortly before the publisher announced it was closing down, so it never made it to its release date. Fortunately, JMS has given it a new home now, which makes me so happy as it’s the first non-Fantasy thriller I’ve ever written. I hope people will love the characters as much as I do!
I’ve recently been working on an entirely brand new project that is related to the Lunar Shadows series. I want to make Lunar Shadows more of a universe with many standlone books that have cameos and interwoven lore. This current project is technically a prequel to the first two books but it is an entirely unrelated storyline that stands totally apart and alone, so the other books don’t need to be read for it to be enjoyed. It is steeped deeply in my love of the 1980s, so I’m trying to work in as much 80s fashion, music and pop culture as I can without it being one giant name-drop. I guess I am trying to capture the soul of the 80s in one book haha. Again, I am writing with a trans male MC.
I did, for awhile, feel obliged to change things up a bit and non write trans men as my main characters every time, but then I thought to myself, well, many cis authors just write MCs that are the same gender as they are and never change it up, so why should I? So, I think I will likely be writing with trans guys again in the very near future, once this project is done.
I also have a collection of short stories I wrote some time ago, which I plan to edit up and make into an anthology. I plan to release it as one of the first books through my own publishing company, Gurt Dog Press, which is still in its infancy.