I finished with my tweaking of my official author website now on derekailes.com. There are new features and links. I now have an email list where you can join on each page. I will periodically send out emails to all my subscribers with special announcements about my upcoming writing projects. On my website's menu, I now have links to my brother's website (Mark Cusco Ailes), which will be revamped in the next couple of weeks, and to shortfictionbreak.com. Short Fiction Break is a website where several authors, including me, post free short stories. Starting in April, I will be posting Shelana's Quest in installments. The first part is at the editors right now. I am proud of that series and my other fantasy character, Rastus, will make his appearance in the next Short Fiction Break anthology. I also have Amazon links to all of my and Mark Cusco Ailes novels on my home page.
I hope everybody enjoys all the new changes to my website.
Thanks for following me on my writing adventure
Until next time,
Welcome to my latest blog now on derekailes.com. I've come along way as a writer and now have my website on my own domain. So many changes are happening in my career. I'll be back on the road promoting all of my three horror collections along with all of the novels from my brother, Mark Cusco Ailes.
I recently completed a fantasy short story for the upcoming latest shortfictionbreak.com anthology along with the first chapter of a fantasy serial that will be featured on shortfictionbreak.com throughout the next several months. I recently finished watching all three seasons of the Beastmaster television series on DVD and was inspired to create my own fantasy world. The first novel "Beast Within" will be out later this year following the adventures of Rastus, The Guardian of the Animal Kingdom. The short story "A Spiritual Journey" available on the upcoming shortfictionbreak.com anthology will be the debut story of Rastus. The fantasy serial "Shelana's Quest" will involve two female elven warriors, Shelena and Melody, who must find a magic crystal to protect the animals of the forest from the evil orcs. Both of the two stories will introduce everybody to the world that "Beast Within" will take place in. I've never been so excited for a writing project before and have had so much fun writing the first stories for it.
To address all of my horror fans: Musings From a Demented Mind will come out the winter 2014/2015. You can read the first story "A Horror Story" for free right here on this website under the free short stories link. There is two completed stories so far with three unfinished and several outlines swimming around in my demented mind.
Mark and I are continuing to find new venues to sell all our novels at. We have multiple book fairs coming in the next few months. Here's where we will be next:
The Ailes Brothers of Terror are invading Portage Woodland Park on Sunday April 26 from 10-4. Authors Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes will be present with all their books. Come on out, meet the authors, and purchase autograph books.
I hope to see everybody there
Until next time,
Mark Cusco Ailes and I had a blast meeting all the cast members of the Walking Dead that attended Walker Stalker Con Chicago a couple weekends back. The place was packed, but we had a lot of fun. I met a lot of interesting people at that convention.
My latest release Zombie Hunter, a collection of two of my favorite short stories is now available on Kindle for .99 and Mark Cusco Ailes fourth and final volume of the Ray Cycle Series "Heir To The Throne" is available on paperback and kindle. The links to them are above.
I'm currently working on my new short story which will be featured in an upcoming short story collection due out June 1. This one will be in the fantasy genre. The short story is inspired by the series Beastmaster by Andre Norton. My latest short story "A Horror Story" will be published on shortfictionbreak.com in two weeks. I will also continue to work on my next book project which will be in paperback and Kindle in September.
I want to send out my thoughts to fellow author Debra Kemp (The House Of Pendragon, Book I: The Firebrand & The House Of Pendragon, Book II: The Recruit) who passed away three weeks ago. I just found out about her passing when I went to leave a happy birthday message on her facebook page yesterday. She was on the book tour circuit as us and sat next to us at all the book signings. She will be missed.
Mark and I were just added to the list of local authors setting up at the Hammond Library in Indiana on Saturday May 30. We will be selling and signing all of our novels. We will have our Annabelle doll there for people to get selfies with. We will also be appearing at several other book fairs this year. We will let everybody know where we will be at once all the arrangements and dates are finalized.
Until next time,