I can't believe how close we are to the release date of The Second Journey Into The Unknown by Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes. Work will continue this week on the final stories for our latest horror anthology. There has been great feedback from those who got a chance to preview some of the finished stories this week. Mark and I had a lot of people on the edge of their seats. That is definitely the type of response horror writers want from their readers. I, myself, wrote some of the best horror short stories I have ever written for this release. I can't wait for everybody else to have a chance to read them. Everybody will have to wait until October.
Don't forget about our upcoming book signing. Here's the details for those that haven't seen them yet.
Mark Cusco Ailes and Derek Ailes (me) will be attending this book fair selling and signing all of our novels. Please consider attending this exciting IWC event next Saturday which takes place adjacent to the Chesterton European Market! Chesterton, IN In conjunction with the Westchester Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Finale, “Family Fiesta—Celebrating Mexican Culture,” the Indiana Writers’ Consortium (IWC) will host a local author signing at Thomas Centennial Park on Saturday, July 26th, from 10 AM until 2 PM. The event will include local IWC author signings, a table with information about IWC events and area writers’ groups, a family-friendly reading, and children’s activities.
I hope it doesn't rain Saturday. Rain is in the forecast and it is an outside venue. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Now let us look ahead at 2015. My next collection of horror short stories will be: Musings From A Demented Mind. If you thought Zombie Command was frightening then you are in for a scarey ride. The short story "Zombie Hunter" will finally be released in this anthology. I started working on it for "Zombie Command", but couldn't get it finished in time. Because of its current length, it's not finished yet, it was too long for "The Second Journey Into The Unknown". I have several outlines stored in my demented brain that I want to use for this collection. While at work, thoughts pop in my head that make me say that would make a perfect horror story.
This week, I'm redesigning my brother's, Mark Cusco Ailes, official weebly website. I have some exciting goodies in store for his website. I will let everybody know when I have the website completed.
Let's get back to "The Second Journey". I have two more stories to complete and then all that is left is the editing, editing, editing, and yes more editing. The edits are almost completed for Mark's stories. I will be working on the cover design in the next two weeks and will debut the cover to the world in August.
If you are interested in any of my or Mark Cusco Ailes books, you can purchase them on Amazon.com. I would love to be the next indie author to make it to the bestsellers list. Help me make that goal. I guess that's a shameless plug, but hell, I might as well try.
Until next time