It's only two days away from Mark Cusco Ailes and my next book signing at Woodland Park in Portage, Indiana. Annabelle, the evil possessed doll, arrived last week and she is ready to tour with us on our upcoming book tour. Today, we met with the head of the South Haven Public library and we are set to sell and sign all of our novels there on July 18.
Work has stalled on the short story "Travelers" while I work out possible ways of ending the story. This one is going to be one of my longer short stories, possibly longer than Zombie Command. I want this story to have the perfect surprise ending. I have the rest of the story mapped out, but I'm stuck on the scene I'm currently working on. I may put it aside for a couple of days and work on another short story and then come back and finish it. The story deals with time travel, Area 51, and I introduce a couple of FBI agents into the story who are a cross between agents from X-files, Men In Black & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I don't think James Coon had any idea what the direction of his final story he worked on before he died would take. I believe he would have been impressed.
Once I'm done with that story, I'm going to work on his "Sirens From Lake Station" short story and do some ghostwriting on it. There are two other short stories he wrote that I will work on plus several other stories based on the conversations I had with him over the years. I also have an alien invasion story and I have a comedic one which will answer the debate: which comic book universe is better; DC or Marvel? Musings From a Demented Mind will be a must have read for all fans of comics, horror and science fiction. I'm still planning on working on Claws Vs Mecha Cat for it. After doing book signings, my enthusiasm for writing increases. Most likely next week, I'll be back on another writing spree. When all my shows go in repeats, I begin to crack out great stories at a fast pace. The first draft of the book should be done by July.
I also have other book projects planned and my brother will make an official announcement on June 1 for a secret project he's involved in. What it's about, I'm currently not allowed to say.
Keep checking back for updates.
Until next time
Annablle, the evil possessed doll & Derek Ailes (Zombie Command: A Horror Anthology & Journey Into the Unknown)