Because I know y’all want to know, right? Right. So here’s what on Ally’s release calendar, and what she’s working on right now.
As many of y’all have no doubt heard, Samhain Publishing — home of the majority of my books — has closed. They’ve always been wonderful to me, and I’m sad to have to say goodbye. It’s going to take me a while to figure out what to do with all my books, but I do want to find homes for them. Some I plan to self-publish; some I’m hoping will be accepted by other publishers. Keep checking here for news, or you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to my newsletter) for updates.
UPDATE 9/5/17: Bay City Paranormal Investigations series book 1, Oleander House, is now available for download as a self-published title. BCPI book 2, What Hides Inside, is available for pre-order, also self-published. Release is scheduled for Oct. 31st 2017. I do love a Halloween release date 🙂
As for the rest of the Bay City Paranormal series, my plan is to release the rest of them as self-published titles over the next year or so. For those of you familiar with the series, I’m planning to keep Where The Heart Is (Dean Delapore’s story, a standalone series-related book, set after the 5-part main arc) as part of the BCPI series, but I plan to take Love, Like Ghosts out of the BCPI series and use it to start the Mojo Mysteries series instead. I think that’s appropriate, since Love, Like Ghosts begins the relationship between Adrian Broussard (son of Dr. Bo Broussard in the BCPI series) and Greg Woodhall, the couple at the center of the Mojo Mysteries series. I’ll probably self-pub Mojo Mysteries as well, though I’m not sure yet. One series at a time…
Wilde City stories
I’ve pulled my three stories from Wilde City’s infamous Butt-thology books together into an anthology which I’ve titled Loose Stories, with adorable cover art by my talented hubby, Brent Brown. It’s live and available for purchase through all the usual channels.
The Night Orchard
Gay Southern Gothic horror/romance, set in L.A. (Lower Alabama). Involves a commercial pecan farm and a centuries-old Creek legend tangled up with a family secret. Intrigued? I damn well hope so.
The completed manuscript is currently with my agent of choice, who will hopefully be able to read it soon. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s not even possible to exaggerate how important this is to me.
Original working title was Carl Stays In the House, because one of my main characters is named Carl, and I’m a Walking Dead fan from day one. Well, mostly. We won’t talk about season seven, or how much I’d love to punch Negan in the face to to make him STFU.
Anyway. This started out because I wanted to write a short horror/romance aimed at the Gone With the Dead collection which was supposed to be debuted at the Romantic Times convention in May 2017. I mean, as a lifelong fan of horror, how how could I not, right? But, as so often happens to me, I started on it and it instantly wanted to be something longer and more complex. So here’s me trying to turn my short story into a novel.
As of now (August 4th 2017) I’m nearly halfway finished. I think. This book continues to challenge me, and to change course as I go along. It’s more sci-fi/thriller/horror-ish/spec-fic than romance, although it does have a romantic relationship at its heart. It’s fascinating and frustrating, but I think I love it.