So the lovely and talented K.A. Mitchell was kind enough to point out that Somebody Killed His Editor is now up on the Samhain Coming Soon page (with a release date of June 16th. I haven't talked a lot about this one, but it's the first book in a new mystery-romance series, with an emphasis on the funny (I dearly hope). So if you don't like the funny or you don't like classic gay mystery, this will not be the book for you.
I have to say that I'm really, really happy with the way Somebody Killed His Editor turned out. It was one of the easiest books I've ever written, frankly. And as we get closer to the release date, I'll be sending out a few ARCs to reviewers, and perhaps run some kind of contest here?
In other news, Teddy Pig reviewed (and interviewed me a bit) Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Ca$h. If I had it all to do again...well, it would be the 2nd Edition. Seriously, I'd interview more folks -- as I now have a better understanding of who the real heavy hitters are in our industry -- but I'd wait to put out that 2nd Edition 'til we see what happens with the Running Press historical romance line. Granted, I think we're all waiting to see what happens there (in line, historical manuscript proposals in hand).
The taking a break thing is going well. I've watched two Woody Allen movies, worked in the garden, eaten some dark chocolate and drunk excellent red wine...read over my notes for The White Mountains...answered emails... I've not read as much as I'd like, but I've restacked the TBR pile. That's a start, I think.