I’m finally able to spill the big secret I’ve been keeping.
If you’ve read this blog a while, you know I’m positively obsessed with true crime, especially unsolved mysteries.
So I couldn’t believe my luck when a production company emailed me, asking if I’d be interested in being the writer expert on their new true crime docudrama series.
Was I interested? Was I interested?! Do birds sing? Is the grass green? Is dirt…well, dirty? You better believe I was interested! Talk about the opportunity of a lifetime.
Cruise Ship Killers tells the stories of those who went missing or who were murdered on cruise ships. This is a lot more people than you might think. Hundreds of people have vanished while on a cruise, most never to be seen again. If you’re looking to get rid of someone, all that water presents an irresistible opportunity, I suppose.
While I’m being paid to talk about my obsession, delve deeper into these cases, and get all dolled up by a pro–not to mention the new audience that will be introduced to me and my writing–being an expert on a true crime docudrama is a lot tougher than I thought. It’s still the best gig in the world, don’t get me wrong, but being insightful and quick with a quip on demand, for hours at a time, ain’t easy. And I just know people are going to tear me apart on YouTube when the show airs, because that’s what people do.
Note to self: Don’t read the comments.
For those of you wondering what network will air the series and when, that information is still adrift. Once the first season is “in the bag,” Farpoint Films’ distributor will sell it to networks, most likely starting with international, followed by the U.S. But I’ll definitely keep you posted!
Behold the cover for Not All Monsters, the all-female horror anthology, which will feature my story The Heart of the Lion. Publication is set for next fall. What do you think of this work of art by cover designer Don Noble?
Those Who Came Before on Net Galley
My supernatural horror Those Who Came Before, which Flame Tree Press will release in October, is already available for reviewers on Net Galley. So if you have a Net Galley account and would like to review it, I’d be forever grateful. The book is also available for pre-order!
People are dying at Strong Lake, and the worst is yet to come.
An idyllic weekend camping trip is cut short when Reese Wallace’s friends are brutally murdered. As the group’s only survivor, Reese is the prime suspect, and his story doesn’t make much sense. A disembodied voice warning him to leave the campground the night before? A strange, blackened tree that gave him an electric shock when he cut it down for firewood?
Detective Greyeyes isn’t having any of it—until she hears the voice herself and finds an arrowhead at the crime scene—an arrowhead she can’t get rid of. Troubling visions of a doomed Native American tribe who once called the campground home, and rumors of cursed land and a mythical beast plague the strangest murder case she’s ever been a part of.
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The busiest term of my life is coming to a close–three more weeks!–so if you’re waiting for return blog visits and responses to comments, please don’t give up on me. I promise I’ll catch up as soon as I’m able, and will respond to the commenters on this post as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience!
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