Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014 (aka End Game).
The year 2013 was a very good one for me, personally and professionally. On the personal side: I got married on June 15th, had a wonderful summer with my daughter, had a fantastic two week honeymoon (week one was a Caribbean cruise with stops in the Bahamas, St. Thomas & St. Martin, then the second week spent in Ft. Myers, FL), my new bride and I bought a new house, moved in on the 21st of December, just in time for us to spend Christmas week together with my daughter. On the professional side: House Call (based on my novella of the same name was released on DVD), DININ’ (my Bad Moon Books novella was optioned for film adaptation by Cinder Path Productions), two of my short stories came out in foreign languages, “Suck On This, Bitch!” (published in Tales of Obscenity Magazine), had articles published in both Tales of Obscenity and Beware the Dark Magazines, my novellas Last Night Out (Crowded Quarantine Publications) and The Killing Club (Crossroads Press) both came out during the year, along with other various articles and interviews.
That’s not too shabby for one year, right? I would agree. Well, for the most part. See, I have no qualms with the personal side, because, honestly, it can’t get much better than that for anybody. There was, however, something brewing on the professional side. More on that later.
So, you ask, what’s on the horizon professionally for Ty Schwamberger in 2014? You’ll see a column hosted by me in Beware the Dark Magazine #2, the hopeful funding and filming of DININ’, audio book editions of The Killing Club, DININ’ and Last Night Out, a new edition of The Fields (Severed Press, which will include the original Introduction by Jonathan Maberry, along with a brand new Forward by Joe McKinney and an Afterward by me), an original mummy novella, The Desert (Severed Press), the mid-year release of my creature novel, Deep Dark Woods (Crowded Quarantine Publications, with original cover art by Nick Rose) and the late-year release of a tentatively titled novel, The Bad Apple (T Allen Press). Those are the items currently set in “stone” (given the state of this business I use that term as loosely as possible). I’m also currently in discussions with a publisher to potentially release some additional foreign language editions of my catalog, as well as being in the VERY beginning of talks with a well-known horror news site to do some exciting work for them.
Ok, it’s time to backtrack a bit. Actually, it’s time to go way back. Back to the beginning. Early 2008. The completion of my first novel. Now, fast forward to 12/31/14, or, what I like to call: END GAME.
The date I retire from writing fiction (books, at least).
Remember the following for future reference:
The End is the New Beginning.
The Death of a Horror Writer.