Posted by Cherie On August 12th, 2007
Over at my regular blog I’ve been hinting about an announcement in the works — and now that I’ve finally got all the contracts signed up and sent off, the go-ahead has been given. So here it is, folks: in short, I’ve agreed to another novella for Subterranean Press. What can I say? I had such a wonderful experience with the composition and subsequent publication of Dreadful Skin, that I was thrilled silly when the marvelous Mr. Schafer suggested doing another.
My next project for this fine company will be called, Those Who Went Remain There Still. It’s a title I’ve been kicking around for a long time, but it never suited anything until this story landed in my lap; and when I realized what a perfect fit it was, I damn near squealed. Now this handle will figurehead a tale of expatriate 19th century hillbillies who return to northern Kentucky to settle an old property dispute. Within this story you shall find such diverse elements as an unsteady feud truce between two sets of cousins, the guilt-stricken ghost of Daniel Boone, and a flock of cave monsters with a taste for human flesh.
But wait, there’s more! Now this story comes with a Bonus! spiritualist advisor from Lily Dale, and a perplexing last will and testament left by an malicious family patriarch. Best of all, at least part of this convoluted tale is hypothetically true. Wow. Disclaimer much? Yes, well. One must be careful about such things. Let us say more correctly that this novella will be Inspired By A True Story.
I’m trying to cough up proper “flap” copy that will encompass the general idea in a few hundred words or less, but it’s tougher than it seems. My “tight proposal” ran a thousand words and a couple of pages single-spaced typed, so this is um, tricky. I’ll try to finish it up before morning, when I intend to announce this information over on my LJ, which gets quite a lot more traffic than this page does. So stay tuned. I’ll flesh out the details more thoroughly tomorrow.
[Content semi-crossposted to my LJ.]