Weekly Update – October 4, 2022

Final edits and formatting on Action Figures – Issue Eleven: Zero Day have begun! I started work on them yesterday at home, with some help by my newest assistant.

Everyone, meet Nadja, Mutt We Do In The Shadows.

As I mentioned several weeks back, my wife and I lost our bulldog Beatrix, who was part of our lives for almost 13 years. We honestly did not expect to want a new dog for a long while, but Veronica saw Nadja on Petfinder.com and fell in love.

Nadja and her five brothers — shar-pei/Doberman pinscher/Staffordshire bull terrier mixes — we born to a momma dog who was given up for adoption because her irresponsible owner never got her fixed and couldn’t handle the costs of caring for seven dogs.

Nadja was the most chill of all the puppies, and considering she’d be living in a home with four cats, we wanted a pup who wouldn’t be aggressive toward other pets. When we first brought her home Saturday she was absolutely terrified, but who could blame her? She’d just been fixed and now she was away from her littermates and mother. We expected she’d need a few days before she felt comfortable, but within two hours of being home, she was napping in our laps. She spent that night cuddling with us on the couch. The next morning, she was full of happy puppy energy and couldn’t wait to play with us.

Our home felt weirdly empty after we lost Beatrix. Nadja will never replace Beatrix and it’s not our desire to replace a truly once-in-a-lifetime dog, but our lives aren’t right if there’s not a dog in it, and Nadja is never going to lack for love.

WRITING PROJECTS

Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women: Work on the audiobook edition has begun, with Bethany Boles returning as narrator.

Action Figures – Issue Eleven: Undergoing final edits. Scheduled for a mid-to-late 2022 release.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Elfish Motives: Work has begun on the audiobook edition. Tentatively set for a 2022 release.

APPEARANCES & EVENTS

  • Arisia 2023: January 13 – 16, Westin Boston Seaport District Hotel.

MISC.

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