It has been a little while since I was able to write a post on this site thanks to the Kickstarter, the horror blogging, and then getting the book promoted. I would like to think that this post will be worth the wait, but I’m not making any promises.
First, to quote the sign outside a local Burger King franchise: “Merry Christmas etc.” I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Beyond that, I hope you had an absolutely fantastic December and a great year. (It never fails that the closer I get to January 1st, the more I start thinking about the passage of time in terms of years. Anyone else?)
Aside from seasonal greetings, I want to thank everyone who supported Bad Neighborhood. If you follow me on social media, then you’ve likely had a load of ‘THANK YOU NO REALLY’ spewed at you recently, but hopefully you understand that it’s out of love and appreciation rather than an urge to be obnoxious. (I promise, when I’m being deliberately obnoxious I’ll tell you. ; ) )
I’m operating from an incredibly grateful place this year. I’ve been blogging for myself since January 1, 2015 and I’m thrilled to be on track to continue this site well into the new year. I couldn’t keep doing this without the support of my copy writing and editing clients!
Plans for the New Year:
Now that the book is out, I’m going to be adding more useful content for freelancers, creatives, and other communicators that I hope will benefit all who pop over here from time to time. In addition, in 2016 Bad Neighborhood will begin to make a profit that I’ll be able to share with the contributors, which is beyond exciting. (…Assuming sales continue. I’m confident they will, especially once reviews are posted.) — We’re going to be having a pretty awesome sale VERY soon, so if you’d like to stay in the loop be sure that you’re following Spooky Words Press on Twitter @SpookyPress, Facebook: SpookyWordsPress, or are subscribed to our Newsletter. (The form is at the bottom of this page. Just make sure the ‘Sales’ box is checked!)
[[Speaking of the book, if you post a review of Bad Neighborhood on Amazon &/or Goodreads I’ll send you a short 5 story collection about witches, hauntings, and other spooky stuff FOR FREE as a thank you. You’ll get to check these stories out before they’re available for purchase or are shared anywhere else, which is pretty exciting to me, anyway. Just be sure to contact me via social media or email foxemmwrites[at]gmail.com to let me know where to send the eBook to, and what format you’d like. PDF, Mobi, or Epub are available.]]
I tentatively have plans with two authors to release horror poetry and/or short story collections in 2016. Once their manuscripts are completed and contracts are signed I will release those details. As I wait for manuscripts to arrive in my inbox, I do have a plot cooking with Jonathan from Mark of the Beast.
These days it seems like everyone and their mother is raving about the appeal of adult coloring books. Being the creative sort that we are, we’ve decided to combine our talents and create an adult-focused bestiary coloring book of horrifying and mythical creatures. Of course, we aren’t the first to try to make a horror coloring book for adults, however since the book will include not only Jomo’s wicked art, but my attempts at short stories about terrible creatures and the humans they destroy, I’m hoping it’ll be unique enough that someone will be interested in it. (Hopefully someone like you, in fact.)
If you’d like to stay on the loop about that project and be sent exclusive story snippets and artwork before the book is published (and, you know, hear about when it’s going to be published) please remember to fill out the little form at the bottom of this page.
As always, I greatly appreciate your support and look forward to creating more awesomely terrifying stuff for you in the future.
Much spooky love,