Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fairy Hunting

My story chronicling the very misguided life of fairy hunter extraordinar, Dr. Morgan Z. Vile, has inspired landscape and portrait artist Mitch Cudney to produce this, probably not Disney approved, image of Tinker Bell. The Dunesteef audio fiction magazine is using Cudney's image as the cover for their fall issue Vol. 1 No. 2.

Like the story, its a bit twisted, but based on the feedback I'm getting, it would seem that's what people like about the story.

So a little dark humor for the holidays seems a nice counterbalance with the sugary sweet warm fuzziness we're joyfully bombarded with this time of year.

Speaking of this time of year, its time to reflect a bit. I finished a novel, nearly completed a novella, had six stories published, had four stories produced in audio and got an editor interested in looking at a collection. Not bad, but as I glance at my goals for 2008 (yes I actually write them out) I'm guessing I achieved about 65-75% of them. Still unattained, is getting something published in Children's, MG or YA. It would be nice to get something published that I could let my kids read. Thus far my writing consists of material I don't ever want my kids to read, as they already think I'm odd enough as a dad. I can't imagine what my 6-year old daughter would think of me if she knew I penned a tale about capturing, killing, and framing the little creatures she has decorating her pink and purple bedroom. So more child friendly goals and stories for 2009. Happy New Year.

1 comment:

ayn said...

I wonder if you've ever read any of the things Neil Gaiman has to say about being a dad as well as an author of always bizarre and often disturbing tales. I can't think of anything off-hand, unfortunately, but he has a good way of putting things in perspective in general.