At times, it seemed it was impossible, but the second manuscript of The Dead Kid Detective Agency, tentatively titled Dial ‘M’ for Morna, is complete!
Well, not quite. I’ve handed in the manuscript to ECW Press. Most of the editorial process is still ahead, and while I think the book is in pretty good shape, I’m sure my talented editor Erin Creasey will have other thoughts. That said, the second book does have a chapter entitled ‘Sk8 or Die (or Do Both).’ So, you know it’s gotta’ be good.
DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains, is hot off the presses at Coach House Printing. Author Natalie Zina Walschots swooped by (she traveled by boom tube, I think) to catch a couple copies of the book as it came off the gluer. If you’re in Toronto on May 15, you should attend the launch of DOOM at the Insomniac Press Party at the Dora Keogh. (You can find all the details here.) I’ll also have copies on me at TCAF this coming weekend. So come by and pick up a copy, or buy a copy of our SketchKrieg! collaborative book or berate me for not having Quarter-Life Crisis #2 done yet (I deserve it).
In other news, I just saw The Raid, which is the action movie to end all action movies. Seriously, this movie is bananas. I spent most of the viewing with my hand in front of my open mouth. Just look at this trailer. (Don’t worry. There’s way more where that trailer came from.)