Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Blog Rejuvenation

Well, I took off half of March and all of April from the blog. I just needed a break. Sorry to all those whose posts I’ve missed, but April, in particular, would not cut me any slack. However, school is just about out. A couple more tests and graduation and I’ll be done for the summer. So, I thought I’d see if I can rejuvenate the blog a bit over the summer.

First post back is gonna mostly be writing related updates. I’ve had various bits of good news, and some not so good. I’m putting the not so good behind me so here’s the good:

First and most recent, Sirens Call #38 is out. It’s a free PDF download and contains a horror story by me called “She Fled, Laughing.” It’s gone one of the grosser endings I’ve written. I do hope you enjoy. Like I say, it’s free to read. Here’s the link.

Second, the “Unsheathed” anthology is now available in paperback if anyone wants. Nine sword and sorcery tales, including “Where All the Souls are Hollow,” a Krieg story, from me. There’s also a kindle version, which I mentioned in my last blog post way back when. Here’s the link:


Third, “The Shot Rang Out” is the first in at least 4 western anthologies of 500 word flash fiction tales that will be published this year. All are helmed by the illustrious Scott Harris. Each will contain 52 stories, written by 52 different writers, in response to a specific prompt. “The Shot Rang Out” is already available in paperback and kindle. I’ll be in all four anthologies, under the Tyler Boone name. My story in “The Shot Rang Out” is called “The Long Ride.” My stories for 2 and 3 are already done. #4 is rough drafted. I had a lot of fun with these and I’ve read the first volume all the way through and will say it’s all great fun. Here’s the link to the first one:


There are a couple of other things upcoming that I’m excited about. I’m going to have a Krieg story in a brand new fantasy mag that’s coming out soon. I won’t say too much until it drops, but I’ve seen some illustrations for it and they are dynamite.

Looks like I’ll have a story in a Halloween anthology this fall, although I’ll share more about that later too.

Finally, my first western novel will be published this summer through my own Razored Zen Press. It’s called “The Scarred One.” I’m just looking for the right cover now but it should go up sometime in the next few weeks.

If anyone is still out there, thanks for reading. I’m going to make my blog rounds later today, although I’ll never get caught up on all the posts I’m missed, I’m sure.


Paul R. McNamee said...

It all sounds good! Welcome back!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great news! Just ignore the not-so-good stuff.
Glad you can see the end of the school year.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Looks like you have been busy. Welcome back!

Cloudia said...

Kreig with illustrations! Much exciting news, Charles. Good to see you again.

Charles Gramlich said...

Paul, thanks much.

Alex, you have to

Patti, thanks

Cloudia, I appreciate it.

Erik Donald France said...

Cool, Charles ~ congratulations on the multiple publications ~ huzzah ~ !

Aimlesswriter said...

Wow! You've been working! Going to read now!

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, thanks. It was nice to get some hits after some misses

Aimless, I've definitely had a productive period

Liane Spicer said...

Wow! That's a lot of good there, Charles.

Snowbrush said...

I'm glad you're back, Charles, and that you have good news to report.

I just looked up Slidell to see what the temp is. It's now 86 there compared to 51 here in western Oregon.

Charles Gramlich said...

Liane, yes, accumulation. :)

Snowbrush, egads on that temp. it's barely 9 here now and above 80 with tremendous humidity