Monday, November 19, 2012

Accepted: Dark Southern Horror-Thriller

My latest novel, a dark southern horror-thriller, was accepted by WiDo Publishing, slated for release in 2013. I am undergoing edits with Summer Ross, who you may recognize as the author/blogger/editor over at My Inner Fairy.

The book's title is still in working, so I won't mention it here, but I will say the book was an easy write for me, one of those that flows like breathing. With Summer's help, which has been outstanding, I hope to make this a popular novel that widens my market, and touches readers I never thought I could reach.

I will also be featured for the fourth time in An Honest Lie 4: Petulant Parables from Open Heart Publishing, slated for release in 2013. This is a dark southern short story called "The Man in the Long Black Coat," inspired by the song of the same name. (Yes, I have the Heroes soundtrack.) I now have batted 1,000 with the AHL series, placing one story in each of their anthologies, as well as landing an editorial position with them.

I'm starting to really find my niche-voice, and tone, and theme, and genre. I keep gravitating to supernatural horror, and science fiction, all of it within a home-style southern setting.

My next working draft is, I am surprised to say, an Armageddon piece, with a dark southern horror-thriller undertone. I won't discuss it much, other than to say it is ~not~ like the other books out there, nor is it a "zombie" book. It will be written with character-driven realism, with simple plotting and verbiage, populated with people you know and love and live next to, and will probably land somewhere just south of McCarthy's The Road, but with the fantasy undertones of Bradbury, and the punch-gut wit and honesty of Vonnegut, both of whom I have been reading lately.

I suppose we all have an End-of-the-World, SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan) book in us at some point, right? Have you written or read a good SHTF book lately?

Hope your holidays are going well. See you on the flip-side.

- Eric


Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novel Out of the Great Black Nothing. He is currently working on his second full-length novel with WiDo Publishing. See more of Eric's work here: Publications ** ARE YOU AN ORGAN DONOR? ERIC IS! **

5 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Eric, that's wonderful! Congrats.

And I am so glad you jumped online Friday.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Hi Eric, It is WiDo's gain to have you on board.

Donna Hole said...

YeeHaw Eric; that's wonderful news. Congratulations. I've always loved your southern writing voice.

......dhole

Unlocked said...

No. I've got no books in me, living or dead or dying :) I'm good with that. I have fun watching your success! Sounds like you've got some real interesting books lining up! Dark, brooding, and southern. Hmmm. Yep, interesting!

Phoenix said...

Alright! As a lover of zombies and sci-fi, I'm pretty excited to hear about your projects. I can't wait to hopefully read them one day :)

Are you watching The Walking Dead? That's as close to horror movie and southern as I'm ever gonna get, because I've got no books in me. :)

As for End of the World zombie stuff... I've heard World War Z is pretty good. I might read that in a bit...

Miss you and hope you're doing well.