What’s that? You want a brand-new Hunter Hunterson & Sons story? And you’d also like a crap-ton of other sports-themed paranormal stories while you’re at it? Well, you’re in luck, because I can finally announce that GAMES CREATURES PLAY comes out on Sigler Ascension Day next year (April 1, 2014).
We’ve got Hunter and his family tracking down some pretty pissed-off San Francisco ghosts in “The Case of the Haunted Safeway.” The story involves baseball and the homophobia that, sadly, is still prevalent in professional sports. It’s not as bad as it once was, but this story is about what it once was. And, yes, it involves a haunted Safeway in San Francisco (a tip of the hat to Christopher Moore).
The collection is edited by Charlaine Harris (of “Sookie Stackhouse” and TRUE BLOOD fame) and Toni L. P. Kelner. They were fantastic to work with. I was pretty much floored when Toni and Charlaine invited me to participate (I believe my reaction was, “wait, the Charlaine?”). I hope they invite me again the next time they open up the sandbox.
The collection has some crazy talent lined up, including the amazing Joe R. Landsdale, Mercedes Lackey, the people listed on the cover at right, and more (I’ve now met Brandon Sanderson and Seanan McGuire in person, and found both to be wicked-smaht, delightful people).
I love my story and I think y’all will too. I talked some big smack to Charlaine and Toni about the purchasing power of my fan base, so pre-order this sucker, Facebook about it, Tweet about it using the hash-tag #GamesCreaturesPlay and the url tinyurl.com/gamescreaturesplay. Or, just follow me on Twitter and retweet my pimpage.