So some people may know that I started out my dubious fiction writing career writing as Patrick Lestewka. This nom de plume has a starry/chequered past, in terms of its creation, but its inception was based on my mom coming across some of my early scribblings - I was 18, 19 - and being so horrified, so distressed at the good Davidson name being run through the muck, that she insisted I publish under another name. This despite the fact that our family tree is hung with no small number of jackrollers, ne-er-do-wells, bums, tosspots, horse thieves, machiavels, troublemakers, knaves, scalliwags, lotus eaters, muckrakers, carpetbaggers, vipers, trolls, ether-huffers, peyote-eaters, mountebanks and shysters, snake-oil salesmen, bilkers, pikers, spider-footed rascals and suchlike.
Anyhoo, I bent to my mom's wishes and wrote my early horror output as Patrick. And now one of my old publishers approached me about publishing a novella, and since I'd just written a weird little horror novella that I hadn't given a home, it seemed a good time and place to give it over. So in June, I think, Delirium Press will publish VEHICLES, a little horror novella about the end of the world, basically, and some other fluff. So go buy that.
Also, it needs to be copyedited. I won't claim that I'm too busy to do it, because that's just not true. It's more that I have a tough time reading my own stuff again and fixing all the little things that ought to be fixed. So if someone wants to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and is interested in copyediting it, great. I'll pay $250 in good Canadian greenbacks, which these days is just about equal to US - good deal! Actually, for a 30k novella, it is NOT a good deal for most any copyeditor. But maybe you'd like to read it anyway, so this is a decent chance to do that and to get paid a few ducats and to fix all my mistakes. Wheee!
If nobody takes me up on this offer I will get the hobo who lives behind my apartment building to do it. He works for mittens, I hear.
All best, Craig.