Under my new contract with Evileye Books, I’ll be bringing you prose and comics starting with the series The Pack. Book 1, Winter Kill, will be available on the Kindle on Halloween and in trade paperback shortly thereafter. We also have a preview book called Big Bad Wolves, a 12-page prequel comic to Winter Kill, coming out soon.
The interior art and cover image for Big Bad Wolves is by Mike S Henderson. We’re shooting for a blended supernatural horror and crime/noir feel for the series, and his use of blacks and shadow really conveyed the tone we wanted. Cover art for Winter Kill and Chimaera is by Dirk Shearer, and he will also be providing scratchboard illustrations for the interior of Winter Kill. Both of these guys have turned in some killer work, and I think you’ll be seeing a lot more out of them in the future.
Book 2 will be a graphic novel titled Chimaera, and it will be released next year. Exact schedules and plans are being finalized, so stay tuned for more information on that front. Beyond that I’m contracted to write at least one book and one graphic novel per year for Evileye, so this should keep be busy for the foreseeable future.
Winter Kill, Chimaera, and the future releases will be stand-alone stories, but the events in each book will be related. The whole series continues with the same characters I established in the miniseries Werewolves: Call of the Wild from Moonstone Books. It’s not essential that you’ve read CotW to read Winter Kill, but if you enjoyed that miniseries I’m sure you will love where I’m taking the characters.
Damn it feels good to get this news off my chest. I’ve been sitting on it a long time, and I’ve had to keep quiet through many questions of “What’s next for you, Mike?” Thanks to everyone for their patience and support so far, and thanks as well to all of you who have already responded to the news with such excitement. This is going to be a wild ride, and I’m thrilled to have you all along!