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Progress Report

Yes, I’m alive. I’ve just been too busy to post to the blog.

Most of it is due to the extra time I’ve been putting into my martial arts training lately. I’ve got a big day coming in March and I need to be prepared. To do so has meant extra training with fellow students, extra classes, and both studying and practicing at home. It’s been like this since Fall, so I’m looking forward to more breathing room this Spring.

It goes back to making the time we need: I make some time to write, and that’s more important than making time to blog. There are a few things I’ve been meaning to post for a while, including a follow-up to my Gone Digital post, but there are other, more pressing projects that require my attention.

There’s an announcement coming soon on one of those projects, and I’ve recently turned in the latest draft of a work-for-hire project that’s consumed a chunk of my writing time (I’m waiting to hear from the editors on whether it will be the final draft). The final edits on Lie with the Dead have suffered as a result of the extra karate practice, the unannounced project, and the work-for-hire project, but it will be back on the high priority list this week.

There’s more in the works. I want to re-release an old short story through Kindle, and I have plans for more The Pack short stories as well as the third novel. I’ve got a crime opportunity I’m working on, and plans for separate projects I can’t talk about yet. After said Big Karate Day in March, things should open up dramatically for all of it.

I’ve also learned the Cadence in Decay anthology is officially dead. Relics & Remains is still out there, but I haven’t heard any news about how it’s doing. If you’ve read it, an Amazon review would be appreciated.

So, yes, I still live. And now I must dash off to a few hours of karate classes, as well as the dojo’s annual Chinese New Year party. Afterwards, I plan to camp out at a Starbucks and get some work done.

Tomorrow? Motorcycle show! \m/ I should be home in time for—you guessed it—more karate practice with the team for the Big Karate Day. Yep, it’s been a big commitment.

It’ll be worth it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Cover Unveiling: Cadence in Decay

The editor for the upcoming horror anthology Cadence in Decay has given us the green light to release the cover:

Cadence in Decay

Gruesome, isn’t it?

Cadence in Decay will be released in the first half of 2013 by Mansion House Books (UK). The theme of the book is communication, and in my contribution, “Dead Cache”, a pair of friends on a geocaching trip find some unexpected loot.

Other contributors include Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, J.F. Gonzalez, Weston Ochse, Tim Waggoner, James A. Moore, Gary Braunbeck, Jeff Strand, Maurice Broaddus, Skip Novak, Michael West, Thomas A. Erb, Ian R. Faulkner, and Adam P. Lewis. Quite a lineup of both vets and rookies, including several of my friends and some genre luminaries. Editor Ty Schwamberger has put together a solid book.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Production Updates

I have bad news and good news.

First, I just learned Relics & Remains was canceled by the publisher, without warning to the original editor. My apologies to those of you who have been waiting on it. I wasn’t given a reason, but I’m assuming the problem is financial, a common problem for most small presses.

The good news is the editor re-sold the anthology to a new publisher. I don’t want to say which one until all of the contracts are signed, and it’s too early to speculate on a release date. I’m hoping it won’t be long, though, as the stories are already done; it’s just a matter of getting them into print.

I’m told the signature sheets for Cadence in Decay, forthcoming from Mansion House Books, will go into circulation soon. Excellent. This will get it one step closer to publication.

Finally, Lie with the Dead is still in draft status. In the meantime, might I entice you with The Burning Maiden, due to drop at any moment from Evileye Books? Trust me, you’re going to dig this one.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

ToC: Cadence in Decay

Editor Ty Schwamberger has revealed the table of contents for Cadence in Decay, an anthology coming early in 2012 from Mansion House Books.

Check out this lineup:

“Ricochet” by J.F. Gonzalez
“War of the Worlds Fever Dream” by Weston Ochse
“Unknown Caller” by Michael West
“Cacophony” by Adam P. Lewis
“Breaking Up” by Ramsey Campbell
“Dead Cache” by Mike Oliveri
“Patience” by Skip Novak
“War Is Over” by Gary Braunbeck
“Dialing the Dead” by James A. Moore
“Communication Breakdown” by Maurice Broaddus
“Terminal Point of Addiction” by Ian R. Faulkner
“The Christmas Caller” by Jack Ketchum
“Spencer Weaver Gets Rebooted” by Thomas A. Erb
“Tin Cans” by Jeff Strand
“The Talking Dead” by Tim Waggoner

There’s a lot of “holy crap” in there. An equal mix of my friends and guys whose work I admire.

I have to follow up Ramsey Campbell? Yeah, no pressure. Argh.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.