Two books I've worked on have been published in the last couple of months, and I'm feeling like a very lucky editor.
In August Michael Sussman published Incognolio, the surrealist novel we worked on together.
Bewildered but lovable author, Muldoon, is trapped in the dreamlike
narrative of his own surrealistic novel. Beginning with just a
title—Incognolio—he enters a bizarre fictional realm that plunges him
into an identity crisis of anguishing proportions. Is he writing a story
in which his stillborn twin sister has come to life, or is he the one
who died at birth and it’s his sister who’s writing the novel? Guided
only by the whims and dictates of his subconscious mind, Muldoon must
unravel the mystery of Incognolio and write his way to freedom or
succumb to madness.
And now, just a couple of months later, the book I chose to work with for the 2017 ShoreIndie Contest - a far-future biopunk novel, Malfunction by J.E. Purazzi - is out, too!
During a battle, an attacking cyborg manages to overcome her programming
just long enough to deliver a cryptic message. The trio is forced to
decide if they will risk death - or worse, capture - to seek out the
truth about the City, or if they will fight only for themselves.
This fast-paced, gritty first book of The Malfunction Trilogy introduces
a future caught between destruction and oppression, where Menrva and
her friends must decide if the ends justify the means.
You can check out Purazzi's brief interview about writing, editing, and self-publishing on the ShoreIndie blog.
I'm currently working on a blog post about the unusual structure of Incognolio, which I'll publish later this month, but in the meantime you can read Sussman's guest post about writing from the subconscious here.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to happy-dance myself down to my favorite coffee shop for a celebratory fancy espresso drink.