And now, finally, the big news!
I’m teaming up with authors Craig DiLouie (TOOTH AND NAIL, THE INFECTION, THE KILLING FLOOR, and the upcoming SUFFER THE CHILDREN) and fellow Tejan Joe McKinney (DEAD CITY, FLESH EATERS, and the soon-to-be-released zombie novel, THE SAVAGE DEAD) to write a six-part series called THE RETREAT. Craig did a fantastic job making the announcement on his blog, so I’ll merely cut-and-past here:
“I’m excited to make a special announcement today. In a collaboration with Joe McKinney (FLESH EATERS, THE SAVAGE DEAD) and Stephen Knight (THE GATHERING DEAD, EARTHFALL), I will be introducing a new six-part series of novellas (about 40,000 words) for eBook, THE RETREAT. Here’s the synopsis:
As a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers, in Boston, a battalion of light infantry struggles to maintain order. As the numbers of infected grow, the battalion loses control, and the soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives against the very people they once swore an oath to protect.
During the ensuring collapse, the lost battalion learns the Army is still holding out in Florida, which has been cleared of the Infected. Harry Lee, its commander, decides the only hope for his men is to get there. But first they must cross more than a thousand miles of America that has been turned into a war zone, fighting a fearless, implacable and merciless enemy.
The first two episodes will be published in the fall. Stay tuned for this exciting new series!”
Craig has the first novella well underway, and I’ll be ramping up on the second one in the coming months. Joe also has a fair plan of action for the third. Jeroen ten Berge will provide the covers, which is always a treat.
Get ready, troops!