It's a busy summer here at Halpin World Headquarters! Read through the entire update for a free treat!
(And both, I should add, are ALA Rainbow List selections.)
A Really Awesome Mess is coming out on July 23, but you probably could pre-order it if you felt so moved. I'm really proud of how we dealt with pretty serious subject matter without being a relentless bummer in this book. There's serious stuff in here, but you will finish with a smile on your face.
For a limited time, Seamus Cooper's homage to EC Comics-Style Horror, HP Lovecraft, Humanoids from the Deep, and The Jersey Shore, entitled Terror at the Shore, is now available for 99 cents for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. It's a hell of a beach read.
Works in Progress:
Kickstarter-funded Enter the Bluebird is still being edited, making it even more awesome than it was before. I estimate that we are about two-thirds of the way through the edits. Backers will have their ebooks within a month and their hard copies soon thereafter. The book will be on sale to the general public in the fall. I'll be sure to spam you let you know as soon as it's ready.
Seamus Cooper's sword-and-sorcery parody Blomi: A Sorcerer's Tale is going to be serialized on the web (for free!) beginning late this year. When the entire serial is complete, I'll bundle it all up and sell it as an ebook.
Take Me to the Pilot:
Donorboy fans! I adapted my bestselling novel (that is to say, the one of mine that has sold the best. It wasn't a bestseller according to the New York Times or Amazon or USA Today or anything. But what do they know?) into a TV pilot. I offer it here as a little free nugget of goodness with my thanks for supporting me and my work for so long! I'm posting under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license, which means you can send it to anybody you want as long as you keep my name on it and you can "remix it" if you feel like doing that. You just can't make any money off it without talking to me first. (And if you think you can make some money off it, by all means talk to me!)