Writing Update: July 2022

What a month! July seemed to fly by, but then I took a week off from work, and vacations always go fast. It’s like they’re in their own time zone or something.

In case you missed it, The Quiet Dead is now live and available at all the regular ebook markets! I spent seven years on this project, and it’s not the same story it was back then, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Better than I could have imagined, so if you’re into zombie novels, give it a look. Don’t worry; you get a sample of the story. I always make sure of that, but the length of the sample depends on where you purchase it. Amazon has about half of the first chapter, and all the retailers via Smashwords have about a quarter of the chapter. The price is different on each site as well. I’m sorry, but I can’t upload to each location, so I tried to keep the book priced under $5.

You can find your retailer HERE.

The second book I want to release is my contemporary fantasy The Magical Hair Solution, formerly Eva and Skye’s Magical Hair Solution. I changed the title to reflect the fact that there will be multiple POVs in upcoming books. I could add in a bit more and do it with this first one, but honestly, I don’t want to. I’m working on the second book and I’ve written scenes from the POV of two other characters; Skye, and Eva’s brother Dom. I plan on one more because I want people to see what happens to her. Skye’s home life is very different from Eva’s and it becomes more so in the second book. Also, it’s a contemporary fantasy, not magical realism. Turns out what I thought was M.R. wasn’t. I forgot how much work goes into putting a book out AFTER you’ve written it, so I’m not going to rush this, but I plan on getting it out before the end of the year.

The podcast is doing great! I have a couple more episodes left to air, and then it goes into ‘reruns’. I do have a second season lined up, and hope to start interviewing in September. If you haven’t given it a listen you can find it on Amazon, Google, Spotify, Apple, and Anchor.

I have decided I’m not going to write any more scripts. With all the novels I want to publish, I feel like it’s wasted energy to work on them. Not that I’m trunking the script stories. I can turn them into novels easily enough and publish them as stand-alone. This is what I’m doing with my Malice tv series. It’s based two hundred years after my zombie books and I think I’ve found an original take on a few classic monsters. It’s also on Wattpad for free. It’s a marketing/promo thing for my zombie series. I’m purposely connecting certain landmarks from the novels into the series. Want to know what happens after the series? Read Malice. Want to know what happened with the Great Plague? Read the novels. Get it. Cross promotion. You can read it on Wattpad HERE.

I’m proud to say I have put out 4 newsletters this year. Seems I’m on a roll! Zombies! Magic! Vengeful spirits! Who knew the world could be so exciting and dangerous at the same time? Subscribe to my newsletter and become the first to know when it all arrives.  http://www.darkeconteur.com/

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music.

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