Book Recommendations and an Interview

I don’t post updates to my blog much anymore and I hope to correct that in the coming year. I wanted to share some cool stuff I have going on, but the first thing I want to say is, the first draft of my novel is finished. I have already begun the editing process and I hope to have it ready and published no later than early March. More details will come your way as I move closer to publishing. I will have a page here on my site dedicated to the new book once all the things are ready to go. And now for the exciting stuff.

I recently learned about a new website called Shepherd. It is another site about books and things. They’ve only been around for a couple years, and they are still very small, but have a big heart. You should check them out just because, but also, you should check them out because I recently posted a book recommendation list to their site. What kind of books would I recommend? Well ones that are similar to my own writing of course. These are my recommendations for The Best Novels Where Real-Life Horror Meets the Supernatural.

This was a lot of fun to do and all I had to do was recommend books I’ve read. Too easy. The books I recommended are the ones on display in the top image of this post. If you want to know more about them, check out the list on Shepherd. They also have lots of other lists (they call them bookshelves) on their sits such as The Best Supernatural Books. Or you can find any other type of list (bookshelf) that suits your reading preferences. Keep an eye on Shepherd because I think they will get pretty big in the next few years.

To keep things more local, since I live in Tucson, AZ, I had the opportunity to get interviewed by Shoutout Arizona back in October. Want to know a little more about me? Check out the interview “Meet James Pack, Writer and Artist.” You can find out what inspires me and what some of my favorite local places are. It was awesome to be interviewed and I look forward to having many more experiences like these. I hope you enjoy and keep a look out for my next book that’s coming soon. Stay spooky and Merry Kramp-mas!

What’s New Wednesday: July 6

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Sorry for that. I have been keeping up on other channels and posting some cool things. There’s a lot going on. If you didn’t notice already, I published a new collection of poetry yesterday. You can learn more about it and find purchase links here, Corbin’s Catacombs. It’s a very short poetry collection, but it’s already getting some amazing reviews. Tell me what you think.

This weekend I have an exhibitor table at Mad Monster Party Arizona in Glendale, AZ. This is my second year running a table and I’m looking forward to it. If you’re in that area or are attending the convention, stop by and say hello. I’ll have copies of my new poetry collection along with lots of other cool stuff for sale. Some things you can only find if you see me in person. You can’t buy them anywhere else.

I have also started a new political blog. I never thought I’d work so hard on government and social things, but I’ve caught the bug. If you want to read about those kinds of things, you can check out The Proper Deal Blog and tell me what you think. This is a left leaning blog, so if you’re not interested in that, just stop following my posts. Thanks! I hope to help illicit some real change through my own writing.

I hope you’re all doing well too. It’s a crazy time to be alive, but I’m looking forward to all of it.

What’s New Wednesday: October

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any updates. I had a great time at YumaCon a couple weeks ago. I sold more books there than at any other convention. My bookmarks also sold very well. I still have two more conventions before the year is over. Later this month, I’ll be part of the vendor section of the Tucson TerrorFest. They tried this vendor convention part of the TerrorFest in 2019 and it was successful so they’re bringing it back. You can learn more details on their website about the film festival and the vendors. It’s happening on Oct 23 and 24 here in Tucson, AZ.

Also happening in Tucson, the TusCon Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Convention is doing it’s 48th year. That’s a long time. I will have a table at that convention as well. I’ll be selling bookmarks and copies of my short horror stories collection The Morbid Museum. I’ll have a couple other items as well. Come by and say hi. I hope to have my first full length novel finished by the middle of next year so I can have it for sale at all the conventions next year. Of course, if you’re unable to make it to either of these events, you can always purchase my works online. I hope you’re all doing well and I hope to see some of you at the next convention.