10/7/15

Last Night at the Blue Alice: a new novella by Mehitobel Wilson: October 16 from Bedlam Press

The crumbling Blue Alice has been gathering ghosts for over a hundred years. Once a grand mansion, it was converted to a rooming house in the 1920s. Tenants throughout the century since have suffered violent poltergeist attacks by a vengeful spirit, complained of a spectral woman in black who looms and leers at their every move, reported hearing music when there should be none playing, and appealed to exorcists when tormented by a judgmental demon.

Mollie Chandler is on the verge of joining a shadowy Order whose magical operatives, the Glymjacks, manipulate events of the past. As the only candidate for the role of Psychopomp, she must pass one final test before the job is hers.

Mollie must use magic, ingenuity, and intuition to travel back in time to the source of each haunting, avert their circumstances, and change history.

If she succeeds, she will have to give up everything she’s ever known to become a Glymjack.

If she fails, Mollie will not survive – if she’s lucky. When it comes to time travel, the alternatives to death are far worse.

Mollie has but one night to change the histories of the dead and plot the course for her own future.

She is running out of time, and into the haunted heart of the Blue Alice.

October 2015, Bedlam Press: this novella is available from Bedlam Press in a signed, lettered hardcover edition and in a trade paperback edition, both with black & white interior art by Erik Wilson. Order yours here.

Also out October 16 as an e-dition, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Itunes, and in many formats from Smashwords.

07/16/15

Changes and news a’coming

I’ve got a couple of big announcements to make, but I want to rearrange my website a touch before I make them. I don’t blog enough for this to be my landing page, despite my grand intentions.

As soon as I’ve done the adjustments, I’m sure I’ll start posting 5x a day, because I’m ornery like that.

In the mean time, woohoo, big news!

04/23/15

Today’s doings: Not Necessarily Concurrent

Now reading: The Doll Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow (T|B|F). You’re not surprised.

Now playing: The Wolf Among Us.

Now watching: Penny Dreadful, Vikings, Outlander, and pretending there’s more Justified to come.

Now writing: Last Night at the Blue Alice, coming 2015 from Bedlam.

Now drinking: Yorkshire Gold. I finally found some more – at the liquor store! There was loud batsrejoicing.

Now about to buy: The Tea Bats Lenormand Tarot by the Orange Moon Tea Society (T|B|F)

Now planning: Dollhouse construction and how to best close off any hideyholes that might look inviting to spiders. No building until I’m done with this manuscript, though.

Now absolutely flailing with anticipation for: the tv adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I’m this close to preordering the blurays show-unseen.

Now listening to: Emily Wells, Anna Calvi, various others in playlists I’m planning to post on 8tracks as soon as I’m satisfied with them. I’ve only been working on them for a year. Yeah. I am slow and persnickety.