Monday, March 15, 2010

DONE!!! For now

The final draft for Skinners 4: Vampire Uprising is finished! And when I say "final draft", I mean the draft before the editors get their hands on it and work their magic. And by "finished", I mean...well that's it. This draft really is finished. It's looking good and sets up a whole lot of great stuff for Cole, Paige and the series in general.

Books 4-6 are supposed to come out with shorter times in between them, so I'll be digging in to #5 really soon. As in, next week or possibly late this week. Very cool. That cuts down on the time for my brain to get back into Skinners mode and all the continuing threads in the storyline will still be fresh for me. So, instead of sitting here typing this blog, I need to get to Office Max and get some paper for the printer. When, o when will I be able to throw this printer out and switch to emailing everything? Sure, it's cool to see the whole manuscript in a pile of pages, but it ain't cheap!

Maybe I'll treat myself to an Almond Joy Latte at Scooters. Yeah, I've earned it.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.