But I'm not here to talk about Fowl Play.
This past Monday I announced that I will be putting out a short story in the near future. The story is called Waiting For Player Two. It started out as a joke I told at work, saying that dating sites for gamers need to have a relationship status of "Waiting for Player Two," which I thought was just a really sweet, somewhat sad sentiment. Throughout the rest of that shift, and the hours afterward, that comment roiled around in the back of my head, bringing about a whole list of images and thoughts... until I just went home and wrote the first draft over the course of five hours. It's the only thing I've written in my adult life that has an overall positive feeling, and is generally uplifting.
In part, Player Two is an apology for disappearing the last six months, since Know Your Shrooms came out. Sure, some - maybe even most - authors tend to disappear for years in between books, but I won't do that. I refuse. You will be getting more from me, short stories, novellas, and full-length novels. As long as I have Something to Say, I'll be writing, and I've only begun exploring my thoughts. We are going to go on a ride in the coming decades, and I'm excited to share it with you all.
So, Waiting For Player Two exists, it's a story I've fallen in love with, and hope you enjoy when it releases on July 31st.