This year has been somewhat quiet on the blog front, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle, by any means. James, Joe, and I have been wrapping up our notes on the proofs of The Book of Oberon. It can be a slog at times, but then I think about how our readers will react when they see the immense work for themselves, and it makes it worth it.
Ben Fernee is hard at work on his latest release, so I’ve been making a few minor tweaks to my articles on witch bottles and wax images that should accompany the Bellhouse book. I have to say, in a marketplace that has so many derivative books churned out, it’s great to be working on material that’s ground-breaking and has a good potential to stand the test of time.
I tooled around for a while seeking my next big project, and I think I’ve found one. One aspect (and one of many, I should add) is digging back into the Mesopotamian corpus and dealing with aspects of its beliefs and ritual practices not touched upon much in my previous works. That’s a long-term project, however, so I might not discuss it here for a while.
I’ve got a couple of publications to announce. First, my chapter on the Book of Dzyan maybe read in the new anthology The Starry Wisdom Library, along with pieces by Ramsey Campbell, F. Paul Wilson, Don Webb, Wilum Pugmire, Donald Tyson, and many, many others. Second, the third issue of the Arkham Gazette has been successfully Kickstarted, which will bring my brief folkloric article on Goody Fowler into print.
If anyone was anticipating meeting me at NecronomiCon this coming year, another obligation has taken precedence. Nonetheless, I hope everyone has a great time, and I hope to see all of you at future conventions.
That’s all for now. Yiggie and I (or rather, I) wish all of you happy holidays and a great new year!