We’ve been quiet here at Crazy 8 central but far from idle. All the members have been toiling away, some on projects to debut here in 2015 and some doing work for other publishers. But trust us, we’ve got plans for the coming year, everything from new titles from the individual members but a new collaborative project.
So, back over the summer, Crazy 8 Press released the paperback edition of our collaborative anthology, Tales of the Crimson Keep. It was tremendous fun for the original founders to revisit our first shared universe. Our subsequent members, Russ Colchamiro and Paul Kupperberg, also joined in and the volume debuted as our third anniversary present to readers.
And now, in time for last minute gift giving, the Kindle and Nook editions of the book are available at this link.
To date, the comments received online and in person have been gratifying, so much so, that we’re raising the stakes. Mike Friedman has spent all fall working on something that we’ll be revealing just after the holidays. It’s big, it’s ambitious, and has all of us very excited.
We’ll be discussing this when the team reconvenes in February at Farpoint in Maryland.
In the meantime, we’ve been tweaking things here and there. Working behind the scenes for the last year, Jennifer Rosenberg (yes, Aaron’s adorable wife) has been helping us out on our social media outreach. She’s got us up and running and is moving on to other challenges and we want to publically thank her for the efforts (and for putting up with us). Additionally, the website has been slowly evolving and credit goes to webmaster wunderkind Kate Cooke, so here’s a public thank you.
While we’re not quite ready to reveal titles for 2015, we can assure you that each and every one of us has something in the works, aimed at this site. Previously mentioned projects — such as Russ’ sequel to Finders Keepers or Peter David bringing his Sir Apropos series to C8 – are still happening. Other original works are in the world and some of those will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.
For now, though, we want to thank you for your support. Your purchases and comments continue to encourage us to strive harder and bring you things we want to write and think you’d enjoy reading. Have a safe, happy holiday season and we’ll be chatting again just after the New Year.