Well, astute readers will realize that this site hasn’t really been updated in a while and there’s a few good reasons for that!
First of all, I took a break to focus on my own writing. As anyone who does a regular blog already knows, putting up regular, meaningful posts takes a lot of work. So, instead, I worked on finishing my first novel, THE HOUSE OF NODENS. I’m now shopping it around to some publishers so hopefully there will be some good news about that sometime soon.
Second, I’ve been quietly working on a new project which I’m announcing here as a kind of tease. I don’t think I’ll finish it by the end of this year, if then, but I am eager to share it with everyone. It is the first ever critical biography of Hodgson and here are the proposed Table of Contents:
THE DREAMER ON THE BORDERLAND:
A Critical Biography of William Hope Hodgson
- Chronology of WHH’s life
- Chronology of publications
- Early Years
- Life at Sea
- Blackburn and Houdini
- The Writing Life
- Marriage and WWI
- Short Stories
- Sea Stories
- Captain Gault
- The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”
- The Ghost Pirates
- The House on the Borderland
- The Night-Land
- Poetry and Essays
Obviously, this is something that takes a lot of time and effort to do well but I am determined to finish it! I’m not sure what will happen after that but my hope is that either McFarland or Hippocampus would publish it at some point.
Lastly, I’d like to point out the great work that my friend John Linwood Grant has been doing with his own blog, greydogtales. He’s posted much of interest to the Hodgson fan and has a special surprise coming up this weekend which has to do with Carnacki so do stop by!
Keep watching this space for more news and updates about my own Hodgson project and other things that are coming up this year!