Websites, and New Years, and Books, Oh My!


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The art design for my website is back from ‘slicing’ – whatever that means – and now, it’s just a matter of adding the content to the pages before we can set it live. That shouldn’t take more than a week or two, I think, as I have been working on the content already for some time now. So, as per my initial goal several months ago, I will – unless something goes terribly awry – have a website by the end of this year. I’m going to need it because Tamara and I have received the finalized draft of the cover art for our upcoming collaborative novel and marketing for it needs to begin.

Once the front cover and the “back” cover are complete, we will do a reveal on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and of course, here and on our websites. Great big thanks to Mike Rivera, Michele, Zeb, Berlin, Cheryl, and Jon for the work they’ve put into the website and cover art. You all rock. And to the cover art model whose name I can not reveal – thank you.

Yesterday, Tamara and I also did some work on our upcoming serial novel, which I blogged about yesterday. While Tamara worked on Belinda’s personal history, I worked on some of the other characters she will interact with once her sordid journey begins. I’m getting very excited about this one too, as I watch it come to life. Working on it was a nice change of pace, but our focus remains on the novel, which we hadn’t originally intended to be full-length.

In the meantime, our Haunted Cabin saga continues. We quickly found we couldn’t condense it into one – or even two – blog posts, so we’re taking it one night at a time. Night three will be coming shortly, so stay tuned. Also, my friend, Michael Aronovitz’s collection of short stories, The Voices In Our Heads, is due out in February and will feature an introduction by Tamara, so be sure to check him out. I’m here to tell you… this guy’s good. You’ll love him.

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Finally, once the new year comes, I will be returning full-time to my solo project, The White Room, while the collaboration is in edits. I put White Room on a temporary hold in order to make as much progress as possible on the current book, and I’m glad I did, as many of the plot problems with it worked themselves out while I was looking the other way. It’s been whispering my name these past weeks, and by this year’s end, my scenes for the collaboration will be written, and I can justify getting back to it.

It’s been a wonderful year, 2013, and as I look back on it, I am awed by the creative results and the turns my life has taken. I do hope for a somewhat calmer 2014 in which I can divide my attention more equally, though. As fruitful a year as it has been, 2013 was a terribly busy one for writing, which has left me isolated and well, somewhat lonesome. I’m up till all hours of the night, I sleep all day, and the warm glow of the computer monitor has done nothing for my tan… so I’m slowly learning the discipline of time management, and coming to respect it as the vital ingredient to happiness that it is.

But in the end… I think will be worth it.

~Mr. Cross~

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FIEND me on Facebook


Good evening, Cross Talkers,

My author page on Facebook is up and functioning.

There you will find my personal photos, a catalog of my poetry, updates on current and upcoming material, and ~ of course ~ the various musings of a mad and morbid mind.

You don’t even have to send me a FIEND request… just follow the link below the picture and give the page a ‘like.’

Till then, happy haunting…

~Mr. Cross~

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On Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/crossalistair

Ask Alistair


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Hello, Cross Talkers,

This is your last chance to ask me (almost) anything. Just private message me your (preferably writing-related) question at Facebook at: www.facebook.com/crossalistair and the question and answer will appear in the “Ask Alistair” section of my upcoming website.

It won’t be long now.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me questions. It’s kept me busy.

Mr. Cross

Alistair on Facebook


Good evening, Cross Talkers,

I have finally gotten around to spending a little more time on my Facebook page. For anyone interested in upcoming events, new releases, or just kicking back in an irreverent, twisted little place, go to: www.facebook.com/crossalistair and give me a like.

Thank you again… and sweet screams.

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Yours ghouly,

Mr. Cross

For All Eternity…


Good afternoon, Cross Talkers,

This is a review of Eternity–the novel by Tamara Thorne. This is my favorite Tamara Thorne novel, and not just because my (real) name made it in the dedications of the ebook format! Anyway, go the link, and check out this review–it’s incredible–and give it a like. I love the way Michael Aronovitz gives reviews, and I want him to keep on doing them…
http://hellnotes.com/eternity-book-review

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