So first off I know it's been a while since we've had an update here, and I apologize for the lull. However, the reason for the lack of blog posts is that I've been hard at work on a range of projects that will be coming your way sooner rather than later. You'll notice I said projects as in plural. I can't say much about one of them, besides make sure you keep your eye out around here on Halloween. But I wanted to take some time today to tell you a little bit about a larger one coming your way in 2021.
The support for The Thin House has been exciting, and I'm happy to announce that you will be able to visit the world of The Blacklocks, The Auditor, and Chester the Jackalope again, and quite soon. I can officially share that the sequel, Hinderwood will be released in 2021.
Hinderwood will take place in the eccentric town of Opossum Trot Mississippi. I first created Opossum Trot as a setting for a comic book that I worked on a couple years back. It's based loosely on the town of Liberty, Mississippi which is where my mom's family is from. I weave a lot of family stories and characters into the fabric of this fictional town, and I'm excited to welcome you. Opossum Trot is a special place not only in the Jackalope Stories universe, but also as a setting for future books not involving Chester and company.
The story will follow brothers Jack and Jimmy Doe. Their adventure begins when a Halloween dare involving the local mortician and his mysterious cellar goes horribly wrong. The Doe's will need all the help they can get as they're pursued by a relentless predator called The Needlebone Man, and readers from The Thin House can expect to see some familiar faces. I hope you join Jack and Jimmy on this otherworldly odyssey featuring undead coyotes, consecrated baseball bats, and high stakes chess matches.
As we get closer to release, I'll share some teasers and background information on some of the characters and places. For now be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram, and check back here regularly for updates. Talk Soon.