So, I guess the cat is somewhat out of the bag as far as the possibility of Keene and I collaborating on a novel sometime in the future. This project is at least a year away and has only been briefly discussed so I wouldn't get too excited about it yet. Brian's extremely busy and will probably only get busier and saying that I'm busy would almost be redundant. Still, if we ever get the chance to write what I suggested to him that we write you guys are going to be in for one hell of a treat. The fact that Brian would even have the balls to agree to writing something like this with me speaks volumes for the man. Brian's definitely got a brass pair.
Okay, so that was cruel of me. I tell you not to get excited about it yet and then I wet your appetite with that little teaser. Don't worry, by the time we do have a chance to write it you won't even remember this entry.
In the meantime, I really do want to do a collaboration this year, but I have no clue with whom. I really like the idea of collaborating with Maurice Broaduss on something, but what? I just don't know what he and I could come up with together. Every storyline I have floating around in my head right now just would not be his cup of tea. Both our politics and our religious beliefs differ greatly in many areas though I'm sure there are many areas upon which we agree as well. The funny thing is that I'm actually coming up with storylines that would work as I sit here telling you guys that I can't think of any. Okay Mo', expect an email from me soon.
I'd love to do a collaboration with Ray Garton, but I hear that he's not much into collaborations and I doubt he'd make an exception for me. I'm just not that big of a fish yet.
Ever since he beat me in the Delirium gross-out contest back in 2000 due to me actually holding back for once and saving my most disgusting entry for the final round which I assumed I'd be in, I've been curious about the idea of collaborating with the talented Mr. Patrick Lestewka. But I hear he's not writing horror anymore. Oh, well.
Shane Staley has been suggested and you know, the more I read of his stuff the more I think that might actually work. His sense of humor would make an interesting blend with my style. Definitely someone to keep in mind.
Believe it or not I've been batting around an idea for a retelling of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor story from The Brothers Karamazov that a guy like Carlton Mellick III could possibly breathe some life into. I'll definitely have to give that some thought. That would be a lot of fun to write.
Ed Lee is still too busy and probably getting too big to screw around with a small fish like me anymore.
Jack Ketchum is definitely out of my league (it helps to know your limitations).
Charlee Jacob would be difficult stylistically though it would be a nice challenge. Unfortunately, I could see us getting halfway through it and stalling out or scrapping the whole thing due to creative difficulties. I adore her writing style but don't know if I could blend with it. That would be a great test of my talent though and I'm sure I'd come away from it a better writer. But I don't think she does collaborations anyway so there goes that idea.
Another collaboration with Monica O'Rourke is always a possibility. We sort of hit the wall on the sequel to Poisoning Eros. In fact, I have my doubts on whether there will be a sequel. We sort of had conflicting ideas on where the story should go. Still, that doesn't preclude us working together on a new project. It was so much fun working together on our first collaboration and I really feel like we created a masterpiece so I'd always be open to working with her again.
I'd love to do Nikki (aka Fuctbydesign). I have no idea if she writes or not. I just want to have wild circus sex with her.
There are of course others that have been suggested to me over the last few months, Jeffrey Thomas, Randy Chandler, J.F. Gonzalez, Jeff Strand, but I haven't read enough of their work and don't know enough about them personally to know how or if collaborations with any of them would work. So for now the list of possibilities stands at Maurice, Shane, Carlton, or Monica. Any other suggestions?