Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
Years ago on Squidoo, I had made a series of costume and cosplay related lenses which aggregated a compilation of Halloween costumes for sale from various places, each page being theme based off a single type of costume. (Sexy Vampires, Sexy Pirates, 80's Cartoon Characters, etc.) Those were among the most fun pages I ever created for Squidoo, as it allowed me to spend hours doing absolutely nothing but searching the internet for costumes based on a single theme.
I think I have decided, I want to do that again - create a series of theme based costume pages. No clue how many I'll end up making, but, this is the first one in the set of who knows how many.
The theme of this one s "Ghosts", simply because I was searching for stuff on Google just now and for some reason one of the results was this picture:
... and I thought "I like that! I need an excuse to put that picture on my website. What article can I put it in?"
Upon finding I had no appropriate article already created that would fit this image, I started wondering what article I could write to math it, and in doing so I remembered that series of costume related Squidoo lenses and said: "Why don't I do that here?"
So, completely random, but today's page is very simply going to be me posting pictures of all my favorite ghost costumes. Clicking on the links will take you to the sites where the costumes can be bought, in case you find one you want.