The first book I wrote was Werewolf: A Love Story. It was a poorly written waist of paper, but it got made me see that I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to tell stories instead of drawing picture for tattoos and comics like I had thought. Werewolf: A Love Story opened the door for a flood of short stories.
Nothing ever happened with this book.
My second book was The Bartender’s Guide to Killing Monsters. This was a book of 12 short stories about Jackson Reed. Reed is the main character in my first published short story Femme Fatale. This story was the first chapter of the book and included 11 other stories. I was talking to an agent and other published authors that convinced me to sign a publisher I can’t name here.
This unnamed publisher took the book and wanted to put it out unedited and with a stupid, cheap cover.
After a bit of me vs. them, it was determined that I would not publish the book for the duration of our seven year contract, and they would not publish it either. It sounds stupid, but they have the rights, and I have picked 90% of the good ideas out of it for other stories.
Since writing these two books I have had many stories published and have started other book.
Eclectic Collection is the one stop shop for all of my published work and a handful of new stuff. This book has been on the back burner for a long time, while I focused on Forrest J Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead. E.C. is ready and will be out very soon.
In order to keep myself busy and honest, I would like to post…
“Books to Come from J. Travis Grundon”
Eclectic Collection - Spring/Summer 2010
Call of Lovecraft (collection) - Fall 2010
Foreign Objects - Winter 2010
1,000 Words (collection) – TBA
knockdowndragout – TBA
Between the Lines – TBA
Cloud 8 – TBA
Stay tuned and I’ll keep working on it!!!