We've looked into Tom Piccirilli's past as a horror author, his present success in crime, and his place in the digital world that's just around the corner. Now, in today's final installment of Interview 5.5.5., we take a quick peek into the far-flung future of this talented novelist as he gives us a short preview of what's coming up next.
BG: You’ve found success writing horror and crime – are there other genres you’d like to tackle? Romance, perhaps, or children’s books?
TP: Before I shuffle off I’d really like to tackle an enormous science fiction-fantasy novel. Except SF/F has always been the most difficult genre for me to work in. Although I love reading in those fields, I have a terrible time writing in them. But one of these days if I get a big enough chunk of time and a divine inspiration, I hope to work on a bastard like that.
Any plans to work in other mediums such as screenplays or comics?
I’ve always got plans, my man. Whether the universe agrees with them or not, stay tuned.
I love the stuff you've done in the Hellboy universe – any plans to do more?
Not at the moment, but I’d love to play around in Mike Mignola’s incredible world again.
What new digital releases are coming? And will those that are digital-only ever see print in a traditional book or magazine?
I have an upcoming never-before-published dark fantasy novel called Nightjack coming out soon. Will it ever see print in a traditional format? Maybe, if the feedback and buzz is big and positive enough. So make sure you check it out and promote the living f***all out of it.
What other projects are in the pipeline that you can tell us about?
My latest novel Shadow Season is currently on the shelves. A new novel entitled The Last Kind Words will be out from Bantam in May or June ‘11. Not sure yet whether it’ll be trade paperback or in hardcover yet. Currently I’m working on a sequel to it. And a couple of other standalone crime novels are in various states of quasi-completion.