Monday, October 26, 2009

On HEXED and burly squirrels

My work in progress is called HEXED and I'm just about halfway through it. It features Coyote (not a coyote or the coyote but Coyote, the trickster), a fallen angel, some Bacchants, a nasty coven of German hexen, a tall priest and a short rabbi...amongst other colorful characters.

I have to say that so far I'm kind of cracking myself up during the funny bits. I hope other people will think it's funny too. I'm also kind of grossing myself out during the gory bits, but I'm not sure if it's okay to hope other people will be grossed out.

Anyway, HEXED is supposed to be finished in the spring, and HAMMERED, the third book in the American Druid series, will be finished in the summer, featuring nobody's favorite squirrel, Ratatosk.

"But Kevin," you may ask, "how can  a squirrel be nobody's favorite?" According to Norse mythology, Ratatosk lives in the World Tree, Yggdrasil (which isn't on my daughter's spelling list this week) and he regularly chats with a great wyrm named Nidhogg. Any squirrel that a wyrm talks with instead of eats has to be a mighty burly squirrel, right? Ratatosk is the kind of squirrel that bench presses guys like Charles Atlas. Ratatosk is the kind of squirrel that would steal nuts from Chuck Norris. Ratatosk will never appear in a Disney movie because he frightens small children and large dogs. I really can't wait to write about him...but I need to finish HEXED first.

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