Richard Thomas (wickerkat on QT) has signed with agent Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
I am writing to you seeking representation for my neo-noir, transgressive thriller, Disintegration. Information below.
DISINTEGRATION: This novel is the story of a man who loses everything and falls apart. It's a combination of the movie Falling Down and the tv show Dexter. It deals with how we value human life, where our bottom is, if we have one, once we start to lose our minds, our identity, and it also touches on the concepts of vengeance, justice, and hope. It's a dark book for sure, a tragic story, but along the way there are still moments of love, lust, hope, family, friendship, and beauty. It's a little over 70,000 words.
BIO: In the past five years, I've gone from having absolutely nothing published, to having a novel out, winning two contests at ChiZine and Jotspeak for my story "Maker of Flight" and publishing over forty stories online and in print. My work has appeared in Shivers VI (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, Murky Depths, PANK, Pear Noir!, 3:AM Magazine, Word Riot, Dogmatika, Opium, Vain, Cherry Bleeds, Eternal Night: A Vampire Anthology (Living Dead Press),Outsider Writers Collective, The Oddville Press, Colored Chalk, Cause and Effect, Gold Dust, Nefarious Muse, and Troubadour 21. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as well.
RECENT NEWS: I was recently offered two book contracts for two separate short story collections, one leaning towards horror, called Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) out later this year, and another leaning towards neo-noir/crime called Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) out in 2012. I was also awarded a writing residency this October with Writers in the Heartland, where I could possible write my third novel, with input from you, if you take me on as a client. I was thinking of doing something steampunk related. I don't know if any of this affects your opinion or me or Disintegration, but I wanted to let you know before I signed those contracts.