October 2021 Urban Fantasy Author Update

It’s time again for yet another urban fantasy author update. Here’s what’s happening in the Druidverse this month…

What I’m Watching

ted lasso memeNot Squid Game, because f*ck conformity. No, I’ve been watching Ted Lasso, of all things, because “yay, conformity!”

After a year of hearing people rave about that show, I finally gave it a try and it did not disappoint. I can honestly say it’s among the best television series I’ve ever watched.

Never mind that the show was exactly what the world needed in the middle of the panny—every single episode is like a bandaid for your soul, BTW—Ted Lasso would be universally recognized as brilliant entertainment during any time or era.

I say that without hesitation because the series displays some of the tightest storytelling and wittiest dialogue I’ve seen from a TV show in years. Even if you’re not into sports (I’m not, unless said sport involves hitting people), I recommend that you check it out.

How a show that has so much cursing can feel so wholesome is beyond me, but Sudeikis and company somehow managed it, so hats off to them.

What I’m Listening To And Currently Reading

I’ve been on another cryptids kick, listening to season one of the Wild Thing podcast and reading Monsters of the Last Frontier as well.

Regarding the podcast, host Laura Krantz does a phenomenal job of presenting all sides of the Bigfoot phenomenon, approaching the subject with gleeful enthusiasm kept in check by her innate journalistic skepticism. Her knack for storytelling alone makes the podcast worth checking out. Add to that the plethora of interviews and archive audio, the outstanding production quality, and Krantz’s unique connection to the subject, and the result is one hell of an entertaining show.

As for the book, it’s essentially a compilation of the vast number of cryptid encounters that have reportedly occurred in our northernmost state. Apparently, Alaska is a hotbed for sightings, and people aren’t just seeing Bigfoot. Weatherly has done a superb job of collecting numerous accounts in a single volume for readers, so if cryptid lore is your thing, you might want to check this book out.

What I’m Playing

I just capped off another play-through of Fallout: New Vegas. Every year I revisit that series of games, and it so happened that New Vegas was one I hadn’t played in a while.

Released in 2010, the game is showing its age. Yet, the gameplay and story elements still hold up, which is saying something for an eleven-year-old CRPG. 10/10 will play again.

What I’m Writing

Currently, I’m plotting both Druid’s Bane and Shade War. Next week I’ll start writing the latter novel, and the plan is to finish the first draft by Thanksgiving. We shall see.

After that, I’ll start writing the third Trickster novel, but I intend to take quite a bit of well-deserved time off over the holidays. Just mentioning it to let you know that a Christmas release for Druid’s Bane will be a stretch. I’ll do my best.

That’s all the news I have for now. Have a safe Halloween, don’t eat any unwrapped candy bars you find on the ground, and if you decide to start the Purge send me a DM on Facebook beforehand so I can be sure to miss it.

2 Comments

  1. Connie on October 23, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Hi,

    I love your books!
    I’m not gonna lie- I did buy several of your books specifically for the covers! The magic they radiated. All with the promise of a great story. I was not disappointed.
    I started reading your first book.
    But with limited time to read.
    I listened to all your Druid series books. Unfortunately I didn’t get a lot of sleep. I couldn’t stop listening! The books are fabulous and the narrator/performer is outstanding!
    Are you planning on releasing the “THEM” books in Audible all in one bundle or a couple of them together anytime in the future?
    I look forward to all your books, but yes you do need a break and some down time to recharge every one does! Don’t feel bad. Don’t let people guilt trip you!
    Respectfully,

    • M.D. Massey on October 28, 2021 at 6:14 am

      Thanks Connie! That’s not a bad idea, actually, to release my THEM series in a single audiobook bundle. I’ll consider it.

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