What’s it all about, Corey?

Well, it depends on what you mean by it.

If you mean my nov­el Shelf Mon­key, you can read about it here.

If you mean my upcom­ing nov­el Husk, well, at the moment it’s about 380 pages, although that will change with for­mat­ting and edit­ing.

If you mean the web­site, it’s about me. I thought that would be clear from the URL.

So, yes, this web­site is about me, Corey Redekop; the man, the myth, the meshugana. It’s about my nov­els and writ­ings, and maybe it will expand. Cur­rent­ly, I keep a blog at http://shelf-monkey.blogspot.com, but I may drop that once this site becomes ful­ly oper­a­tional. Haven’t decid­ed yet. I do like review­ing books (as the blog main­ly does), but per­haps keep­ing the sites sep­a­rate will help dis­tin­guish this more overt­ly pro­mo­tion­al site from its more review-ori­ent­ed pre­de­ces­sor.

But we’re here to talk about this site. It’ll be pro­mo­tion­al, for myself and my works. It’ll serve as a hub, a base of oper­a­tions. It will dis­cuss my new nov­el Husk and accom­pa­ny­ing tours and reviews, and any oth­er new endeav­ours that might still come down the pipe, or tubes, or what­ev­er the Inter­net is.

Right now, I’m still work­ing on Husk. The edit is in its final stages, and pos­si­ble cov­ers being designed by my per­son­al god of book design, David Gee. Husk is a strange beast for me, a deformed mon­ster that rat­tled its way through the cav­erns of my brain until it found an avenue out through my left nos­tril and dripped itself onto my key­board. Eww.

And what do you know, it is a mon­ster nov­el. A zom­bie nov­el. The great Cana­di­an zom­bie nov­el, if I had my way, but if I must be per­fect­ly hon­est, Tony Burgess beat me to it.

Or bet­ter yet:

Husk: the Great Canadian Gay Mennonite Zombie Novel.

How does that strike you? Strikes me just fine.

I’ll let you know what’s up from time to time, and hope that you’ll join me on this new adven­ture into the thrilling new world of Cana­di­an zom­bie humour, espe­cial­ly if you’ve lost your DVD copy of Shaun of the Dead.