The Carter Seagrove Project is an author owned and managed co-op that has, since February 4th 2015, published 81 titles and 2 million words - from Alp Mortal, Chambers Mars - who together are Carter Seagrove - and Shannon M Kirkland. We could not be happier with the way things have gone so far - in fact, we're almost always just blown away.
Expanding our offering has always been a goal from the start. But attracting the right talents to the label is a difficult and long process.
We are overjoyed to announce that Morgan Starr will very soon be joining the label - Morgan is a debut author of #LGBT fiction. His first story - Hickory, Dickory, Dock - a married man's coming out story, is reaching the stage of first complete draft.
Lots more news about Morgan and the stories he is writing will appear soon.
Alp+Chambers+Carter+Shannon+Morgan = The Carter Seagrove Project
Check In by Alp Mortal
The latest instalment of the Tales of the Unexpected series - Check In is available from today.
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Albert returns to the town of his youth after 27 years, looking for a lucky break. He gets one in the form of a front desk job at a small seaside hotel owned by a gay couple. However, he quickly learns that all is not what it seems, and their issues resurrect ghosts of his own past.
Patrick, a guest with whom Albert forms a relationship, provides a harbour in troubled storms and helps him put the past to rest.
Check In is the 6th and final instalment of the first series. There will be a second series.
The conclusion of this series frees up writing time for the delivery of the second series of The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries which should start to appear from October and the first story Agent X.
There's a lot going on right now and we just wanted to let you know what was coming up in the next couple of months.
Shannon and Chambers are both on vacation until the end of the month, leaving me, Alp, holding the fort, the company credit card and most importantly, three dogs and a 1990 Corvette ... there is a god and he does love me!
Our first home-grown film project - LABELS - now has a screenplay. It needs a lot of work but we now have a complete story. Once the gang is back together by the end of the month, we'll be talking to the management at the club where we hope to film, also decide how to recruit the actors for the three principal roles, organise stuff like insurance and permits, get the scenes designed. This is our first foray into making our own film - and it is planned to be the first of a series of films, dealing with a range of topics. LABELS is based on the theme of stereotypes - one stereotype in particular - future films will do the same.
The idea of doing a film came as a result of the success of the book trailer for Dust Jacket
If you haven't seen the trailer, please take a look; it features the voice talent of Stewart Campbell the VO artist who we used for the first three audiobooks we have done so far this year.
And we are planning more audiobooks, including at least one narrated by the author - most likely Alp. Seeing as he never shuts up, we thought he might as well narrate a story. And we will be doing more book trailers and probably extended excerpt-based featurettes (if that is the right word). Some of this is possible because we are now collaborating with indie film maker Corry Housdan.
Writing projects only ever seem to be growing in number; the principal ones, which will appear over the next few months are -
Check-In - sixth instalment of The Tales of The Unexpected series - Alp Mortal
Johnny, Not Now - fifth instalment of The Life and Times Of Johnny Sante - Chambers Mars
Mirror, Mirror - the 21st (fucking hell!) Zac Tremble Case File - Chambers Mars
Agent X - Series 2 debut - The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries - Carter Seagrove
Oswald's Lament - a spin off story from The Weaver & The Loom - Alp Mortal
Next instalment - Trojan Horse - a Space Opera - we all contribute to this web-only series
Next crime - Virtuoso - The Twelve Crimes of Hannah Smith - Alp Mortal's web-only crime series
Black Moon Rising - Alp Mortal's first sci-fi story
There are projects yet to be discussed and agreed but some of these may make it to the screen or shelf by the end of the year -
An illustrated edition of the one or more of the Zac Tremble case files
Completion of The Map Stick series (come on, Alp - get your bloody finger out!!)
We would dearly love to attract other authors to the label - so there may be a submission call before the end of the year
Putting excerpts on all of the book pages in the title gallery
A video-based title gallery
An overhaul of the websites
And we really hope to bring you the sequel to Tonight It's Me. Today It's You is the film we are making with Jake Robbins and Dominic Haxton.
A huge number of projects - but hey, gotta dream big and we get so much out of the Project that the energy for doing it is limitless - we're only constrained by time (and the fact that the three of us are based on different continents doesn't always help).
Weekend is nearly upon us, I have a company credit card and a Corvette - the possibilities are endless!
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement - we couldn't do it without you.
(not on vacation - not bitter - much!)
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LABELS is a short film based on an original screenplay written by Alp Mortal. The film has gone into pre-production. It will feature all home-grown talent. It is also our first collaboration with Corry Housdan.
LABELS explores some of the issues associated with stereotyping.
We'll bring you news as and when things get firmed up; we're hopeful that the film will be made in September and be shown in October 2015.
The Carter Seagrove Project
5th August 2015
OUR 80TH TITLE HITS THE SHELF TODAY!!
Alp Mortal's latest short romance - The Street With No Name
Beckett is unhappy; alone, depressed and rudderless. He meets Eddie, who provides sanctuary for a while. However, just as Beckett is finally working out some of the fundamental issues which have plagued him for years, he is abandoned again. His only option ... to cross the river to the city on the other side, where no decent folk go.
What he finds there is further from the truth than he ever could have imagined ...
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