It was an honor and a joy to collaborate with writer and showrunner Lonnie Nadler and the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe team in writing the conclusion to the first ever Little Nightmares audio drama. They are all amazingly talented storytellers and passionate about this beloved video game franchise.
Exciting news for fans of the Little Nightmares franchise: Little Nightmares III is coming out next year! And to whet everyone’s ravenous appetites for more tales from the Nowhere, Bandai Namco Europe is releasing The Sounds of Nightmares, a serialized fiction podcast exploring the increasingly disturbing dreams of a new little one, Noone—and I got to co-write an episode!
It was such a privilege to be invited to contribute to this fantastic world, and so much fun to work with showrunner Lonnie Nadler and BN in creating this scary cool experience! So if like the LN games and comics, please check out this brand-new story wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes drop every Tuesday through September 19! Learn more and listen at https://www.thesoundsofnightmares.com/ and view the announcement trailer below.
It’s always fun when I get to combine gaming and writing, so I’ve been having a blast working on The Stream Team with Fortnite streamer Nick Eh 30. The first book in our new middle grade series will be out next year, featuring a group of superpowered gamers fighting to save the real world. Here’s the announcement from PW: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/92706-rights-report-week-of-july-3-2023.html
The first is my pandemic novel, RWBY: Roman Holiday, which has nothing to do with the classic 1953 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck other than the punny title—although there are some loose parallels if you squint enough. It’s my third RWBY young adult novel tie-in to the RWBY animated series from Rooster Teeth, a collaboration between them and Scholastic. And considering the atypical, nonideal conditions of writing during lockdown, in the midst of a presidential election and transfer of power (and all that that implies), I think it turned out pretty well. It’s a prequel to the first season of the series, detailing some of the backstory of two fan-favorite characters: the roguish Roman Torchwick and his stylish and imaginitive partner in crime, Neopolitan. RWBY: Roman Holiday is available now wherever books are sold.
Also really exciting: RWBY Fairy Tales, an animated miniseries based on my stories from RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant, debuted at Halloween with one of my personal favorite tales, the spoopy “The Grimm Child.” Rooster Teeth has adapted six of the stories into ~5-minute cartoons, and is making them available for free to everyone one day after they premiere on their own subscription service, Rooster Teeth FIRST. So you can watch them there, on YouTube, on instagram, Twitter, Facebook — wherever!
It’s amazing to see my words adapted to the screen by such a talented creative team, but it’s even more amazing that I had the opportunity to adapt two of my stories myself. I wrote the screenplay for “The Shallow Sea,” a combination of that story and “The Judgment of Faunus” from the book — fulfilling my longstanding dream of writing for television. I love it, and you can watch it below. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the series!