Things seem to be falling into place as my summer dance card fills in. I sent off the Early Peoples book yesterday and will no doubt be told it sucks and needs to be modified but I did all that I could with it at this point. Meantime, two projects previously thought to be in the offing have become formal offers.As a result, here’s the current line-up of stuff:About to be PublishedTales of Zorro, coming soonHellboy II: The Golden Army, coming May 28The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, coming June 10.The Encyclopedia of Storytelling: scheduled for publication JulyChristina Aguilera, coming in SeptemberDeliveredBiomes: DesertsBataan Death MarchEarly PeoplesHow to Lose a War: three essays.Back Issue #32: Interview with Len Wein and Marv Wolfman about Who’s WhoThe Brave & Bold Companion: Dick Giordano interview, Murray Boltinoff profileStory for Captain Midnight collectionWonder Woman: Essay for BenBella; awaiting edits and publication date.”Steel & Chrome” in Age of War: A Classic BattleTech Anthology: manuscript turned in to editor on December 1, 2005; on indefinite hold.On GoingHeroes Happen Here, daily web comic strip for Microsoft, running through JulyWebsite writing — Scifi.com, ComicMix.com, unnamed projectEditorial WorkWrite Now! #18: Pitching in to help editor Danny Fingeroth get this late issue completed. Been proofreading, copyediting, caption writing, nudging, the usual.Avalanche Comics Entertainment graphic novel 1: Pending deal with publisherAvalanche Comics Entertainment graphic novel 2: In progress, needs publisherNextHaunting Museums – The Strange and Uncanny Stories Behind the Most Mysterious Exhibits – three essays due JuneMedia Tie-In non-fiction bookMedia Tie-In editing projectProposed ProjectsOriginal fantasy duology cowritten with Aaron Rosenberg – being reviewed by editorOriginal urban fantasy – begging me to finish promiseMedia Tie-In novel – pitched December 2006, finally got editor’s interest, outline due May 31Media Tie-In novel – I’ve been pitched as the writer, awaiting licensee approvalMedia Tie-In comic book miniseries – Discussing with the publisher this weekMedia Tie-In editing – awaiting formal offerMedia tie-in non-fiction book: Pitch to editor September 13, no response as yet.Media tie-in book non-fiction 2: Pitch to editor October 2, no response as yet.”Things That Aren’t” sequel: Co-writer Michael A. Burstein is at work on the first draft.Actionopolis book: Started writing, awaiting revised deal memo.