TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, who completed the touring activities in support of his latest solo album this past summer, says that he is working on a new book.
"I know I've been kind of quiet lately," he tweeted on Tuesday (December 3). "Doing a lot of writing. Just finished 1st pass at my novel. Sent out to 'trusted readers' awaiting notes. Then comes 2nd, hopefully final draft. Shop to publishers after that. Still a ways before you get to read it, but this is the process."
This past September, Snider said that he was stepping back from performing live and was planning to pursue other projects for the foreseeable future.
"Now that my summer shows are over, I can tell you that I'm taking a break from concert performing for a while," Dee said at the time. "I've got no more concerts the rest of this year. [In] 2020, I'm clearing the boards there as well. We'll see what happens after that. In the meantime, you'll see me around — I'll be popping up here and there. I'll be doing a song or something with other people. But as far as concerts go, that's got to take a break."
He added that he was working on the aforementioned book, as well as some TV and film projects. "And I've got some family situations to take care of," he explained. "Everything's cool, but you gotta take care of the home fires every now and then, you know? So, not sure when I'll be back on the concert stage. If I'll be back. We'll see — but I'm taking a break for a while."
The TWISTED SISTER frontman spent much of the past year and a half playing sporadic shows in support of his latest solo LP, "For The Love Of Metal", which came out in July 2018. He also previously announced that he was already thinking about making a follow-up record, also to be produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta.
This past January, Snider said he was working on an updated version of his 1987 book "Dee Snider's Teenage Survival Guide: Or How To Be A Legend In Your Own Lunch Time".
Snider wrote "Teenage Survival Guide" more than three decades ago when he was approached by Doubleday to produce a sequel to a popular book from the '50s called "'Twixt Twelve And Twenty" by American music icon Pat Boone. At the time, the editors at Doubleday saw Dee as a modern-day pop figure whom kids would listen to and assigned a rock journalist, Philip Bashe, to work with the singer.
TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour.