adventures in dysthymia

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Back to the Book

My latest novel, SHAPER, is officially out today (Sept 1, 2015) and available directly from Arachis Press or at Barnes&Noble, Amazon, etc. in both print and ebook formats. Discounts are available (plus I get a better cut) if it is purchased direct so I definitely recommend that!

As far as books go, I have been working on the sequel to COAST OF SPEARS, a novel that will be titled VALLEY OF VISIONS. This should be the second of a trilogy making up the “Malvern saga.” Written, like the first novel, in four sections, I was churning along and had good drafts of the first three parts (around 45,000 words) when I badly hurt my hip and ended up lying flat for a couple weeks. I'll get back to finish the book up eventually; there is no great hurry and it should be out early next year. Of course, I have a loose outline and know where it all is going.

Just now getting up and about some. Lots to do! I do need to shift my attention to the music side of things for a while, maybe get an application sent to the Florida Folk Festival and definitely submit something to the Will McLean Festival. When I don't hurt too much, I've been getting the home studio turned around and ready for use.

Speaking of recording, my friend Lynda wants me to come out to Texas for a couple weeks and engineer/co-produce a recording session for her. Load of logistics to work out there but I just might try it — it's only 600 miles, after all. Ha, maybe I'll just keep driving when we're done and finally get to California. Surfing there is on my bucket list.

Back to books — I continue to revise some of the older titles for distribution, even though I am not sure it is worth the effort. Do I actually need Amazon and the rest for my print work? Ebooks, yes, but I don't know about the print versions. Oh, I might as well. I'll have the new version of the YA novel THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE available this month, most likely.

Then, a new chapbook of poetry before the end of the year. This one will be titled THE TOWER. It is not as thematic as the last two, though there is still a underlying 'quest' implied in the choice of pieces. There will be more recent work in this one.

So, I'm back, sort of. As long as I don't hurt myself and disappear again!

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