I have settled on two writing projects (novels, that is) to pursue for now. I will work on developing both, maybe even write both simultaneously, though one or the other will probably come forward and require most of my attention after a while.
One of these is another adventure featuring my Polish ex-pat spy and soldier of fortune, Wilk (AKA John Wilkins, Jean Wilk, Jan Wilkowski, etc). In fact, it will be the first Wilk novel, chronologically, set in the time of the Russian Revolution. Likely title is Connecting Flight and I intend it to be interspersed with scenes of a very elderly Wilk flying to visit the newly-freed Poland of the Nineties. Sort of the beginning and the end for the character.
The other project is a mainstream novel set in 1968. Although it is set in my home town of Naples FL, it is not at all autobiographical, but revolves around three young women and their summer after high school graduation. It is rather likely it will appear under a pen name (assuming it appears at all), so I won’t talk much about it here.
This weekend will mark the official publication of my fantasy novel THE CROCODILE GOD. It may be a little while before I get onto another fantasy, having just finished writing and editing WARRIOR OF THE MOON, a Mora novel, to appear in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, my third Cully Beach mystery SMOKE is scheduled for publication by Arachis Press on November 30. Oh, and there will be another poetry collection sometime next year.