In my last blog post, Recharged and Ready, I discussed 21 Sundays of Fantastic Football Food and my plans to have the cookbook ready for publication prior to the start of the 2017 NFL season. I am happy to report that all systems are GO! I have begun the final round of revisions and they should be complete in the very near future. After that, it’s a simple matter of formatting and page layout. I say simple but I expect it will be nothing of the kind. I’ll have to set things up one way for print and another way for digital and, given my near total lack of tech savvy and artistic ability, the entire process will likely be an absolute nightmare. At least I’ll get to learn a new skill and there’s something to be said for that. Now where did I put the Tylenol?
As for my other on-going project, a third suspense novel, I have some news on that front too. For starters, chapters 1 through 15 are now complete and I’m really happy not only with the direction of the story but the way everything is coming together. This is my most ambitious literary endeavor to date and I don’t think I’ve screwed it up… yet. Of course, I’m only about a third of the way through so there’s still plenty of time. Oh, and before you ask, I don’t have a time table for completion but I’ll let you know as soon as that changes. I do have a few little tid-bits I can share now if you’re interested.
Although my new novel is not a sequel to either Parlor City Paradise or A Shot at Redemption, a character from one of those books does make a return appearance. I’m planning on posting an excerpt sometime over the next couple weeks. Once I do, I’d love to know who you think the return character will be and why. The story will also feature a first person POV character, which is a first for me, as well as a character with a fairly significant autobiographical component. The reason is that it’s integral to the plot. Are you intrigued? Oh, and I have a working title. Unless I come up with something better, the novel will be called Blind Switch Do you like?.
Just because I have things on both the front and back burners, that doesn’t mean I’m neglecting my prior works. In fact, I recently started a promotional campaign with seriousreading.com. It’s a great website for anyone interested in books and authors. Here’s my Advertorial for Parlor City Paradise. In addition, a new author interview has been published, and I have the opportunity to provide a guest blog post. I’ll do that as soon as I figure out just what to write about. This is really my first attempt at a semi-organized campaign and I’m anxious to see how it goes.
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