I made it to the Expo yesterday. Though less prepared and more harried than I had wanted to be. I had ordered t-shirts to sell along with my books, but they did not arrive in time, despite the express delivery and promise of being delivered earlier in the week (I still don’t have them). Also, the night before the Expo, I nicked myself while cleaning a kitchen knife (I’m ok, folks!), which ate into the time I had left to pack and practice. In the morning, with very little time left to get to my destination, I wanted a bite of something and stopped to get a donut, a blueberry muffin (to cancel out the donut), and a coffee. But once I got through the door of the Expo, I was told I could help myself to donuts and coffee! Just my luck.Continue reading “Hanover Book Expo 2021 Wrap-up”
I have momentum to finish another round of editing by early next month. This round is focused on the beginning chapters. I had to take a different approach than the initial draft. Nothing was wasted. I’m excited by this new version which not only adds more tension from the start but also puts something that has been a question I’ve had for many years. And it’s addressed in the beginning.
The question is, how does a person go up to a stranger and bite them? Think about it–a decent person has been made a vampire and now must feed on human blood, how does that person go about it? It’s not hypothetical to our protagonist Reed Williams who must do just that.
Do you have a strategy? What would you do?
Very exciting! The final version of the cover my novel, Shadows Within, was recently completed. The concept comes from a scene in the second chapter of the book, where our protagonist Reed first gazes into the mirror and discovers a haunting reflection.
The plan is for the book to be released as a paperback, hardcover, and ebook. (Maybe an audio book at some point?) So the design took into account flaps for the dust jacket. The copy used there are excerpts from the novel. Each passage centers on one of the four point-of-view characters: The Firefighter, The Hitman, The Grifter, and The Academic.