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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Another couple of opportunities

January, it seems to me, is the month of getting back into the grind. That month when the weather is awful, and so you might as well just buck it up and do.

And so, that's what I have done as well. Now, this year (as in most years), I have not made any new year's resolutions - and so I've got nothing to be disappointed about. But what I have done is to start back at a somewhat feverish pace, that which I have already started. And that is my writing. And why? Well two obvious reasons: one is that I've already gotten a contract to produce two more books in the Drachma series (and I'm in the middle of the second book in the second series). And the second is more significant, in that I have created this fantasy island in the fifteenth century, and populated the story with a whole lot of characters whose stories are clamoring around in my head, and I need to put them "on paper." And, as some of you have told me - how are you going to get out of this one? You've sent Marilyn Gilsen back to the time and place where her husband now lives. And he is married, with a child on the way! And what about Antoine LeGace? He is still very much around, and up to his nefarious schemes. Ah, yes - there are those questions and more, which I do need to resolve.

So, I'm back at it with a fresh load of whatever...

And so, what kind of a timetable are we looking at? Based upon my present pace, I should have the second book of the second trilogy done in a couple of months. Then it's off to the publisher for them to decide. However, based on my prior experience with them, I would say that Heir of Drachma, Book Two - Center Game, may become available six months from the time the publisher gets it. And trying to hurry up the process doesn't work.

But I do have some news for you that might just pick up your spirits. I've so far gotten a couple more book signings lined up for this month. The first is in Bentonville, at the new Onyx Coffee Lab at 100 2nd St. And this one is scheduled for the 16th of January (less than two weeks away), and will be from 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon. If you really want to find out what extraordinary coffee is like, I recommend the pour-over Ethiopian, but you may decide - they do have wonderful coffee! And if you do come on over to the book signings, I'll have all four books at a discount, hand signed for all my friends.

The other book signing is going to be on Jan 23rd at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville (across the highway from the mall), and I'll be part of a group of local authors, who will also have their own books for sale. This will be from about 1 - 4 PM.

So, come on down, get in out of the cold, have some terrific coffee, something to munch on, and some wonderful books to read...
PS The other thing that I'm doing is painting, See the above example.


  1. That's so exciting! Congrats on being published and on all the new signing dates. I'm arranging my very first signings now for this summer. :)

    Also, I'm trying to let my bloggy friends know my blog has moved to

  2. Thanks so much, Libby!
    And thank you for letting me know of your new blog address.