News and announcements
01/24/15 - A meaty chapter has been added to "Those Who Mow", check it out here: Chapter 14
01/21/15 - Chapter 13 has been added to Those Who Mow.
01/20/15 - Nothing added for a week here, I have been poking at TZC5, getting rid of the deadwood that's holding me up a bit and ironing out the story a bit. I'm almost back to where I was, in terms of word count, in December. It is a better story for the effort now and fixing this at the end of it would have been a helluva lot more work.
01/14/15 - I have added Chapter 12 to Those Who Mow.
01/12/15 - Chapter 11 has been posted to Those Who Mow. It is short; the next one will be longer.
01/10/15 - This is the 'Took me long enough' update. I've posted the remaining 6 chapters of 'Of the Dead and Dying" to the site, you can find them here: Chapter 28, Chapter 29, Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 32 and Chapter 33.
Already bought and read the book? Well then I have a few things for you to read too.
I've posted Chapter 10 to "Those Who Mow"
and, probably more importantly I've opened up the TZC5 file and posted a couple of chapters of that as well:
TZC5 Chapter 1
TZC5 Chapter 2
12/16/14 - I have added Chapter 27 to UA II.
12/08/14 - Tonight I have posted Chapter 26 to UA II.
11/19/14 - Nanowrimo continues and I'm not going to jinx myself by saying it's in the bag, but I am sitting at 42k words, leaving a mere 8 thousand to go. Of course that isn't a finished TZC5, is it? So I will continue to press forward at as brisk a pace as I can to try and achieve an impossible dream of a December release. I have also commissioned two covers, one for TZC5 and one for Shiners, which is the next book in the pipe after the zombie one. I don't anticipate finishing the writings on Shiners until the end of January, after which I'll either get onto TZC6 or Fraser II (Tentatively "The City of Brass".) I like the idea of having covers lined up and paid for before I release the next book, so I might have to do that for TZC6 too, get it in the pipe in January and have it in my hands well before the book is finished.
11/02/14 - Yep Of the Dead and Dying is old news and I'm on to TZC5, so far so good! It's NaNoWriMo and while I'm not a huge participant in any organized activities (aside from man deck night and a day job) I do have a record of sporadic attendance in the annual write-a-novel-month exercise. It appeals to me somehow, I think, really it gives me an excuse to just go write. "Honey, I would come with you, but I have to get my words in!" See? Regardless of the excuse the results tend to be worthwhile, I should have a huge chunk of the book written by the end of this month, everybody wins!
10/22/14 - Of the Dead and Dying will be available on Smashwords on Saturday, Nook and Apple might take just a bit longer. Next time I will allow more lead time for the pre-order to work or just not use pre-order at all. I like the concept of pre-order, it puts a fire under my ass to get things done on time, but I still can't see myself using it until the book is actually complete.
10/14/14 - Of the Dead and Dying is out for pre-order on Amazon, the book will be delivered on October 25th, just in time for Halloween. The final draft was uploaded tonight, which is a lot earlier than I expected I would have to have it to them, so, yeah, I had to work a lot more quickly than I was expecting. I will post the story to Smashwords for sale on the 25th as well, but unfortunately it will not hit Nook/Apple until a few days after that. There is no seamless release in today's world of e-technology.