Falling off the Blogging wagon.
It’s been some time since I have blogged. I think it’s more a matter of being very busy in all aspects of my life than anything. I thought that there might not be a better topic than to give everyone an update on here I’m at with my writing.
I just returned from South Florida yesterday, which always gives me a big lift. I spent several days plotting my next books. Here’s where I’m at right now:
Devil in the Grass has been plodding along, with sales slowing somewhat. However, It was requested by the Horror Writers Association and is being looked at for the Bram Stokers award for best new Horror. Not horror specifically, but as you all know, there are horrific elements in the book. DITG won 3rd place honorable mention at the Great Mid-west book fair last month!!! woo hoo! That blew me away.
The Body Thieves is complete and I’ve given it four edits. I’m quite happy with the story which has Illegal Organ Trafficking as its core theme. Dom Tavano is a Military doctor who goes undercover to infiltrate a Mexican Drug Cartel, who – of course, take peoples organs for profit.
I’m my own worst critic. It ramps up pretty good and at about halfway turns into a roller coaster ride. As I write this blog, it’s being read by four separate literary agents, which is encouraging.
I’m over a third of the way into the sequel to Devil in the Grass. The new book will possibly be called – “The Palm Reader.” There will be a strong paranormal influence. Jackson Walker, now works for Peter Robertson and is given his first big case. His client has been accused of distributing child pornography. Now of course he’s innocent??? Well, we don’t really know that of course. Mason Matyre has escaped from prison and is hell bent on seeking revenge on Jackson. it all twists together quite nicely with a good dousing of darkness which permeated DITG, perhaps even more-so. I’m having fun with the characters in the second go around.
I’m writing a true to life Love Story – sea rescue. I’ve been interviewing the people who were involved with their boat sinking 15 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. They survived for nearly three days in horrendous weather, with only a couple of bumpers tied together with a rope and some false teeth to gather rainwater. The rescue effort put together by the wives of the lost men is truly phenomenal.
I will be doing a book signing at MacIntosh Books Sanibel Island, December 30th from 12-4. Come and keep me company. I will also be doing a seminar at the Sanibel Library just after New Years.
Once I get some of this stuff squared away, I plan on writing a murder mystery / ghost story set in my home town of Niagara on the Lake. I can’t wait!
Well, that’s it for now. Stay tuned. I’ll try to be a bit more on the ball with the blog. For interest sake, I also do a Real Estate blog which can be found at: NOTLREALTY.COM