This will be my last post for awhile. I will be focusing on writing my sequel to The Straw That Broke, which features the return of Susan Brand and Jake Goddard, now both working for Goddard Consultancy Group as private investigators. Jake and Susan are hired to determine who is murdering prominent people and intentionally setting fires around the increasingly drier southwest. Drier due to climate change and beetle kill, I might add (you guessed it—another cli fi thriller). The title is Some Say Fire and I’m approximately twenty percent through the first draft.
I hope to complete Some Say Fire by September, 2015.
Just one teaser—in, if I may say so myself, an interesting twist on the standard car chase, Jake chases a pick-up truck full of bad guys down a mountain road while hauling his Airstream trailer!
My last tour for Straw concluded recently at a Christmas bazaar here in Jackson, Wyoming. I was honored to have my wife, Dimmie on hand do the transactions and Jane Lavino, our cover artist, in our booth selling her notecards and bookmarks. So, since I started with the last event I will continue to work backwards. Before the Jackson Christmas Bazaar I was in Flagstaff for both a store (Mountain Sports) and an outdoor event called Gear Fest. Previous to that I was in bookstores in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico and the tour started in Colorado with a bookstore in Fort Collins and a library event in Red Feather. I want to give a shout out to the wonderful folks in Red Feather for their interest (and a great little library run by a great guy named, Creed) and to readers in Ramah, New Mexico who in a serendipitous and truly gratifying manner, expressed interest in both my books.
Finally, book wise, the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio made this author’s Christmas recently by ordering two dozen copies of Travels With Max to give as Christmas gifts.
Thank for you for caring about books and authors. See you soon.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! READ ON!