Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Galleys for The Wonk Decelerator

Today I received the final proof of the Wonk Decelerator for inspection. I'll probably send it back tomorrow and we'll see if it's available for Christmas. It will be close. The way things look, it is quite possible that the first 3 books of the Guild Saga will be out next year very close to one another. That's a neat thought. One I'm enjoying very much!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Author's Page at eTp

Check out my author's page at eTp at the following link

Update on The Crimson Witch

Book 3 of the Guild Saga, Revenge of the Crimson Witch is meeting expectations. I should have about 67,000 words by the end of the month. Finished by early March? We'll see.

The Late, Great Benjamin Bale in Editing

I found out from my content editor that I should be seeing the first round of edits this week! That's good news. Bale should be out by early spring.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Wonk Decelerator is Coming Soon!

Update: The Wonk Decelerator is now showing up at the Etreasures home page as Coming Soon. You can click on the cover and read the blurb (this will be on the back cover of the paperback). One of the editor's told me that they were looking into preorders, but for now all you can do is sign in and put it on your wish list at this link Even if you don't use the ebook reader (at this point I still don't) buy some for friends who do! Is that a good enough sales pitch? Okay how about this: dadburnit, Little Joe, the ebook is only $1.99.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Wonk Decelerator is now at eTreasures!

As of today you can now go to the following link and on the homepage you will see my book, The Wonk Decelerator. The book is not yet available for sale, but you can create an account, sign in and put it on your wish list. I don't know how this works, exactly, but it's not a preorder -- I don't think. Then again, maybe it is. This is the ebook version and it's very inexpensive, so go ahead and order a potload for yourself and friends for Christmas! This will help expedite the appearance of the print version.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Wonk Decelerator Cover

The cover for the first book of the Guild saga, The Wonk Decelerator, is available at my website, Click on ABOUT and you'll see it there along with some info about me and how I turned back to writing at this point in my life.

Also, if you're here checking on the availability of The Wonk Decelerator, at this point it still has not been assigned a release date. You could, however, contact the publisher at the following link and tell them you want a copy of this book as soon as it is available: Click on CONTACT US and follow the instructions. Maybe this will help speed things along and I would appreciate it. I really expect big things for this book, and for all of the Guild books. I'm amazed at how many people are visiting this blog even before my first novel has been released. Thanks for your support.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Neighbors

I watched her shuffle along, dragging some hideous, bloody thing behind. A gray and bloated hag, with blue lips, hollow eyes and a thick, slithering tongue. Then I realized that it was just the English neighbor; out to fetch her morning paper, as she chewed on a Cuban stogie. Behind her, her bent and crooked husband held her tuchus aloft, like the train of a bridal gown, perhaps to avoid the dew soaked ground. This has got to be true love, I thought, while I fought to keep my breakfast down.

My Friend Rarf

I've got this Centarian friend, Rarf. He's a veritable treasure trove of nifty anecdotes. Just the other day I ambled over to his hut and he says to me, "Okay, now you getting on Rarf's bad side. What part of restraining order do your little Earther pea brain not get? You come around here one more time and Rarf gonna tie a knot in your keister and force feed you two or three gallons of Remmian laxative."

What a cut-up my good friend Rarf is!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Progress on The Crimson Witch

This book is coming along quickly. I'm very happy with it. Thus far I have about 20,000 words. This is a great start for me and I've done this within a month. I'm getting more relaxed and more organized as I press on. I'm sticking with my original goal of having the final draft ready by the end of February for this full length novel, Book 3 of the Guild Saga.

Update on book's 1 and 2

I got word tonight from the eTp content editor that The Late, Great Benjamin Bale will be read over the next couple of weeks. She has it but she's going to a conference first before reading it. This makes me think that I'll get back the first round of edits before Thanksgiving.

Also, I've been told by the senior eTp editor that I should be getting a release date for The Wonk Decelerator within a week or so, and that the book will definitely be released before Christmas. I'm hoping that the release date is before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


The Wonk Decelerator is still in formatting and I haven't heard anything so far from the content editor on The Late, Great Benjamin Bale.

I have, however, been making significant progress on Book 3, The Crimson Witch. I think by New Year I should be working on the final draft -- maybe January or February and it will be done. Maybe.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Official Wonk Cover!

The cover came today for the Wonk Decelerator. The artist did a great job of keeping our original idea and making it better. Next is the release date! I'm pumped.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Web Interview with Pembroke Sinclair

Here's a link to an interview I did this week with Pembroke Sinclair, a fellow ETp author:

Where things are with The Wonk Decelerator...

My first novel, The Wonk Decelerator, Book One of the Guild Saga is under contract with ETreasures Publishing. The book is currently in formatting and I've been told that it will be next off the blocks. I'm hopeful that the release date will be sometime before the holidays...we'll see. I'll update as soon as I know something.

My second novel, The Late, Great Benjamin Bale, Book Two of the Guild Saga, was just offered a contract, also by ETp. So we're looking at a release date sometime in 2013. I'll update as the Ms progresses through editing.