May 15 2013
I have spent much time editing and learning new writing skills. The process of writing the four books series taught me my weaknesses and strengths. My new novel, still in progress, 'The Lake Vostok Tipping Point' is an attempt to maximize my strengths and work out those weaknesses. More on this new book here.
Jul 27, 2012
I finished all four books. Createspace is going through the final steps and they should be available in kindle and Amazon within a few weeks. They are all available right now through Smashwords. I am presently twiddling my thumbs, trying to commit to a new project. It's hard after six years.
Jun 24, 2012
Did the first step of my website revamp. Things are all there but it's still pretty ugly. Give me some time to work on it.
Jun 20, 2012
Books Three and Four are in for publication. Working on promotion plans for Series. Anxious to start on my next project.
Mar 14 2012
I am finished the editing of book two, The Four Books of Etretat. I will put it in for publication in about 2 weeks, after the final review. Decided to edit book three next, in order to finish the series before my promotion starts with book one. Once the project is finished, I will jump over to the new project. About time after six years of work.
Things I'd like to write:
The Sirenne Saga follow-ups:
Although you'd think that four books would be enough, I still managed to come up with several ideas that I would enjoy writing about. The first such project would be titled 'Weissmuller's two week vacation.' or some such. I came up with a scenario with my immortal serial killer, where he goes off on a two-week vacation to England, ostensibly to do some archeology with a famous team of television archeologists. Unexpectedly, he encounters Atlanteans and they are immortal too. Weissmuller decides to do something about it. This story is prepared and anticipated in the series. It would allow me to expound on my own theory about the origin of the famous Atlantis.
A second project might be seen as book five of the series, following Sirenne as he goes on up the universal ladder. Not a very clear story idea there, I'm afraid. Just a nebulous thing that I might write if my fans were clamouring for more.
Both hold a fond place in my heart. I have a vision of a series of fantastic mysteries all occuring around a small Ontario town, where all the best, retired counterfeiters, frauds and scam artists have come to roost. They pull off outrageous cons while keeping their town under control. In a small town, you can imagine all the dangers surrounding them. I see a core group of five or seven characters, with a main leader, the ultimate confidence man. Stories could feature them alone or in groups, always with the small town as the setting.
I keep delaying it. I will begin it if I can convince myself to spend the time.
I don't know about other authors but I find that I get a 'great new idea' about every three months. For a while I get enthused about it, then move on to the next great idea.
In the end, there is no escaping it, I will have to chose one and run with it.