The latest book that will be added to my authorly resume is a collaborative piece called Gun. Here’s the quick run-down:
The citizens of Salem suffer more than their fair share of life’s ills. Murder. Mayhem. Jealousy. Greed. But when a mysterious handmade Gun shows up on the scene, nothing will ever be the same. For this Gun has its own moral code. It will never fire to do evil, only to do good. As it tumbles in and out of the lives of ordinary citizens – junkies, clerks, cops, criminals, unfaithful husbands – they find their lives changed forever. Sometimes for the better; sometimes for worse.
Born from pain, built for good.
The String-Along project is a collaborative effort where multiple authors, in locations around the globe, come together to tell a singular story. Sometimes not knowing where to go with a story until the previous author in rotation provides a chapter update. The first in the series is called Fatal Flaws and can be found online in both paperback and digital formats.
We wrote this one back 2014. It was the follow-up to Fatal Flaws and takes place in the same fictional city of Salem. That’s it as far as connection is concerned between the two stories. This isn’t a sequel to our first collaborative book. We doubled our author count for this one, jumping from 5 to 10. Yikes!
If you’ve ever loved me, or even liked maybe, or even if you hate me, consider heading over to Emerald Dragon Tales and choosing your retailer of choice and pre-ordering a copy. Or mark your calendars and purchase it on October 1st.
I’ve had an account on Goodreads for many years, but have never made much use of it. But as our next collaborative novel is coming out this October 1, I’ve been trying to be better about promoting myself as an author as well as the book. And so, for the first time ever, I set up my author profile. Click here to check out my author profile. Make sure to follow my author profile while you’re there.
So here are some ways to connect with me off G+. I’ll be hanging out for a while, probably until the end of days, just to make sure I can export my data and keep as many connections as possible. I’ll be around. But for new content and insured contact, it’s better if you find me at other places. I’m always at my website, too: https://talesfrombabylon.com.
Pluspora. A lot of us Plussers are congregating at a Diaspora pod called Pluspora. Ironically, a couple of plussers created this space about a month ago — not even realizing this day was coming. I’m a moderator here, doing my best to help. I highly recommend we all congregate here, because the more of us that already know and enjoy each others’ company join, the better the community we will have. You can find me here: https://pluspora.com/people/9db22fa09dbc01364590005056268def
The Experiment (a short story for free, you’re welcome).
I’m revisiting an old short story today. This story of mine originally ran in The Derby Telegraph across the pond. Since they have taken it from their servers, understandably it’s been a long time, I’ve decided to do what I do now. I converted it to 3 readable formats (epub, mobi, PDF) and made them available to download for free. You can follow to my blog to read a little blurb I made about the experience with The Experiment and follow the link onward from there to download.
I’m reading through and pulling all my beta reader feedback into a Word doc. This has been a fantastic process. So many things to ponder, so many times I was nodding with a smile when the desired effect came across.
Definitely more work to be done, but I have so much faith in this story now. So much faith in my characters. Having a beta readership was one of the best things I could have done for this book series.
I’ve been on a great writing journey of late. I’ve been writing the first in a series of detective novels with my favorite heroine, Mercedes Masterson. I’m about to wrap up a beta readership this week, the first I’ve ever done, and I feel like there might be a bit more to this book. But I am so excited. SO excited to unveil this to a readership. I can’t wait to have this one done and dusted, ready to read. Keep writing! 📝