Things To Come

I’m still editing The Valiants, though I’m close to finishing my revisions before looking for people for an ARC. Once I’m done editing and while letting the ARC team read and provide feedback, I’m going to start a new site (hinted above) called Indie 2 Indie: 12 Questions For An Indie Author. Each month, I’ll be interviewing an indie author, focusing on fiction. It’ll be a great way to introduce us indie authors to the masses. I’ll also be posting the teaser trailer for The Valiants pretty soon. Hoping to see all this really soon, so keep your eyes open and be sure to follow me!

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Immigrant Song

As some of you might be aware, I put together a “soundtrack” of songs or pieces of music that represent certain scenes or characters from the novel I currently am writing. I had already started writing and put together the soundtrack for The Valiants, but here is song #27 from the soundtrack: Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin. The tide has turned (momentarily)…

J

There’s a man with dementia at my dialysis clinic (we’ll call him J) who comes from a nursing home. Most times he doesn’t know where he’s at. My clinic is not allowing anyone to eat because of the virus. Today, he constantly says, “I want my bag of sandwich.” Even though they’ve told him he can’t, he doesn’t fully comprehend what’s going on. After they’ve told him he can’t, they’ve decided to ignore J.
I feel sorry for J, and hearing him yell out like that each time I come here depresses me. If they come to ignore him after awhile, I can only imagine how they treat him at the nursing home. It terrifies me to think of the moment when I have to go into one.

Share if you’d like to make people aware how awful this disease is, and hope they’ll be ways to make nursing homes better.

The Rabbit Hole

This morning, I wrote and edited another chapter to The Valiants. It was the quickest I’d written a chapter, so, as a reward, I did a little light reading on Wikipedia. I was reading up on The Walking Dead (probably my all-time favorite TV show) as well as the cast. I started reading about Steven Yeun, who played the character Glenn Rhee on the show, and the films he’s starred in, mostly from South Korea. Out of curiosity, I clicked to read about one of them, Burning. To my surprise, I found out that it was based on The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami. I was introduced to Murakami several years ago by a South Korean ex-girlfriend by way of a film based on his novel Norwegian Wood, set in 1960s Japan. I loved Murakami’s method of really being in touch with his characters, and knew the actual novel had to be better. I checked the audiobook from the library, and boy, I was not disappointed. After Norwegian Wood, I checked out After Dark, this time set in modern day Tokyo, following one night in a set of different characters whose lives intertwine. Murakami is a modern-day Dickens, and I’m forever thankful to that ex who introduced me to his work. I had my stroke shortly after After Dark and forgot about Murakami. Thankfully, I rediscovered him, and all because of a little trip down the rabbit hole…

Next week…

I’ll be unveiling the title and teaser poster for my next novel right here first. It’s taken a lot of time due to the amount of research involved as well as the fact that I had to get a few ducks in a row. But soon, I’ll have a first draft ready to go through some revisions as well as be looking for people for an ARC team. If you aren’t subscribed to my newsletter (which you can do here), be sure to subscribe to it, as it’s the best place to get selected for my ARC team.

Lots Coming Soon…

While I continue to work on my next novel, I’ll be zigzagging around the internets getting different tasks done. As always, I’ll be keeping tabs on everything through all the social media platforms (namely Facebook and Twitter). I’ll also be working on some crude concept art for the cover. I’ll also be working on getting more traffic to my site (so if you know anyone who might be interested, send them this way). If you haven’t done so already, make sure to follow me here. I’m still giving away FREE e-book copies of my novel, Parachute Island, so if you haven’t gotten it, tomorrow will be your last chance before it goes back to its normal price. It’ll be busy, but it should be interesting, folks!

Free e-Book Giveaway!

In quarantine lockdown? Wanna settle down with a good book? Amazon and I are teaming together to give a FREE e-book copy of Parachute Island! Starting March 25th through March 29th, you can download it onto your Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle? Download it onto the Kindle app, available through most phones and tablets. All I ask is that you leave an honest review; that helps me grow as an author. If you have it already, please share this post with family and friends.

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