The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl: Revisions proceed. I added and amended scenes over the weekend to correct some deficiencies in the story and then conducted a beginning-to-end read-through to see how it all came together. I still have a couple of test-readers as yet unheard from, but I’m happy with the shape the story is in.
If there’s a lingering issue, it’s with my villain. I’ve set a precedent for myself with my bad guy characters and my test-readers wanted to see more of Ruined Isys, but having read through the whole thing again, I can’t find any good places to slip her in, not without compromising other elements of the story. Too many plot twists would be telegraphed.
Action Figures – Issue Six: Power Play: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.
Action Figures – Live Free or Die: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.
Action Figures – Issue Seven: The Black End War: Didn’t touch it over the weekend, but that’s okay. Its time will come.
APPEARANCES and EVENTS
- NEW! Wednesday, June 29: the Shrewsbury Public Library’s summer reading kickoff event, featuring a Local Authors Showcase. That runs next week from 3:30 to 6 PM and I’ll be one of eight (so far) local writers selling and signing books.
- Sunday, October 2: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 2016 Meet the Author series, which runs from 1 to 3 PM. As it happens, I’m playing a more active hand in promoting the Meet the Author series this year (more on that below).
- Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16: The fall New Bedford Bookfest. Times TBA.
I’ll be heading to Upton next month for an interview to air on community TV in that town. I’m supposed to get a copy of the video for my own purposes, so when I get that I’ll post it up somewhere so you can see how awkward I look during interviews.
Finally, after procrastinating for a couple of years, I am at last pulling the trigger on making Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins available as an audiobook through Amazon’s ACX platform. My friend Jen, who I’d had in mind as the narrator pretty much since I first released Secret Origins, graciously agreed to do it, and the wheels are now officially in motion. My hope is to have it ready for the holiday shopping season, but audiobooks can take hundreds of hours to record so I’m not holding to that as a firm deadline.
When it does become available, I’ll of course announce it here.