The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl: With my editor, still on-track for a September release.
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: Got some more done on this, and I’m building toward the mid-point scene, which will be a big one.
Action Figures – Issue Eight: Did quite a bit on this over the weekend. I know, working concurrently on two books is odd, and putting more into the later book in the series seems counterproductive, but books seven and eight have some overlap, just like six and seven did, so jumping back and forth is really the best way to ensure that the stories mesh.
Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins: Audiobook recording in process.
APPEARANCES and EVENTS
- Sunday, October 2: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 2016 Meet the Author series, which runs from 1 to 3 PM.
- Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16: The fall New Bedford Bookfest. Times TBA.
- NEW! Saturday, December 10: The OtherWhere Market at Mill No. 5 in Lowell has its date. I will be there in some capacity, but whether I’ll be selling books on my own, with my friend J.M. Aucoin, or attached to Storied Threads is yet to be determined.
Lots of miscellaneous this week!
I received my DVD copy of my interview from Upton Community TV and watched it with a kind of morbid fascination. Seeing myself on TV was just plain weird and awkward, but it was a good interview. It hasn’t aired yet and I haven’t taken the time to try and upload the video myself, so be patient. I will subject myself to your scrutiny soon enough.
I had my show last week, and to cut a long story short, it was a mixed bag. I met some cool people, did some networking, and met Mike Girard, lead singer for one of my all-time favorite bands, The Fools. That alone made it great night, but from a pragmatic (read: monetary) standpoint, the day was a bust. The lesson I am learning is that I do better at shows that specifically cater to the geek crowd.
Finally, I’d like to give a shout-out to fellow author Patrick Hodges, creator of the James Madison series. Patrick came across Action Figures and loved book one so much he felt compelled to contact me. We talked shop a bit over the weekend, he introduced me to a YA writers’ group online, and he’s sending me a copy of his first book to check out. I recommend you all do the same!
2 thoughts on “Weekly Update – August 2, 2016”
Oh, audiobooks are coming?? Excellent!!!!!
Yep, I finally decided to stop dragging my feet on this long-in-planning project and do it. I had the perfect actress ready to go and she’s working on it now. It should be done in time for holiday shopping, and assuming it does well, I’ll ask her to do the other books.
I’ve even toyed with the notion of doing Strongarm & Lightfoot almost as a radio drama using multiple actors, but I’d like to see how the response to the AF audiobook is first.