And Come Out Fighting: Tales of Guts and Glory, is live and available on Amazon beginning today. This is an anthology of stories about fighting spirit. It is published by Tiwaz Press and includes four stories that I have written plus six others by a couple of other authors. It is only available as an e-book right now, but the paperback is coming. I am looking forward to reading the other six stories. (I already know how mine end.)
Meanwhile, work continues on the home front with a novel provisionally titled The Lady at the Window. It is a supernatural love story set in 18th century France. Though it is a ghost story, it’s unlike anything I have written before. It is still in its fledgling stages, but so far, I have had a great time writing it. In about another 45,000 words, I’ll spring it on you.
I am also working on a sequel to Trails of Trouble. Trails is a fantasy novel set on the far off world of Tettias where a young fellow named Bryn has an apocalyptic vision and sets off on a hero’s journey to help his people. And yes, there are dragons. I have signed a contract with Tiwaz Press on that one and hope to see it in print this year. The sequel is called Roads of Battle. I think I am going to enjoy trying my hand at writing about the series battles Bryn fights. I am a big fan of Bruce Catton’s books on the Civil War and his description of the battles.
I’m planning on attending a (somewhat) local writer’s group tonight in Iowa Park. It will be my first time to attend. Groups are a good place to pick up tips on how to improve my writing and get some feedback. I’m going to have to go with pen and paper since I don’t have a laptop. I used to do that routinely but then I had a hard time reading my own writing. That was especially true when the page turned into a mass of arrows, underlines, crossed out sentences, and side notes. Cut and paste aren’t as easy or as neat when you are using a composition book.