So my novel RED ISLAND is being edited by a couple of really great people and then it is a matter of re-releasing it for ebook and getting print copies out there. At the same time I'm putting together the last 4 chapters of the second Reid novel, RED SERGE. As soon as it is done it's off to several test readers and editors to get it on it's way. For RI I'm still hoping to put it out again on ebook at the end of May (shooting for Mum's birthday) with the paperback following soon after. RS I am hoping for July 1st (Canada Day) but it all depends on the schedules of everyone involved. Right now my "technical advisor" (an actual Sgt. in the RCMP) is checking it over to make sure the police work is right and a test reader is checking out what is done.
I need to come up with some interesting ways to promote both of those books. A friend (Stacey Miller Voss author of Thunder and Blood) told me to do something no one else is doing. Sure, no problem.
Stephanie Andrassy (author of Noble Lies and The White Peacock) did something that I thought free on Kobo) and people liked it so much that she decided it was the prologue to the novel she is releasing later in May.
might work well for THE CISTERN which as you may know about through this blog has been going on a great journey. She wrote a short story called, The White Peacock (
(psst did I happen to mention that both Stacey and Stephanie are Canadian woot woot for my home team)
Right away I started thinking up a prologue short story to THE CISTERN. In Part 7 I tried to decide prologue or chapter one. I picked the latter and introduced the reader to Maeve who is locked in a room made of cinderblocks.
So much to write.