Season’s Greetings

The holidays are passing, and I am getting ready to address the rest of the business of launching Fatal Score.  

It has been a modest success.  The marvelous launch party has come and gone.  Fatal Score received the signal honor of having its full review run in the Kirkus end-of-year catalog issue.  I will shortly address book stores and libraries in the Twin Cities area.

I have an audiobook to get out by February, not a trivial task, but I have started mastering (fitting the studio recording to the requirements of Audible). I read the book myself, mostly in my son Edward’s studio in Santa Monica, CA, and partly at Brytespot studio here in Minneapolis.

I’m almost finished reading the third book, Fail Deadly, to what has become a very talented, insightful group of other writers.

Most writers don’t revel in the business side of writing.  For me, it’s okay.  Of course, I’d rather have more time to struggle through the early stages of book four, as yet untitled.  I have the idea well in hand:  we think of the coming of gene therapy as a virtually unalloyed good, but what good hasn’t been turned to sinister purposes?  I need more time to research, though.  (Incidentally, if anyone out there can answer questions about Parkinson’s or Lou Gehrig’s diseases and speculate about whether the damage is reversible with gene therapy, I’d love to hear from you.)

Finally, Happy New Year. It will be an interesting one.

Fatal Score Launched

Jason and James made fine music

Fatal Score launched on November 18th.  It was wonderful experience that brought together people from so many strands of my life … old friends, new friends, writers, musicians … a marvelous mixture.  I took in 41 books and emerged with none … also marvelous.  Here are some pictures.

Most of the Minneapolis Writers Guild

Reading Chapter One

The Professor reading

Sisters’ Sludge allowed me to host the event.  The book itself is up on Amazon in trade paperback and e-book format.  The paperback is also printed through IngramSpark, which supplies booksellers and libraries.

Now to the job of editing the audio files I recorded almost two years ago at son Edward’s studio in Santa Monica, California (and some rewrites more recently at Brytespot Studios in Minneapolis).  That will take a while … I hope to have the audiobook out in February.

In any case, thanks to all who came, saw, and brought your good juju. It made the event hum.