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.

A Space, a Space, My Kingdom for a … Wait a Minute.

Here we are.  Eleven days to go before formal launch of Fatal Score. The last week or so has been hectic, as you can infer from the lack of a post for a couple of weeks.

The professional reviews are in … some very nice ones.  Several days ago, I excerpted them to the few lines that go on the back cover of the print book and in the e-book’s introduction.  Was ready to upload to the cover designer in Nigeria (ain’t the internet wonderful?) and noticed that in my haste, I’d left out a single space in one of the reviews.

The conclusory line in the Kirkus review is:  “A rousing launch to a thriller series that has potential regardless of which character takes the spotlight.”

Great. Add it to the others. Hurry.

I typed: “Arousing launch to a thriller series that has potential regardless of which character takes the spotlight.”

Hmmm.  Fifty shades of techno-thriller?  Maybe I should have left the mistake.