I seem to have worked through my month of inertia and am now charging full speed ahead on book projects.
This includes getting the out-of-print thriller, Dead Wrong, back into circulation as an ebook. I made a few edits to this manuscript, mostly to clean up the language. I allowed my inner bad guy free reign when I wrote the book, but now found myself cringing as I reread the story. In this edited version, Fat Ass Sammy Grick is the only one who is not muzzled. He’s just so darned bad.
Dead Wrong is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I’m still reading a lot. That’s a habit I don’t want to break (unlike the Pandemic eating habit which has grown out of control–but that’s a subject for another day). My most recent read was a humdinger of a Civil War novel. I’ll admit, there are scenes that made me cry. But no spoilers here. The short review I’ve pasted online follows:
Dread Tribunal of Last Resort
By Brian Kaufman
Five Star Publishing, January 20, 2021
In April, 1861, Decker Brown returns from his Boston apprenticeship to Richmond, Virginia. He has high hopes and elaborate plans to go into business as a creator of illuminations. He also wants to marry the lovely Paula Crane and build a future with her in the South.
As we know all too well, a man’s plans can spiral out of control with the whims and wars of nature and human perversity. Even though raised in the South, Decker understands the Northern cause. Paula, on the other hand, does not see past her upbringing and her family loyalty. Time and war bring challenges and changes to both. This is a Civil War novel as well as an examination of the history of rockets and fireworks. Well-researched and well-written, Dread Tribunal of Last Resort is highly recommended.
So many good books in your post and the comments! I haven’t read a Civil War novel in forever.
Congratulations on the ebook!
Thanks, Jenny!. Now I’m caught up on old stuff so I can work on the new stuff. Staying home all the time does help me get things done.
Madeline mora-summonte says
Ah, yes, inertia. I know it well. Sigh.
I completed my reading goal for 2020, but it was a struggle. I put a lot of books down because they weren’t holding my interest, but I’m not sure if it was because of the books themselves or me not being able to focus. I’ve recommitted to reading in 2021, and I’m already finding the joy in it again. 🙂
I think you like thrillers, Madeline, so you might want to try Catherine McKenzie’s Six Weeks to Live when it releases. I’m reading the advance copy I won on Goodreads and can vouch for plenty of twists and turns in this unusual plot.
Madeline mora-summonte says
Excellent! I’m pretty sure I already have that one on my TBR list. 🙂
L. Diane Wolfe says
That’s wonderful the eBook version is now available.
I’m getting there one step at a time.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
Glad you got the eBook out there for people. I reined in language from day one but I’m sure there are other things I would change in my earlier books.
Alex, I suspect we’d change something (maybe a lot) every time we read any of our books again. Our writing changes over time, just as we change ourselves. It’s inevitable.
Margot Kinberg says
So happy to hear that Dead Wrong is back! It’s always great when new audiences can discover your work. And I like your commitment to continuing to read. I think reading – a lot – is an important way that writers develop. I’ve always liked reading history, but haven’t just lately. I ought to get back to it…
Margot, I attended a book launch on Zoom last night for a book that might interest you if you want to get back to history. Check out Pamela Nowak’s Never Let Go. https://www.amazon.com/Never-Let-Go-Pamela-Nowak/dp/1432872435/
It sounds like a great read.