Thought I'd write a short post with some updates, since it's been a while. I've been working a lot lately, mainly on the manuscript for The Vintages . I'm a bit behind on that book for two reasons:
1) It's going to be a bit longer than I've anticipated. That can be good or bad, depending on whether or not you'll enjoy the story.
2) I've had some (minor) health issues lately that have thwarted my writing efforts.
Anyway, the manuscript looks/feels good and that's the most important thing. The beta-readers have so far given me mostly good feedback, so it seems I'm on the right path. I can't wait for you all to meet Cairo Morgan, a new character I've very much enjoyed writing. He's tough, outspoken and has a bit of a mean-streak. As far as his personality goes, this mindguard is like the anti-Sheldon, but I think he's equally fascinating. That being said, the book will probably be out sometime in September rather than August, but I think it will be worth the wait.
In the meantime I've also been working on adapting the Mindguard manuscript for print. :D So, for everyone who has told/called/e-mailed me about not owning a Kindle or just not being into e-books you will soon be able to read Mindguard as a good old-fashioned book. The novel will be available as a trade paperback through Createspace print-on-demand and other vendors.
The proof copies are on their way and, barring any formatting issues, I'll hopefully be able to give the go-ahead in just a few weeks. I can't wait to finally have a copy of Mindguard I can put on my shelf.
Here's what it will look like:
I''ll let you know when the proof copies are here. Wish me luck!