Author has written 31 stories for Sherlock Holmes.
TEST OF THE PROFESSIONALS: LEAP YEAR is now published.
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Hardcover and corrected first edition are now uploaded, and it only took three days of cleaning my schedule up so I could sit down for 7 solid hours and fix formatting glitch after glitch. Needless to say, I'm less than tickled at the new and improved things that keep showing up on my computer, convincing me that I can do this and this and this with only a little awkwardness on my end. Believe not!!
That leaves the LP and the ebook. I plan to make the ebook off the LP, and try as I might, I couldn't get it done today.
The Hardcover is at a 10% discount, which means I only get $1.42 per book sale. As I'm doing this because it is cheaper than therapy...I can live with that. I'll worry about costs when I decide to quit the day job and write full time!
Again, thank to Stella Danelius, who did a bang-up job with the cover art. She has a lot of fun just MENTIONING the upcoming Moon-Cursers, because she knows I can't wait.
Folks, this is very much larger book than the first one...498 pages! But that's because it has much, much more. There are extra chapters, extra scenes, and extra characters and dare I say...a lot of extra tears, laughter and angst. I am sorry that bigger size means bigger price, so I put 20% off the cover price for now, which puts it down to $26.38. The Large Print will have a proportionally larger discount, and of course, the e-version is cheapest of all, assuming you have the reader (I don't, sadly).
A virtual half-crown goes without a doubt to the following people (in alphabetical order): Stella Danelius, David Marcum, Sarah Obermuller-Bennett, Pantxika Passicot and Lucinda Walton. Everyone needs their own version of the Irregulars running around, and they were always there with proofing, excellent criticism and boosting.
Lastly, to Bahz-Marie. I like to think she can read this from where she is. She would remind us all that Holmes and Watson never lived, and thus, can never, ever die.
“Trust not yourself, but your defects to know,
make use of every friend and every foe.”
Now to get started on The Moon-Cursers, which I fear will be another 2-volume book...
Third Book: Till be called The MOON-CURSERS
From there...haven't decided.
I'm a twin. This means not only do we have an identity crisis of sorts, but that we also have a weird "duality" in viewing the world. We can see simultaneous viewpoints on things, but like the woman said on the Margaret Cho show, "Margaret, I'm an English Major. I HAVE no marketable skills!" In my twin's case, it's Shakespeare, some Chaucer, Tom Baker's Dr. Who and all the wonderful stuff that DSL access can give your computer (drat it). Me...well, it takes 1.5 hours to download a REUBEN music video off YouTube.
My interests: English language, especially the so-called "forgotten" stuff. Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek: TOS because I adore DeForrest Kelley, Grenada Sherlock Holmes; Jeremy Brett; Davis Burke AND Edward Hardwicke; Colin Jeavons, and of course Charles Grey and Rosalie Williams; writing, Really Good Villains, Marvel & DC characters, plot twists, botany, basic gardening, rabbits, caving, and (confession time) there's a tiny science geek inside, germinated in childhood by JONNY QUEST cartoons.
I am a moderate by nature; prejudice is something I have no time for. I have friends from all over, of every imaginable background, lifestyle, religion, etc., and I figure is someone is tolerant/nuts enough to call me a friend, I can give the same courtesy back.
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