Wow, summer is almost over. It went past in a blur.
My wife and I had plans for this summer, vague plans to slow it down by taking time off together. No elaborate vacation, just lazy days together at our Albuquerque home. Maybe a long weekend away.
We know what they say about the best-laid plans. Summer houseguests and family-related trips ate up the days off. Kelly was super-busy at work all summer. I wrote the first draft of a new novel in June, then watched it mostly gather dust the rest of the summer while I dealt with other, more pressing matters.
Boom, before I knew it, the fall semester had arrived. I'm teaching two classes this semester in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico -- double my usual workload -- and there was much to prepare. So far, the classes have been a lot of fun. I'm also deep into revisions on the new novel and hope to have it finished soon.
Meanwhile, the marketing push continues at Amazon. As mentioned in my last post, I've been putting my e-books on sale as Kindle Countdown Deals in recent weeks. Up next is FOOL'S PARADISE, which will be only 99 cents Sept. 15-21. After that, END RUN will be 99 cents from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3.
FOOL'S PARADISE, originally published by UNM Press, is the story of five strangers who come together to rob a bank in Coronado, CA. Like most of my standalone novels, it's full of action and comedy.
CHEAP SHOT). In END RUN, Drew's old flame from college asks him to help her husband, a jerk who's in trouble with bookies.
In October, I have two big author events coming up in Albuquerque. On Oct. 1, I'll be one of 21 New Mexico authors appearing at an all-day book fair at the Albuquerque Museum. I'm speaking on humor writing that day at 2 p.m. On Oct. 22, I'll be the luncheon speaker at an all-day self-publishing conference put on by Southwest Writers. Click the links for more info on those events.
I don't see things slowing down around here during the autumn.
Winter is coming. Stock up on books to read!