In the Throes of Summer

Pub Day came and went in a blur. It proved the first day of a whirlwind of self-imposed chaos as I worked, spent a day with the cousins in the pool, church picnicked, and replaced the A/C condenser on one of the vehicles.

I could use a vacation from this bug-induced, post-apocalyptic world we live in. It might be a good idea to start counting the days I compare my ghost town to The Twilight Zone. It’s either been that setting, devoid of life, or some bizarre version of The Maze Runner with roaming bands of children riding bicycles around the neighborhood in endless loops, searching in vain for something to do.

Sorry, I’m dragging myself up from the darkness.

Publication Day proved a major success. In light of my plans being thrown out the window, I improvised, adapted, and overcame. I threw a party and had a big cookout.

The Pub Day morning was definitely an uncertainty as we fired the grill and sat on coolers stuffed with food and drink, waiting so see if anyone would actually show up. We had sent the word out and received around ten confirmation, but really had no idea how many people would venture forth from their fallout shelters.

Over sixty people came and went over the course of the afternoon. It was a great time of fellowship and conversation. I feel a little self-centered for talking about myself so much, but people asked questions about the book, about the process, about the future. It was exciting and exhilarating. I was so focused on the people that I didn’t even realize the real-feel temp said 105, and I spent quite a bit of that time manning the grill.

So, Pub Day came and went. Amazon sold out their stock on day one. People keep asking where they can get copies. Well folks, Three Furies Press is the place to go.

And now, I’m going to jump back into writing book 2. I’m working on the second draft at the moment, so I’ll try to drop a few teasers in the near future. I’m also reading Left Hand of Darkness and will let you know what I think of that.

In the meantime, keep on reading, wear your sunscreen, and keep on flying the black.

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