My #FridayReads etc For This Week

Still reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Great book. Big book. Long fucking book. But like I said… Great.

I published Tutti Frutti this week. I had mountains of help and support from my editor Laurie Laliberte, and author Bernard Schaffer. I’m also thankful to David K. Hulegaard, who offered some thoughts on the ending. I rewrote it slightly following his comments, and I think it’s much stronger and has a bigger emotional impact.

So to those 3, and the reviewers who were kind enough to read it and offer essential feedback prior to launch: THANKS!

This week I started the first in the Far From Home series. It will eventually stretch out to about 12 books. I plan on doing 1 per month, at about 100-120 pages a piece. They’ll be put up on the Kindle store for 99c each.

It follows the story of a ship, the Defiant, that ends up in another Galaxy. There is no hope of getting back home. So they must fend for themselves in a truly alien environment and find their footing. It will be a mix of high-tech adventure and action with human drama and humour. Fans of Star Trek and Star Wars will certainly spot influences, but I’m really looking toward Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica as inspiration.

I’ve been listening to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, and Fountains of Wayne’s Utopia Parkway.

I’ve been watching The Dark Knight on blu-ray, and Hell’s Kitchen USA. I think Gordon Ramsay is even more theatrically evil this season. “The scallops are fucking RAW!!!”

So that’s it for this week. Hopefully I’ll be done with Far From Home #1 next week. Then I can drive Laurie nuts with it!

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