It was a great weekend. First of all, it was the weekend of the Chorus’ spring concert and the world premiere of our new commission, Out of My Range (and Other Age-Related Performance Issues) and for at least our closing night performance, it was magical.
Photo by Paul Nixdorf
Wow. It was a great show, and I can’t wait to do it again in Denver for the GALA Festival. I can’t wait for the CD release either.The show had its definite moments. This picture is from the very end of the show.
The other really cool thing I got done last weekend was the release of the latest installment in my University of the Damned series. In this chapter, Sport of the Gods, my protagonist takes a severe beating. This is the story where everything changes. That which does not kill him will make him stronger. It’s available in paperback and for Kindle.
Another project is one to bring some closure to the saga by jumping ahead thirty years, to when Nick is my age (51). That would make it the summer of 2005, which would make this a story about Hurricane Katrina and the chaotic aftermath. Like they used to say, there will be punishment.
The story is still coming together, but Nick has come a long way since college. First I need to build his world and his family before I rip it all apart. It’s about more than Katrina, but about Cindy, too. Nobody remembers that one; they didn’t even upgrade it from tropical storm to hurricane until six months later.
I also decided I didn’t like any of the covers on any of my books, so I have updated them all. That’s the joy of this publishing system: I get to make changes like this. The new covers are made with a Photoshop filter that converts photos into oil paintings. The cover for Come Hell and High Water is made from a photo of Cerise Avenue, where Nick (and I) lived growing up.
So what’s next?Share