10. November 2011 · Comments Off on Thursday Two-Fer · Categories: Uncategorized

It’s a double-play today, because the cover for Deep in the Heart is finished, and the book itself is actually being finalized, just in the nick of time to be launched at Christmas on the Square in Goliad, on December 3 – my brother, the skilled and talented professional graphic artist came up with this:  both of us are making our way as freelance creative types, and I am more than happy to let him show off what he can do. (The log cabin and the branches of the white-blossoming tree are repeating motifs throughout Deep in the Heart, but you’ll have to read it to know why they are so meaningful)

There were some hiccups in the editing process, which is why I am having to push the release back to early December … but,  just to provide a little treat to long-time fans … I put together some of my short stories (Yes, I do write fiction shorter than 300 pages) as a Kindle edition. The first five stories are from when I was first trying out writing professionally, and I never got anywhere with them, as they are kind of difficult to categorize, the others are a miscellany. I seriously don’t know why I didn’t do this ages ago. Some of the stories have been ‘published’ in the sense that they were posted on various websites – but here they are collected together in one place. I did not have my brother do this cover image, by the way, since all Kindle needed was just a basic image, so I worked this up myself … eh, maybe I’ll tweak it myself later on.

Anyway, enjoy! Eventually, I’m going to make up some e-book collections of various blog-posts and essays, just to put them all into one easy-t0-access format. I have about ten years’ worth of these, so there’s a lot to choose from. My daughter says she will never stop laughing, if they prove to be bigger sellers than the print books.

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