For not having posted anything much this week, but I have a book project that I needed to finish this week … and well, that sucked up just about every scrap of available writing time. But it’s done … and see the cover, below the fold
This is a bit more of a romp than my previous books, but with a sort of mostly historic background, and a few of the same historical figures. My daughter decided early on that we should go for a sort of pulp-Western look for the cover, and my brother the graphic artist came up with this –
There is a subtitle which explains practically everything but was just too long to fit on the cover; “Being The Entertaining and Mostly If not Always True Adventures of Texas Ranger Jim Reade and his Blood Brother Delaware Scout Toby Shaw in the Time of the Republic of Texas: a A Diversion by Celia Hayes” I’m aiming it more at the YA market, and gleefully throwing every bit of classical Western adventure that I can think of, and the cover alone should get this book banned from every PC-addled middle-school classroom in the land.
It’s my book for this year, released in time for the fall/winter book and Christmas event season. The official date is October 15, but I am taking pre-release orders here, which will be autographed with a personal message, and mailed out by October 8th. There’s a sample chapter, too. If you like the looks of it all and you know any young male readers now bereft of Harry Potter and uninterested in elimination games in a dystopic future … consider this as a Christmas present for them.