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Monday, October 8, 2012

News From the Writer's Cave

Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. How is everyone? Thanks for all of your kind comments concerning my new photo which I revealed last week. That was very nice of all of you. Yeah, that serious-looking photo I had been sporting for two years was a bit much. This one is more me.

Well, if you saw any of my Facebook posts from this past mid-week, you might know what’s coming. For the month of October (hopefully not all of it), I will be stuck in the writer’s cave. Sadly, I won’t be writing, but editing and producing paperbacks.

I completed my second novel (Dance on Fire: Flash Point – book 2 in my vampire series), heard back from the wonderful beta readers, carved it up a bit and then sent it off to a professional editor. I just received it back and am in the process of fixing what needed fixing. I will then format and post on Amazon. This may be as soon as next week sometime.

That sounded odd, didn’t it? My plan is to get it on Amazon and then send out review copies before having a big event/release extravaganza, which should be the week after that. Certainly, if any of you out there would like to get a copy for review purposes, please let me know.

Once that is done, I must turn my attention to the paperback versions of both books. I did have a paperback of Dance on Fire once before; however, it is a second edition now and must be replaced. The reason why I am spending that time doing that is because my series takes place in my real-life hometown and I am still working on tapping that market. I have already begun reaching out to the media outlets, especially those who covered the first book in 2010. I also haven’t done any library events or book signings in a while and am excited to get back in that game.

What does this mean for you, my friends? Well, it means I will not be blogging for a while. I promise you that I will miss that, and will endeavor to get through this period as quickly as I can, so I can get back.

Speaking of which, I’d better get back to my cave.
We’ll talk soon.


  1. May your editing and paperback projects go well. I'll see you when you return!

  2. Good luck with your editing and releasing and have fun, too!!

  3. Good luck with the editing and everything. Can't wait to hear all about it x

  4. Everyone needs to retreat into their cave at some point, especially writers! Good luck with your editing and formatting. :)

  5. Awww, we'll miss you James, but you gotta do the do. These are exciting times for you my friend. I wish you all the best.

  6. It'll be quiet without you and you will be missed. So do what you have to and get back to us. Hope it goes well my friend, keep us up to date with your progress so we can cheer you on:)

  7. Public appearance sounds scary.


  8. I just recently returned from a forced hiatus myself. Best of luck with everything and I wish you huge successes with the book. :)

  9. Congrats on finishing Flash Point! Looking forward to reading it. Have fun writing :)


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