Saturday, June 30, 2018

Flashback will be re-released soon

Desert Breeze Publishing are working on the reversal of publishing rights. It's a process that takes some time - they want to ensure all the old versions of books are actually down before anyone re-publishes. The current time frame is August 1st.

Flashback will be my first one out. I am working on re-editing it, there wasn't a lot I wanted to change, but some small adjustments and fixes. I am purchasing the rights to use the old covers, and I have debated whether to keep the old cover or not.

Then, I got this from Juan Villar Padron. I love it so much there's no way not to use it.


If all goes well, it will be available again on August 1st.

As the sole survivor of a Taliban POW camp, Steve Petersen is damaged goods. He is convinced that he left his sanity within the horror-filled walls that held him captive for the better part of a year. His mind is trapped in moments of graphic, soul-crushing flashbacks, and his only solace is the momentary reprieve he gains from alcohol and drugs.

When he mysteriously wakes in a bright and cheery bedroom that belongs to a woman he barely remembers meeting, he knows he should leave. He should save the widow Anna from his own special brand of crazy. Leaving is not as easy as one would think, and he finds himself drawn into a world of real life problems such as folding laundry, and what to make for dinner. 

This new way of life eases his need for drowning his pain in substances and offers moments of quiet healing – until Anna disappears. To save her, Steve must face the demons that have tortured him for so long and return to the place where it all began. Afghanistan.

Friday, June 15, 2018

My publisher is closing

Desert Breeze Publishing is closing. They aren't going bankrupt or anything like that, just closing. I admire them for having continued for so many years - I can't even imagine the effort that goes into running a publishing house.

It is sad news for me; I have been with them for many years, and it feels like the end of an era. Now, all the smaller publishing houses I once submitted to are gone.

Their wonderful editors and cover artists have helped me so much, bringing me all the way from a clunky foreigner who didn't understand American styles to an actual writer. They have believed in me, and put time and energy into helping me. I will forever be grateful.

Practically, I'm getting my book rights back. I will re-edit them, and some will get new covers. I think Flashback will be the first one to be re-published, and it will return to the market early August.

Thank you, Desert Breeze Publishing for everything you have done. You will be missed.

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