Commerce In The Hour Of Chaos

It's been difficult for me to try and sell folks on my humble wares ever since The Late Unpleasantness began. It feels a little mercenary to say "Hey, I know we're in the middle of a Constitutional crisis and the President just said anyone who disagreed with him was lying, but do you wanna buy an audiobook?" 

On the other hand, as a wise man once said, "Money talks, bullshit runs a marathon."

...it was actually Nino Brown from New Jack City, but you see his point. 

So! Let me fill you in on the latest additions to my ouevre. First up is The New Adventures of Richard Knight, Vol. 1, written by half a dozen New Pulp luminaries.  Richard Knight is a high-flying pilot, spy, and general international man of mystery, and he faces a collection of sinister and dangerous foes. Fun stuff to record.

The next is Sentinels: A Distant Star by Van Allen Plexico, the second in a saga of nine novels starring the titular superhero team. In this adventure, armored smartass Esro Brachis accidentally takes a trip to deep space while Ultraa and Pulsar face a gathering force courtesy of The Field Marshall. Book one, Sentinels: When Strikes The Warlord, is also available, although Van and I are attempting to rerelease it.

Finally, I'm currently working on (among other things) the audiobook for Matthew Rossi's Nameless. Matt has written two very good, well received and well reviewed novels, Nameless  and Heartless.  He's started a Patreon to create the third book in the series, Faceless. One of the perks is free audios of the first two books; Chapters 1 & 2 of Nameless are available now.

So give yourself a break from the madness of the outside world and buy our stuff whydoncha. Cheers.

 

Oh. Right. I have this blog.

So, it's been... three months? Oy. Three months. You may be wondering... who the hell am I kidding, you aren't wondering anything, I'm going to have to remind people that this page even still exists.


The writing continues. To say more than that would take a much longer post than this; suffice it to say we are headed toward the finish line on not one but two books. After that we'll see.


Audiobooking also continues. I am trying to have my current project done by September 30. We'll see if that happens.


Anyway, in the interest of giving you something, you who have managed to click on this, here are links to a couple of free audiobooks I did for Librivox. They're about Ashton-Kirk, who is basically Sherlock Holmes with the serial numbers filed off and moved to Gilded Age Philadelphia. Be advised, these books were written over a hundred years ago, so there's some casual racism to be found, but it feels more clueless than cruel.

And while you're there, check out the rest of Librivox's catalog. There's a lot to be found.

The State of Things

I like to post status updates early on Sunday mornings, when I am sure absolutely no one will read them.

First: I have, at last, finished work on the audiobook I've been bellyaching about for the past two months. And by "finished," I mean "a vast darkling plain of agony awaits me known as an approval process." But all the major edits are done. 

Second! I have begun a writing project. Yes, in addition to making the mouth yawps, I am a filthy wordsmith as well. I've been edging back into prose writing over the past couple of NaNoWriMos, but this is moving quickly. Largely because I'm one of five people writing the thing.

Basically, what happened was my pal Matt-- who, for no particular reason other than deep social awkwardness on my part, I hadn't spoken with in a few years-- pulled up alongside me in a convertible and shouted "GET IN, LOSER, WE'RE WRITING A NOVEL."  

What's it about? Superpowers. Epic battles. A touching love story between a career criminal and an invulnerable punching machine. You know, the classic themes. 

If you want to read a bit of it, Matt has an excerpt here

Third! I finished that audiobook on Thursday, and it is now Sunday, which means it's time to start the OTHER audiobook. Ahhhh ha ha ha ha bitter bitter weeping. Hopefully this will go much easier than the previous debacle, since I now have a much clearer idea of how this all works. Bulletins as they happen.