I am taking over web duties for Jim, because I love to read about Kurt Maxxon, and I am listening to Jim swear at the computer. I'd rather have him writing...and he'd rather be writing. Kurt Maxxon is a wonderful character, and I want to get to know him better! I can't do that when the computer won't do what Jim wants it to do.
The Kurt Maxxon Series is the most fun I've ever had as a reader. When Jim felt like he was floating in limbo with Masonville, I asked him to let me read it. A few days later, I got a gift box, full of paper, each page lovingly printed for me. I read it as carefully as I could (and believe me, I was not an editor at that point) GENTLY taking care of this baby. Like an artist's first piece of art, we may only re-edit Masonville if we re-issue it in e-format.
Well, life has changed a lot. After deciding to edit the next book,Kings Rapids, by email, and exchanging daily emails for a year, Jim proposed to me with a business card. It contained my first name, and his last name. I knew from the emails what my answer would be.
Kurt Maxxon has filled out a lot as a character. Our readers can't wait for the next book, to find out who Kurt has befriended this time, and who he is helping, and what he has decided to do. It really is a soap opera... I think Jim ought to be doing a serial story like the ones you would find in magazines years ago. Maybe I'll get him there this year.
We published Carpentier Falls in April 2010. We are very proud of it.Centralia, the fourth book, will be released in 2011.
I am taking a class in book blog touring and will be checking in with other blogs... I'll keep you posted which ones.
I also am having fun with Marian Allen, who has done a fabulous job with Book Blog touring... She has a contest going for her new release, EEL'S REVERENCE. You'll have to try it - especially if you're looking for ways to promote your own blog... you don't necessarily have to be a writer!
By the way... My classmates are Kara Petersen (Impatient Polly and a pending novel about Mermaids), Anne Randolph (writers' tips and hints), and Mary Montague (Monti) Sikes (Romance). You can find their blogs in my blogroll list to the left... Enjoy your travels! I'll ask Jim to drop in once in a while with some of his thoughts.
Drop in tomorrow...