Vent Revisited, the second Vent novel, is in its final edits and soon will go to the formatter and cover creator. Once again the reader will be able to laugh, jeer, and vent over the happenings in our mixed up modern world.
GRAMMAR NAZIS ARE NOT ALWAY RITE, RIGHT, WRITE has been released..the book is based on a fiction writing course I taught that goes against the grain of most things creative writing instructors hold dear. It is not a how to book – read, have a few grins, and hopefully get a few helpful tips from a guy who has been writing for 47 years.
The final touches are being put on my latest book GRAMMER NAZIS ARE NOT ALWAYS CORRECT – a book based on a course I taught at a small university that goes against the grain of what most creative writing teachers preach as being the truth and nothing but the truth. If you like to think outside the box and write fiction this short book will both help and entertain you. It is not a How To book. Release date sometime within 3 months. You know how it is in this two steps forward and one step back world – now it might be two steps forward and three steps back.
Got lucky and Barnes and Noble has picked up Vent…now will see if they sell…
Things have been moving along with the attempt to get VENT into independent bookstores. I have sent out and emailed press releases to 30 stores. About half have replied and nine have purchased books. Several offered consignment deals but I will not go that route – give us so much money and we will carry a few of your books. When bookstores can buy books at 50% off of cover and can return them if they do not sell I do not see what the gamble is for them. So far I placed books in Austin, Las Cruces, Albaquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, Durango, Bisbee, and Tucson. I am about to send queries to Oregon and Washington. In a few weeks I will give the promotion a break and get back to editing the next attempt at the reading world.
Election is over – life still goes on – work and pay taxes, take a short vacation normally on credit and then work and pay taxes again. I have made posters and flyers for book stores and have several local art magazines interested in articles on VENT – submitted my new novel to reviewers and the Barnes and Noble Buyer. For the bandits out there putting the last touches on a writing book based on a course I taught years ago – WHEN WRITING FICTION I AM SORRY GRAMMER NAZI YOU ARE NOT ALWAY CORRECT – a not so conventional look at writing fiction. Snide and funny and will most likely get about 47 1 star reviews. Keep the faith folks – it is only life. Had a writer tell me he was depressed because he had not gotten rich from writing – funny – I have been writing for 47 years and neither work or writing has made me rich, but would have it no other way. Should or before writing in the last sentence be nor?
Have a tent in a year round flea market to place many of my books – sharing the tent with a lady selling jelly and jams…at least will not go hungry – many years ago over one year in a flea market I sold 2,000 print copies..press releases are set for next year on VENT, and several art publications are interested in articles for 2017. In a week going to shut it all down until after the New Year..the best to all…enjoy..the world goes on…
Have a great holiday…don’t let your beliefs get in the way of smiling…
Moving along with promotion on Vent..also doing a few promotions on A Bucket Full of Lies. A few more weeks and I will shut down for 2016, enjoy family and friends, and get ready for another year. To all have a great holiday.
Now that Open Talon Press has released both ebook and print for VENT I am waiting for the print version to be released by Ingram. As soon as this is done releases will be going out to bookstores, other media outlets, and several major reviewers.