Archive for August, 2011

The New King

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

It is with the sounding of trumpets and great fanfare that I announce the arrival of my latest novel, The New King. It is the third book of my Castle series and I was able finish a few details from the first two books (like will Jon ever get married?). That doesn’t mean there won’t be a fourth book. I created the world of Domum and it really is too good to just stop using it. However that brings up a problem I have with my writing production lately.

My writing has slowed down a tad during the past few months. The problem is the amount of time I’m spending on my liquor business. Nasty stuff like getting records in order for my accountant and using a spreadsheet to calculate new prices. On the plus side I also get to sample new wines, but that also leads to less time for writing. I have found my writing ability suffers a bit after the third glass. By the second bottle it’s gone completely.

Anyway I hope to get back on track soon as I jotted down several ideas for a new story besides another Castle book. I have a few paranormal story ideas, plus a couple of science fiction stories I would like to write. When I sit down with my trusty laptop I’ll see which one wins out.

Back to the new novel, which I hope readers will call a fantastic read (I’m ever optimistic). I had fun writing it as I had to develop a couple of battle plans, not normally something I study but it was interesting to look at battle strategies of the past. I also was able to explore the town of Vegrandis where Gilbert and other dwarfs live. I took the opportunity to show their culture and beliefs that makes them unique from the rest of the human population. Lastly I was able to crown a new king, although in fact no less than five men claimed the title of king during the story. You may be surprised who finally was able to win the title at the end (Unless you cheat and skip to the end. Shame on you.). So if you have read the first two books in the series, I’m sure you will enjoy this one. Love to hear your comments on this book and series. 

Okay, I’ll have just one glass of Pinot Noir and then get back to writing.