I went to the Tucson Festival of Books yesterday.IT WAS GREAT! I got to set up in the Big Brother/Big Sisters booth and sold some books. Thank you Laurie for the invite. Went to a talk about why authors need agents. Claire Gerus was there and I had to thank her for helping make me a better writer. Too bad she's not accepting fiction works or I'd take a run at her to be my agent. Oh well, will I actively pursue getting an agent? Probably not. Too much writing to do.

IT"S DONE! Dead Again is available. Should be out on Amazon and the other sites within a few days, I hope. Now I have to finish the edits on The Envoy and The Genesis. I'm about 80 pages into the next episode of the Dead Series. One friend and reader wonders if it is a religious book. In some ways it is, like the Evolution Series was.

Finally got Dead & Dead Again, Dead Reckoning, Wings of the WASP and Sea Species up on IngramSpark. It has proven an ordeal and I hope it pays off. I should have Dead Again up next week.

I've been writing on Risen from the Dead and I really like where it is going. This book is different in the max from the other dead books. New twists arise as I write, characters take on different personas. That's the excitement of writing. It is my resolution that I will get my Dead series transferred to IngramSpark so I can get Dead Again out. So while the chaos of Christmas and New Years revolves around me, I'll working.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.

OKAY!!!! Wings of the WASP is now available through IngramSpark. This has been an ordeal for me. Next I'm going to try to transfer directly from CreatSpace to IS The fly in the ointment is transferring with a new ISBN rather than a new submission. I was told I could do that, BUT how is not obvious. (Nothing seems obvious with IngramSpark.)

I'm still trying to get Wings of the WASP moved over to IngramSpark. Been a bit of tooing and froing with cover and metadata. I'm not so sure they didn't make a error on it. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Meanwhile, I'm writing on Risen from the Dead. It's taken a few twists as I've written. That's always what happens as I write. The characters and setting drive the story. I'm just the scribe.

I went to Casa Grande yesterday and spoke with the Aspiring Authors Club. What a lot of fun it was and what a great group. It was small (3 students and the facilitator for the club). I believe they appreciated information I gave them about getting their books into print. We talked for more than a hour and I left books for them. I might do it again if asked. It was worth the drive.

I'm going to the TusCon sci-fi conference this weekend. It is probably one of the best sci-fi, fantasy conferences around and a lot of fun. It's also a great thing for authors with session about character creation, plot development and other stuff. It's also really cheap as far as conferences go. I recommend it! Here's the site https://www.tusconscificon.com/

Sea Species has been submitted to IngramSpark and I'm awaiting the approval proof. Meanwhile, Steve is working on Wings of the WASP. I am most anxious to get this transfer over so I can get back to writing. I'll be sure and post when the 3rd edition of Sea Species is available. Meanwhile, I've been finishing up the latest newsletter. It should be out within the next week.

Book signing today at the Oro Valley Library. We'll see how that goes. It's the first without Alexis Powers. She was a dynamo in putting it together and promoting it. Keep you fingers crossed that we get swamped and I sell out.

I got to go to the Arizona Librarians conference yesterday to assist one of my editors in presenting. Her topic was "Don't Be a Dreamkiller." It was a plea for librarians to assist independent authors to get their works in the library. My local library has a local authors shelf where local and independent authors can put their works.WHAT A GREAT IDEA!.

One program was a library branch that makes audio books for use by hospital patients. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I gave her Wings of the WASP to use. Hope it gets used.

Looks like I'm getting really close to having Sea Species distributed and printed by IngramSpark. Hurrah. It's been an ordeal and a real learning experience

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