Friday, November 22, 2013
Rick Cantelli, P.I. Sequel Finished
I wrote the ending to my Rick Cantelli, P.I. sequel. It will be the twenty-third full length novel I’ve completed, the twentieth offered on Amazon. Writing the ending to the novel was the most exhilarating experience I’ve had with a book. I have no idea if the ending will be as poignant to my readers as it was for me, but it won’t matter, because as always, in the end we write alone. Rick and Lois will be released at the end of November if I can complete my preparation tasks in time. The title of the new release is Rick Cantelli, P.I. Book II: Deadly Liaisons. I finished it at around the 92,000 word mark. It will be for sale on Amazon Kindle exclusively. As my publishing partner, RJ Parker, and I have found out, the other markets for sales are nearly nonexistent. Amazon pays on time, offers options not available in other venues, and keeps an Author’s Central up to date hourly. Changes and notes can be made instantly on the novels. The Book Killers have made the Amazon marketplace like a wild west show, but I think I’m outpacing them with releases. :) Since all the new smart phones and tablets have aps for reading Kindle books, along with them being available in the Apple iTunes store, Amazon is tough to compete with. Deadly Liaisons will be available in paperback too.
I’ll be starting on Hard Case Book IV during editing of Deadly Liaisons. It looks like an exciting new year in writing coming up. Naturally, Bennie, my alter ego who fixes cars and trucks will be back on the blog the moment a new interesting customer interaction plays out in my shop I call the Batcave. :)