It’s exciting to publish through Smashwords and read the book in epub. This format allows the book to be placed in public libraries, and thus open up wider access for readers. As well, the novel is now available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd and Inktera.
I’m thrilled to have my book honored by the North Street Book Prize. The competition is located in Northampton, Massachusetts, which is the home of Smith College. While I’ve never visited in person, the writings of Thoreau and Emerson made an impact on my early years, and they come back to me at this moment.
This link goes direct to my Amazon book page. https://www.amazon.com/dp/151925508X
Return of the Convict has been named to Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Books of 2016. This is a great honour.
Today I’ve made a link to my main blog site, thomasreport.ca. While the blog first went up during Canada’s recent election, it’s consistent with the ideas which underlie my fiction writing.
The site should help with the development of different lines of thought. For example, one day a human will be born off-world, perhaps on Mars. And this will be huge, in lots of ways.
Am still not through the rewrite of Dangerous Vision. After reworking the story, I shifted gears to concentrate on the actual writing and a multitude of imperfections came into view. (The novel was written well over ten years ago, and today I’m a different person.) Basically things are going well. An acupuncture treatment seems to have strengthened my concentration; I’m immersed in the work for long periods.
Recently a friend pointed out my tendency to overuse the passive voice, which is not an asset in an action packed thriller. Too it’s important to cut back on excess wordiness. Then there’s the matter of pace, deliberately slowing things down at times.
Doing a good job is my main concern.