I’ve just learned that the on-line magazine No Shelf Required is featuring Return of the Convict as their “book of the week,” Aug. 25, 2016. The magazine is affiliated with blueink, and they’re printing their review of the novel. The link is here: http://www.noshelfrequired.com
A lot’s been happening. There was a need to get professional feedback on Return of the Convict, so I contacted Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, and Blueink Review. As a writer one works alone so much, and it was highly reassuring to receive positive comments from these insightful readers who specialize in the science fiction field.
I’m now registered with Foreword’s book trade fair program; Return of the Convict will be present at the 2016 American Library Association convention, the Beijing International Book Fair, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Too I signed up for Kirkus’s Great Book Campaign.
The rewrite of Dangerous Vision is going well, and I look forward to finishing it off and moving on.
First up is doing some editing on Dangerous Vision. It’s basically fine the way it is, but I plan to use material from the first chapter in the upcoming sequel. This first chapter provides background history, and makes a connection between shamanism and remote viewing. The sequel ventures farther into the paranormal, and the shamanism angle should fit well there. The new version of Dangerous Vision looks to be more streamlined.
The last year or so was fairly self-indulgent, as I allowed plenty of time to relax, read on all kinds of different subjects, meditate and think things over. The next phase should be quite productive as much of the story is already visualized.