Welcome Into My Cyber Home!
Welcome to my cozy apartment in bohemian, hippie, mellow Asheville, North Carolina--'The Paris of the South". (F. Scott Fitzerald).
Let me prepare you some hot Russian Tea--or perhaps you'd enjoy one of our icy beers made right here in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also, have just baked some special brownies to go along with your refreshsment. Let's just kick back and catch up with what's going on in our worlds.
Am making final tweaks on my new suspense novel, THE STRANGE CASE OF KURT JAMES. My brilliant artist, David Schmelling of Germany, has created a dazzling cover and book design. It should be available in early October. This novel is actually based on an earlier book I published back in 2000, HIS EYES WERE DARK, HE LICKED HIS LIPS. I've rewritten nearly all of it but kept the basic plot.
Am excited about the re-issue of my controversial novel, NAKED JESUS, which is now being featured on all the internet bookstores--from Amazon to Walmart to Barnes and Noble.should be released this week on all major websites for book sellers. The staff at Stellar Literary are all excited, too, since they believe this novel of mine will take off and become a conversation starter.
When it was published in 2015, there was no coverage and no outlet for it to be reviewed. It just sat there, undiscovered but hopefully, the new re-issue will change all that and people will discuss it's controversial theme and characters.
My last novel, WHITE GODS, is garnering rave reviews on Amazon with critics calling it "Epic...dazzling...spellbinding." For once, I feel proud of accomplishing basically what I set out for. There were many characters and events to keep track of, much research into how lives were lived in Honolulu before the Japanese attack--but I think readers are appreciating this. The hero, Brandy, is one of my favorite literary characters.
For WHITE GODS, I spent countless hours researching the Pearl Harbor part of the book and do hope I've got everything right. The most difficult part of writing this manuscript, however, was the Deep South part and the Ku Klux Klan treatment of blacks. In those days, it was horrendous but accepted by too many as a way of life. I was glad to use my main chracter, Brandon, as a champion of Civil Rights and stood up to the racists.
I enjoyed your visit! Sorry to see you go, especially with the winds still howling and the snow still falling. Hope you liked the hot tea and the brownies. We'll have some more when you return--and the sun might actually be shining!