Yay! A new year! Gaudeamus! Odd how that a change in the calendar , a simple turn of the page, can lift one’s spirits. A new year offers possibilities that in the old year seemed impossible. Doubly odd since 2018 had some wonderful high points amongst the sorrows to look back on: the publication of PEOPLE LIKE US, the writing of a new and completely different sort of book, a wonderful trip to Lisbon with Adrienne, and to Seville on my own. And right near the end, I signed a contract with Inanna for my novel DANCING WITH CHAIRS IN THE MUSIC HOUSE. Last but not least, an offer to translate one of my Kyle Stone novels into French, which is much appreciated.
In 2019 will see the emergence of three Merculian novels, startng with THE DANGER DANCE. (First pubbed in 2007) And here is the new cover! Cover design by the inimitable Istvan Kadar from original art by Grey Cross Studio.
I love this cover, with its hint of motion, its suggestion of one of the main characters and the swirl of space. My dancing hermaphrodites will be happy!
There will be a fourth Merculian novel eventually, and this one is a mystery, a sort of odd take on a police prceedural. But more on that later.
And there will be trips! More of that later, too. This is just a quick tip of the hat to the new year and good things to come!