There’s a saying about boat ownership I’m identifying with right about now – “The two happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it, and the day he sells it.”
Having never owned a boat (yet) I can’t speak to the veracity of that claim, but I can say this…two of the happiest days for an author are the day he conceives of a new story idea, and the day the story is set loose on the world in the form of a new book.
Along the way there are highs and lows.
There are days where you think you’d better send the tux to the cleaners for that inevitable stroll on the red carpet…and days where you feel like donating your computer to charity because it is the vessel which contains the worthless drivel on which you have wasted countless hours.
In the end, it’s always worth it, because you never get tired of releasing a new book.
It’s a feeling that’s hard to accurately describe.
I wouldn’t put it up there with the pride you feel when your child graduates from college, but it’s at least as great as that day where you no longer need to buy diapers for him/her!
But I digress…
Let’s get to the meat of this here sandwich.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce the release of my eleventh novel (16th book) Doomed to Repeat!
From the day I released my first novel, Living the Dream, I’ve wanted to write at least one historical fiction story – and I can now scratch that off my writing bucket list.
I may even do it again. Somewhere around the time I was writing my second book I had an idea for a story whose beginning takes place during the Civil War…so that may become a reality in the near future.
No spoilers, but the story begins in a top-secret bunker in Nazi Germany, and ends in current day Flagler Beach, Florida. Ike and Company have their hands full dealing with a corrupt US Senator (perhaps a bit redundant), two strangers who show up on the beach with amnesia, a mystery corpse, the CIA, and the KGB.
The advance reviews have been overwhelmingly positive so I’m pretty confident it will be well-received.
I hope you enjoy it!
As always – thank you for reading