Downstairs in my kitchen

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Audio and translation

As I work on the next books in the Martin Billings series, I am also getting the existing books into new venues. Through Babelcube.com, I've connected with several excellent translator. Currently both A MEXICAN DIVORCE (Traducido por Pablo Crescentini)
and IMITATING ART (Traducido por NORIS LA VALLE) will soon be available as Spanish-language ebooks. They will be available through all the normal channels (Amazon, B&N and so on).

The Spanish translation of THE INVENTION OF CLAY MCKENZIE is in the works and should be done later this summer.

I've also submitted several stories to ACX to see if I can find narrators who will bring them alive as audiobooks. Several of the stories are first-person narratives that a good professional narrator should be able to bring alive.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Keeping on keeping on

I promise myself that I will blog more often, and naturally, I don't. I get immersed in doing the writing instead of writing about the writing. That's okay, though, as life tends to have quite enough documentation already. Besides, information overload is a clear and present danger in our culture.

The truth is I've been working. Writing every day. I finished a couple of short stories (IMITATING ART and A MEXICAN DIVORCE) and the first draft of the second Martin Billings novel. This one is called DEATH BENEFITS. Like the first story, this takes place in Venezuela, along the north coast, ranging from Puerto La Cruz to Cumana.


I've sent the manuscript to Tony Held for editing and while he does his work, I am brainstorming the third one.

I've spent a bit of time researching cover designers as well. I'd like to find a consistent look for the series. I was rather happy with my own cover for the first book, UNDER LOW SKIES but I'm sure I can find something better, working with a professional designer.

It also leaves me more time for writing. As usual, I have far too many projects in the pipeline.

If things go well, you can expect to see DEATH BENEFITS out mid May.