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May 18, 2023
This is my first newsletter, and I have spent the last five months marketing the first book in the Leroy Cutter series, The Sinful, and writing the sequel. There is a title for the second book, but I am keeping it under wraps until the cover is designed, so let's call it The Sinful II for now. Summer is almost upon us here in the northern hemisphere, and I am making the final touches to The Sinful II, as well as writing the third book in the series, which we’ll call The Sinful III. Just kidding, let's not call it that. TS II is a great second book for Cutter, and I enjoyed going along for the ride with him to Key West where high sea adventures, murder, and a little hanky-panky await. It's Key West, after all. Publication is scheduled for November 2023, just in time for Christmas.
The Sinful sold and is selling very well. It debuted at #10 on Amazon in January 2023. Thank you to all my readers who bought this book and made it worth writing. Congratulations to all the authors who were 1-9; may your success continue. Actually, now that I think about it, stop writing and enjoy your success. The rest of us have bills to pay.
The mass paperback edition of The Sinful is scheduled for publication in April 2024. If you liked the hardcover, you'll like the mass paperback edition even more. It's a lot cheaper. I might even add a little something extra in there, too. I don't know. I'm not sure. I'm not sure about a lot of things, but I digress.
About that third Leroy Cutter book, it's going to be a real barn burner. I'm not even sure what that means, but I know what I mean. It'll make The Sinful look like a Disney cartoon. Cutter gets caught up in a heavy case that strikes too close to home. It explores the meaning of justice versus revenge, right and wrong, and the gray dust that falls in between. I'm also introducing a new character. Maybe she'll get a series of her own. We'll see.
If you're in the mood for something a bit lighter, check out my other two books, There is a Season and The Final Round. Both books are a good read and are not thrillers. That's not to say that they are not thrilling, though. There is a Season was my first book, a novella. If you don't know what a novella is, it's fewer words. You can read it in one sitting. Many have, and they loved it. There is a Season was also made into a movie. However, the movie stinks, so we don't talk about that. But the book is great! The Final Round is a fictional biography. That is to say, the story is based on a real prize-fighter in the 1920s, but there wasn't a lot of actual information about him out there beyond his tragic ending and his boxing record. So, I had to fill in some holes. The Final Round turned out really well. That's what readers have told me anyway. Both are only available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. They also make great doorstops if you're not into the whole reading scene.
With the writer's strike going on in Hollywood, there's nothing to watch on television except reruns of Blue Bloods or the news. Blue Bloods is a fine show, but you've already watched all those episodes, and the news isn't good for the heart. This is the perfect time to read some books before we all go back to staring at the boob tube.
I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day. Don’t forget dad’s day in June. Dad’s need to be reminded how good they are, too, even though they’ll act like they don’t. Maybe buy him a book, and encourage dear old dad to take it easy for a while. Make it a great summer and thank you for reading.
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