Just another proof of life check

I woke up this morning to find my email not working. No idea what’s happened. To say it’s annoying is an understatement. This post is really just a shout in the dark so I can see what is still working.

In other news, I just finished reading Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I think that’s my third time. Love it every time. The man was genius.

How many books have you read so far in 2024?

We’re into the fourth week so I’m guessing some of you will have gone through a few already. I don’t have an exact number. As an acquisitions editor I get new manuscripts on my desk (well, my computer screen) regularly. Some I read all the way through, others just a sample. It depends on if I’m going to be working on that book or not. Reading for pleasure is a different story. Short answer is none…yet, but it’s not as depressing as it sounds! My creative outlet is more than fulfilled with my own writing which I am happy to say is back on track after far, far, far too long.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Check out this cutting-edge military science fiction series by a Special Operations legend!

As most of you know, I’ve worked the last two decades in commercial publishing here in New York City. During that time, I’ve edited manuscripts from historians, journalists, Marines, Navy SEALs, Rangers, Delta Force, and many more. It’s been a particular honor to help all these vets get their stories out there. I say all that because the series I’m recommending today is written by a former Spec Ops operator and it is one of the best military sci-fi series I’ve ever read, and I don’t say that lightly.

The second book in The Spearmen series has just released on Amazon. If you like hard science and military tech that’s at once futuristic and entirely believable this is the series for you. The battle scenes (and there are a lot) are second to none.

The Spearmen Chronicles (2 book series) Kindle Edition (amazon.com)

When life changes overnight

My father recently suffered a significant medical event that has him hospitalized. At first, we weren’t sure he was going to survive. The prognosis has improved somewhat, but there’s still significant danger. To say it threw me for a loop is an understatement. My father is a strong, funny, outgoing man and I blithely expected him to be around forever. I don’t know if it’s needless to say, but I haven’t written in the last two weeks. I certainly will again. The interest is building, tempered by my concern for my dad. I’m not the most adept at compartmentalizing so this will be a challenge for the next while.