I will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square all day Saturday at the tent that is titled “Pick Your Poison.” Proudly, I will be standing beside award winning author and film-maker, Chad Coenson, and actor/author Jesse Vint, whose career as an actor goes as far back as working with Bruce Dern in Silent Running and also starred with Jack Nicholson in Chinatown. The two lady authors joining us are April Aasheim, and a mysterious dark muse traveling only by the name of Athena. She might be a goddess among mortals, who knows? They’ll both be working their own literary magic at our booth.
Our tent will have everything from Historical Fiction, to Horror, from Satire to Erotica, from Fantasy to Magical Realism. If you are a reader in the Portland Oregon area, one of us has a book for you. All flavors (except zombie porn,…sorry, we are all out of zombie porn) will be represented at our tent. We are tent #43, and we are on the inside northeast corner, just look for the authors wearing silly hats. That will be us.
So, Hounds of the Hunted was expected to be out today. It isn’t out yet.
The final read-through turned up some good spots that needed a bit of altering — nothing major, but time consuming. My awesome proofreader found a bit more stuff than I found and those little tweaks need to be made. I need a couple (2?) more days and by the weekend (June 19th), it will be out. It really is that close to release. I just overshot my target a little.
Here is the Prologue just for you. The book synopsis is on the picture above. Popalia and Wynkkur are the central protagonists of the story. Popalia is a priestess of an agnostic god and she is falling from grace as the evils of the world are wearing her down. Wynkkur a self taught wizard whose abilities are more likely to cause problems than fix them. Not in a sweet and cute kind of way, but in a “Oh, wow, we are going to prison for my mistake,” kind of way. This is a story about outlaw heroes.
I’m going to keep this real simple. I’m running behind–like normal–but within the next couple of weeks Hounds of the Hunted will be available in paperback and e-book. (June 15th 2015.)