Hallelujah and Start the Presses!!

Well, maybe we can just go ahead and get the presses warmed up!!

I’m proud to announce that I have completed the latest James Maguire novel which is titled: Glass Castle. It has gone to editing and I am in the process of creating the cover artwork.

I want to thank all of you who have been so patient with this process; I know that it took a long time and I hope that you will enjoy the latest continuation of the Maguire series.

I actually started writing Glass Castle back in March 2018, but things got a bit sidetracked while I was convalescing after my surgery last year. If you have ever taken a protracted break from anything, you know that getting back into the groove is not always easy and this is especially true for the ‘creative’ process. That being said, I’ve been working hard to get this book finished in time form a summer release.

Fittingly, Glass Castle picks up nearly a year after Knight Fall (and roughly 6 months since Brooklyn Bounce, for those reading my books in order). Maguire has grudgingly accepted his new role as Police Commissioner, but soon finds himself questioning his decision when he is thrust into the middle of an investigation that threatens the very underpinnings of the city. As the case heats up, Maguire soon finds himself wondering who he can trust and reaching out to his past for help, but will that help come at a price?

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Debut of Brooklyn Bounce (Alex Taylor Book 3)

As an author, there is no greater feeling than when you are able to release your latest novel. Brooklyn Bounce is the third book in the Alex Taylor series and is the 7th full length novel overall. 

It is hard to explain to folks just how emotional it can be. A book starts with a simple idea and then the real work begins. Long before you ever type the first word in a manuscript there are hours of playing: 'What if?'

'What if my character does this?'

'What if there is an accident?'

'What if someone saw?'

Sometimes the answers come quickly, other times they drag on or, even worse, lead to additional questions. It is a long, an often tedious, process of creating an outline and ensuring that everything within that world remains plausible. 

Once you have finished that part of the writing process, then you get to actually write, but even that is not a guarantee. For me the writing process generally involves listening to the voices in my head and then recording what they say.  Sometimes they are Chatty-Cathy's and other times it's crickets. What I have found is that you have to learn to just roll with it. 

By the time you actually put the final period in place it is a mix of joy and melancholy; like the lead-up to Christmas morning, where you get to bask in the joy, only to realize that it will soon be over for another year.  

In a way I guess it is only fitting that this book come out right before Christmas. It is the culmination of many months of hard work and I hope that you will enjoy and appreciate it. Normally, I would take off for a bit to re-charge the creative batteries, but so far the voices are continuing to chat, so, for now, it is off to write the 2nd Cold Case Novella. 

Merry Christmas !!