I haven’t posted on this site in several weeks, and there’s a reason for that. I’ve gone through so many changes in my life that my head’s spinning.
Last December a publisher I’d been with since 2008 folded. I had three major novels with them, and I had to find a new home for them. I finally landed at NineStar Press, which is wonderful house with great editors and management, so the change has actually been a good one, but I’ve been working feverishly as my novels went through a rigorous re-editing process. New covers had to be created, all of that. So, I’ve been busy.
At the end of March I broke up with my partner of seven years, which was a difficult ordeal, one of the worst experiences of my adult life. I’m just now starting to feel like myself again.
I have a new novel coming out next week, titled Kevin Corrigan and Me, which I believe is one of the better books I’ve written, and I’m excited about its release. Of course, a great deal of time was expended by me and the editors at NineStar, getting the book finalized. The book was inspired by a real-life event that occurred after my ninth-grade school year, when my boyhood friend came to live with my family at our beach home for an entire summer. It was probably the best summer of my entire life. Much of the story is fiction, but some of it is not, and I am certainly glad I took the time and effort to write the book. I hope it sells well.
Anyway, I suppose life is all about dealing with changes. The only time change stops happening is when you’re no longer breathing, I guess. So I will roll with them as best I can. As Scarlett O’hara said in Gone With the Wind, “Tomorrow is another day.”