Bad News, Good News . . .

No need to sugarcoat it — ‘The Art of Endings’ will not be out this month. If you’ve been waiting for it, all I can say for sure is that it will be released this spring. If you read my blog, you know that I write a lot about my ‘process’ that self-important and highly pretentious phrase for how things come out of my head and wind up on the page, and ultimately in your hands.

So ‘my process’ tells me that this one needs to marinate further. I am at a turning point for the characters that could send them irretrievably into the land of cheesy, or into terrain that I far prefer and tend to understand better – honest treatment of difficult issues in a way that is easy to understand but not trivializing. So there it is.

screamingIf you’re a little annoyed with me or a little impatient, then I’m flattered, because it means you like what I’ve done so far. I want to honor that by giving you no less than you deserve — a well thought-out and well-written book.

And if you have no idea about ‘Secret’ (which means this post means nothing to you), I will be making ‘Secret’ – the first part of the narrative that is continued in ‘The Art of Endings’ – free for one day only, Wednesday April 10 (tomorrow). So those who’ve read it, tell a friend . . . and assure them that the sequel will be worth the wait (I hope).

Happy Reading!


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29 thoughts on “Bad News, Good News . . .

  1. You know I am pissed off at you…. LOL but I understand… I, too, want a great book so I will try to wait patiently for The Art of Ending.

  2. *drops down to knees with hands in fists and arms extended to the heavens* Nooooooo!!! Why, Lord?!!! Ok, ok…a bit dramatic. I’m just playing with ya. I’ll get over the push back because I know another 5-star masterpiece is in the making. My one click finger is anxiously waiting! Until then, marinate on.

  3. It’s ok. I’d much rather wait for an outstanding read. You’re a wonderful author, nothing wrong with wanting to stay that way.

  4. I don’t blame you. I’ve got a novella that’s turning into a novel. I’ve already pushed back my next book because I’m going to be fried after this one. I can’t believe how much I underestimated that plot.

  5. Aww man! I was counting down the days until the 15th! That’s the first day of Spring Break and I knew how I would have been spending it! BUT I understand and will definitely still purchase it. I love all your books and I’m sure this one will be worth the wait.

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