It’s a nice humid “monsoon” type day in New Mexico. No rain yet but I am sure it is coming. We did get about .8 on Sunday, the first substantial amount in a long time. The high desert just slurps it up. Now watch the weeds grow and stand back so they don’t smack you in the face! The overnight transformation from ultra dry to some moisture can be amazing.
Anyway, as excited as Changeling is to officially kick off Set in Stone today–see our CEO and head honcho’s great post–I think I may be the most excited of all! This all came about because I had started Jumping Jack Flash for a prior publisher but they had to shut down and it never reached my readers. A group of authors there were going to try to do a group of Rolling Stone song title stories which didn’t happen, either. So, to make a long story short, I submitted Jumping Jack Flash after I completed it and after my double novella package, Bonds of the Runes was released and mentioned the Stones’ titles idea. Next thing I knew it had taken off like a western wildfire. Just as wild and a lot nicer and more fun. You will love what some of your fave authors do with this inspiration.
A second cool thing is that Jumping Jack Flash is the initial Set in Stone tale but it is also a prequel to my Thin Green Line series of rural fantasy about a new unit of the US Border Patrol chartered to control the invasion of some very nasty paranormal type aliens! I have several previously released stores in that group and am hard at work on some new ones. Already available is Bonds of the Runes, which features Clay Chiles, the head of the new unit and a very sext Tolkeinish elf named Arondel Wanderer who comes to what he calls Old Earth to assist in the struggle. In the queue for release before long are Beyond the Shadows and Wings of Love, two of the early tales I penned for this series. They’re being revised and steamed up right now.
Anyway, I will give away a print collection copy of some of those earlier tales to a commenter today. You can’t win if you don’t play 😉 That book won’t spoil any of the new or revised stories that are coming but will get you acquainted with the world in which they take place. In following posts I will give you the buy link and particulars of Jumping Jack Flash and a couple of excerpts.