Updates! Personal, Writing, and Music


Long time no see! After going away for the holidays, I came back and dove deep into a new creative project. I’ll talk a little about that in a bit, but first, the writing!

Vendetta is now available in paperback!  (Here and here.)  It’s gorgeous.  There are only slight changes from the digital editions, mainly in the graphics department.  Chapter headings, as seen in the Amazon version, now have double daggers instead of one.  This change was made largely because in print, the single dagger created the illusion that the heading was not centered.  The maps are still there.  In the Smashwords edition, readers get two versions of each map: ones in color, and ones suitable for e-ink readers.  Amazon readers only get one set of maps.  This is the same set that is included with the print version, but the second map has been rotated, and the floral print from the cover is carried over to the border (and other front matter, actually).  Additionally, because embedding fonts in an ebook can get tricky (depends on the format and reader), the font inside the digital books is plain, so that the reader can adjust the size and font family.  In the print edition, the font seen on the covers and maps has been used for headers and footers (the things that tell you what book you are reading and what page you are on), and in the chapter headings.  This simplistic change has made a world of difference.

I was also recently interviewed by Thomas Bradley, author of The Kona Shuffle and The Hilo Hustle (to be released February 3rd).  He took me into the Interrogation Room, wherein I spilled the beans about where Vendetta came from, why I like writing fantasy, and how my musical life makes appearances in my works.  I have only one correction to make to the piece, and that is the introduction, where I am introduced as a film producer.  As of yet, I have not technically produced any films as a producer, but I do work in production.

Now, onto the creative projects!

If you’ve read the interview with Thomas Bradley (and I hope that you did!), you’ll know that I’m a musician.  I’m working on an album.  It is no where near finished yet.  The writing process is complete.  There are still tracks to record, mix, and master.  I’m really thrilled to get this project out into the world.  It’s an ecclectic mix of rock (punk, indie, acoustic, even a little metal), pop, electronica (EDM, trance, and flavorings of other genres), and even a little classical.  I will share more when the album is closer to being released.

That’s about it for me.  I hope everyone is having a safe New Year, and that we can all find the courage to stick with our resolutions.