Monday, March 24, 2008

Final Event

My final event is coming up this week.

The book tour that started on February 5th is coming to a close.

It was a great month with so many highlights I can't begin to recount them. The turnouts were wonderful, and the feedback I've gotten on Hell's Bay both from official reviewers and regular readers has been extremely positive.

One thing I learned is that there are lots of people who like Thorn. And though I've been ambivalent about the character over the years, struggling to break free of him at times, I've come to peace with all that.

The next one will include Thorn and Sugarman again. Another new shock is about to befall Thorn and will change his life and, of course, it will also threaten his life. I haven't worked out all the details yet, but I can say with some certainty that it'll be unlike any of the other Thorn novels. As in Hell's Bay, Sugarman plays a larger role.

Getting out on the road, meeting fans, staying in hotels and driving and flying from place to place, takes its toll, of course. But I'm grateful for the chance to do this part of the business, and meeting so many great folks and spending a few minutes with them has been a real pleasure for me.

After the Virginia event (above) I'm sneaking back in my cave, rolling the rock back in front of the door, and getting back to work. But thanks to everyone who took the time to come out to my events, sometimes in terrible weather, almost always in difficult traffic (especially in Florida). You've got me energized and ready to dig into the new one.

Now back to work.


Anonymous said...

I love the Thorn and Sugarman characters and so I'm extra happy to know that they will be back. They feel like old friends to me in the same way that Travis Mcgee does. If you ever get up to the panhandle (Destin) area I'll be coming by to say hello. : )

Anonymous said...

Speaking for many of us die hard fans....WE CAN'T WAIT!