After a summer of appearances with ONCE BURNED, McMorrow No. 10, it’s time to wind down. Or should I say wind up?
STRAW MAN, the next McMorrow is out May 17, 2016. That’s barely six months away before pub date. I really like this one, which sees Jack and Roxanne are tested like never before. Fortunately Clair and Louis, the Iraq war vet who entered the scene in ONCE BURNED, are ready to join the fray. There is a pretty good preview online, courtesy of Islandport Press. More to come on that front.
In the meantime, Islandport has finalized the publication schedule for the reissues and e-books of remaining McMorrow mysteries. It is as follows: BORDERLINE, November 2015; COVER STORY, March 2016; PRETTY DEAD, Summer 16; HOME BODY, Fall 16.
This is the first time these titles have been released as e-books, and also the first time with introductions from yours truly. I enjoyed that opportunity.
More to do on the writing front, including final revisions of DEAD SAMARITAN, my collaboration with Emily Westbrooks. That will get a separate post soon.
Lastly, a fun note on the casting front. A chat with book columnist Peter Bollen resulted in this story, which was noted in this fun post by media blogger Richard Horgan in Los Angeles. I’ve long thought Maine’s own Patrick Dempsey would be a great TV or film Jack McMorrow. The idea has gotten some social media traffic so I guess I’m not alone. What do you think?
That’s all for now. In between writing sessions, I’ll be getting the wood in, putting boats away, buttoning up the old house for the Maine winter. No better time and place to be writing than in front of the woodstove while snow flies outside.
Enjoy your fall and stay in touch.