I have lots to talk about, so Iíll just get
If you live in or are visiting the Central
Illinois area in the next week, you can catch me at two different book
signings. On this coming Saturday Nov. 3, Iíll be at Walden Books in
the Village mall, starting at 1:00pm. Saturday Nov. 10 Iíll be at Pages
For All Ages in Savoy, IL (just south of Champaign) from 2-5pm. If
youíre in the area and have a spare minute stop in and say hello.
I was in Mansfield, Indiana recently for the
Bridge Festival. It was a very fine experience, as I met a great
deal of wonderful people from all over the world. A special thanks to
Bill Osmon who set me up down there. The people and culture were so
vibrant and amazing that I am writing a non-fiction story about them in
my blog. I hope to have it up later this week. I also sold all but
three books, which is nice.
I have decided to put The Janitor on
audio CD. It is inexpensive to do and a lot of people have requested
it. I always thought only people that read listen to audio books, but
Iím finding itís quite the opposite. To tie things into a marketing
strategy, there will be a contest to be one of the characters in the
novel. If there was one character while reading, that you thought you
could play from a script, hereís your shot. Pick out any page from
The Janitor, record your part and
email it to
me. You can get more details by emailing me. Iíve noticed in my stat
counter that a lot of people from Japan have been visiting my
audio book page. Not sure
if thatís going to work out or not.
Jennifer Brown was nice enough to review
The Janitor, and post it on her site. It was very well written, and
I greatly appreciate it. Visit
her site sometime.
The first draft of my new short story
Would You Rather is
up on AdamDecker.com. It is a
scary, fast-paced, quick read. It is only half as long as my other
short story Unlocked Tomb.
And while it is not necessarily gory, it does not have a happy ending.
Just warning you ahead of time. Iím not sure what I even think about
it. Weird is the word that comes to mind. I donít think of myself as a
horror buff, but this story just got in my head and wouldnít leave. If
anything else, itís filled with irony and suspense. Iíd like to hear
your thoughts on it.
Feel No Pain, my next novel, will be
getting into full swing this coming week. Iíve resigned myself to the
fact that even if I am not a best selling novelist I can still write.
Best selling novelists wake up in the morning, go in their den and shut
the door, and come out four to eight hours later. I wake up, feed and
take care of kids, clean house, organize baseball teams, and bartend.
My writing just takes place at a different time, I guess and with way
less money, lol. I probably would have five novels under my belt if it
werenít for that guilt complex of writing during the day. My
imagination works better at night anyway. I hope to have Feel No
Pain online by the end of January. I will probably post the rough
draft chapters online as I finish them. This one starts at the end and
goes backwardsÖso weíll seeÖespecially with only two to four hours a
night of late night writing.
After the audio book of The Janitor is
finished there really is no more for me to do with it. Iíve spent more
time marketing and promoting it than I have writing it. I believe Iíve
done everything humanly possible to get it out there in the world within
my budget. Itís sad, the story has become such a part of my life, itís
like saying goodbye to a brother. But itís time to move on. I have
several other ideas banging around in my headóFeel No Pain of
course, a few short stories, another novel titled The Last American,
a novel dealing with the missing Dr. Sebastian Jesup from The Janitor,
a novel dealing with another cast of characters that are involved with
the NN, a novel titled The Blood of Christ, and last but probably
most exciting, on the far, far horizon a story called Finding Roman
Thanks for listening. Hope to see you soon.