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So, My Current Work in Progress…..

….. takes place in a theater (haunted, obviously – no self-respecting theater would be without a ghost), a mystery (because, of course, theaters are all about the mystery of creating magic in front of a live audience), and has a series of mini-dramas playing out among the characters (pun may or may not be intended).

I hope to have the first draft done by the end of the month and begin the refining part in December, maybe get a beta reader or two to take it on for a couple of pass-throughs before handing it off to an editor.

I’ve been writing this book in long-hand, which I haven’t done in a really long time.

I’m enjoying the process and the satisfaction of transcribing it onto Word (and crossing out the sections done with a highlighter pen is the chef’s kiss).

The fun part is that the chapter breaks seem to happen organically, which is great – the hardest part for me has always been finding those breaks without interrupting the flow of the story.

Some projects are like that. Enjoy them as they come.

So, How to Bury the Undead….

……..won Third Place in the category of Fantasy: Paranormal/Urban in The Book Fest competition.

I am so thrilled for my book – it went through a lot of changes, both in terms of supernatural focus and character backstory, but ultimately became a story that, from all accounts, no one can put down.

Third Place – How to Bury the Undead

As I type this post, I am currently working on its sequel and exploring more of the world that was created within the pages of How to Bury the Undead. There’s a mystery within the mystery, told in reverse, and where it goes from there, only the characters know.

Thank you to everyone who has bought, read, and reviewed my book in such glowing terms!

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