Greetings from Minnesota!
Man, it’s odd starting a newsletter that way, especially after four decades+ of life in sunny California. Of course, California isn’t so sunny these days. While the drought out there looks pretty well vanquished, floods, mudslides, and biblical prophecies could signal the coming of the apocalypse.
Folks, you better start your Aserra training quickly.
On a side note, how fun would an Aserra boot camp be? Sort of a mix between Boy Scouts and Spartan Summer Camp. Yes, you’ll come home with scars, but imagine how strong your core will be?
The irony of moving to Minnesota for my wife’s work is that when it first happened, many of my friends and family members were laughing about how I would acclimate to arctic conditions, and, outside of a cold spell or two, the winter has been extremely tame. To quote Matt Damon, “How do you like them apples?”
I will say Minnesota is beautiful country, even during the winter. Stepping away from city life, smog, and the fast pace of career-first people is refreshing on a level I hadn’t expected. Plus, the kids love the snow. Plus, plus, I have grown a beard. For the record, this is a man’s beard, not a manscaped, latte-drinking, man-bun-wearing foofoo beard. Its sole purpose is to keep my face warm. And scare off small animals.
Enough with the small talk. I’ve finally gotten around to bundling all three Robinson Crusoe novels into one omnibus. The New Chronicles of Robinson Crusoe is already available on Amazon. I know many of you have read the books one at a time, but if you ever want to recommend the series to friends or buy a copy for someone you know will love it, it’s out there. And still priced far less than a single, regular book.
I’ve also been working hard on a new book. I’m not releasing the title just yet. Suffice to say it will be a fantasy adventure on a big scale. Huge. I expect it to release it before summer, so keep checking back.
Lastly, I was a little rushed with Robinson Crusoe 2246 to actually use the beta reader team I’d put together. That won’t be the case this time around. So, if you want an early (free) look at my next piece of work, and are good at offering opinions/suggestions, drop me a note on my website. I’d like to keep the number around a dozen, so spaces are limited.
As always, I want to thank you all for your support. I’ve received some wonderful notes and reviews after the third book in the RC series was released and I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s really what keeps me going.