I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the early readers of The Gore. You’ve been way too kind, and I appreciate every word. Perhaps the kindest comment yet is that I seem to be getting increasingly evil with each book in the series (Thanks Thom Millman). After listening to cuts of the audio book for The Takers, I totally agree. I’ve done some horrible things to Oz, and things just keep getting worse for the kid. But, that’s my job.
Speaking of The Takers audio book, it’s coming along nicely. John Anthony Davis (or as I call him, JAD) has been great to work with. I’ve lived with these characters for so long, I know their voices better than most the people in my life. JAD has been patient with me when I’ve asked him to be ‘more redneck’ on a couple of the cuts. He’s doing such a great job I’ve gotten chills listening to the story. As I’ve told him, it’s not my writing, it’s his voice. This is an entirely different world for me, and it’s really a lot of fun.
I’ll have a bio of JAD later in the week. We’re not ready to release the book yet, but we’re getting there. I’ll also be doing a write up on my experience with ACX. Once again, the Amazon family has found a way to give authors even more control over their own careers.