I launched my Facebook author page yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised at the response I got. Lots of people wished me well in my writing career, and a few had questions. People asked: “Where can I buy Tierra del Fuego?” “What is the book about?” “You can write? Who knew?” I was gratified by the response (even the snarky comments), so I thought I’d take some time to answer these questions.
What is your book about?
Tierra del Fuego is a novella about a man who suspects his wife of cheating on him. He’s getting close to finding out the truth about his wife when she is killed in an auto accident. He is distraught over her death, but is also consumed with feelings of betrayal over her suspected infidelity, emotions that drive him away from his job and his home in Chicago. He seeks refuge in an epic road trip that culminates at the literal end of the road in southernmost Argentina.
Here’s the tentative description for the book:
“Matt Cravens has always trusted his wife, but lately she’s been acting strange. He fears she’s having an affair, and when he confronts her, she promises to tell him the whole story when she gets home. But she never makes it home. When she is killed in an auto accident, Matt is consumed with feelings of grief and betrayal, emotions that prompt him to leave his home and his job, to find answers in one of earth’s most remote places. Will Matt find the answers he’s looking for? If he finds them, will he ever be able to return home?”
Where can I buy the book?
Tierra del Fuego will be available beginning September 15, and will be available as an e-book exclusively from Amazon. However, you’ll soon be able to get the book for free. Free? Yes, free. Stay tuned for more details.
You can write? Who knew?
I have enjoyed writing for a very long time. I’m not being modest when I say I have very few marketable skills. It’s sad, but true. Writing happens to be one of the handful of things I enjoy doing, and can do competently.
In a future blog post, I’ll expand on the story behind why it has taken me so long to finally get around to publishing some of my writing. It is a heartbreaking tale of villainy and intrigue. Okay, maybe that’s overstating the facts. For now, I’ll just say that I have wanted to be a writer from my earliest days in grade school, but forces beyond my control have conspired to keep me from heart’s desire. Oops, there I go with the overstatement again.
The bottom line is that I love to write, and I’m finally doing something about my lifelong ambition to be a published author. I hope you enjoy the results of my efforts.