Writing is a strange and organic pass-time. I started on the next novel in the Alchemist series,’Curious Journey’ quite a while back. The novel starts out in 16th century Italy and Bavaria and includes characters from Alchemist Gift. The protagonist this time is Conte Emilio d’Benevitas and his quest to find meaning in this life and if there is in deed an afterlife. I got to a certain point and came to, not really a dead end, but more to the fact that I needed more clarity on this dilemma. I suppose every person has asked that question. So after seven or eight months of the book being in mental stasis something clicked and I’m off to labor on with this next novel, ‘Curious Journey.’ I must have had an epiphany somewhere along the road, because the puzzle pieces in the guise of events and characters slowly re-arranged themselves into a viable story.
In that seven or eight months I have written a dark little ditty , ‘Kingdom Come.’ A period piece that takes place in upstate New York during the 1890’s The protagonist is a photographer why specializes in memento mori,(photos of the dead). “Kingdom Come” is coming soon to Amazon. If you’d like to be part of the Launch Team and get a FREE early release ebook click here.
Also I wrote a novella entitled, ‘The Patron’s Wife.’ This takes place in the present on a plateau on the outskirts of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In this story our protagonist is trying to escape his past and in doing so delves into a spiritual world and is forced into a love triangle with the young and pretty patron’s wife by the aging and desperate patron. Somewhat surreal.
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