After spending a lot of time trying to get a handle on this crazy world we call publishing, to make sense of what Amazon is doing, to understand the trends in books, I’ve backed off. I’m writing a novel that is based on my years in Cambodia and will take place there. It’s the story of an expat and its a tale of success and failure.
The working title is Crocodile Tears but the story hasn’t proceeded far enough yet to know it that will work. It fits the theme of the book, but perhaps not the tone. This is mystery, but not a mystery in the traditional sense. It’s an ambitious book that borrows from life in a way that makes it hard to write. So, despite having an outline, it most likely won’t be available until near the end of 2017. If things go well, it will come out in hardback as well as paperback and ebook formats, and I’ll be doing a launch that involves a preorder.
Once I know the real tone of the book I’ll be contacting cover designers to find one who can do it justice. It’s an exciting project.