First thing you should know: no one’s making a movie out of any of my books. Not yet, at least. My wife and I posted pics from the book trailer for PRESS PLAY on Facebook, and a fair amount of people have reached out to say, “What? I had no idea!”
That’s my fault, because as my wife said, “No one outside your book world understands that book trailers are a thing.” She’s right. And so I apologize. But know this, that trailer will be released in September, online. During October 24th through the 30th the trailer will be playing in the Regal theaters at Colonie Center. Along with boring ads, you’ll get to see my exciting trailer on the big screen 🙂 Barnes and Noble will also be running a cross promotion for my novel, which releases on the 28th. I have a signing scheduled for the 26th as well.
Now, the reason I haven’t posted recently shouldn’t surprise any of you. I’m neck deep in end-of-the-year exams and grading at work, but I’ve also had my nose to the grindstone on a current project. And when I write, there’s barely room for the rest of my life. The filmmaker, while in between takes was asking about my schedule, and I told him my standard, 4:30-6:30, Monday through Friday, during the school year. He thought that was good, until it dawned on him later that I meant AM. 4:30 AM. That, he thought, was insane.
I don’t. I love it. And I love that my ten or so hours a week are going to explode into as many as I’d like because of July and August and being a teacher. I look forward to finalizing this one project and returning to another, all while considering and then starting the next. And so maybe the filmmaker’s right, maybe I am insane to look forward to going from part-time to overtime. So it goes.
I’m thrilled for where my writing is going and what is on the horizon for all of you––stories that only my agent and I know. Trust me, they will be worth your while. And in the meantime, I am starting to get my head around signing dates for the fall, and the conferences I will be attending, like the unbelievable opportunity of being invited to ALAN.
It’s all good, and I look forward to sharing it with you. Feel free to get a jump start on pre-orders for PRESS PLAY. I’m asking people to avoid Amazon because of their recent, nasty dealing with the publishing industry. So reach out to Market Block or The Book House or Barnes and Noble.
In the meantime, I have exams to grade, and a summer vacation to plan, and miles of writing and dreaming.