Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Book, the Second

Well, the second LawDog Files book (Africa and other stories) goes live tomorrow.

I think most of my Gentle Readers will be happy to discover that there are some Africa stories in there that have never graced the pages of this blog.

Then I think I'll go catatonic for a bit, because pounding that one out so quickly was one ... interesting ... experience.

It'll have to be a short spell of not thinking, because I've got a short story due for a zombie anthology, another short story for a mil-sci anthology; and I'm going to dabble my fingers in the world of self-publishing with a Rural Fantasy book that's been kicking it's way around my brain for a while.

For now, though, I'm going to turn off my brain and sleep for a bit.

LawDog

16 comments:

The Overgrown Hobbit said...

I just got home from work (long day) and sat down to dinner, bourbon, and book, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but Law Dog: Africa,lighting up my Kindle screen.

Just finished the first three stories and I have a favour to ask: Nag Castalia to get the "Real Book" format in. Soon please. My dad can still read short stories. I don't know for how much longer, but only On Dead Tree.

Great stuff. Thanks.

Monkeywrangler said...

Looking forward to this for reading next week.

JD said...

Preordered it and just waiting for it to show up on my Kindle! WOOT!

Anonymous said...

It's aliiiiveeee! Ahem. Congrats on the successful release.

LittleRed1

C. S. P. Schofield said...

My Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for getting this one to 'press'so quickly. I like ALL your stories (that I've seen, anyway) but I've been fascinated by the childhoods of people who grew up in distant places ever since on of my Mother's sisters put us on to MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS. Of which, btw, your Africa tales strongly remind me.

I hope you keep writing, and will faithfully follow your output , but I would readily like to see a more traditionally autobiographical work on the Africa of your youth. The narrative about the Africa of those years is almost exclusively from a SJW POV, and I KNOW that's hogwash. USED hogwash, of a fairly high and fetid order. Maybe that story isn't in you, but if it is I think it needs telling.

Anyway; heartiest congratulations, sir, on the publication of two classics.

Kristophr said...

Purchased. Fast work there.

Keep the non-free ice cream coming, please.

Professor Badness said...

Already had it on pre-order. I hope it's on the Kindle by the time I get home.
The whole family, my parents included, love dramatic readings of Lawdog!
(Do you need a narrator for an audiobook? I have experience.)
Can't wait to read this one!

Anonymous said...

Kept me up til 1AM, reading 'bout your adventures. Very nice job.
Best wishes for continued success.

(And are you hitting the Amazon refresh button like a jackrabbit on crack?) :-D

MAJ Arkay said...

I did not read it with anything in my mouth. Good plan. The explosive laughs even woke up He Who Must Be Petted, Fed and Let Outside/Inside/Outside/Inside/Get Out of MY Chair or I'll Wallow on Your Kindle....

Glad it's a short rest. So looking forward to reading more. Such nice breaks from editing Spousal Unit's next three books....

Carteach said...

I am enjoying this book beyond all reason. I even ration it out, reading in doses to stretch out my laughter. Last night, Herself called from the bathroom "What the hell are you laughing at so hard?".

The fireworks story.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently in the middle of the book, and hit your description of writing. May I quote you in my classroom? That's the best description I've seen to explain the purpose of developing writing skills.

LawDog said...

Of course you may

Kevin696 said...

The latest Monster Hunter Intl. book and the Africa stories in the same week - how can I be expected to work?

Skip said...

I reviewed your books and those of Jim and Peter at Amazon and on my blog.
Hope it helps.

monsterkeeper said...

Laughed so hard my wife and kids were wondering what was wrong, why did I have tears in my eyes. So hard I couldn't read them the part about astrolizards tied to a black powder rocket, wondering why, and then screaming as they flew away.

igor said...

I am now reading your first book, and eagerly await your second, though I WILL wait for the PAPER edition to appear. One plaint: in this first book, I do not see the stories of the little old lady from whose house you drive out ghosts with stirring speeches of yore. Does this mean that you are planning volume two?