My third novel in the four-part Matthew Texas Series is out, as you can see by the book's cover to the right. 696 pages. I must have had a lot on my mind that day.
Thank you to all who attended my second book signing on February 8th. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new people.I'm 54 pages into the fourth and final novel in the series, Matthew Texas in: The Story of Starr. It is my most challenging project to date, as I try to be true to the iconic heroine that is Starr Emmanuelle David.
Well I’ve got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that my May trip to the UK was a success as far as research, though physically quite challenging.
The bad news: I’m still at 54 pages of Book IV in the four-part Matthew Texas series. I know from experience that my mind has to feel overflowing, just like a dam, before I explode into writing a novel. So the files in my head are still building.
About the trip: I flew into Dublin and met up with a high school friend. Then I headed to Belfast where I visited the grave of Bobby Sands. I continued on across the Irish Sea to Scotland, Glasgow first, then Edinburgh. Most of my nights were spent in hostels, speaking to travelers from Canada, Germany, France, Australia, one very cool dude from New Mexico, and a lovely couple from next-door Virginia.
My last three days there were spent touring the Isle of Skye in NW Scotland with a wonderful tour group. I sat right on Loch Ness, then walked through the impressive Eilean Donan Castle.
There were so many cool things, but I’ll use those as Starr traveling through the UK, France, and Luxembourg.