Hello everyone! There’s been a lot going on in my life recently, although I’m sure most of you busy humans out there can probably say the same thing, and because of it I’ve sort of been bogged down with when exactly to roll out my next new book, “Camp Ferguson”. So I’ve decided to settle on a hard (well, semi-hard I suppose) date for when it will be available: this December! When in December, you might ask? Well, I can’t exactly say for certain, but I can promise that A) it will be as soon as possible and B) that it will be before Christmas, so you have plenty of time to order the best holiday gift you could possibly give someone: a book! Writing! My writing! And really, does it get any better?
Okay, now that my shameless sales pitch is over, I’d be happy to explain a bit about why I’ve chosen to put off the release for a few months. There’s a lot going on in my life I can’t necessarily post on the open blogosphere about just yet, but the biggest thing is that I’m currently in the middle of working on applications to graduate school for the fall of 2018. Yes, you heard that right: graduate school! As many of you may have gathered already, I graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in journalism, but creative writing, especially in the form of novels, has always been a passion of mine, and I’ve decided I want to do all I can to pursue that dream. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get lucky and make a few connections in the publishing industry that will help get a career as a novelist off the ground. But given that the whole application process is quite time-consuming, I really don’t have a lot of time for distractions right now, hence backing up my release date. However, I did want to keep my promise that I would release the book in 2017, so I’m still very much committed to doing that. As with a lot of things in life, in writing it’s good to stay regular.
So, who’s looking forward to reading Camp Ferguson? And as a final call, anyone interested in being a test reader for an awesome, fun, and funny book about young adult wizards playing pranks on each other with magical powers? Let me know! You’ve still got a few months to speed-read through it, and I’m always interested to hear people’s impressions and perfect what’s been several years of work for me.