I wanted to take the time out to reach out to readers of the Savage series and to inform you that SAVAGE SEAS is now out. You can find it on all the online book retailers as well as your local book store but, if you’re anything like me and like a good deal, order online on black Friday! It’s been a long time in coming but well worth the wait. I am looking forward to the feedback and I hope you Savage fans will enjoy. As most know, my style of writing is character driven not plot driven so, be prepared to explore the mind of Mr. Savage with a mellow, more realistic and bittersweet ending. Contrary to what we have grown accustomed to, life doesn’t imitate blockbuster films or New York Times best sellers. This point was cemented in my brain after countless interviews and research. There are numerous heroes that will never see the light of day and will go into the grave without so much as a whisper other than their devoted duty to county and its citizenry. I steered clear of writing a dedication page in Savage Seas only because I knew the topic would bring with it a ton of backlash and I didn’t want that to be directed to the men and women who serve our country. However ‘Savage Seas’ is very much a love note to all who serve and have done what it takes to make us a free Nation. Without their sacrifice I couldn’t do what I do and, for that I thank you for eternity!
Now allow me to apologize for the long delay between posts. It is no one’s fault but my own and for that I humbly apologize. As most of you know, I hold the undesired trophy of being a carbon monoxide poisoning survivor. It is one I carry without joy; only the happiness that I survived drives me forward. (Please read previous post) With that being said, it saddens me to inform you that I still contend with certain side effects due to the traumatic brain injury that lingers. Is it not a death sentence nor is it an end all but, it is a colossal fucking frustration for me personally as I learned my brain works differently post-accident verses pre-accident. Since then it has been a learning curve that has taught me there are, just like an onion, multiple layers to the brain and recovery. It is as close to insanity that anyone can get to without being legally insane. Thus in many ways it has been a blessing in disguise, as I am learning the realm of walking between sanity and insanity. Thus it makes for better storytelling, minus the daily brain hiccups I fight with. Strangely enough I discovered a ‘little’ liquor magically does more than meds to even me out and to think artistically. God bless the monks of years past!
Last but certainly not least, I’d like to throw out a two-finger salute out to my editor, Beth Lynn for all her help in getting Savage Tango, Savage House and now Savage Seas upright and sailing into the proverbial sunset. It did not take long for her to grasp my style but she did with grace and ran with it even when she knew I would object. I can’t thank her enough because she helped a pirate that said he could when most said he couldn’t. Let me tell you the publishing world is a true swashbuckling theme ride and most of all- a cutthroat entity. If anyone had daggers and cannonballs of failure lobbed at him, it is me. But I am here to tell you I am still here and damn proud of the fact. I hope you the reader enjoys Savage Seas as much as I did writing it and, I look forward to the emails and feedback. Thank you all for your support. I am truly humbled.