As a novelist, you a can almost feel like a mental patient writing in a cage. My blog has been silent on this website far too long but for a writer, this can sometimes be a good sign.
It means we're actually working and working hard. At this stage I've managed to complete my new novel "The Quiet Cabin" My books are short sometimes but I can never predict how long they'll turn out. They seem to take on a life of their own at a certain point which is part of the mystery that keeps me going.
HERE 'S A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW NOVEL:
( please note all sample book pages posted on this blog page are rough and unedited )
The story is set a short time into the future. William Turner, an ex-army sniper, lives reluctantly with his second daughter-in-law, son and two children in an old renovated cabin, hidden within the mountains of Tennessee. From the beginning William is on a quest to kill himself, leading him through a series of badly planned adventures. The trigger comes when he overhears his new daughter in law trying to convince his son to put him in a state run nursing home. Both father and daughter in law maintain a resentful and quarrelsome relationship with each other, although Turner remains for his part mostly quiet, keeping it all in until he finally reaches a breaking point.
Seeking to go out with a bang as opposed to a whimper,Turner invents elaborate schemes to do himself in without leaving a suicide trail for the sake of his grandchildren. Each adventure lands him in more trouble than the last, until one evening he attends a lecture in town given by a woman he was once attracted to in middle school who has become an award winning botanist giving speaking tours on the subject of poisonous plants.
Turner attends one of her lectures for the purpose of taking notes and they end up slowly falling for each other. They pick out a house in the same town as William Turner's son's home and move in together. William ignores the warning signs that she may be just as unstable as he is but his family is on high alert. The relationship ends up going sour with William Turner blaming everyone including himself.
A house robot purchased at great expense for the cabin by William's son Phillip through a friendship with it's inventor, is named Gus. Gus acts as an additional character to the story, essentially a manservant, Gus can make breakfast for the family as easily as he can neutralize an intruder. Want to know what happens next? Maybe not what you might think. Stay tuned to this page and I'll let you know when it's released, in addition to posting some excerpts along the way.
Be sure to check for current updates. An amazing story is coming your way, one you'll never forget.