Malcolm’s News: ‘The Seeker’ giveaway, Audio Short Stories, new novel in June
Thank you to the 434 people who entered the GoodReads giveway for The Seeker which ended May 21. The three winners live in Tennessee, Arizona and California. If you’re one of them, you book’s in the mail.
You still have a chance to win a paperback or e-book copy of The Seeker on my Malcolm’s Round Table blog. Simply leave a comment on any of the posts with the words “Spring Fantasy Novel Giveaway” in the title by May 31. Each of the giveaway posts includes a tempting excerpt.
My publisher Vanilla Heart is bringing out many of its books in an audio book format which is perfect for listening to on car and plane trips, or in your backyard hammock. My three-story set, Emily’s Stories, about a very inquisitive fourteen-year-old girl who talks to spirits, was released April 18th. It’s also available on Kindle.
Coming soon, the audio version of my satire, Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire. I can hardly wait to hear somebody reading about my old-style investigative reporter who’s looking for a missing race horse named “Sea of Fire.”
My novel about a sailor on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War will be out early in June. This book features David Ward, my protagonist from The Seeker. While the book is fiction, it was inspired by my tour of duty aboard the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in 1968 and 1969.
The USS Ranger Foundation has been trying to bring the decommissioned carrier (which last saw service in Desert Storm) to Oregon as a museum; however the process appears to have stalled. The Navy rejected the Foundation’s application late last year and plans to scrap the ship in 2014. My e-mails asking why the Navy’s decision is not being appealed have not been answered.
The Sailor will give you a taste of life on “a floating city,” as we called the ship, as well as some of the action in the liberty port bars in the Western Pacific.
- Stephen King, Joyland and the Lure of Pulp
- Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (book review)
- There’s No Magic in Monsanto
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!