Malcolm’s News: Clayton interview, copy-cat books, ‘The Sun Singer’ and FSU
I enjoyed interviewing author Melinda Clayton about her new novel Blessed Are the Wholly Broken. Available in paperback, on kindle, and in multiple formats on Smashwords, the novel by the author of “The Cedar Hollow Trilogy,” was released October 16. You can read the interview here. The novel is set in Memphis (a city the author knows well) and goes deep into the lives of a married couple who seemed so perfect for each other until losses and misunderstandings made their marriage wholly broken. My review of the novel appears on Literary Aficionado.
- As an author, my imagination shuts down when I watch movie re-makes and read copy cat books. Why, I wonder, do we keep getting more of the same? I ponder this briefly in this morning’s post on Magic Moments called We don’t need a new Harry Potter.
- I have been working on a new release of my out-of-print hero’s journey adventure novel The The Sun Singer. I hope that by the end of the year, I’ll have more information to share about the novel. I’m still sorting through photographs and memories from the family’s recent trip to Glacier National Park. My wife, brother, brother’s wife and I hiked down the same trail’s the books protagonist discovered while trying to figure out who the good guys and bad guys were. The picture shows Heavy Shield Mountain and Swiftcurrent Lake as viewed from Many Glacier Hotel.
- Congratulations to Elise Skidmore who won a free copy of the new audio edition of Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.
- And, on a rare sports note for this blog, congratulations to the Florida State University Seminoles on their 51-14 win over Clemson at “Death Valley.” In case you haven’t guessed, I went to FSU. As a former college journalism instructor, I liked the creativity in the Associated Press lead for the story: “James Winston and Florida State sucked the life out of Death Valley.”