That’s the front cover (and spine) of my new Maui novel, The Dead Season, which will be published shortly by Event Horizon Press. It’s all coming together a lot faster than I anticipated, and will be available this year, not next.
It’s a sequel to my first novel, Small Island, though it’s somewhat darker. Still, it retains all the trashyish, fun noir of the first book, as well as the cynicism of the “hero,” Charley Ridgway, who still can’t seem to stay out of trouble. As always, I just hope readers enjoy it.
In other news, I have another Small Island book signing this evening–it will run from 5-7pm at the Maui Friends of the Library bookstore in the Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina (658 Front St.) Getting my books into the new MFOL store at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului is a bit more challenging, but Joanne Carroll (who runs the store in the Wharf) was eager to set up today’s signing.