What a strange life!

I snorted, as my great friend in California once said of some of my writing, snot when I read this piece in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/28/why-do-writers-need-agents-to-keep-track-of-the-rejections

And I haven’t even got over the threshold into the literary agency’s offices! On the other hand, the Biome NE47 series seems to. be right in the thick of the zeitgeist, as this new piece shows: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/26/stories-to-save-the-world-the-new-wave-of-climate-fiction

So my strategy, to proffer my books in the best way I can figure on Amazon Kindle Select, to keep trying to elicit reviews and comments, and just to keep plugging away, especially since there’s no alternative, really, seems to make the most sense as I look ahead to future writing endeavours. Perhaps there’s a different advertising gambit (the first full day of sponsored placement according to keyword and customer searches, has elicited a grand total between North America and the United Kingdom, of 4 ‘sales’ of the free promotion of Prequel). That very first review looks more and more important, in the grand scheme of things, as time goes on.

Perhaps there will be a few more reviews forthcoming when ‘the main event,’ the fiery cover actually launches on Thursday, two days from now the 1st of July. Meanwhile, I’ve been delighted to hold the physical copies of both books simultaneously, and to be dreaming of Sequel at the same time.

What I’m actually looking forward to, if I’m brutally honest, is another jump in personal writing capacity for the third volume of the series. At the same time, I want to be following my own nose, investigating what the characters decide to do in their new and challenging situation.

By Larry Winger

Retired scientist, devoted diarist (AllendaleDiary.org), community-minded aspirant novelist, I've lived on a smallholding in the East Allen Valley for the past 30 years, delighting in watching our family grow up, in experiencing the development of our grandsons, and in taking care of our small flock of chickens and garden.

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