Some good news on the personal front
After many years of writing and re-writing my novel, I recently signed a contract with Black Rose Writing, a small press, to publish (current working title) "My Travels With a Dead Man." The publication date isn't until August, 2020, just in time for both conventions to be over.
Maybe not ideal situation, but I'm happy, since I am an unknown, unpublished author, and this is my debut novel. Without giving away too much of the plot, here's a brief blurb regarding what it's about:
My Travels With a Dead Man is a literary novel of suspense that blends fantasy, paranormal and magical realism elements in the coming of age story of Jane Takako Wolfsheim, a young woman with the ability to alter time and space to create alternative worlds to which she can travel.
Jane becomes involved with a mysterious and highly manipulative man claiming to be the son of Jorge Luis Borges. Their resulting relationship ultimately threatens everything and everyone she holds dear. Other principal characters include: Ulrikke, Borges’ mother who conceived him after an affair with the real author, Jorge Luis Borges; the ghost of the famous Japanese Poet, Basho, a friend and mentor to Jane; and a mysterious demonic spirit, the man in black, who plagues Jane’s nightmares, as it seeks to use her to fulfill a dangerous prophecy in its quest for immortality.
I'll update folks as I get closer to publication, but despite many terrible things happening in this world of ours, this small thing brought me a little joy. Thanks to all my friends here who have supported my political writing, which meant a lot to me personally.