I am proud to say that The Redemption of Michael Hollister is available now at Amazon.
That seems like such a simple sentence, but there’s so much that goes into it. A year of contemplating this book. Two months to write it. A month to rewrite it, send it to my beta readers, make fixes, send it to my editor, make fixes, send it to my proofreader, make fixes. You get the picture – I make a lot of fixes.
This is the hardest book I’ve ever written. I’ve never tried to write a book before where the main character is a bad guy. And, Michael Hollister really was a bad guy. He murdered someone in The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver. He was a serial killer in an earlier incarnation.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. I had to figure out why he was the way he was, then figure out if he really could be redeemed in a single lifetime. It took me a while, but now it’s done, and I am so proud of it. If someone said they were only going to read one book of mine, this would be the one I would choose to give them.
Which raises an interesting question: since this is part of a series, do they have to be read in order? To quote the mystical training manual in the book – “Yes. No. Maybe.” I polled my advance readers about this very question, and their final opinion was that this is a book that can be read alone without being confused. However, they all believed it would be a much richer reading experience if they were read in order. Somehow, seeing Michael as his truly evil self first helps makes his attempt at redemption that much sweeter.
So, what’s next? I’ve already started on the next book, the third Middle Falls Time Travel book, which is called The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner. Believe it or not, that one’s already available for presale on Amazon here. It’s going to be published at the end of December. Now I’ve just gotta get on the stick and write it.
That book will mean that I wrote and published five books this year. Since it took me five years to write Feels Like the First Time, that means I’m getting faster.
I hope you’ll give The Redemption of Michael Hollister a chance. I think you’ll like it.
Until next time… cheers!