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The ebook of Vin Stone – Night Soil has been published. So far it is available at Kobo. You really should go and have a look, and then, at such a low price as that, buy it. Then, of course, you will want to write a review of it, telling everyone what a great story it is and how masterfully told. If you are one of the people who received an advance readers copy (ARC) then you can go directly to the review stage without even having to buy the book, although, given that I wrote the first draft with a fountain pen, that is an almost embarrassingly low price.

In this book, Vin Stone engages in some uncharacteristic derring-do, so you should really check it out.


I might as well put up another chapter of the recording of Vin Stone – Night Soil. Since I’m not posting Okanagan Reader recordings for a while, I might as well post a few of the ones I am doing. Today’s reading is chapter six. It’s a short chapter that comes in at only about eight minutes.

There you go, then.


There won’t be an Okanagan Reader post this week because I have to start recording my novel Vin Stone – Night Soil. How about if, instead of posting a regular reading, I post the first chapter of this novel? That sounds like a great idea. Now, how do I do that again?

Oh, right. That was easy.


I have mailed out copies of Vin Stone – Night Soil to those people who requested an advance readers copy. I hope to hear back from some of them with reports of errors and typos so I can correct them before I send it to the distributor. Actually, I hope to hear back with glowing compliments, but let’s be realistic.-) This is a tidy little book, coming in at under 60,000 words. I’m glad that it did that because I found it hard to write while we were homeless for several months and I do like to get them out well before the end of the year. I need that time to record the audiobook and get a few weeks of rest before I start writing the next one.


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I like this part. It’s when I get to see what the story looks like from the “outside.” I’m a quarter of the way through this novel, tentatively titled Vin Stone — Night Soil, and it looks like so far, so good. There’s always the question, “Is it going to be a story rather than just a bunch of words?” At the one quarter mark the answer is yes.

The plot is sticking together and the characters are acting like themselves. There will be enough story to make a novel. I have made a sensible start on Night Soil. Enough that it’s time to take a week off from writing and do some proofreading and editing. That’s the way I seem to have settled on doing it. I break the book up into smaller pieces and do the reviewing and polishing as I go. I find it works for me and I expect to continue doing it this way until something better presents itself. Just as importantly, it gives me a chance to see if it’s going to be easy to record when it comes time to make the audiobook.

This being the third book in the Vin Stone series, the question arises whether it will be another trilogy, or if it will continue. I have no way of knowing until and unless the idea for another book comes to me. That usually happens about halfway through the current book. If it does come to me, then there will be at least one more book with these characters.

While we’re waiting to find out, you can download and enjoy the Green Comet trilogy. Just go to the Books for Free page and have at it. If you are inspired to do so, you can also go to the Books for Sale page where you will find links to the ebooks and audiobooks in The Plainsrunner trilogy and the beginning of the Vin Stone series. I encourage you to do so. The more the better.-)

Right, then. Back to work.