Exciting news: My novel The Ghosts of Chimera, which I began to write over ten years ago, is now available on Amazon for electronic purchase.
It is 558 pages, but I have reread it dozens of times, and it has never seemed that long to me, to the point that I have at times questioned the veracity of my computer.
The novel was accepted by a traditional publisher a couple of years ago, but my experience was not good. I strongly disagreed with the content edits and backed out of the deal. I would have done any amount of work, gone to most any length, to make changes if I had believed they would strengthen the novel, but I refused to make any changes that I thought would weaken it.
I am happy with my choice. In editing my book, I had one overriding criterion: to publish a book I would love. That was far more difficult than it sounds, involving many painstaking rewrites and edits spanning a period of years. At times I had doubts that I would ever be ready to publish my novel, but at last I can say I am satisfied with it.
Here is my book description as it appears on Amazon:
The Ghosts of Chimera is a psychological fantasy about a troubled 13 year old boy who is drawn into another world in a search for the ghost of his younger brother.
There he learns of an ancient menace called the Scavenger, a creature that uses the powers of wishful thinking and denial against humans. The Scavenger is threatening to destroy its world Chimera, a place where human dreams take on physical reality, a place so interlinked with the human world that the destruction of Chimera will mean the end of humans as well. Caleb’s quest to find his brother broadens as he becomes entangled in a struggle against the Scavenger.
However, as Caleb moves through Chimera, worrying signs accumulate that Chimera may not exist at all, but may be the product of his own mind, and his own attempt to deny a terrible truth he does not want to face.
His journey through Chimera forces Caleb to confront the dangers of an alien world and, finally, the most perilous landscape of all: the secrets that lie, deeply hidden, within himself.
Thanks to all of you who have read, reviewed, or told me you enjoyed my other books. I hope you enjoy this one too! Have a great October!
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