Out Now!

Finally it’s here. The Madness of Robin Randle is available now at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions. It has been a journey. I have to thank my daughter Elizabeth for creating an amazing cover. It is a wonderful watercolor painting. I will make reproductions of this piece of art available for purchase sometime in the near future.

Cover

Yesterday my daughter Elizabeth brought me the artwork to be used for the cover of my novel The Madness of Robin Randle. It is a wonderful watercolor painting. We spent a lot of time talking about the story, its mood and locations along with Robin’s view of the world through out the book. Elizabeth did an amazing job distilling all that into a piece of art. 

Insperation

I was having breakfast with a writer friend of mine this morning and we were talking about how the stories and characters we create surprise us sometimes. You just never know what those darn characters are going to do next. You plan and plan then the story just takes on a will of its own. It’s fun to watch all that unfold. It is kind of like being the first reader of the story even though you are creating it. A song by Chris Isaak was at the root if the current book I’m writing. Bit’s and pieces of the ideas in the song simmered in my head then came out as a story called The Legends of the End. Here is the original version of the song and another artists take. Enjoy…

Progress

Last week I spoke to the challenges that I was facing. Be assured I didn’t list all of them and also be assured that many of the challenges I face seem trivial in the light of what I observe others dealing with. Truth is I’m a blessed man. I spent the last eleven weeks attending the Citizen’s Police Academy hosted by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.