Done. Polished. Finished. Novel #5

I remember the days when I was a failed novelist, unable to get beyond page 2.

I don’t take those memories lightly. They mean a lot. And to get to where I currently am has been a lot of work and determination. It’s humbling, really. To get to the point where you can do something you love, feel passionate about it, and yet want to keep improving.

And so, with many memories of failure in the past, I’m happy to announce that novel #5 – Which Half David – is finished. Completely.

It’s done. Edited. Polished and re-polished. I’ve put everything into this one, and whether people like it or not, I’m proud of what it is.

And what is it? It’s the story I wanted to tell.

It’s also my longest story ever at about 97,000 words. I remember the days when I didn’t think I’d be able to go from novella length to minimum novel length of 50,000 words.

It has a subtitle, my first novel to have one: “A Modern-day King David Story.”

I think that will help define it to its audience.

It’s diverse and unique. It sits comfortably in general fiction while dabbling in genres of literary, crime, religious, love story, Christian, and just plan fun!

It’s release date is September 15. I’m still knee-deep in pre-release promotion, and it will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.

It will also be available in paperback, hopefully by it’s release date.

Review copies are available if anyone is interested.

Here’s the blurb:

American mission worker Tobin Matthews faces off against two imposing giants: a vicious gang of human traffickers and a corrupt justice system ready to imprison a group of hill tribesmen. But his greatest foe remains within as he finds himself wrestling with a broken marriage and a crippling set of doubts. When his brazen ex-lover shows up with her own agenda, she becomes the greatest temptation of his life, and he must decide how far he is willing to go to have her.

Which Half David is a modern twist on the centuries old tale of King David. Set against the lush backdrop of the fictitious Southeast Asian island nation of Sulu, it is the story of one man’s dramatic fall from grace and his struggle to come to grips with both halves of who he really is.

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