The Agony of Covers

In a few weeks' I'll be re-releasing an edited, updated version of Men of Bronze as an e-book.  Later, I'll re-release it in paperback and hopefully audiobook.  This has meant going back to my original manuscript and creating a new clean master document formatted for e-books.  It has also meant agonizing over a new cover.…

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The End of an Era

I started my career as a writer in 2005, with the publication of my first novel, Men of Bronze.  The biographical novel Memnon followed in 2006; both were published by a relatively new house called Medallion Press.  I recall being flown to New York City to attend Book Expo in '05 -- which coincided, that…

Chapter Two — Memphis

In Chapter One we met our hero, Hasdrabal Barca, and set up the inciting incident (that being the hint of a Greek uprising in Memphis) that will ultimately bring our protagonist and antagonist into direct confrontation.  In Chapter Two, we get our first look at that antagonist. “The sky above Saqqara burned white-hot, baking the…