Last week I overheard Deb telling someone that this “shelter-at-home” was right up my alley. I hate to admit it, but she’s right. Some of you who have heard me talk about my writing process already know that this is what I do every time I write a book. I sequester myself, sometimes never leaving the house for weeks. I purposely don’t schedule appointments or even dinner out with friends. It’s simply how I work best.
But this is different. The tension and the silence are disconcerting. I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy.
So I have been writing, and hopefully, by the time we get to October and the VIR Luncheon, I’ll be able to share with you some of the fruits of my labor. Yes, that is meant to be a tease.
However, before that, you’ll be able to enjoy the next novel in the Ryder Creed series. HIDDEN CREED is #6! It’ll be out this summer. I can finally share the cover with you.
In next month’s eblast, I’ll give you all the pre-order information for the ebook and the hardcover. (It’s already up on KINDLE, NOOK, KOBO & APPLE.) We’ll be doing a special offer on my web shop, and I’ll tell you about that, too.
WHAT I’M READING
Every once in a while it’s a pleasure to recommend an author who I know personally. James Rollins and I met years ago when both of us were starting out. We worked together on International Thriller Writers first-ever awards committee. A fellow dog lover, Jim’s generously recommended and blurbed my Ryder Creed series. His previous career was as a veterinarian, and now, he happens to write one of the best adventure thriller series around.
THE LAST ODYSSEY by James Rollins
Here’s from the jacket: To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.
Jim also writes a K9 adventure series with former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane. It’s a spin-off of his Sigma Force series. Look for BLOODLINE where the pair is introduced, followed by THE KILL SWITCH and WAR HAWK.
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HIDDEN CREED will be my twentieth novel and to celebrate we’ll be doing special things. First up is this “Stronger than the Storm” giveaway package. To ENTER FOR A CHANCE tell us your favorite Alex Kava novel by emailing your choice to [email protected]. Be sure you use a working email, so if you are chosen we can contact you.
I used the motto “be stronger than the storm” for DESPERATE CREED. It was appropriate because the characters were trying to survive the outbreak of tornadoes as well as their individual storms. Now, with this virus, it seems like the perfect motto once again.
Included in this giveaway package: “Riding out the Storm” tote bag; an autographed hardcover of DESPERATE CREED; a “be stronger than the storm” ceramic mug and a “be stronger than the storm” bookmark. (Sorry!!! Dogs not included.)
Winner will be announced in next month’s eblast.
I’ll leave you with a peek at springtime in Nebraska from last week (April 17th). Eight inches of snow! Huck was excited. I was not. By the way, this is NOT a black and white photo.
Take care, hang in there, and as always, thank you for reading my books.
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