I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. It’s a crazy, crazy world out there right now, isn’t it? My thoughts go out to all of you, especially those of you living in Italy, Spain, New York, and New Orleans.
I’m pretty much in lockdown here–which is not that different from my regular lifestyle, except that I’m teaching remotely instead of in person. Those of us with chronic health conditions are welcoming everyone else into our world, with only a little bit of side eye.
Ah yes, remote teaching…the world of education, as I’m sure many of you are aware, has just undergone a massive sea change. What will come of it, other than a bunch of extremely frazzled teachers? Too soon to tell. There’s a prediction that this will lead to a huge move away from residential colleges to online degrees. Of course, we’ve had those predictions before and it hasn’t happened yet, so who knows?
What we *can* be sure of is that there is much fodder for fiction here! I’m not quite ready to start working it into my own fiction, but I am definitely taking notes. Expect hilarious hijinks in the medium future…
I don’t really have a good segue from there to my standard plug to preorder my upcoming release, Trigger Warning (currently just 99c on preorder!), so I won’t bother to finesse it. Other than to say that if you send me your proof of preorder (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org), I’ll send you a link to a free short story set in Donetsk in the summer of 2015, which might take your mind off your troubles for a bit. I’m also most of the way through a draft of a novella that will be a follow-up to Trigger Warning, so I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
The universal preorder link is here.
Stay safe, everyone, and keep your sense of humor!
This week’s selection of giveaways
Want to get the goods before the competition does? Check out the Sneak Peek Giveaway!
Find some new crime fiction in the Notorious Criminals Crime Giveaway!