Enough time has passed since signing the contract that it's probably safe to post this...
I have a new novel coming out!
Here's the title: The Prince of Infinite Space.
Here's the opening line: The peace was uneasy, but the treaty between my demons and me held. It has held.
Here's the premise: The year is 1990 and, while the country stands on the brink of war with Iraq, Kirby Russo is finally making some headway in life. At seventeen years old, he's figured out some important lessons: how to stay out of trouble with the authorities; how to write muck-raking articles that expose the hypocrisy of said authorities; and, most importantly, how to avoid obsessing about his long lost girlfriend Izzy (who has run away and may be in trouble in Chicago). But when a rich classmate snags the editorship of the school newspaper out from under him, Kirby knows his brief career as a conformist is over. An opportunity to reestablish his hell-raising bona fides arises when his long-lost father shows up with a shady past and a half-baked scheme. Together, they embark on a cross-country road trip to connect with a family he never knew, and maybe even track down Izzy. Kirby soon realizes, however, that life's biggest lessons – the ones that really matter – never happen according to plan.
It's a voice-driven story, narrated by Kirby himself. My guess is you'll either hate it so much you won't be able to finish it, or you'll love it so much that you'll want to fight anyone who doesn't love it as much as you. For this reason (among many others) this book is near and dear to my heart, and I'm incredibly grateful that the amazing Propertius Press wants the world to read it. Publication date is looking like early 2022. Don't worry, you'll be hearing much more from me as that time nears.