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Coming in 2021...

#1 Post by Vandal » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Devin Drake and the Family Secret

I was offered a contract for my middle grade series about a mystery solving magician who is also a necromancer (can communicate with the dead). The second, Devin Drake and the RollerGhoster, is in progress and should be completed soon. I have two others with rough outlines if the series goes any further (Devin Drake and the Haunted Balcony and Devin Drake and the 5000 Day Curse).

This is the same publisher Binh Pham and I have for The Dragon’s Song (INtense Publications) but these will be solo efforts. I may be able to resurrect an old manuscript or two because this publisher clearly likes the way I write.

Dragon is still set for an October release. I should have the cover to reveal very soon.

As always, I thank you for your support!

RMC
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#2 Post by Beebs52 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:59 pm

:D :D :D
Well, then

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#3 Post by Vandal » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:23 pm

A little late, but my multi-book deal was announced on Publisher's Marketplace:

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I guess I have some writing to do!
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#4 Post by Bob Juch » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:09 am

WTG! :D
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#5 Post by Ritterskoop » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:32 am

Congratulations on making writing a full-time job! That's rare.
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#6 Post by Beebs52 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:35 am

:D :D :D
Yeehaw!
Well, then

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#7 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:41 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Yippikaiyaysomethingsomething!
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#8 Post by Vandal » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:01 pm

Ritterskoop wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:32 am
Congratulations on making writing a full-time job! That's rare.
It’s a nice thought, but this is a smallish press with no advances, so no writing income to speak of. I’ve pretty much given up on hitting the big time, so I will continue to send these folks my manuscripts and they will edit and publish them. Sales will be in the hundreds and the bookstores will shelve them if I bug the manager.

I will also continue to work as a scientist for the DoD until I retire.
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Center Point
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Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

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Coming in 2021: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

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#9 Post by Vandal » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:50 pm

Following a frantic dash, I finally completed the manuscript for the second book in the series, titled Devin Drake and the Roller-Ghoster. I haven’t typed THE END in a few years and it felt great. I found my writing mojo a few months ago and quickly banged out the second half of this story (which I started three years ago), coming in at around 45000 words. There is still a ton of editing needed. There is currently no release date for this title.

Unfortunately, something had to give. Last fall, I promised a new Bored challenge called Jamboree, a collection of ten or so Bored favorites presented in a series. I haven’t had time to research, and much of it is still incomplete, so I won’t be able to present this in April as I hoped. Perhaps this May or June if all goes well.

The crappy promos will be your guide.

Be well.


PS Thanks to Beebs for being the front line beta reader once again. It’s a tough job!
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Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

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#10 Post by Vandal » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:18 pm

I got confirmation from the publisher that the first book in the series, Devin Drake and the Family Secret, is scheduled for release in September of 2021. The manuscript has been submitted, so now is the time to come up with cover concepts, dedication, acknowledgement and author photo.

This is my first venture into full-up paranormal, so it should be, well, interesting.
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The Secret At Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
The Right Hand Rule
Center Point
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

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Coming in 2021: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

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Devin Drake and The RollerGhoster

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#11 Post by SportsFan68 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:11 am

Yay! Well done!

Now I get to start looking forward to Jamboree and my 14th place finishes!
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#12 Post by Vandal » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:50 am

SportsFan68 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:11 am
Yay! Well done!

Now I get to start looking forward to Jamboree and my 14th place finishes!
Thanks.

I really hope we have at least 14 players. To semi-quote Bruuuce Springsteen:

Foreman says "These BBs are gone, boys
And they ain't coming back
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Available now:
The Secret At Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
The Right Hand Rule
Center Point
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

Visit my website: http://www.rmclarkauthor.com

Coming in 2021: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

Working on:
Devin Drake and The RollerGhoster

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