Tuesday, December 22, 2015

October Contest Winners!

October's Contest Winners are Evie McDonald, Julian Avery, and Hector who asked that his last name not be used. He requested a specific type of role. When you eventually see the character in Finding Closure I think you'll understand.

There will be a new contest in January for your name to be used as a character in a book. There are four under development at the moment, so the opportunities are vast. If you want your name used in one of my books as a character, please send an e-mail to marktreble@earthlink.net and include the word Contest in the subject.

If you have a specific character type you want to be associated with your name, please let me know that as well. I make no promises, but will come as close as I can.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Just back from a nine day Caribbean cruise with my wife. Did a great deal of writing on sea days.

Did You Ever SeeAllegro is coming along. Need time out from cancer treatments to get it really underway.

The Finding Series is close to finished in first draft. I want to complete all three volumes before sending anything into editing because it's a single story. As a single volume it would approach two hundred thousand words, or about eight hundred pages. Way too much.

Taunting is coming together. I've gotten three sanity reads by other authors and am taking their comments seriously. I'm about halfway through fixing the problems they identified. Look for it on Amazon Kindle Store in January 2016.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Release sequence changed

Both Taunting, Volume One of The Flint Files, and The Trip to Helen Gawne, Volume One of the Gulfside City Series, went into different editing channels at the same time. It was always intended to publish The Trip to Helen Gawne first, but Taunting won the race.

Taunting, the mystery, came back from editing with the usual blood all over the copy. It will take me perhaps two to three weeks to fix the issues, and I hope to publish Taunting by the beginning of January

The editor for The Trip to Helen Gawne has hit a personal health hiccup. He's simply too good to replace, so I expect we'll see the comedy published in February or March of next year.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Did You Ever See Allegro?

Name of a fictional band from 1969. Bunch of college musicians form a band. It was fun, it was good, it was unsuccessful. Working on the concept for a short story, to be free on Amazon Kindle.