by kurtdemanche | Apr 21, 2017 | Hakomi, News
I’m excited to have the first few readers finished with Hakomi. It is a very different story from most I have done. It is a coming of age story, but with a good bit of humor, and a little more action than you expect.
The story takes place in a variety of different places, but centers around a hiking trip across most of Arizona, and into Northern Mexico.
As a kid I lived in the Mojave desert so this part of the country holds some nostalgia for me.
One of the things I’m excited about with Hakomi is the cover art. While it doesn’t always end up being the finished piece, I like to do my own cover art during the draft/editing phase of a project. For me this a way to capture in visual what I just spent forever trying to create in words. For Hakomi the cover is going to be a weathered map with the route hand annotated.
There will be a few more clues to the journey included on the cover. Like these…
So what do Rosanne, cocaine bricks, and lizard tracks have to do with a coming of age story?
You will have to wait for Hakomi’s release to put that all together.
by kurtdemanche | Apr 20, 2017 | 7th Age, Hakomi, Liberty Trilogy, News
Well hopefully if you have seen the site lately you will notice there was a spring cleaning. I think less is more for an author’s online home. If you wanted to hear me ramble you would just by my books or watch me line tweet something.
My plan is to hit the site with a more thorough update this summer. With that here is what I hope to deliver with the new an improved site.
- More graphic utilization in the blog / photos (Likely come cat pictures)
- Individual pages for the different projects
- Descriptions of the new projects: Hakomi, …With Justice, and Not With A Bang
- Better Amazon integration
So Kurt how’s writing going? You ask…
It’s going well, thanks for asking! I’m finishing the 3rd book in the Liberty Trilogy. by finishing I mean I am on chapter 3 of a 32-26 chapter book. My dumb day job–keep the lights on, put food on the table, pay the bills–is keeping me pretty busy. There is a fair amount of creative work happing though. My best intentions are to finish two more rough draft in 2017. Want to push 2 books off to agents for publication, and then we will be knocking on 2018’s door.
What are you going to write after the Liberty Trilogy Kurt?
It’s like you know what’s on my mind. Crazy! I will be taking a step back into my favorite writing world after book 3 in the Liberty Trilogy, doing a scifi! I started a saga The 7th Age (was just one book back then) in college. I wrote a book that I still love, but I realized later that the story really needed to start way before that book. So… I’m going to write the beginning of that saga.