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  • A short blog post about a short Durango novel

    A short blog post about a short Durango novel

    Rising Sun cover
    In late Fall 2012, I finished the last revisions on Shadow on the Sun, the final book in the Hell’s Cross (my name for the series)/Sun/Durango books.  I was relieved—after more than a year and several substantial revisions, the book and the series were finally done.
    Now, I could take a breather and left my worn out fingers take a rest. No sooner did I hit the send button that an email arrived from my editor, requesting that I write a e-novella prequel to the series and have it finished for a February launch. I laughed because there was no way I could write a 24k novella in that amount of time, and then I said yes. Because even though I had finished with the series, I knew that there would always be stories to tell in Durango’s world. How could I pass up the chance?
    For the next month, I wrote what became a long novella, almost 38k words. We shrank it a bit on revision, but not by much. Laid out like a traditional book, it’s a 160 page novel, which is about half the length of the other novels in the series. I hope that it’s big enough to satisfy the reader and that some of the answers about Durango’s backstory are enough to satisfy your curiosity—a little bit, at least.
    Official Blurb:

    Rising Sun is a stand-alone 125-page novella, a prequel to David Macinnis Gill’s acclaimed Black Hole Sun, of which Suzanne Collins said, “Black Hole Sun rockets readers to new frontiers … action-packed.”
    Jacob Stringfellow, aka Durango, once had a promising career in the elite armed forces. That was before. Before his father betrayed him and his unit. Before he almost died and had an artificial intelligence flash-cloned to his brain. Now Durango and Mimi (the AI) are figuring out how to get along and figuring out how to stay in the game. Read More

  • On Sale: Rising Sun, prequel to the Durango books

    On Sale: Rising Sun, prequel to the Durango books

    In late Fall 2012, I finished the last revisions on Shadow on the Sun, the final book in the Hell’s Cross (my name for the series)/Sun/Durango books.  I was relieved–after more than a year and several substantial revisions, the book and the series were finally done.
    Now, I could take a breather and left my worn out fingers take a rest. No sooner did I hit the send button that an email arrived from my editor, requesting that I write a e-novella prequel to the series and have it finished for a February launch. I laughed because there was no way I could write a 24k novella in that amount of time, and then I said yes. Because even though I had finished with the series, I knew that there would always be stories to tell in Durango’s world. How could I pass up the chance?
    For the next month, I wrote what became a long novella, almost 38k words. We shrank it a bit on revision, but not by much. Laid out like a traditional book, it’s a 160 page novel, which is about half the length of the other novels in the series. I hope that it’s big enough to satisfy the reader and that some of the answers about Durango’s backstory are enough to satisfy your curiosity–a little bit, at least.
    Official Blurb:
    Rising Sun is a stand-alone 125-page novella, a prequel to David Macinnis Gill’s acclaimed Black Hole Sun, of which Suzanne Collins said, “Black Hole Sun rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed.”
    Jacob Stringfellow, aka Durango, once had a promising career in the elite armed forces. That was before. Before his father betrayed him and his unit. Before he almost died and had an artificial intelligence flash-cloned to his brain. Now Durango and Mimi (the AI) are figuring out how to get along and figuring out how to stay in the game. Read More