Good day , internet!
Just wanted to give you guys a quick progress report about what’s going on in Wesley Julian Land, a mystical realm of fun, adventures, and avoiding Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar.
I work a full time office job now, but the regular hours allow for about the same productivity on Isadora novellas. As you can see, I still work on side-projects, such as “Paul Holdsworth, Sandwich Hero.” Speaking of, just stay tuned, part 2 is coming. It may not be this week, but I will get part 2 put up. I just want to make sure it’s a worthy follow-up to part 1.
Washington, D.C., 2008-ish, noon-ish… on a Monday
They called him Paul Holdsworth, but only because that was his name. At Starbucks, it was just Paul. His mother sometimes called him Paullie, but not anymore since Paul’s parents disowned him in favor of his terror of a fiancée. Or rather, ex-fiancée. He was fine thinking of her, since he felt a certain pride in having dodged that bullet, but thinking of his mother was just too much.
They were all long gone, though. More accurately, Paul was long gone. They were still home in London while Paul placed the Atlantic Ocean between them by living in Washington, D.C. When 9/11 happened and the United States created the Department of Homeland Security, Paul transferred right over from MI5. While he did feel bad about the whole terrorist attack thing, the whole ordeal came just in time for Paul, who needed an immediate escape from the whole disownment thing. Continue reading
When Fight for the Undead was finished, nobody ever said that Isadora Fleming was their favorite character. Sergei Pavlov earned quite a few votes, many appreciated his arc and candor. Lena Sandburg’s optimism earned her some favor. The most typical choice was Paul Holdsworth, whose drunkenness and sarcasm made folks laugh. But Isadora and Hank were barely mentioned. Now, I understand not liking Hank. I don’t even like Hank anymore. But Isadora is my favorite. She wasn’t my favorite when I started, but I grew to love her character. And now I’m here to tell you why and to tell you her story. This is not the story you read in her novellas, this is her story as a character. Continue reading
Confession: I am a terrible decision maker. The Mocker and the Brawler‘s prologue is twenty-two pages long and I simply could not decide which part of it I was going to give you. Thus, I decided to simply not decide and, well, here’s the whole thing. I hope you enjoy it and the novella will be available on Kindle tomorrow!
You’ve been staring at the internet waiting and watching for Isadora Fleming’s next adventure. That wait is not going to be much longer. I’m pleased to officially announce the upcoming novella The Mocker and the Brawler, which takes place immediately after the prison plot in With Her in the Night. Like previous installments, The Mocker and the Brawler will first be released on Amazon Kindle with a print version following shortly thereafter.
Want some details? Of course you do. Continue reading