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The Demon in Business Class AUDIOBOOK

The Demon in Business Class AUDIOBOOK is out!!

Laura Petersen’s gorgeous narration takes you on a fantastic journey across Europe, America and Asia, with secret magic, international conspiracies, and star-crossed lovers. Put on those headphones and fly!

Honestly, it’s my favorite version. Laura Petersen put in an incredible performance, giving life to a hundred characters and mastering accents from a dozen countries.

Here are some of the many places you can find it –

Audible
https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Demon-in-Business-Class-Audiobook/B08FVC78XP

Walmart
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Demon-in-Business-Class-The-Audiobook-9781734741032/218327830

Kobo
https://www.kobo.com/audiobook/demon-in-business-class-the

Apple
https://books.apple.com/audiobook/the-demon-in-business-class/id1516610708

Google
https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details?id=AQAAAEDsLmtulM

BIG NEWS! A new edition of The Demon in Business Class!

Despite its reputation, Friday the 13th treats me well — maybe because 13 is a rare number, evenly divisible in a Tarot deck’s 78 cards.

Certainly this Friday the 13th is a great day to share some love — and, BIG NEWS!

The Demon in Business Class gets a gorgeous new edition this spring!

New cover, new layout, with illustrations! In hardback, paperback, ebook and – for the first time – an incredible audiobook edition, narrated by the amazing Laura Petersen.

New edition May 2020!

(If the novel is new to you, this is a great time to discover it — click here to learn more!)

A lot has gone into this, and there’s a lot more ahead…

… but I need your help to make it happen.

The link below – and on the ad above – is to sign up for the new edition’s Advance Review Copy. From now until the end of April, you can order an Advance Review Copy in paperback (US addresses only), ebook, or audiobook.

Advance Review Copies are FREE

If you pledge, scouts’ honor, to read it (or listen to it), and leave an honest review on your favorite site.

In modern literary life, reviews are incredibly important. If everyone reading the ARC leaves an honest review, it’s a huge boost to the Demon relaunch.

Want a free ARC copy? Sign up here!

I’ll be sending the ARCs out in early April – ebooks will arrive faster, of course 🙂

Official pre-orders begin on April 26 — exactly 6 months from the first edition’s October 26 release date. (Also, double-13, and another Tarot factor!)

That’s also when I reveal the full cover (unless you’re an email subscriber). The retail launch date will be May 26!*

Signing up for the ARC also signs you up for my mailing list – including: an early cover reveal on April 13, sample chapters, audiobook samples, and interviews with the amazing professionals behind the launch; plus, some very early passages from my second novel, The White Lake, a literary science-fiction tale unlike anything you’ve ever read. It’s very different from Demon, yet completely my style.

BIG CHANGES AHEAD! I am sweating the details and you’ll see them in the coming weeks. I know they will delight you!

*May 26 isn’t a significant day for me, but Tuesday is a traditional book release day. Also, it is one day after the original release of Star Wars – May 25, 1977. So, that’s cool.

The bad news is, I was right

I’m finishing my second novel, but in the last few months I’ve spent some time with my first, The Demon in Business Class, as it enters a new medium. The amazing voice actor Laura Petersen has recorded the audiobook — early spring release! don’t worry, I’ll be posting about it.

I’ve been pitching in doing proofs, catching small errors, but mostly just being regaled. Petersen is hugely talented, nailing Demon‘s scores of worldwide accents, and also finding subtle line readings in both narration and dialogue. It’s been a wonderfully self-congratulatory exercise. Gosh I’m a good writer. I should do it more.

I’ve also heard how good I am at forecasting. I wasn’t looking too far ahead, and I had the small advantage of being a few years ahead of the times in my book.

Even so, I got everything right.

Back-cover copy is about drama, and my novel had that in spades, with fantastic powers, violence, conspiracies, and troubled romance. The Demon in Business Class also has: elites failing to see the difference between what’s good, and what’s good for them; religious people ever more tempted, and corrupted, by temporal power; the dissatisfaction with globalization; the angry assault on patriarchy; Russia’s aggressive refusal to play by American rules; China’s ever-greater confidence; a greater role for mysticism in public life.

I don’t mean to brag, exactly. It’s hard to take comfort in being right about so many things that wouldn’t be my first choice if I had a say.

Still, I did way better with my calls than most pundits and politicians. I am attentive to subtle currents and a clear-eyed thinker. It helps to remember that things always change, and that nature abhors a vacuum. These are cliches because of our complacency; step back, and they contain terrors.

I have my own formula, once a line of dialogue from an early failed novel, now a personal mantra, my walking stick as I scramble ahead of changes.

It says: When there’s no place else to go, you go there.

There’s been a lot of going there the past few years. More to come. Trust me, I have a good track record.

And, gosh, I’m a good writer. I should do it more.

A quick hello during a busy season

I am sorry to have been so silent. In between summer travels with family, all my projects have been in construction phases, and I don’t like vague-posting.
But, news. I have several author events scheduled for this fall. You can find me at:
The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival, Fredericksburg, VA, Sat Sep 23
YABBAFest, Warrenton, VA, Sat Oct 14
Quest-Con, Mobile, AL, Fri Oct 20-Sun Oct 22
Philcon, Cherry Hill, NJ, Fri Nov 10-Sun Nov 12
I have also begun recording The Demon in Business Class audiobook. People who sign up for my mailing list at Fredericksburg or after will get a free copy of the early session recording of Demon chapter 1.
Want in on the goodies? Sign up too! 
The third project is of course my new novel, which I finally have come to admit is not going to be fleshed out from the previous manuscript, but completely rewritten. I have however set myself the semi-impossible goal of debuting it next year at Atlanta’s massive DragonCon, which means that next week I get to writing in a headlong Phildickian rush. Well, maybe not, but I have a lot to do.
I’ll be posting about the book in a couple of days, since I can actually discuss it now and show some concepts.
A fourth project … awaits much more solid scheduling. Suffice it to say I am working with great artists.