Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sabbatical Year Nearly Complete. What's next?

 Where has the time gone? 2020 is three-quarters done, and won't we all be glad when this year is over?  I know I will be, for several reasons, not the least of which is that I am itchy to begin writing again. 

Trying to  remain positive, I recognize that for all the negatives, 2020 has also had its share of high points. My move to a new state went without a hitch, house renovations went as well as can be expected. I found that I have more applicable skills to the renovation task than I recalled, plus we love our new city. So many new things to see and do. 

As far as writing is concerned, I took off 2020 to focus on the move, shift gears from teaching writing classes and truthfully, to take a break from writing my adventure fiction novels in "The Martin Culver Series" after writing 7 novels. 

I realize now how much miss writing this series, conducting the archaeological research, and discovering what comes next in Martin Culver's ongoing struggle to survive while impacting the endless cycle of stolen artifacts smuggled daily across the globe, perpetuating war and world conflict.

As you read this, I'm gearing up for book 8 in the series, dusting off the keyboard, digging deep into the intense research that goes into every Martin Culver novel. 

A preview you say? I can't do that. But I can tell you that the series moves to the Florida Keys and the Caribbean, with Martin and Sandra Culver back in action together. I can also tell you that the world is a very different place after novel 7 in the series. "The Mystery of The Maltese Venus". Oh, and here is a teaser, the graphic that will be featured on the cover.

The name of the next novel will remain a secret, for now. 

So brush up on your previous reads in "The Martin Culver Series", re-acquaint yourself with the characters you most closely identify with, and get ready. This next novel will grab your attention and have you holding on for the ride of your life. 

Best regards, 

Malcom Massey