Archive for May 2007

Captain Larry’s Amazing Bag of Whiz Bang!

May 31, 2007


I’m currently working on a series of short stories I hope to eventually see published as a collection entitled “Captain Larry’s Amazing Bag of Whiz Bang!”

Initially I’ll be submitting them as individual works to various magazines and such.

In the days ahead I’ll link readers of this blog to early drafts of the stories. Probably some time next week I’ll post a copy of Buyers’ Market — a story of a Realtor who accidentally sells the planet earth to an alien.

After that I’ll post Mrs. Coulsey’s Basement — a story about a preacher who cast demons out of household appliances!


Return Visits to The King’s School, Columbia Porter, and Trinity!

May 30, 2007


I’ll be at all these schools in the next couple of weeks!

I hope to have some photos from each!


Looking Ahead

May 27, 2007


June will see the end of the pre-publication market-test for The Purloined Boy. Over the next few weeks the schools will wrap up their reading and blogging.

What have I learned and what comes after that?

Well, I’ve learned that The Purloined Boy will sell. I’ve also learned that there are a few minor tweeks to the story I’d like to make — nothing too dramatic, but enough to spice up the story a bit and bring some clarity at points.

Most of all, this market-test has given me the needed data to go to pubilshers with confidence, knowing that the story is good and populated with characters that readers love.

The next big event is my meeting with my agent mid-June. A lot of what comes after that will depend on what comes out of that meeting. Writing a book is a thing that involves a lot of people. I wouldn’t be too surprised if he suggests some changes to the story. Depending on the extent of the work needed I can imagine starting to make our pitch to publishers by September.

But what happens in the interim? What about the Wyrdling?

More on that in my next post.


Great Time with the Kids from The King’s School!

May 23, 2007


The King’s School

Click above to see your picture.

Great questions, by the way!


Morty to Visit The King’s School Wednesday!

May 22, 2007


I’ll visit with the all-time champion blogging school for a little under an hour or so.

Hopefully we’ll get a picture I can post for other schools to see!


Morty is Going to Tennessee to Meet with an Old Friend in the Publishing Industry

May 17, 2007


I’ll be going to the land of Elvis in mid-June to spend a couple of days speaking with an old friend about getting our pitch ready for decision-makers in the world of commercial publishing!

Thanks for reading The Purloined Boy! Your reading the book and blogging about it is a big help.

I’ll keep you posted on how things are developing!


A Great Time Had by All at Mansfield Middle School — Again! Click below to see your picture!

May 15, 2007


Thanks for reading The Purloined Boy!

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PS — You can see your picture on your blog page!