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It's like a fog has finally lifted. After 92,852 words, my new book Penwell is ready for editors.

Initially, I envisioned the book topping out around 60,000 words, though at one point it reached over 100,000 before I took the delete key to it. At 250 words per page, that's nearly 370 pages, much longer than my first book The Success of Suexliegh which was 63,000.

The story of Penwell has been locked away inside by brain for five years and it wasn't until recently that the tumblers began slowly turning. It's a mystery that unravels as I write; the unexpected twists and inevitable connections surprise me as if I were experiencing them like a reader. Turning each page unlocks a new door... stumbles you down a dangerous fork in the forest path. I want the reader to feel as if they're solving the puzzle right alongside the book's main character, Peter Penwell.

While I'm still a few months away from actually releasing Penwell (editing, final polish, and cover design [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][the one on this site is temporary]), I can say that the novel is set in modern day San Francisco, my hometown, on the last Winter Solstice the world may ever see...

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