First of all, many thanks to those people
who have written to me, or posted questions on Amazon about if and
when there would be new books available. The Summer Snow
remains the last book in the
series, because I think it is a logical end point. (I've explained
this at a little more length in the FAQ
section.) But since I got so fond of the characters while writing
about them, I've written a series of stories that continue saying
"what happened next" more or less up until the present.
Since a lot of people seem to be fond of these characters too,
I've decided to make these stories available as an anthology,
titled What Happened When the War Was Over.
I'm experimenting with doing the e-book route, and the stories are
only available electronically. You can purchase them in a variety
of e-book formats (including PDF, and rich-text, if you just want
to read them on a regular computer) at Smashwords.com.
(They're also available directly at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and
other retailers, for those of you who have Kindles, Nooks, or
other dedicated e-book devices.)
Happened When the War Was Over is
an experiment both with new technology and with self-publishing.
I've been disappointed by the lack of publisher interest in my
Flemish historical novel (which is completed, for those of you who
have asked), and if this anthology of Tejada stories does well I
may make it an e-book as well. On the other hand, I do have a full
time job, and can't really devote myself to copy-editing and
promoting a novel, and I do still have some feeling that
traditional publishers perform a valuable function as
"gatekeepers" (even if the gate is closed to me for a
while). If they are right that there really is no interest in
historical novels about sixteenth century Flanders, I'm not sure
that I want to go to the trouble. I will see what the feedback is
on this website and on Smashwords.
I've also updated the "links"
section of the website, to reflect the sad loss of Murder Ink, as
well as a few new research sites, and updated the translations
page. (I wasn't able to get pictures of the stunning Turkish
editions except for the latest one of The Summer Snow.
Special thanks to Elif Uras Akhan, my Turkish translator, for her
kind note about the books. Also, if anyone in Poland is reading
this, thanks to my Polish publishers for putting absolutely
stunning covers on the books. I especially like the second one,
which shows what I think is the Roman bridge in Salamanca, and is
actually relevant to the action of the story – unlike almost
every other edition.)
Thanks for your patience with a long neglected website, and for
Salud camaradas. Happy reading.
- A brief biography, and a description of how I spend my days.
Frequently Asked Questions about Death
of a Nationalist - A few things that
people have asked me about that I think are worth knowing.
I am also happy to answer any questions that people send
me via e-mail.
Links - Most of the research
for my books was done on the web. Here are some of my
sources, including some pictures of Tejada's Spain.
Books - Death of a
Nationalist is the first in a series. Look here to
find out more about the further adventures of these
characters, and about translations
available. (Includes titles, excerpts, publication