Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bookmarks, Hard at Work on Book 3

Not much news to report on my upcoming release of The Unfinished Gift. Except some bookmarks I made have come in. They came out really nice (click on the pic to see the largest bookmark you've ever's just the front side). Passing them out to family and friends at church. I'll be giving them away at future book signings, not just to those who buy the book but to anyone who looks at me for more than a few seconds. Whenever the stores finally take the book off the shelf, I'll rent a plane and drop the rest over the city.

I'm using my writing time these days trying to finish my 3rd novel, tentatively titled, The Deepest Waters. It's in the same genre as my first two books but with different characters and a different time and place. Inspired by a true story, it's set in 1857 and involves a newlywed couple separated by a shipwreck. We'll be spending time in old New York City, in San Francisco during the Gold Rush years, and experience life in the open sea aboard old wooden ships. The real, historical events that inspired my fictional tale are truly miraculous and amazing.


  1. Not to jump to conclusions, but you wouldn't happen to be writing a novel based on the story of the SS Central America, would you? Possibly building off the story of Ansel & Addie Easton?

  2. You get a gold star, Thomas. But I'll be calling my story "inspired by," not "based on" a true story. The true story is remarkable in itself, but what's available from a historical perspective would be too short to fill a novel and, actually, doesn't have enough tension and suspense (not any bad guys). But my story grew and evolved after watching their story on the History Channel and reading several books about the SS Central America.

  3. Ok, cool. Yeah, the only reason I knew about that story at all is because a book on it (Gary Kinder's "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea") was actually required reading this summer here at NASA. Turns out the difficulties of working in extreme depths are similar in many ways to those encountered when working in space.