After more than a year of work, writing, rewriting, and editing over and over, my eBook Chet: Whispers From the Past went live on Amazon today. This is my first effort in the world of fiction and this book is actually the first volume in what is intended to be a series.
The story concept was born more than ten years ago and has rattled around in my brain until January of 2013 when I finally started committing the story to paper. (Actually it was digital bits on a magnetic medium, but that doesn’t sound quite as folksy as saying paper.)
My biggest challenge with this story hasn’t been the writing, but rather it is answering people’s question when they ask what the book is about. In spite of my best efforts, I haven’t been able to identify a genre that the story fits into. My advance readers have struggled as well, some comparing it to Where the Red Fern Grows or The Secret Garden. My editor called it a ‘feel good story’ and an enjoyable read. Whatever comparison you may make to other books, or genre you may choose in a effort to neatly identify this story, I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I’ve enjoyed telling the story.