We have had six years with Edward Massey Books and this website. My books, the books that interest me, the lives my books lead, and the way books lead my life remain the topics. I have recently discovered that I want to expand the topics. No big announcements here, but look to see if the blog section is more current as well as notice an the book currently in process. When I started this website, I wrote, “With breath and luck, we can expect more books.” Six years of breath and hard work, mingled with the luck of having everyone hang in there with me (wife, friends, publisher) brought a book published April, 2019, and a new one to be published this August (2020).
Each of my books has its own page, as well as
To the extent possible, the page will track the reviews published or provide a link to the review site.
For each of my books, I hope a structured guide to our discussions will emerge as more of our community joins in.
- To start, a little comment on each book, something of an introduction but by no means designed to be a summary.
- Discussion topics: Questions that bring together various groups because of their mutual interests, some because they are readers, some because they are breathers.
- Some background notes on each book. They may or may not have anything to do with the story you read in the book.
A dangerous subject to introduce into our conversation. Until this year, it has been more a history, like edwardmasseybooks has a history of four. Five Star requires all books to go on submission, so my next novel is underway, but neither accepted nor scheduled for publication. When I finish it and submit it, I will go back to rewriting a finished but unpublished novel. The little voices tell me to start a new one, and I will when I start the process of finding a publisher for the unpublished novel mentioned above. All that and still trying to learn how to create a career and sell books!
It starts with a biographical sketch I still don’t know how to write. It’s a skill I hope to develop and I am honestly asking for your suggestions. It will also include a little collection of notes about what I’m doing as a writer. These notes change from time to time, not because what I’m doing changes so much, but my ability to see and to describe what I am doing does.
I had hoped that we would enter into a conversation, one that might occur in a bookstore, a signing, an event, or over a meal or a drink. I am clearly not as good at that as I am sitting down every day and writing for four hours, but I’m going to give it a renewed effort. I hope you come along.
Everything I have written so far about my blog has been inaccurate. I have two serious blogging friends and they put as much effort and time into their blog as I put into my novels. I won’t get there. I don’t aim to. At the moment (April, 2020) I hope I will contribute something that gives voice to my concerns and will encourage you to write what interests you, even if it is not about my books or my opinions.
All of the modern, social media are there awaiting renewed resolve to become competent. Until then, the tried and true method of exchanging e-mails and letters will always work. On this page, and at each book, there are links to allow you to get in touch with me and your preferred bookseller and buy the books.