After reading multiple articles on the state of the publishing industry over the past few days, particularly blogs from Hugh Howey and David Gaughran, I’m very glad that I never had a manuscript accepted by an agent or publisher. The vast majority of advantages, it seems, now reside with the self-publishers. Can’t believe how quickly the publishing landscape is changing.

Releasing The Ingenuity Ball end of July

Been having a lot of fun writing Part 2 of The Thought Cathedral and I do have my title. It will be called The Ingenuity Ball. I have a decent draft finished but I’ll be combing through it again over the next two weeks before I submit to my editor on July 11. I expect to release sometime around July 18 or so. This has been a TON of work. I was looking back through my emails today and realized that I started writing Thought Cathedral clear back in  fall of 2011. A lot of work, but also really rewarding. I expect the conclusion, tentatively titled The Concept Bazaar, to be even more challenging.

Indie Anthology

I wrote a short thousand-word piece of flash fiction over the past few days for a charity anthology. This anthology is the brain child of popular self-published author Hugh Howey and will contain flash fiction from a variety of authors who frequent the kboards, on online forum for self-published authors. My contribution is called The Gambino Theater Gambit. You can read it by clicking on the link in my sidebar.

Progress on my next book

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. Just wanted to provide an update here on my next book. I’m currently working on my second novel, tentatively titled The Thought Cathedral. I’m releasing it in three parts: The Thought Cathedral (Part 1), The Ingenuity Ball (Part 2), and The Concept Bazaar (Part 3). I should have all parts out by end of December, 2014. I’m also releasing a prelude to The Thought Cathedral, titled American Grease, which I’m really excited about. American Grease is nearly finished as I’ve already submitted it to an editor. It should be out within the next two weeks or so.

Hello Again

So I haven’t posted for awhile but, since I’m going to be releasing a novella shortly, I figure now is as good a time as any. This site is still under construction and I don’t have an email link built in. In the mean time, if you would like to contact me please do so at the following email: threefifthsfugitive@gmail.com. Thanks!

Alfred Loomis

Please see the link in my blogroll for more information about this fascinating man on whom my fictional organization, Brooklyn Capital Management, is based.  Loomis was a Wall Street tycoon, scientist and visionary who was either directly or indirectly responsible for a number of inventions that helped the Allies to victory in  World War 2.  Some of these inventions include radar, missile trajectories, and played a role in the development of the geiger counter.  Loomis built a science laboratory with his own money located in a place called Tuxedo Park, outside of New York City.  He brought in some of the leading scientists from all over the country and helped fund their work.  He also participated in some of the early meetings in the Manhattan Project.  He was also an amateur magician.