Visiting Old Friends

 Photo by J E Therlot, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by J E Therlot, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

I have a number of re-releases coming out this year. Having a story come home is an opportunity to view earlier work with a, hopefully, more mature eye. So far I've dared to look inside the first two, Nobody's Home and Painting in the Rain, and in both cases there's room for improvement How much to do and when is a balancing act. I don't want polishing old work to get in the way of writing something new. On the other hand, I like my work to be the best it can be - a standard that changes over time.

I'll re-release Nobody's Home in early summer. This version is the same story with a few character and plot tweaks that should make it a more enjoyable read. I read a bunch of reader reviews and got some expert feedback and I think the book will be much stronger for the rewrite.  The multi-talented Jordan Castillo Price will design the new cover and I can't wait to see what she creates. 

In the meantime, I'm plugging away at some new work.  Which in a few years will turn into old work. My hope is that I'm learning as I go. Only time will tell.