I’m pleased to announce the availability of a new ‘omnibus’ edition of the Journeys series. The new book combines all three of the Journeys books - Journey to Angkor, Journey to Rai-Lay and Journey’s End - into a single ebook file. If you haven’t yet read the series, this is a great way to pick up all three books at a reduced price. You can purchase it from Amazonor directly from me in ePub or Kindle formats for US$6.
[caption id="attachment_640” align="alignright” width="214” caption="Journey’s End Cover (final)"][/caption] Yes, the ‘journey’ I started almost exactly three years ago is finally over. What started as a single book idea fictionalizing the journals of Henri Mouhut has come to an finish with Journey’s End, which is now available on both Amazon and Smashwords. In this final book of the Journeys series, Piero, whose travels are recounted in Journey to Angkor is taking a needed rest in Bangkok with his lover Plai.
[caption id="attachment_640” align="alignright” width="214” caption="Journey’s End Cover (final)"][/caption] Yes, friends, the “Journeys” series is almost at an end. I finished the third and final book, Journey’s End a few weeks ago and it’s now available for purchase from Smashwords and Amazon (see the book page for links). To celebrate this achievement, and for those of you who haven’t read one or both of the first two books, I’m offering them at Smashwords for 50% off for the rest of this month.
I’m finally back at work on Journey’s End, the third (and final) book in the Journeys series. I think the first draft will be completed in the next few days, unless I get really stalled again, but it will still probably be a few months before I’m ready to release it. Journey’s End reunites Piero, along with is lover Plai, from Journey to Angkor with Henry and his partner Kung from Journey to Rai-Lay.
[caption id="attachment_316” align="alignright” width="214” caption="The cover for Journey’s End”][/caption] I started writing Journey’s End a few weeks ago, and I think I’m already 30 to 40% done with the first draft, with several key parts already written. I’m afraid work has slowed down considerably since floods hit the part of Bangkok I live in. It’s odd, really. In theory, I have lots of time to write, but it’s hard to sit and focus, let alone let your imagination fly, when you’re checking to see how far up the street the water has come every five minutes.
I was talking about my latest work-in-progress, “Claiming David” (as I’m now calling it), over at Goodreads, and a comment from another poster led me to think maybe I should give some background on Thai names - and more importantly, nicknames - for those unfamiliar with the culture and history of the country formerly known as Siam. Like people almost everywhere in the world, Thais have given names and family names.
I just got back from a trip to Central Java, Indonesia. The main purpose of the trip was to update and expand my travel guide, but I was also hoping to find some inspiration for the third - and final - book in the Journey series, which reunites Piero (from Journey to Angkor) and Henry (from Journey to Rai-Lay). There are a couple of interesting old temples in this region that I’m hoping to work into the story.