William Doonan

I write books and stories.

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Settling in to life in Italy

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It’s hard to believe that we’ve been here three weeks now, and harder to believe that we’re just getting into a groove.  I’ve learned a great deal about Italian playgrounds, Italian toystores, and Italian ice cream.  I’m hoping at some point soon to learn a bit about art and history as well.  Keeping to a writing schedule is more difficult here than at home.  Everything is so much more fluid, and work is actually a lot harder – different preps, different class lengths, different tests, etc.  But I’m starting to get back on track.  I’m working on the third/fourth draft, depending on how you look at it, of American Caliphate, an archaeological mystery that takes place in coastal Peru, where I spent some time working on excavations.

I’m also thinking about Henry Grave’s next adventures.  Mediterranean Grave is picking up a little steam, but I still need lightning to strike to blow it into the next level of public awareness.  A little help came this week from the good folks at The Sacramento News & Review, one of the finest papers in the land.  Check out their review: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/bibliolatry/blogs/post?oid=1922550

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February 15, 2011 at 8:29 am

Mediterranean Grave

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Here's the cover- it came out great!

Well, it finally came out – the new book!  I got my first one in the mail last week and I thought it was gorgeous.  I like how the silver lettering came out!  I’m getting my twenty copies in the mail on Tuesday, and I’ll then start sending out review copies in hopes of getting some good buzz.  I might also try to enter some contests.  Grave Passages picked up two Finalist Awards for Best Mystery, so maybe this time I can actually win one!

So if anyone out there enjoys a good mystery, or likes cruises, or both, I hope you’ll check out my book.  You can get it on Amazon for $12.95, which is a bargain!

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January 10, 2011 at 1:17 am

Posted in Fiction, Mystery

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