The current TBR pile
Tuesday November 30, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging | Leave Comments
Any of these speak to you? What are you reading?Read More
In High Cotton
Tuesday November 2, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Photos | Leave Comments
I'm in Oklahoma working for a few weeks, teaching at the KC-135 school house, and this wonderous sight is right next to my hotel. I always seem to arrive here after the harvest but these pics were taken mere days before they harvested them. My new iPhone 13 took some nice photos.Read More
A little musical interlude to interrupt your day
Saturday October 30, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | music | Leave Comments
I love the Black Keys. I am away for work and this song popped up on my iTunes Library in my rental car and I kept it on recycle for quite awhile.Read More
Rick Beato Interviews Myles Kennedy and it’s Awesome!
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | music | Leave Comments
I love both of these guys. Their musical knowledge is pretty incredible and they share a snippet with us in this amazing interview. Myles is the lead singer of my favorite band, Alter Bridge, and also fronts for Slash with the Conspirators. If you don't follow Rick's channels on YouTube you are missing out.Read More
Saturday October 16, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Writer's life | Leave Comments
I can't remember how much I've said about my current WIP. It's a space opera, with the theme of Vampires in Space.
I just passed 18,000 words on Book 2 in the Mészárosa Trilogy, Salvāre. The first book, Vim Dicaré is all but done, including the cover, just a few tweaks left and another round of final line edits with Lauren. But I plan to finish all three of these books before I publish. The writing is going a little slower than I would like. Not because I am struggling with it, it is pretty well outlined, but I am laboring to put my butt in the seat and actually write. That is the real challenge I'm facing. I want this for a career and adding words has been a slough. Makes me wonder if I have what it takes.
I'm not interested in filling my time with video games any more. The writing is always there, and I never regret the time I spend doing it, but there always seems to be fifty other things that need attending, or --
I'm easily distracted. I have all of the covers done for the, a plan in place, a wonderful editor that gets me, all I have to do it write the damned books. I am hoping to really focus on writing over the next two months. I would love to have it finished before the end of the year. It is doable, but will require diligence and perseverance.
I want to publish all three next year.
I hope your writing is going better!
Here is a little taste. This is raw and unedited and might not even make it into the final copy:
The behemoth cargo starship Rougarou moved into the open maw of the quantum gate and in a flash, it disappeared from realspace, swallowed up by the receding wave of energy. In front of the ship, a tunnel led them forward through netherspace, bucking slightly as the ship settled in front of the energy wave like a surfer on the North Shore of Oahu. René Trahan had never seen such a wave, but it was how the story had been passed down through the ages, as the Trahans had been merchant traders on Earth when ships sailed the oceans, and they were one of the first to take up the space lanes after the quantum tunnels had been opened. But this wave was invisible to the eye and only a practiced helmsman could maneuver with such a soft touch that the ripples from the wave smoothed out so quickly that not even a cup of water was spilled in the ship.Read More
Blog Tour Begins today for Effacement!
Monday October 11, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging | Leave Comments
The gals over at the Book Review Crew are doing a blog tour for my book Effacement that will run through the coming week. Please go check it out and their other reviews.Read More
Effacement is Out in Audio!
Monday September 20, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Book Release | Leave Comments
More will be coming as they process the files. It should be available soon wherever you download your audiobooks.
Henry and Jenna did a wonderful job! This is more like an audio play, since they do all the voices, male and female, and narrate the appropriate sections as well. I hope you enjoy it!Read More
Preview for Effacement Audiobook!
Wednesday September 15, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Novel Publicity | Leave Comments
The audiobook should be out September 28th! It's is narrated by Henry Kramer and Jenna Doulong and they did all the male and female voices for the book, so it's kinda cool. He narrated the male POV and she narrated the female POV. I think it turned out pretty damned well.
If his name sounds familiar, he is the son of two prominent audiobook readers, two of my all-time favorites, Kate Reading and Michael Kramer. I feel fortunate to get in early on what is surely going to be a spectacular career for both Henry and Jenna!
I hope you like it! It will be available wherever you buy your audiobooks in 13 days!Read More
Wolf Van Halen is Extremely Talented
Tuesday September 14, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | music | Leave Comments
I saw his band, Mammoth WVH last week in Indy and they were quite good. the only negative I would say is that they had the bass up too loud and it drowned out a lot of the nuance. WVH is an amazing talent and played every instrument on every song on his debut album. I can't wait to see what the future hold for this music prodigy.Read More
It’s Book Award Season
Thursday September 2, 2021 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Awards | Leave Comments
I submitted for maybe half a dozen book awards. I've heard back from three so far and I made the cut in one that is still going. I made finalist in another but didn't win.
And today I found out I won National Association of Book Entrepreneurs Summer 2021 Best Science Fiction Book!
This is their 39th year doing book awards by category. It's always rewarding to get recognized for the effort.
I have to say I am quite pleased with how Effacement turned out. The reviews have been generally great, and best of all nobody has said I suck at writing and should stop. That was my biggest fear.
Imposter syndrome is real.Read More