For some weeks there seemed to be a computer problem disabling my website. My schedule on the book and other pressing matters, not to mention worries of many I feared for in Hurricane Harvey, I returned to the website yesterday and to my amazement, the computer seems to have fixed itself. That's sure never happened before!
At any rate I believe the system is working again. Since TCU Press's release of Sins of the Younger Sons in late June, I have been busy in Texas, with readings and talks at Malvern's and Book People in Austin; Marfa Books in a grand Crowley Theater setting shared with readings by Joe Ely, Jo Harvey Terry, and a closeout a capella love song from Terry Allen; the Twig in San Antonio; River Oaks Books in Houston; and the new Interabang store in Dallas. Adding to that were perceptive interviews by Andrew Stuart for KRTS-FM 93.5 in Marfa and Martha Hunter on her program "Writers on Air" on KOOP-FM 91.7 in Austin. Both interviews are available via streaming posted on their websites, and if I should grow so capable, perhaps added to this website.
I'm deeply indebted to Ed Conroy and Si Dunn for their reviews in the San Antonio Express-News and Dallas Morning News respectively, as well as a wide-ranging interview in
Much of my audience is in Texas, and those readers will be served if they wish in October at the Texas Book Festival in Austin and next April at the San Antonio Book Festival. But since only a few scenes of the new novel are set in Texas, we hope Sins of the Younger Sons will be breaking out beyond our borders. I hope for readings, talks, and signings in Santa Fe, Portland, Oregon, Reno, Nevada, Sausalita, California, and New York. I'll post those here if and when they materialize.
And through my Facebook accounts I will continue posting historical backstory of the novel as long as it occurs to me.
And in the "you never know" department, Texas Monthly, I, the Gotham Group, and a screenwriting team that includes Josh Olson, an Oscar nominee for "A History of Violence," have signed a promising option for a movie adapted from my article about a wild jailbreak, "Busting Out of Mexico," that was published 41 years ago this month.