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Open writing call

If you’ve read the first two books in The Last Brigade series, especially if you’ve also read the shorter book The Ghost of Voodoo Village, I really want to hear from you!

What do you want to see in Book Three and beyond? What did you like best and least in the first 2 1/2 books? Who are your favorite characters, and do you want to see more from them?

I’ve done the basic plotting for the future adventures of the 7th Cavalry, and book three is 26k words long already, but I’m trying to do things differently from most writers. I want this series to be as interactive as possible, but for that to work I need YOUR input.

The best way to do this is to comment on this post. And watch for my next request, because I’m going to suggest some titles and get your thoughts on what you like best.

Thanks for being part of the creative effort!




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  1. You’ve got a myriad of subplots in the making in the first two books, interesting characters with complex motivations. Lots of balls in the air. Gonna want to see you catch them one by one without dropping any by the time the series wraps.


    • Good eye Mark, that’s actually the challenge for Books 3 and 4. I want to follow EVERY subplot, but then you get a 300k word book. And of the 26k words I’ve written so far, it’s all characterization and pursuing those subplots. As you know, it’s the story of the characters that drives you.

  2. Anders Gjorling

    I’ve read both books on Kindle. Great stuff! Its interesting with warfare on several fronts and a secret agenda mystery. If there are two bases, there could be more… I would be interested if there would appear naval hidden units and airforce. Carry on the good work.

    • Thanks Anders! You’re not the first to ask about the other military branches…I can’t give anything away just yet, but I think you’re going to be happy with the direction I’m going. If you haven’t signed up for the mailing list, go ahead and do so, I’m finishing up a few fun freebies to send out.

  3. jeff7salter

    haven’t had a chance yet to read them, but they’re on my TBR list.
    I popped in just to add a pat on the back and a cheer from the peanut gallery.
    Keep writing and let your characters lead the way!

    • Thanks Jeff, it’s awesome the way you support other writers. Your karma score must be way off the charts.

      • jeff7salter

        LOL. Yeah, I’ve got karma out the wah-zoo. Ha.
        You and I have many shared interests, as well as a common publisher. We’re practically blood-brothers.
        May your sales go through the roof.

        • Thanks Jeff! I’ve gotta tell you it felt good getting back to the WW2 stuff for a while.

          • jeff7salter

            I’ve got two WW2-themed stories started… and both are substantial starts. Just need time and concentration to finish them.

          • Excellent! If you need any technical help let me know.

          • jeff7salter

            will do. If I ever complete those drafts, I’d definitely need a knowledgeable beta-reader!

          • Gimme a holler when and if.

    • Thank you Jeff, I think you know how much I admire you. If you get a chance to read them I hope you enjoy them both.

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