A Return to Parkton
One of the good things about being trapped in the Papua New Guinea jungles for weeks at a time is that I get to do a lot of writing. And on this trip, I’ve finished polishing my second Parkton novel.
Finding Safe Ground is set in the same wonky town as 809 Jacob Street, but otherwise, the books aren’t related.
Finding Safe Ground delves into the history of Parkton, and gives some insight as to why Charles F. Longworth, the founding father, planted the hazelnut trees in a rough circle around town. It also introduces you to a bunch of characters who will feature prominently in this series of books.
HWA Roundtable 14
The digital age has seen the popularity of audiobooks skyrocket; it is now a billion dollar industry, with a >30% growth rate in past few years and no signs of slowing. In a busy world, audiobooks are providing a way for us to get in our reading time even when we can’t sit down with an actual book; now we can ‘read’ while driving to work, working out at the gym, cooking dinner, or even doing the housework. And cooler still, you can synch from your ebook to the audio-version seamlessly. But how do authors and publishers get quality audiobooks made?
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THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT MARTY’S WORLD:
You could visit Parkton, where odd things happen more often than they should (pack a lunch, cos a day trip could turn into weeks)…
Or you can check out my plan of attack for world domination. As a mad scientist, ruling the world goes with the job description.
There are more attractions on their way as the local government has just agreed to invest into improving the infrastructure to support the budding tourist attractions.. I even hear there is going to be a page on Palynology, so when the next person says ‘huh?’ when I explain what my day job entails, I can point them here…