Sometimes in life we do things that defy explanation. Things that go against our natures, because jobs demand it, marriage demands it, stability, parenthood, it makes for a long list.

Speaking of lists, I’ll share one here. I could use bullet points, but it is a long list. Consider some of these things in modern life: bills, jobs, mandatory overtime, politics, social media, violence in the street, import tariffs, export tariffs, immigration, social problems, terrorism, military actions, taxes, home maintenance, chores, yard work, house work, health care, veterinary care, it goes on an on.

We can all use a short break. Sometimes we need to take time to shut it all out for a few hours. This is why I write speculative fiction. The big “why” is so we can all escape for a few hours. I escape when I write it, and I hope you do too when you read it.

We have enough of the unavoidable things in our lives. It’s nice to know that the good guys can win. That a proper ending is still out there somewhere, even if it’s between the pages of a work of fiction.

I finally got Viral Blues into NetGalley and Book Sprout. If any of you are interested in a free copy in exchange for an honest review, these links may interest you.



I’ll be back out on the tour trail next week. I hope you’ll join me and speak up in the comment sections.


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36 responses to “Why?

  1. Life does sometimes suck. It’s nice to escape into fiction once in a while.

    Already bought my copy on Amazon and wrote a review. Don’t know if they’ll publish it, though. Posted it on GR and BB, too. Wishing you luck with it. It’s a great book.

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  2. Martin Matthews

    Well said, Boyack. It’s why we write. To Escape, to process. To understand. To entertain.

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  3. That’s why I write – to escape. I’m pretty sure Amazon accepted my review. I do know it’s on BookBub and Goodreads.

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  4. Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere and commented:
    Grab a copy on Netgalley or Book Sprout!

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  5. Any secret to the Net Galley placement?

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  6. Requested from Netgalley! Can’t promise a review soon but asap, I will get one up for you.

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  7. Congrats! Good luck with the reviews.

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  8. Congrats on the progress. When I release the first indie I’m going to have to ask you how to handle Net Galley. I’m clueless.

    Fingers crossed you get a bunch of downloads and review. It’s a good story and a great escape 🙂

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author

    I agree writing and reading books to us to that other place. It’s nice to escape all that reality sometimes.

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  10. Congrats on the NetGalley placement, Craig. I’ve got your book already and will read it and review it as soon as I can. After enjoying The Hat, I’m looking forward to Viral Blues. Best wishes with everything 🙂

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  11. I’d love to help out with a review, but I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment, what with reading I’ve promised to do, critiques I need to do, completion of the rewrites of one novel and writing another!

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  12. Wishing you lots of downloads, Craig!

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  13. Yep. Escape to a good book!

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  14. Books are a great escape, I agree. Also, could you please never list all the adult responsibilities again? LOL I feel all overwhelmed and suffocated just reading it! 😉

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  15. I think we all need to feel that we can shape the narrative sometimes. Make things come out the way WE want them.

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  16. I can testify to the awesomeness of taking time away from it all, having just returned from three days in Arkansas without internet or cell phone signal. At first, there was a panicked feeling. But once I relaxed into it, I enjoyed every moment of the time with my family in such a beautiful wilderness!

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