#NewBook Hoist the Colors, one more time…

I spent my weekend publishing “Wreck of the Lanternfish.” I swore this would come out in 2021, and now it has.

Amazon took it’s sweet time, and I ran into a few glitches along the way. For whatever reason, Apple decided to reduce the size of my cover when I save it. This led me to search back through a couple of thousand posts for Sean Harrington’s original mail to find an image the correct size. It seems Apple Mail does not have a search feature. My saved image at least tagged the date, and that helped a bit.

This led me to create a folder for Sean’s delivery emails. Since I was on a mission, I also dug out the cover for Good Liniment and saved it there, too.

It took a day to get through Amazon’s review, then a few more hours to publish, but it’s there now. Then it took even more time to attach to the series. I still haven’t seen the numbering sequence correct, but assume that’s coming. Voyage of the Lanternfish still shows as book one of two, instead of book one of three. At least the book is available now.

I also learned we can link other titles to the series without making them part of the series. This probably isn’t new, but it’s new to me. I updated Serang to populate when someone links to the trilogy.

While I was waiting, I gave Entertaining Stories a facelift. Some new wallpaper and the underwater banner image felt appropriate.

James Cuttler created a peaceful spot for he and his wife to settle down. Far from the war that ravages their homeland, far from the reputation he earned as the notorious pirate Captain Bloodwater, and far from responsibility.

A royal Prelonian houseguest is a constant reminder of what’s at stake half a world away, of the friends he put ashore to fight the war. He lives in a dream world that’s temporary, at best. It’s only a matter of time before his guest is identified and the black assassins come for her.

He mortgages his precious vineyard to pay for repairs to his ship. If nothing else, Lanternfish will be one of the most powerful ships in the war, if he’s not already too late.

James will have to merge the skills of commander and con man into something new to make this work. He’ll need to avoid those on his own side who would hang him for piracy.

Serang is half a world away, leading her army of mercinary swordsmen toward the Fulminites. Mistrusted by both sides of the war, she appears as a third combatant on the battlefield. She may eliminate the mysterious order, only to succumb to the demons of her own tragic past.

Strap on your swords and hoist the colors one more time as the thrilling Lanternfish Trilogy comes to an end.

Wreck of the Lanternfish purchase link

Trilogy link


I know many of you are reluctant to start a series until it concludes. If that was your concern, fear no more. I’ll be taking this book out on tour, but will wait until after Thanksgiving to start. It’s probably the worst time, since it’s not a Christmas story, but maybe some folks prefer to avoid Christmas stories. This is an alternative.


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51 responses to “#NewBook Hoist the Colors, one more time…

  1. Congratulations. I found that cover problem with Apple too. I publish all my stuff from a PC just to make sure. Looking forward to your tour

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  3. A huge congratulations to you, Craig!! I have picked up my copy and look forward to the conclusion of the Lanternfish journey!! I love this cover as much as the other two, and I like the new update on the blog site background!!

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  4. Congratulations on the newest release! (And I love the banner.) 🐟🐠🐡

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  5. Great that you have that handled. Hope you can relax now and enjoy your well earned holidays.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, Craig. I’ve picked up my copy and I’m looking forward to the read. Bravo!! ✨🎉✨

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  7. Congratulations! It’s always a good feeling to get a book published. I like your new background here.

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  8. Yay!!! Finally! Just downloaded it. I can read it once I finish the book I just started.

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  9. Huge, happy congratulations, Craig! Just downloaded my copy, and plan to read from the start. (My COVID-brain memory issues are a PAIN, and I want to be sure I get all the players straight once again before moving on.) Now if only I didn’t have a Kindle ready to burst at the virtual seams! But I WILL get to everything on my main List TBR, I swear. And hopefully, it won’t take too long. I’m looking forward to another rollicking adventure aboard ship!! 😊

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  10. Victoria Zigler

    Congratulations! I’ve grabbed my copy, which I look forward to reading.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    Congrats on your new release. I can’t wait to read it.

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  12. I’m off to get my copy, Craig… and give us a shout if you need us for the tour?

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  13. Huge congratulations, Craig! 🎉🎉🎉 I hope your series is a big success. 💕🙂

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  14. Happy Book Birthday! It’s always an emotional rush when you publish, but especially the end of a series. Congratulations and best wishes!

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  15. Ahoy there, Craig! Congratulations on Book 3 of Lanternfish setting sail. I grabbed my copy from Amazon and wish you all the best with the release and your upcoming tour. Love the new wallpaper and underwater banner, too. 🙂

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  16. Congratulations on the release. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

    I also love the new background and banner as well.

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  17. Congratulations! Sorry, i first have to read much more of the previous books, but its now on my list. xx Michael

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  18. I’m late getting here, but a huge congratulations, Craig! I get to hang out with those root monsters one more time (unless you do a spinoff with them – just an idea, hint, hint). Off to Amazon now.

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  19. Mar

    I love the new look, Craig! We’re a pirate & boat loving family, so this is right up my alley! Congrats on your release!

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  20. HI Craig, I still need to read the second book in this series. It is in my December plans. I am taking a blogging break to read and write with no distractions. I love this cover.

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