It’s a new book #bookrelease

My path for the last couple of years has been weird. I get sporadic writing time, and try to make the best of it. Eventually, those sessions add up, which is why I’m posting today.

My work schedule put me in a strange place, because I could publish last weekend, then not talk about it all week, or publish this weekend and have the same problem ahead of me. I went ahead and ran it through Amazon’s mill last Sunday.

Good Liniment is now available on Amazon and has been for a couple of days now. I’ll be taking it out on tour for a few weeks to give it a good launch, and will be reblogging the posts here as a way to support my hosts and hopefully drive a bit of traffic. Lisa Burton, spokesmodel for my career, will be out there too handing out some book specific posters.

Getting sick didn’t help matters along. I missed a bunch of work this week with something like the flu on steroids. (I got the flu shot, so it’s probably something else.) At one point I was feverish and slept for 20 straight hours. The other four were spent in the bathroom.

That doesn’t leave a lot to talk about in a blog post, so let’s make this about the new book.

Someone is murdering members of the local witches coven. They turn to Lizzie and the hat for their unique skills that might help eliminate the killers.

A religious zealot might be a monster, but is still a human being. This task isn’t the same as staking vampires or shooting zombies. It isn’t the usual project Lizzie takes on for her night work.

This all takes place during a recovery period for Lizzie. She needs to keep her cover band together and find a new way of getting them gigs. More bands and less venues are making finances tight. The hat didn’t make things easier during her absence, by spreading rumors about why she took her sabbatical.

Someone killing others over a point of view insults Lizzie’s sensibilities. She has secrets to keep. Her employers have secrets, too. It doesn’t make for a comfortable working environment, but she agrees to do what she can.

Convincing her strong-willed employers to stay indoors during all this poses another problem. Can she keep them alive long enough to finish her task?

Good Liniment is full of magic, magical creatures, and an entire underground community living amongst us.

The Hat Series consists of short novels that can be read in a single afternoon. They’re full of snarky dark humor and can be easily read out of order.

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I hope to give this one a good launch. It expands the world of Lizzie and the hat exponentially, and provides a base the next few stories will feed off of. I plan on making minor introductions in subsequent stories so you can still read them out of order should one grab your attention more than another.

I also have a finished manuscript for The Midnight Rambler that glances off some things in Good Liniment. Probably hold that one for the Halloween season.

I’m scheduling this post ahead of time and hope to be back at work by the time you read it. I might have to catch up with comments after hours.

So, there you have it. A new book in The Hat Series. Do all the things authors dream of. Pick up a copy, have fun, tell your friends, maybe share it on social media. Watch for the tour posts. I made every one of them unique and I think it will be a good tour.


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59 responses to “It’s a new book #bookrelease

  1. Congratulations, Craig… I will get my copy now!

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  2. Congrats on the new release!

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  3. Congrats, Craig! Love that cover. Hope you’re feeling better!

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  4. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, Craig. Through one challenge and then another, you finished. Bravo! I look forward to reading Good Liniment. 😊

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  5. You have had some challenges to overcome (between work and illness). So glad you have a new release despite it all. Off to grab a copy…

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  6. Congrats, Craig! You are a true testimony to perseverance. I bought my copy and look forward to reading this new release! Best wishes on a fabulous launch!

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  7. Mar

    Congrats on the new release, Craig! Beautiful cover! Hope you have fully recovered from quite an ordeal. Take care of you!

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  8. Huge congrats, Craig! I have this on my ereader and look forward to reading it! Wishing you every success. Hugs 💕🙂

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  9. Congratulations, Craig. Perseverance above all, launching your new book.📚🎶Christine

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  10. Ugh. Whatever you caught sounds horrible. Glad you still got your book launch done. Congrats! I love this cover. I need to finish Staci Troilo’s new book, and then I have yours on my Kindle, ready to read! Good luck with it.

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  11. Congratulations, Craig. Glad you are better and back at it. Going to grab my copy.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author

    I love the cover, Craig! Congrats on your latest, but sorry you were sick. This is on my vacation reading list. Can’t wait 🙂

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  13. Yay, Craig! Congratulations on your new release, and my very best wishes for HUGE success! 😀

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  14. Congratulations on your latest. I’m sure you will have a great tour.

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  16. Congratulations on the new release! I’ve already read and reviewed it and found Good Liniment very entertaining. Sorry you got hammered with flu stuff (it sounds awful), but hopefully your new book eases the sting. Feel better!

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  17. Welcome back to the Hat! It will be interesting to see the take on the “sabbatical” after killing a creature that was half friend.

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    • Time to get on with things. This isn’t the series for long tearful scenes and moping. Imagine all that happened between the stories. She went there, now it’s time to go home.

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      • Yes. Maudlin is way overrated. That can all be handled with a few one liner backstory drops. (lovingly referred to as BS -for a reason) I’m sure Hat will have a few snide asides, though and off after the witch killers. Nice play on Witch Hunt.

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  18. Glad you’re on the mend, Craig. The new Hat book sounds fun. Let me know when you want to wander by Wyrmflight!

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  19. Congratulations, Craig! Sounds very interesting, and i hope you will have a good recovery soon! Best wishes, and enjoy your Sunday! xx Michael

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  21. Congratulations on the new release!

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  22. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    Congrats to Craig on the new book. Just got a copy myself and looking forward to reading it as soon as I can.

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  23. Congrats! Just got copies of books 3 thru 5 in the series since I had gotten behind. Also looking forward to reading the newest Lanternfish!

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