We're getting close to the release of the second book in the new Blanket Trilogy, Scenes from the Blanket: Special Collector's Edition. This one holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first novel that I ever decided to undertake, having to break off from the project to try something else, which eventually became the novel, The Petrified Christ.
But I did return to this piece, and I was madly in love with the characters and the story at the time, and of course, the setting that was my hometown of New Orleans. Well, I've since rekindled that relationship with this particular book, and I couldn't be happier with this cleaned-up, and in some places, extended edition. We're in the final stages of the edit of this Special Collector's Edition, and the book, while having a publication date of September 30, 2017 will be made available for purchase in 2018.
The first book of "The Blanket Trilogy" has been integrated fully onto Amazon, and the second book is in the works.
News to me!
Proud to announce that the new edition of The Petrified Christ has been turned loose on the world today. Unfortunately it's coinciding with the death of my brother in arts, Dave Rosser of the Afghan Whigs, who passed away tonight at the age of 50 from inoperable colon cancer. This man taught me to make the myths, and right now that's all I'm prepared to say, as myself and all of our friends who knew him mourn today in our own way.
With that fitting acknowledgment out of the way, I'd like to report that the book is available right now on TedTorres.com exclusively through Createspace, the Amazon company who I will be working with throughout the duration of the publication of "The Blanket Trilogy" through December of 2017.
Slowly the book will be integrated onto the Amazon.com site, which right now it is proving to be a complicated transition as links to the title continue to go to the previous editions, both paperback and Kindle, the latter of which is a version of this new edition that doesn't exist yet.
Accept no substitutes!
I'd like to announce that the new edition of The Petrified Christ has been pushed back from its originally intended June 13th release date to sometime later in the month to accommodate another round of proofing. It's amazing what one can see when they get an actual copy of their book sent to them, with the words all formatted and naked and vulnerable. Know that we will launch in June, rest assured, but it's unlikely that we'll make it to Amazon.com by the 13th.
Check back in for updates.
This Sunday night I'll be hanging with The Entertainment Czar, Ali and Mayday for the Not Real Radio podcast live at 8pm, where I'll talk about the June release of The Petrified Christ and then ruin a song by a legendary songwriting duo.
It'll be a real shame ... so tune in!
Extremely excited to announce that a revised edition of The Petrified Christ, the first book of the new "Blanket Trilogy," will be released this June. I've already moved up the release date from my originally projected fall date, and I couldn't be happier with the product. Amazon is going to be a great partnership, and I can't thank Team Torres enough for getting the project started with a such a high level of quality.
Funny thing is ... I have yet to hold a physical copy of the book in my hand, but hopefully I'll be receiving a proof of the finished product no later than Thursday of this week.
Expect a short story to be coming soon here on my website, which I'll write and publish before starting the revision of the second book, Scenes from the Blanket.
Cover design is done thanks to Scott Frilot and Sally Asher, and I couldn't be happier. Can't stop looking at it, and there's two more to do. Now I'm in Destin, Florida where I'll be working on some short stories and possibly even beginning the revision of the Blanket book.
I have a good PDF of the formatted Christ book now, and it was harder than actually writing the thing.
Totally just seeing if this posts at the top of a feed. In a way this is news, right? The news is that I'm getting to learn my own website.