THE DRAGON BUSINESS—New Humorous Fantasy Novel

Yes, it’s the dragon business—three medieval con-men working their way from kingdom to kingdom, spreading rumors, planting fake dragon footprints, convincing the gullible people that a monster is terrorizing the land…and then selling their services as professional dragonslayers.  But each con doesn’t always turn out as expected.

That’s the premise of a new novel I started writing last week, a humorous fantasy that fans of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI should enjoy, as well as fans of Douglas Adams and Robert Lynn Asprin.

And you won’t have long to wait, either. I deliver the final manuscript on July 1, and THE DRAGON BUSINESS becomes part of an exciting new “serialized fiction” program launched by amazon.com and their publishing imprint 47North—Kindle Serials.  In the tradition of Charles Dickens and other classic adventure writers, Kindle Serials will release a chapter or two per week to subscribers, until the entire story is told, and then 47North will publish the hardcopy of the complete novel, as well as the combined eBook.

On the Kindle Serials Landing Page, the program is described as “Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes. When you buy a Kindle Serial, you will receive all existing episodes on your Kindle immediately, followed by future episodes as they are published. Enjoy reading as the author creates the story, and discuss episodes with other readers in the Kindle forums.”

The first chapters of THE DRAGON BUSINESS should be launched sometime in October.  Brilliance Audio will be producing the audiobook version.

Now, to get those chapters written so I don’t fall behind…

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