Rolling out…

University of Days Layout 2

University of Days launches this weekend. It’s my tenth book as an author/editor–and my third novel. Playa Perdida offered a straight ahead story about a pastor trying to start a church in a beach town. Prime Target took a swing at a soft-boiled mystery/thriller (chases, villains, puzzles). Now, with this latest novel, I’m trying another different style with a collection of loosely connected vignettes about a college year. But it resembles the others, too, in its small town setting and menagerie of characters who wrassle with the ups and downs of life–elements that for me make fiction fun.

The school in question sits on a parcel of land in coastal Georgia, caught between a rich heritage and an uncertain future. Offering a liberal arts curriculum with a Christian perspective, it’s a place like those where I–and a bunch of family & friends–have spent a lot of years (write what you know, they say…). The people there trying to figure things out might make you laugh, or wince.

Launching a book about college in the summer could be risky (do people want to think about school between the solstice and Labor Day?). On the other hand, if you don’t have to study for a test or give a presentation, wandering around campus can be a good time. So if you’re looking for something to read at the shore, in the mountains, or during a long car ride, check out University of Days. And if you’d like to get a feel for the book before committing to the paperback or electronic version, here’s a sample…

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