I'm doing some very minor tinkering to THE DREAMING, an epic for adults set in antebellum Louisiana. At the same time, I'm trying to find an agent for it.
Collection of Absurd poems.
A middle-grade novel set in New Orleans during a storm.
It's about the relationship between a boy and his mother.
I am working on a novel and a stage play.
Right now I'm blogging for a software developer, a bookstore, a homeschool support group, and a couple of marketplaces; writing web content for several software developers, a couple of nonprofits, a music arranging service, a painter, a big game hunter, and a choral group; and doing newsletters for some tech people. next week it'll be something else.
The Cave Artist. 35,000 years before today. Fiction!
|Ahhhh... Now I am excited.
1) Well I am done with Havana: My Kind of Town, cover art everything just approving left for me there it is 330 pages and I am very happy with it. It falls under the category of the book you buy after you get your guide book. (I recommend Chris Baker's Moon Cuba)
2) I am reworking and adding to a book I wrote and published privately about a four week golf trip my father and I took with out reservations of any kind to north England and Wales, it is very funny and informative for golfers who want second tier courses (non British Open courses). That should be done toward the end of 2009
3) Now I went wild with this one..LOL It is a trilogy about 400 pages per book. It is the adventures of a pair of kids. One black the other brown who are learning how to save the world. Book ll is first with the kids at 15. Their guides are the various Orishas from my religion who are like the guardians of various natural elements. Example: Aggayu , the volcano, Oshun, the river, Osain, the forest ( medicinal plants), Olokun, king of the ocean, Oya, the wind.
Each book has four historical adventures as Asabi and Ropo travel back in time with various Orishas depending on the respective adventure. Book l the kids are 10, book lll they are 20. Book l's adventures are with Chief Blackhawk and a young Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Blackhawk war. Here Native American religion is introduced throughout the adventure. the second adventure is in north India and involves Gandhi and a young mother Teresa who were there in 1931. Here along with the adventure, Christianity and Hinduism are discussed (this is a double adventure). Finally, the pair help the Dalai Lama escape Tibet in 1959, here readers get a blast of Buddhism.
Book l has adventures with the Mayans, Druids, Chinese, and Japanese (Mayan, Druidism, Taoism, Shinto religions) . Book lll is back to Africa, where Yoruba are invaded by Islam in the first half of the book and the climax is the second half where Nature and the race of man is saved....or maybe not!
This one is a fun book to write as it has a but of everything from Orishas with supernatural powers, to history and religion. I would guess book l.... may be ready in late 2009 or early 2010.
3 books at the moment. The sequel to a childrens book which is about to be published and another one for older (16 - 20) readers, also an adult semi fiction book based on the song "Whiskey Lullaby".
My 4th book another mystery.
I'm developing sequels to two of my novels and seeking a screenwriter to develop one of them and a short story for "Submission" to markets. My son, Tommy, lead guitarist in the metal group, "Illicit Sects", is working with me to record a thousand songs I wrote and didn't manage to get tracked on a couple of CD's I did.
I am working on finishing the Musings by MoonLight Series. This is turning out to be a very difficult thing. I am right near the end of the last novel in the entire series and I'm dragging my feet because I don't want it to end. It's a lousy place to be. I know that I have to end this so that I can go on to write other stories. "The Shaw Street Strangler" is next on my plate and it's going to be a very dark story about a serial killer. Part of me is chomping at the bit to write it an the other part is a bit shy about it. All Good Things Must Come To An End and I've been writing and publishing this series on the internet since 2003. It's time to do something else. I'm just trying to find the courage of my conviction on that one and actually do it.
I'm working on a tentative third book about speeding and serious traffic violations. That description, I know, doesn't sound like much, but there's much more to it than it sounds. It's lighter reading than my first and has a bit of humor in it. But the subjects discussed we all can relate to. My second book, about the state police in my state I'm planning to write after I get the necessary authorizations and permissions necessary to conduct the field research, ridealongs, and interviews. It will be much more involved than my third and a bit more than my first.
I'm currently editing "TIES OF DECEPTION' which is classified erotica. It will be sold from my own site www.ianstonemedia.com. Also, I just completed a romantic comedy entitled "Rick and Stacey." We're going thru the final editing as I speak.
Tales from Blue Springs: The Hook Man
It is the second novella of a quartet that make up Tales from Blue Springs.
a gothic fantasy novel. about a girl in the 1800's who is engaged to a nasty guy (its an arranged marriage) but is in love with her driver. and she has weird dreams about this strangly beautiful guy who isnt really human...and thats all im gonna tell :)