Just checking in here. I haven't really dropped off the face of the earth. Just writing and reading. Anyway, the new novel is coming along. I'm about 50% finished through the first draft. Look for some sample chapters in a couple of months. I came across what looks like a fabulous series by Charles Saunders, which he wrote in the early 1980s. it is a Sword-and Soul series called Imaro. I am planning on putting this on my TBR list, and this coming fresh off of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom series. I've also read the Conan series in the past. All good, though there are some racial elements I didn't like in that series.
Imaro - Here is a sword and sorcery fantasy series starring a black man. I'd wished I'd heard of this many years ago as a kid. You know, one reason why I wrote my Red World trilogy is because I wanted to see more than just white characters in fantasy and science fiction. I'm not interested in political agenda writing, but it is good to see good old speculative fiction stories with black characters written by black authors. So look for a review of Imaro coming some time this spring. Can't wait to read it!
Also, look for a review of The Narrow Road book some time next month. I can't wait to read that either!