Posts By James H Lewis

A new page collects both books

I have a new landing page, courtesy of Drafts2Digital, where you can view both of my currently published books. I welcome your comments. And thanks to fellow members of Pittsburgh South Writer’s Group, Ron Milanek, for pointing me the way through his Smashwords site.

First draft of next book complete

This is National Novel Writing Month, thirty days in which writers around the world work to produce at least 50,000 words. I used it last year to produce the first draft of my second novel, Breaking News.

Today, I’m happy to say, I completed the first draft of my third, as yet untitled novel, a police procedural set in Pittsburgh, and reached 52,000 words.

A first draft does not a novel make. Many months of redrafting and re-editing remain, but I hope to have a final draft ready by late spring.

I’ll keep you advised.

Lower price on “Sins of Omission”

I have just lowered the price of my first book, Sins of Omission, to $2.99 for the ebook and $12.99 for the printed copy. (This may take a few hours to show up, so be patient.) You can grab your copy through my universal link.

This will match the ebook price of my second book, a prequel, Breaking News, while the printed version remains at $9.99. Here is the universal link.

This is to facilitate those who have not read the first book and want to enjoy both.

“Breaking News” available

My second novel, Breaking News, is now available for preorder. It will be released by Amazon on October 8, 2019 and on all other platforms on October 16.

Breaking News is a prequel to my first novel, Sins of Omission, and concerns a crucial element in the backstory of my protagonist, Alan Rudberg.

Rudberg is sued by a public official over a story he has written about corruption in the awarding of construction contracts. It is difficult for a public official to win a libel suit, but as this case goes to trial, backstage machinations put Rudberg in a tight spot. And when the going gets tough, both his business and personal relationships begin to fray.

This story is a parable for journalists, who will recognize and identify with Rudberg as he navigates changes in his profession brought on by declining readership and changing ownership patterns. I hope you enjoy it.

“Breaking News” to be released next week.

My second book, “Breaking News” will be out next week through all major ebook retailers and in print. It is a prequel to “Sins of Omission.” detailing the libel suit against journalist Alan Rudberg which was part of the backstory to “Sins.” It is told in the first person and is not strictly a mystery. Rather it is a novel that explores some of the issues journalists face at a time of massive changes in the business. More details once it is released.

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