Category: WRITING

Act 1

Shackleton’s Critical Point is taking shape. The next installment of The Lost Wonder series is almost 25% complete. The idea board has been hard at work. You can see by the vast number of post-it notes, a lot will be going on in the next story. 20141230_110530new

To My Readers

To my readers

I must apologize for my absence and not updating this new fantastic website.  My 23-year old son has been battling lymphoma for the last two years. He completed a 27-day stay in the hospital that included his 10th round of chemo in the last 12 months. He has been now out of the hospital for a month and continues to gain his strength back and is starting get hair back on top.  It is just great to have him on the mend.

It is behind us and hopefully for good. Look forward to the release of Alec Shackleton’s next adventure Shackleton’s Critical Point in Fall 2015.  The map is in place and I just need 32 hour days to type things up.

Best wishes,

Todd

Shackleton’s Folly goes on sale January 1st 2015

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It is the 23rd century. Humanity is on the verge of extinction. With time running
out, galactic treasure hunter Alec Shackleton and his exotic companion Dancer
race across the heavens in search of a lost tribe his father theorized had fled the
destruction of the human race years before.
Now Alec has stumbled on what may be the last map to the Eleven Wonders of
the universe. Believing this may be the break he has been waiting for, he sets out
on a thrilling journey may lead him to the last city of man!

Shackleton’s Folly goes on sale January 1st 2015

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Shackleton’s Burden goes live!

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Shackleton’s Burden goes live on Amazon.com

It is the 23rd century. Humanity is on the verge of extinction. With time running
out, galactic treasure hunter Alec Shackleton and his exotic companion Dancer
race across the heavens in search of a lost tribe his father theorized had fled the
destruction of the human race years before.
Now Alec has stumbled on what may be the last map to the Eleven Wonders of
the universe. Believing this may be the break he has been waiting for, he sets out
on a thrilling journey may lead him to the last city of man!

 

Editing in Progress

Shackleton’s Folly is in at the editor getting the full treatment.  It has been hard not opening up the file and working on it some.  Very exciting seeing it get to this point because it means the release date will be within 30 days.

Beta Reader

Wow, finally finished working on all the beta reader comments made on the first round.  A total of 502 comments good and things to fix made and responded to.  Now working on another round which I hope to be the last major review before going to proof reading.  The end is in sight!

Rewrites in progress

The time for release of Shackleton’s Folly grows closer all the time. I have completed edits for the first 245 pages and will be working on the rest as soon as they come back. Then it is off to the proofreader for a final clean up. Then it is time to publish!  Shooting for a mid-October release but anything can happen.

Book Cover 2.0

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My bother Bruce the long time art director made some suggestion to enhance the front cover.  His small changes really made it stand out.  Thank you Bruce!