Folks, I am a happy man today.
It’s always a great day when you finish another book. Yesterday, I completed novel #16, Remembering Dresden. What made this day even better was that I finished the 2nd book in my new Jack Turner Suspense series. See, 2 years ago I wasn’t even “allowed” to write suspense novels. Only inspirational ones (like the books I’m mostly known for). I still love writing those, but I wanted to be able to write both kinds of books and my publisher said no.
The thinking was, suspense novels are not in my “brand.” Readers, supposedly, wouldn’t want to read books in a different genre from the same author. But YOU proved them wrong. Last year, I released When Night Comes (WNC) as an indie, didn’t use a pen name, and YOU liked it just fine (well, many of you did). So far, WNC has sold over 14,000 copies, received 243 reviews on Amazon, maintaining a 4.5 Star avg.
The success of this allowed me to keep the Jack Turner series going. So TODAY Book 2, Remembering Dresden, is available for pre-order on Amazon for $3.99. It is scheduled for full release on May 5th (ebook and print) but I’m hoping to get it out by May 1st. Here’s the back cover blurb (if you haven’t seen it):
Young history professor, Jack Turner, takes a retreat at a lakeside cabin just outside of Culpepper, Georgia to work on his doctoral dissertation. The cabin is owned by an ambitious state senator, an inheritance from his father. Inside, everything is exactly the way it was when the old man died ten years ago. While taking a break from his research, Jack snoops through the father’s books and finds an old photo album filled with black-and-white pictures of orphaned children. Intrigued, he continues searching and finds what appears to be evidence of murder and an old leather journal, handwritten entirely in German. Rachel Cook, Jack’s girlfriend, translates the journal for him. What it reveals instantly puts both of their lives in mortal danger.
Besides his bestselling inspirational novels, Dan Walsh is quickly becoming known for “unputdownable” novels of suspense.
What the Proofreaders Are Saying
Remembering Dresden has passed its final edits and is now in the hands of the proofreaders (hoping to catch any typos we’ve missed before it’s ready for the shelves). I just mailed it to them yesterday around 2pm. By 6pm, one of them already emailed me back saying:
“Oh my gosh! I’ve read 11 chapters already and am annoyed that I have to put it down and go out! It’s absolutely great so far. Hardly any typos at all. Can’t wait to finish reading it!”
Today, another one sent me this Facebook Message:
“Boy, you’re doing it again. I’m going to have to force myself to stop reading so I can get cleaned up and make dinner for our company.”
If you’d like to get your Pre-Order copy now, CLICK HERE.