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David Blixt

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in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The United States



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David Blixt Thanks so much! (Sorry I didn't see this question until now).

The best advice I can give is 1) Know your ending, and 2) Leave yourself some space on…more
Thanks so much! (Sorry I didn't see this question until now).

The best advice I can give is 1) Know your ending, and 2) Leave yourself some space on how you get there. I know many writers who have it all planned out - and with historical fiction, history itself is a wonderful map. But I like to leave myself room to explore and discover while I write. There are always gems in the research that are waiting to be found, polished, and revealed. Whenever I'm bored by a piece I'm writing, I know I have to find another way to tell the story, because if I'm bored, the reader is sure to be. So know what story you want to tell, but give yourself latitude on how you tell it.(less)
David Blixt Hi Jane. First, please call me David.

Both of the next books are written, but they need heavy editing work. I actually wrote the fourth book first,…more
Hi Jane. First, please call me David.

Both of the next books are written, but they need heavy editing work. I actually wrote the fourth book first, then at the urging of my agent went back to flesh out the story with the books you're now reading. Naturally, as I got deeper into the characters and the history, the story evolved. So I need to now rewrite the books 3 & 4 to reflect the growth of the characters in books 1 & 2. And book 4 won't be the end of the series. I have at least two more to write after that.

If it seems like I'm hedging my bets on a release date, it's because I am. I'm working on three new novels at present, and will be out of commission this summer, which means I'll spend the fall finishing whichever of those novels captures my attention. Only then will I turn to retooling Wail Of The Fallen. So, hopefully, it will be out sometime in 2016.

I'm so glad you're enjoying Stone & Steel. I really cannot wait for the brothers to encounter the Roman who will change their lives, and have his life changed in return. But that has to wait for a bit. This whole series is building to a single climax - I knew the ending before I knew anything else. But we have miles to go before we sleep. So there's lots to look forward to!

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The audiobook for THE MASTER OF VERONA is finally here! After weeks spent recording, re-recording, even rewriting pieces to better flow from the lips, then more weeks as my producer put it all together with the help of an audio proofer and several listeners, it is now, at last, available to you.

You can purchase it on Audible or iTunes today, and on every major audiobook retailer next week. Mean...

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Jim Duggins Thanks for this invitation to join you. Having finished the novel, THE POWER: A NOVEL OF VOODOO, the first of five books based upon an actual 19th century voodoo queen in America, I'm now taking a sabbatical to finish a contemporary novel, THE CHOIRBOY. I enjoyed your video and look forward to more of your work.

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David Just emerging from writing a new novel, before submerging again into edits and the next. I always forget to do things like update Goodreads. But I saw your name, and had to make the connection. Thanks for being my friend.

How are you? What are you working on?

Rosemary Good morning, David. I hope all's well with you and The Master of Verona!

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