Saturday, January 9, 2021

Closer to Publication

Three weeks from tomorrow, on Feb. 1, the next novel in my John Ross Boomer Lit series, Make Room for Family, will be published.

In the meantime, the e-book format can be pre-ordered on Amazon. The book will be available in print and e-book versions on Feb. 1 from Wings ePress.

Some readers are curious as to the boomer lit genre. It can refer to books that appeal to baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, with the storylines in that timeline. Or, in the case of my novels, the protagonist is a baby boomer and the timeline is contemporary. I often refer to my novels, which take place in 2017-18. as coming-of-old-age stories.

Boomer lit novels have been around for a while, but really garnered attention about 15 years ago when the first boomers turned 50. Check out this Wikipedia entry. My guess is that boomer lit will be around as long as there are boomers and followed by books aimed at Generation Xers. 

My series began in 2015 with Old Ways and New Days, which set the stage with the retirement of John Ross from a long career in the news media. He was thinking it might be a life of leisure, but he thought wrong. 

 It was followed with Darkness Beyond the Light, in 2017, as he and his wife, Sally, deal with family problems involving their son and her mother during the holiday season that is far from joyous.

The third novel, New Horizons, released in 2019, took the Kentucky couple on an unforgettable trip to Budapest with some interesting travel companions. 

Without giving too much away, the new release brings them back home, where they are confronted by unexpected family members and new neighbors.

By the way, I'm currently working on the fifth novel in the series. If everything goes to schedule, it should be ready for release late this year.

Until the next time . . . 

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