The Grey Man- Update…

First and foremost, THANK YOU to those who’ve parted with your hard-earned money to buy my books.

Second, I need to apologize to those who’ve ordered books, and those Alpha and Beta readers. Work has had me on the road for the last three weeks, and last week was taking care of personal stuff. I WILL get your books out this week, since I’m actually home for a few days.

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I’ve managed to keep your interest and I’m proud to announce that the sales of TGM- Payback have broken into four figures in sales!!! Not bad for no advertising except friends and their blogs! I’ve dropped the price on TGM- Payback to $2.99 from now on.

But I am truly humbled by the reviews, both online and in private emails I’ve received. And thank you too for the ‘corrections’ y’all have caught in the books. Those punctuation and other errors are ALL ON ME.

In answer to a number of questions, yes there will be at least one more book in the series. And before you ask, yes I AM working on it! I’m curious about one thing though…

As the story has aged through time, I have developed at least two story lines, if not three depending on how you view the characters. Some people like this and others seem to not like it so much.

Your comments would be appreciated.

Again, thanks for buying my books, and thank you for the kind words!!!


The Grey Man- Update… — 20 Comments

  1. Really enjoyed this last book as much as the first two. Looking forward to the next one!!

  2. I don’t mind the simultaneous story lines at all. Does interweaving them cause you more trouble ? I’m not a writer so have no clue if it helps or hurts your writing.

    I haven’t had a chance to even start to read your new book, been bogged down with yard work due to the recent rains. I’m going to try very soon though.

  3. Storylines? Don’t know, not a writer. What I do know is that I get caught up in the books and find them hard to put down and go do something, like work. Looking forward to the next one.

  4. I have truly enjoyed the whole series. I hope you continue to entertain us with your writing.

  5. I like the various foreign excursions and feel that they are important, but there’s been an awful lot of unfortunate medical stuff!! Since I’ve gotten older my healing process takes years not months. 😉

  6. First off, glad to hear there will be a TGM4. There was at least one dangling plot thread that needs sewing up.

    Second, I’m one of those weirdos that likes interwoven plots and subplots. I like we’ll developed characters, and I like spin offs.

    So, the way I see it, you’ve got one or more stories that could branch off from where you are. Billy Moore’s background between Vietnam and present would be an interesting spin off. The Juanita and Francisco story could be a stand alone prequel of sorts. Cronin and Moore in Vietnam would be a good story.

    Think of what Tom Clancy did with Jack Ryan and John Clark. Lots and lots of books on just two characters.

  7. Doug- Thank you!!!

    j.r.- That’s just the way I write. I don’t find it confusing, but I DO have to work on weaving them into each other and getting a good ‘flow’ if you will.

    WSF- Thanks! 🙂

    Dammit- I’m tryin…

    NC- Yeah, but it’s ‘true to life’ as they say… And my way of giving a tribute to those who serve and die for us.

    DH- Thanks, and I’m thinking of some ‘freebie’ shorts that would give some of those backstories… 🙂

  8. I don’t mind the splitting of storylines, as all those characters are people I liked in the first book. Second, as an aging veteran I find the descriptions of life on a modern military base (even if it is Marines … heh) interesting.

    And yes, more back-stories, please.

  9. I too like novels with multiple story-lines, as long as their denouements are tied together in a believable manner. I’ve seen a few books where one of the arcs would apparently escape from the author and end up not just in far left field, but in an entirely different ballpark.

    I also agree that “TGM World” would lend itself well to spin-off stories; and that your idea of related shorts is a good one.

  10. Really like them all. I see a MOH and every one retires in Texas.

  11. I can well see a fourth in the series and I understand why they are selling so well. Each one is a truly engaging read, either on its own or as part of the larger story arc. Bravo!

  12. Nice! Glad to hear about at least one more in the pipe. Well done Sir!

  13. Mrs.C- I get the hint… 🙂

    Rev/GR6- Got it, thanks!

    Ed- Thanks, we’ll see… 🙂

    Brigid- Thanks!

    Keads- Tryin!

  14. I think, actually, that any punctuation issues would be my fault. The ‘problem’ is that I got so caught up in the story that I forgot I was supposed to be proofing!

  15. I’m halfway thru the 3 rd book & happy to have it (dead tree) and am tickled there will be at least one more! Having spent a fair amount of time in Texas for Uncle Sam I’m pretty sure I’m half Texan, well as much time as I spent in Juarez, back when it was “half safe”, I may well be a Texican !

  16. Book 4: Greyman: Stories from the front lines

    Items that you wrote up for th first 3 that didn’t make the editorial cut.


  17. I finished reading it this weekend, you did a great job (again). I really enjoyed it – you can’t help but turn the page.