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The Left Hand of Light Launches

Today is a monumental day for me for today I become a novelist. An author of fiction. Today, I share my voice. The Left Hand of Light is now a reality. You can buy it on Amazon. It blows me away to be able to say that. Many of you have asked me how you can help and for that I thank you. There are three easy ways to help:

  1. Tell your friends. Tell your loved ones. Tell your enemies. Use e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals. Write your congressman. Have a conversation. Please help me get the word out. Give them this link: https://chrisvera.com/lefthand.
  2. Buy a copy. Better yet, buy more than one. They make great and inexpensive gifts for the readers in your life. Winter, er…the holidays are coming.
  3. Tell the world how you feel about it. Whether you loved it or hated it, leaving a review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, and other places where books are discussed really helps a LOT to draw attention to it. Review it!

A sincere thank you to everyone who made this book possible: To my editor, Larry Edwards. To Kathleen Robertson and my mom, Billie English, for their careful proof-reading and fantastic ideas on how to make the story even better. And to everyone else who offered me encouragement along the way.

There is so much more where this came from. Enjoy!

Left Hand of Light Book Cover

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Hi, all. I’m crazy-excited to reveal the book cover for “The Left Hand of Light,” a modern mythology about a broken-hearted intuitive who learns that she alone can navigate the astral plane for a dark and mysterious man searching for the soul of his lost love in the Underworld. I’m self-publishing the book this fall! If you’ve ever lost someone you love, struggled to find your place in the universe, or just like a good story about epic battles between the Light and the Dark, then this story is for you! Check in here from time to time for updates and more great news on this project. Tell me what you think and please spread the word.

The beautiful cover artwork is by the multi-talented Adelaide Marcus.

Seven Days to Topside

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Hi, all. My latest short story, SEVEN DAYS TO TOPSIDE, has been published online at COSMOS Magazine.

Happy Lucky is a city in the future so large that its vast sewer system is the dark home to all kinds of strange and terrible creatures. Squads of trained and battle-tested professionals known as san-techs swear oaths to keep those tunnels clean. When a san-tech leader about to come home discovers city management has cut a secret deal with the mysterious Rat King he is forced to decide between his oath, his freedom and his duty to his squad.

Have a read and please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you think.

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Here we go

I just fired off my very first query letter to an interesting agent in New York named Diana Fox. I’m a typical newbie full of high hopes and dreams, but I realize that it takes time to build such relationships.

More important is what the sending of this simple e-mail represents for me: a critical step in a long journey of becoming a published author and going into writing full time.

I’ve broken all the rules of good writing, of course. My book begins with a prologue for heaven sakes, and worse, it opens with poetry! But this is the time, this is the Now, for this story to finally be told. Now is not the time for cliched compromise.

If I’m very lucky, Diana will reply back to let me know all the terrible mistakes I made and help me correct them for future reference. I anticipate a very long road but it’s about the journey not the destination, yes?

Now is the time to fight and to never give up. Now is the time for dreams and reality to collide.