2019 has started strong, and I have a new story underway.
It’s a baby book with children’s illustrations.
The ever-so-skilled Katerina Dotneboya (Pokeweed artist) has agreed to do artwork on this venture.
It’s an ocean tale complete with critters and vivid, seafaring imagery.
Be on the lookout for updates regarding this and other exciting things in the coming weeks!
Thank you to all my readers & supporters,
Hey! If you’re in Chattanooga on 9.29, stop by this exciting festival to hear some amazing authors speak about their craft! Or, you can simply visit & hang out with me.
I’ll be moderating Session 5: ‘Writers Talking Craft’ with Dave Connis, Randy Ribay, Maggie Thrash, and Jeff Zentner from 2:15-3pm that day. These are some heroes of mine in the YA realm. You won’t be disappointed!
Chattanooga’s Celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades Literature
Readings, Book Sales,
Food Trucks, Vendors & Fun
Link to register for this FREE event: https://www.yahoofest.org/
See you there,
While it’s still very much in its infancy, I’m so excited about an idea I’ve been constructing of late!
It’s still too early to give much away, but suffice it to say it encompasses post-Civil War America. But not the parts in Reconstruction mode we all think about and get sentimental for.
It’s taken more research than I thought I’d put into a book, but hopefully that will pay off in bringing truth to light.
And most importantly, I hope you enjoy it as much as you’ve enjoyed other projects. Baptisms & Dogs, Wheelman, and Swimming the E. were all largely passion projects from personal experience and growth. This one isn’t memory-driven at all, but rather, an overflow of interest regarding a region. There. I’ve said too much.
It’s being composed as a quasi-illustrated novellette. (Say that 5 times really fast.)
And as much as I’d like to share sketches, plot, and a forthcoming title…it’s still too early in the game to do so.
However, my promise is to get these things to you soon. If you promise me, you’ll share the heck out of it once it becomes a real, living breathing thing.
WHEELMAN (in paperback) is going away on 5/31.
Go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes today and grab 1, 2, or 20 copies and share with others. For Prime members, shipping is free on eligible orders. Let’s see how many we can get in circulation by month’s end.
2 months into its debut and we’ve hit 70 reviews for WHEELMAN already!!
Give yourself a pat on the back if you assisted in the reading/reviewing of this first novel (early readers you know who you are). Let’s crank it to 100 reviews!
Believe it or not, work has kick-started on a 2nd novel already (Titles and plot are hush hush at this point).
The 1st draft of the manuscript is being looked at for the first time by my editor this week. Prayers are appreciated for Martin Jones as he reads.
Now we wait…and we work and work and work. Is it summer yet? Are you traveling anywhere fun? Are your taxes done? If you answered yes to all 3 of those questions, I appreciate your honesty. Enjoy the weekend!
WHEELMAN signing ~ 3/5 (Saturday) 2-4pm ~
Bring a young adult reader with you. It’ll be fun. There should be donuts and coffee available, too.
Would like to thank Mrs. NeShaune Lasley and her 5th grade class at Eisenhower Elementary in Louisville, KY for the interview questions today. Hope they help motivate more young writers. Mrs. Lasley is doing great things and providing a great example for her students.
Here are the questions they asked:
The Burke Writing Interview – Brian L. Tucker
1 copy of WHEELMAN will be given away on Goodreads this Friday, Feb. 19th!
Step 1: Go to goodreads.com
Step 2: Create account or log-in with Facebook/social media
Step 3: Search ‘Wheelman’
Step 4: Scroll down and select ‘Enter Giveaway’
Drawing will be in 4 days!
I hope you win.
5 days away from LAUNCH time! Hope you are excited!