Today I finished the first draft of a short story that takes place in my “Inquisitor” universe. Dominican priest Aidan McGrath joins forces with a youthful tailor and a homely muleteer to climb the formidable Sandia Mountains and rescue a Quinceañera from her abductor, the legendary Hairy Man. The story, which is set in 1833 New Mexico, has action, humor, and a mythic monster–with a Catholic twist.
I’m going to let the story rest for a few days, do my first round of revising and editing, then share it with my critique group and my editor. Next comes formatting, organizing pre-launch marketing, and finally publishing the story on Amazon-Kindle. All this will take place within the next month or two.
I’ll let you know when I’m ready to launch this fun, exciting story.
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IN OTHER NEWS, I plan to upgrade this blog to “business class” in the next day or so. Then I can add a form that will allow you to subscribe to the Patrick Dorn Author Newsletter, which will come out monthly or thereabouts, with updates on all my various writing projects.