“What a year, huh?”
“Lemon, it’s April.”
A lot went on this month. Not just for me, of course, but for all of us; COVID-19 has ravaged the planet, killing thousands in its wake and stranding most of us at home. The world’s a bit darker and more dangerous than it seemed just a few weeks ago. I hope everyone is staying safe and taking all prudent precautions. This post isn’t primarily about The Coronavirus, but it would be impossible to have discussion in the moment without at least acknowledging how weird - and how dangerous - the world’s become for everyone seemingly all at once.
However, I do find myself in a position where I can be if some service to people besides just staying home. As an author with his first published book coming out, I’ll be able to offer everyone something novel (I sincerely apologize for the pun) to occupy themselves in June.
I’m happy to announce that Skate the Thief, book one of the Rag and Bone Chronicles, is set to come out June 2. In two short (read: eternal, confined) months, the book will be available for purchase in paperback and ebook formats. Here’s a look at the cover art, courtesy of the always talented Nada Orlic. You should check out her other work as well; my publisher made a good choice!
I can’t wait to share my work with you all and, at the very least, make some part of the next few months a little more bearable with a tale of theft, danger, and pancakes.
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-J. E. Ayers
Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.