Here is the interview I did with Kyle Kellams at KUAF in Fayetteville. Special thanks to Kyle for inviting me in; it was a great talk!
Nothing else much to report, other than I can give you a release month for book 2: September 2023.
An interview with Kyle Kellams of "Ozarks at Large" will air tomorrow (11/18/22) on KUAF at noon and 7 pm, CST. If you're local, you can tune in to 91.3 FM (or 88.5 FM in the Mena area), and KUAF is always streaming live on their website as well.
Thanks to Mr. Kellams and the KUAF staff for having me!
Skate the Seeker
I’ve sent the book back to the publisher for another read-through and round of edits. I’m hopeful for no more than one more round before we go to publishing. Then it’s discussions of cover, setting a release date, and so on. After two years of work, I’m excited to be this close to having the finished copy in my hands – and in yours! Stay tuned for further updates; if anything major comes, I’ll post about it before the end of the month.
House of the Dragon came and went, and what a ride. I was so pumped about the show at the end that the realization that we have to wait TWO YEARS for season two almost crushed me. Someone better win an award for this show – it’s some of the best TV I’ve seen in a long time.
I rewatched The Great Mouse Detective for the first time in years because my boys were interested in it. What a weird, fun Sherlock Holmes story this thing is. I forgot about the mouse burlesque scene (yes, really), and had to scramble for the remote to hurry past it. Vincent Price was having a great time as Ratigan, and the movie’s better for it.
Next on my list is probably Andor – I can’t resist Star Wars stories, and I’ve heard nothing but good things – and I'll eventually get around to watching Rings of Power, too. There’s also Tales of the Jedi and His Dark Materials, all waiting to be picked up while I wash the dishes at night. Too much to see, too much to do.
I’m about three quarters through Sanderson’s Oathbringer, and then I’ll be onto Rhythm of War, though I’m not sure my local library has gotten book four yet. If not, it’ll be off to the store for me. Really enjoying it, and I particularly find myself enjoying Pattern, the cryptic spren. Overall, it’s been a very fun read.
I was part of a talk at the University of Arkansas about writing while having a career. The audio is a little scratchy, but you can watch it still. Special thanks to Dr. Leigh Sparks of the University, who organized the whole thing.
I may have some upcoming appearances – again, stay tuned. When I have news, I’ll plaster it over Twitter, Facebook, and here.
Now that Skate is once again out of my hands, I’ll be taking a short break this week, then it's back to drafting Rainbow while I wait for word on Seeker. I’ll probably have a completed draft of that before the end of November. I’m holding off on drafting anything for Rag & Bone III until Seeker is out; any changes of the latter before publishing time could disrupt the former.
That's all for me, for now.
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-J. E. Ayers
Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.