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I write and live with my beautiful wife, Sandra, and sons (Solstice, Finnegan and Brahms) in a little-big house on a dirt road in a valley in the hills. My secret identity struggles through the grind of teaching high school English to the denizens of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Moving on. Come see the new place!

Hi! I have moved. Please come see me and learn more about my newest works at:

http://tlbarrett.com

Thanks!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hairy Bromance Cover!

Coming December 1, 2012 just in time for the apocalypse! Hairy Bromance. This satire, road trip, buddy story with monsters, conspiracy, and a lot of laughs is coming your way soon. Damnation Books have said it is all right to reveal the wonderful cover done by Jessica Lucero.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Progress...

Okay, I have not written as much as I'd like in the year 2012. Why? Because I have written a lot in the last three years and it was time to reap some of that sowing. I have been editing/revising six different novels that I've cranked out and hope to have in people's hands by the mid point of 2013. Here's the break down:

The Wardmaster (A Crimm Chronicle): A Vanaheim fantasy epic will be published by Post-Mortem Press in October 2012.

Hairy Bromance: A horror comedy will be published by Damnation Books in December 2012.

The three volumes of The Vale of Shade will be out in October 2012, January 2013, and March 2013.

The Door to Halloween (A Children's Fantasy): should be out by June 2013.

In the mean time, check out The Night Library, a collection of short horror stories I cranked out between July of 2009 and March of 2012. I only picked the best of these spooky fruit to go in the basket!

And between all of these projects, I still plan to have the Horror/Action book, Ride, Valkyries, Ride! done and ready to submit by March 2013.

Whew! I guess I can't be so hard on myself!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Vale of Shade is coming!

Hey all,

My first foray into novel writing will finally see the light of day! The Vale of Shade, naively conceived as a giant 1 volume monster of an epic, will be published soon in three volumes by me! Originally the first 2/5ths of the work was published by The Twisted Library, and I am still so thankful for the chance they gave me to see my work in print, but it has been a long haul and now I have the rights back. Over two years since accepted for publication, people will get to read the full journey of Arden, the cursed Prince, and his motley band of friends.

Curtis Hale, painter extraordinaire will be doing the covers. I've already seen the first one and man, you are in for a Gothic artistic treat!

The proposed publication will be:

Vol. 1: Test of a Prince- Some time in early October

Vol. 2: The Bastard Prophecy- Some time in January 2013

Vol. 3: Lord of an Endless Realm- Some time in March 2013

Man, I am very excited. These should be available both in print and for the kindle at those times.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Free Labor Day reading!

Passed out randomly in the middle of the night and gave myself a concussion and a black eye. Scared the Dickens out of myself. Recovering and feeling like my poor addled wits can write again in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I have some short stories for you to read. The links are on your right: The Dragon Wager and Thorbadin's Dilemma. Spread the word and enjoy! They will be free for the Kindle September 2nd and 3rd!

Yours Truly,
Trav

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hairy Bromance is official!

Hairy Bromance will be published by Damnation Books on December 1st, 2012. Just in time to laugh your way through the apocalypse.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lots of News!

Well, a lot of news:

Hairy Bromance will see publication with the wonderful Damnation Books! More to come!

Wardmaster has gone through edits and should be out this October!

I did my first book signing in Lyndonville, VT.

My cat Mr. Cuddles returned to us after two months of absence.

My wife has developed severe arthritis.

My work on the Vietnam Memoir hit a stand still and although it will continue in the future, I needed to walk away from this one for a while.

Ride, Valkyries, Ride! the first volume about monster-slaying motorcycle mamas is well on the way, and I hope to have it done by the end of the year. It is only the first of many more to come.

The summer is pretty much over for me, but the rest has been good because of a rough year last year. Now, I look forward to Autumn smells and sights, Halloween, and loads of days when there is nothing to do but write.

I hope you all have had a restful summer and I promise I'll keep you updated more frequently.

Trav