How we are Progressing
It has been a few months since my last posting. In that time I confirmed that Machinia is now distributed online across the USA, and many parts of Canada. Through Amazon and other outlets it is also available around the world so, from that perspective, our global reach is complete! Promotion is always the challenge and in that regard the process continues to be a work in progress. Jeff Mahoney of The Hamilton Spectator, our local newspaper in Hamilton, Ontario has expressed interest in interviewing me and my publisher, Lacey Bakker of Pandamonium Publishing House. Pandamonium will be hitting the road and quite literally as Lacey intends to travel across Canada and the US in a specially equipped RV purposely outfitted as a mobile office and bookstore. She will be stopping at bookstores, promoting the brand and its authors (including me!). On the writing front, efforts to sell a short story continue to meet challenges, which every writer understands as rejection. On the plus side I do get the occasional editing critique and requests for new submissions. For any aspiring writer, such offers are golden crumbs. Book #2 is complete and in its initial editing stages before I submit to my publisher for review. It is not a sequel to Machinia since that novel was never written with a sequel in mind. I will reveal that it tells the tale of a space soldier who embarks on scouting expedition to a far off world of wonder in an effort to escape the growing sprawl of interplanetary existence. Out on the galactic "frontier" he must survive by his wits and devotion to duty. But the settlers he encounters challenge that focus, moving him to act in new ways he never thought possible. I will give further details about that novel, the short story quest, and of course Machinia, in future posts.
Paul A. Moscarella is a writer of science fiction. He is also a teacher with twenty years of experience working in both private and public school systems. Subjects include English, Science, ESL, Special Education, and Co-op. He loves cars as much as writing and hopes that he and his young son can restore a classic Beetle in the (very) near future. Paul has been married for over thirteen years. Machinia is dedicated to his wife, Nadia.