I am happy to announce that I’m publishing my novel CHICAGO TIME. It will be available for Kindle, Nook, Sony, and other ebook reading devices. For those of you who are old-fashioned, a Dead Tree Version will be available, too.
What’s CHICAGO TIME about, you ask?
Well, I am happy to tell you.
When the Chicago City Council goes on strike and good things happen all around the city, the last thing on the cynical minds of Robert Grabowski and Elise Callahan is love. Because of a recent merger, Robert, the black sheep of his Political Machine-loyal family, is worried about his job. Elise is determined to let nothing get in the way of her return in a few weeks to expat life in Paris.
One sunny morning the two thirtysomethings meet in front of their favorite pastry shop, which has suddenly closed. Robert and Elise have an argument and would like to leave it at that. But thanks to the smooth-running city, fate has other things in store for them. Add a politically-corrupt father with a cushy city job who might be under investigation by the Feds, throw in a mysterious woman with a beautiful voice who is often heard singing throughout the neighborhood, and you have an offbeat and humorous take on love in the city, and it all happens on Chicago Time.
I do not have a publisher. I’m serving as my own publisher. I have been thinking about doing it myself for a long time. Here’s why I finally decided to go the indie route.
1) These days the cost of entry in publishing is low. It takes very little money to digitally format a novel and design a cover. In my case, I used GIMP for the cover. The image I used on the cover was bought from iStockphoto.com. The most costly items were the ISBN numbers. But now I have enough for CHICAGO TIME’s various formats and my future projects.
2) I have nothing to lose.
3) I believe in the novel. This is the most important reason. Because I believe in the novel, I want people to be able to read and enjoy it.
As the final details are settled, I’ll post information about when CHICAGO TIME will be available in which formats. Also, in the coming weeks, I’ll be posting several excerpts from the novel to serve as a preview before the full novel is published. So stay tuned.