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Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

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Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby louisev » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:01 am

it was 14 months of family problems, near-death family experiences, hospitals, nearly-fatal auto accidents and having my roommate's (ex) husband die in the next room on a Wednesday afternoon of heart failure. And I think one of his brothers thought I had smothered him with a pillow so they requested an autopsy. So ... now I'm back on track, house is peaceful, work is getting predictably regular, so I can divert myself from the utterly horrifying political situation over the river in Washington DC, and resume being a novelist.

Yes it sucks holding down a more-than-full time job, a family at home that I help with, and be an author with no agent and no website manager and blahblahblah. But I've got 20 volumes of poetry written (one published), two novels in limited print edition, four ebooks out, and the other 22 books in various stages of undress, editing, and finalizing. The ebook revolution is upon us, but I still don't want anyone else owning my international book numbers so I have to put some money aside to buy them ($125 each, for each e-book format) or a block of 20 for $550.

Not sure I want to post anything here - this forum has been a little low-participation, but if lodysmg can do it, I can do it!

some links to some of my completed novels:

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/Composer/index.html "The Death of a Mad Composer, Opus V, a Symphony in Five Movements." historical fiction

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/Confess/index.html "The Confession of Alexandrus Basileus, 334" GLBT military/historical fiction

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/Etudes/index.html "The Erotic Etudes" - GLBT historical fiction

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/epi00.htm - my first published (2nd edition), Epistle to the North Americans, lyric poetry

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/zebratta99.htm - the Zebratta Poems, illustrated lyric poems, selected from "Epistle"

that's probably enough for now. zebratta.com hasn't been edited since 2011 because I lost my webmaster there. zebratta.org has sale links that are now funky because my new webmaster has leukemia and didn't maintain it (and I can't reach him, so I'm not sure he's alive.)

So I'm working on getting my own web site skills (I work in another technology area, but things are getting desperate now!) and I just reregistered my zebratta.net domain and zebratta.ca domains so I can make a quick getaway to the north if necessary :).
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby UnmightyWhitey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:59 pm

Sorry is it Louis, or Louise? You have been busy. I read your name as Louis ev but is it Louise V? I apologise if I made a mistake on the other thread. You seem to have had a lot of unpleasant matters to deal with in your life the last few years. Hope the writing goes well.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby louisev » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:34 pm

UnmightyWhitey wrote:Sorry is it Louis, or Louise? You have been busy. I read your name as Louis ev but is it Louise V? I apologise if I made a mistake on the other thread. You seem to have had a lot of unpleasant matters to deal with in your life the last few years. Hope the writing goes well.


Louise. :) Yeah it's been a snark, that's for sure. But - 6 years at the same job, 7 years at the same home, and a large opus that I can pick at perfecting, things are settling down.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby Atreyu » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:49 pm

Holy ****! Louisev killed a dude!

Promise I won't tell the cops if you name a character after me.

Good luck and I'll buy.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby louisev » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:05 am

[quote="UnmightyWhitey"]Sorry is it Louis, or Louise? You have been busy. I read your name as Louis ev but is it Louise V? I apologise if I made a mistake on the other thread. You seem to have had a lot of unpleasant matters to deal with in your life the last few years. Hope the writing goes well.
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aw thanks! It's Louise, but Louis Ev will do as well, I publish as E.L. Van Hine because basically I write a lot (i.e. almost all) of my novels from a male limited third person POV. And like George Eliot, it's all a lot more believable that way, since - full disclosure, "Princes of the East" is a revelation of what it's like to have an intersex condition (which is the polar opposite of transsexualism). Intersex is where 1 in 300,000 infants inherit (usually a) rare mutation that causes the body, hormones, chromosomes or gonads to not match up with a binary (male OR female) ***. Not well understood.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby louisev » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:06 am

[quote="Atreyu"]Holy ****! Louisev killed a dude!

Promise I won't tell the cops if you name a character after me.

Good luck and I'll buy.


well yes, yes I did, but - I used my mind. The cops did not take me away after the autopsy.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby UnmightyWhitey » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:03 pm

That's 22 more than I've written, Louise!

Regarding gender with writing names, now don't take this as gospel but I've a feeling that the late PD James used her initials when writing her earlier novels because they were not gender specific (the initials and surname that is). Her tomes weren't as thick as GRRM's but as she died in 2014 aged 94 and her last novel was published in 2011 when I think of writers like her I think well MAYBE there will be an end to the ASOIAF novels (whether I'll be around to read them or will push myself to read them is another matter).
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby louisev » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:50 am

UnmightyWhitey wrote:That's 22 more than I've written, Louise!

Regarding gender with writing names, now don't take this as gospel but I've a feeling that the late PD James used her initials when writing her earlier novels because they were not gender specific (the initials and surname that is). Her tomes weren't as thick as GRRM's but as she died in 2014 aged 94 and her last novel was published in 2011 when I think of writers like her I think well MAYBE there will be an end to the ASOIAF novels (whether I'll be around to read them or will push myself to read them is another matter).


Oh I've written more novels than that, #22 is for a specific series. I have about 32 novels and 20 volumes of poetry.
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Re: Finally resumed my 22nd detective novel

Postby UnmightyWhitey » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:08 am

Sorry I didn't answer before Louise - you have indeed been productive.
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