Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Don't Give Up on the Klowns and their Kroo

Ladies and gentlemen, the day will come when you will indeed be able to read about the Klown Kroo. I know, I've given you false hope in the past, but I can tell you now with certainty that it will be at least an e-book sometimes in the next few months. That's all I can say for now, but brace yourselves for it.

Now, for those of you who don't know, The Klown Kroo is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel about a small travelling circus in Arkansas. A plague is sweeping across the world, and the Empire of Tockland is conquering one city after another. Our unfortunate clowns find themselves travelling deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.

I am currently making a few minor edits and revisions to prepare the manuscript for publication. A couple of scenes got cut and the opening paragraphs got significantly rewritten, but the book is in pretty good shape. The biggest change, however, has to do with the title. I love the title The Klown Kroo, but I feel it will be off-putting for people who know nothing about Cakey and his story. So the new title of the novel is Shadows of Tockland.

Folks, it's got clowns, it's got gymnastics, it's got rampaging hordes, it's got Mountainburg, West Fork and Fayetteville, it's got stage fright, knife juggling, tyrants, fire, plate spinning, pratfalls, fights to the death, explosions, Cakey, sarcasm, harrowing moments, enormous mustaches, it's got a roustabout named Gooty. Seriously, what else could you possibly want?

Stay tuned for more publication details over the next few weeks, but know that it's coming.

1 comment:

  1. That title is great. Looking forward to reading it (again ;-) )