Mac' Chandler is supposedly retired. At the end of 2022 I moved from Rochester MI to the milder climate of North Carolina and a condo without steps much more suited to my age. (75 as I write this)
Writing is still fun and I intend to continue as long as my mind stays fresh. I'm not a expert on English or a skilled grammarian but I love t tell a story. I thank all the people who take a moment to tell me they enjoyed my work.
Can’t wait. Recently started another reread of all the books (after updating them to the latest version).
Seeing this reminded me of another story you teased a couple years back (http://mackeychandler.com/projects-works-on-the-side/), I wanted to comment on it but your website wouldn’t let me and kept saying “Spam Deleted”.
I assume because I was the last person to comment on it and made a spell correction comment, so 3 comments in a row is prohibited.
I can’t wait to read this new Family Law book, but I’ll also always hold out hope you’ll go back to “A Quick Clean Victory” one day.
Below was otherwise going to be my comment on it’s page,
“This story keeps coming back to me as something awesome I’d want to read, looking at the dates I remember about it at least once a year, then check back on it awaiting updates with eager anticipation.”
Yay! Can’t wait!
i have been rereading april and family law recently. in the last april book jeff sold off camilot. but in the last family law book, when lee takes jeff to the club by the docks, lee shows jeff the gambling parlor in the club and jeff comments that he also has a gambling establishment on the moon: “On the Moon, I’m Lord of a small town,” Jeff told him. “It’s sort of a protectorate or dependent territory under my Sovereign Heather. It has a casino she barely tolerates,
Yes he sold it, but there was also the part where the new owners screwed up by trying to get rid of all the residents without physically taking control of the habitat. Jeff stated that the residents could then sabotage the the physical plant including the air and the place would be basically worthless to them when talking with Feng IIRC. I have a feeling that is what will happen in April 13 and Jeff will buy it back for a song.
Oh boy am I ready! Will be checking every few hours
It’s live to buy. KU shortly.
Just tapped BUY NOW!
Now the savoring begins, months of your hard work devoured in a few hours.
And also the question I’m sure drives every author nuts: “So, when does the next book come out?”
Just kidding! Just kidding! (but no, seriously, when …?)
Thoroughly enjoyed as usual. Now the wait for my next read
Bought it yesterday. Read it, pretty much at one sitting, with a break for dinner. As usual, I was sad when it was over! Great book, Mac, solid addition to the series, and left me wanting MORE, MORE, MORE! Now I’m already Jonesing for the next April book! Guess I’ll have to go re-read the whole thing again while I wait.
Are there any pictures or sketch of a Derf?
I’m curious myself.
It would make for a good future book cover – something like the scene in the bar where Musical and Born are mobbed by scantily clad young humans all wanting a photo op, asking Born to look scary, maybe with Lee sitting off to the side laughing at him. That would give us a look at both a Derf and a Badger.
Or maybe something like that scene where the clan Derf soldiers are guarding the car outside the club, wearing the ornate clan armor while the town Derf gather around and admire them. Create a scene where they’re guarding Lee’s new air car, so we could see that too, with Lee and Gordon in the image, maybe approaching from the distance.
On the other hand, it’s fun contemplating that right now there’s thousands of slightly different versions of a Derf, Badger, Bill, Biter, etc. out there, locked away in the imagination of each reader. If a definitive image ever comes out, all those fantastical flights of fancy get condensed down to one.
That kind of custom cover done well runs thousands of dollars. Way outside my budget.
You really are a subversive thinker. Love your work.
I started with the Family Law series, then moved to the April series.
I could not put the books down.
I find myself eagerly awaiting the next installment of both series.
I have added your blog to my favorites and I don’t do that very often, as my free time is short and there is not a whole lot of it.
Thank you. Time is our most precious thing. I’m glad my work is worth spending it.