April 14 at 101k+ words – Tiny snippet

“Let’s go have a substantial lunch,” Kawasa said. “I don’t want to appear the sort of boor who loads up on a buffet like it’s his last meal.”

“Now, if I had said that you’d reply that one never knows,” Akari said.

“You know me too well,” Kawasa admitted. “If I fall to misadventure, I guess going out hungry won’t make it much worse. But you do make me rethink it.”

“I have that much influence?” Akari teased.

“My dear, some days I think everything is run by a shadow government of spouses, pulling the reins from behind the scenes. It would explain why the flaming idiots can never come to a decision in one brief meeting. They need to check at home to find out what they believe.”

“If our hosts speak about politics, you should advance that theory to them,” Akari suggested. “I’ll be watching closely to see if it changes how they regard me.”

“You tempt me,” Kawasa said.

23 Responses to April 14 at 101k+ words – Tiny snippet

  1. Jim August 8, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

    Always a good day when you release a snippet, cant wait to read this next book! Wonderful world you created.

  2. Leo August 8, 2023 at 3:42 pm #


    what is your personal, I’ve done a good job novel word length?

    Curiousinds and all.


  3. Leo August 8, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

    I hate phone keyboards.

    Curious minds and all.

  4. Teresa August 8, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

    100k+ words? Huzzah! That’s about novel length, just need to find the right stopping place, then do the editing etc. really looking forward to it, whether it’s the final April or not. I also enjoy the Family Law series, and Fair Trade seems to be begging for a sequel. Whatever you decide to write I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

  5. christine August 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

    Getting close to your usual, eager as I am to read 14 there is no rushing greatness 🙂

    ” Mac March 31, 2023 at 9:26 pm # A little short – I usually run about 130k words.”

  6. Harry K August 10, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

    Good work, Mac, but enough with the teasers, already. I’m ready for the whole thing, having just re-read the previous 13 again. Hoping for a September release!

  7. Emmy August 17, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

    OMG I hope it comes out before I go to disneyland. I’d hate to skip out on Disneyland to finish reading the gospel according to Mac. 😀

    • Mac August 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      106k+ words now – Sept may be doable if I can get a title and a cover.

      • Delores August 18, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

        I really love the Family Law and the April Series.
        I am looking forward to the next release in both series.

        Will we eventually find out who was in the Virginis System.

  8. Nick August 20, 2023 at 5:24 am #

    How about finishing the April arc, calling the Family Law arc done & carry on with a 3rd arc & a new name.

    • Leo August 23, 2023 at 9:30 am #

      No. Simply no. There are too many tales to be told in both story arcs to just stop and start a new one. The latest Family Law just got the 3+1 relationship started. Imagine how the four could team for more exploration using the new materials quantum FTL

      Plus, I so wanna see how Lee develops as a human being over a few decades.

      • Mac August 23, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        We’ll see.

        • J September 3, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

          Have you noticed how much real life has begun to look a lot like april. especially this whole woke thing going on?

          • Mac September 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

            Really? Gotta get out of the cave more. Maybe look at more than my Amazon sales and Treasury Direct.

      • Nick August 26, 2023 at 3:29 am #

        What I failed to say properly is that I thought a third arc would start with Lee consolidating her hold on Providence & go on from there.
        I agree that there is much to explore with the 3 backing her.
        Maybe building to a collection of multi species worlds with Lee as a reluctant something – empress? boss lady? What would you call it?

        • Ben August 27, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          So you want Lee a merchant princess, to become an be(come) an actual princess.

          • Mac August 27, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

            Well, she’s sovereign. Book 14 at 119k words.

  9. Cheryl August 20, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

    Looking forward to next book

  10. Nick August 31, 2023 at 10:56 am #

    Hey Mac, how is life in NC?
    Good things? Bad things?
    Always interested to know how you are.

    • Mac September 3, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

      I miss some things about MI. Ethnic markets, good gyros, Gordon Food Service.
      I like the weather here better. Didn’t see ANY snow this year. It’s cheaper to live here.
      Biscuits are a thing. People ask if they can help seeing you use a handicap cart.
      And of course having relatives to help us here.

  11. Brian September 11, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

    I hope you continue the Family Law stories or at least combine the to story arcs. I loved the last two Family Law books with the main characters from both series.

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