July 29th, 2011
I’m adding pieces to this site, quite a learning process, as is the figuring out of Adobe InDesign, which creates the typography. I long for the simpler days when all I had to do was use a burnt stick to create drawings on the walls of my cave. Then again, I no longer have to call the exterminator to get rid of my raptor infestation problem.
The target for the publishing and release of Trial of Tears is still this fall. It will be available in both paperback and as an ebook.
The cover is done! I’ve added a page for it. Robin Ludwig Designs did a great job in putting this together for me with the significant help of Julian Brinas (you have no idea how many components there are in building one lousy tear) , who also has been of huge help in creating this web presence.
As Trial of Tears is being readied, the novella ‘Time Flies’ is the next project coming down the pike. While Trial will be available in both print and ebook format, the novella will be only available so far in ebook format.
Chris Semal was born in New York City in 1959 and has lived there all his life. He is aware that other places exist and likes to visit them from time to time, but the city is a hard mistress to resist and he keeps going back to her. A musician, singer and songwriter, he has played pretty much every rock club in Manhattan at one time or another since the late 70s and went to school at the University of Miami to study Music Engineering, coming back north to do the only obvious thing possible, becoming a municipal bond broker and eventually working as a consultant building financial models. In the early part of the millennium, between both consulting and band gigs, he thought it might be interesting to see what would happen if he expanded on the 80 or so words he used in writing song lyrics and went for the 80,000 he would need for a novel. And so Trial Of Tears was born, along with a passion for developing plots and characters.
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