Okay, if you followed what I posted two hours ago, here's my new plan. I'm going to put each of my Enemies Trilogy novels into the Amazon Kindle free download deal, starting with Enemies Foreign And Domestic next Monday, October 14. Then Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista on Monday the 21st, and Foreign Enemies And Traitors on October 28th.
Bear with me, this is my thinking. I quit writing my next novel shortly after Castigo Cay. "What's the point?" I figured. The country is going down the crapper full-speed-ahead, so what difference will another novel make, coming out in 2014 or 2015? (I'm a slow writer.) Instead, I switched my attention to tuning up my escape pod, and writing short stuff like "What I Saw at the Coup" and "Alas, Brave New Babylon." I figured these might make some small difference in the time left to us while we are still free. They are available free on the internet, or collected on the Bracken Anthology on Kindle.
After "Babylon," there's not much more I can say about where we are heading. If we Americans screw the pooch, it's going to be very, very bad for all of us. If you haven't read "Babylon," you might want to do so.
Today my escape pod is in pretty good shape, (assuming the oceans will still be free for sailing), so I'm doing okay in that regard. Now I'm going to dive into writing my next novel, which was about 1/3 finished as of a year or so ago when I went on hiatus from full-time writing.
Castigo Cay was just an introduction to the world I see ahead, so I placed the action between Florida and the Bahamas to "ground" it in places and experiences that most Americans can relate to. The next Dan Kilmer novel I'm writing is set a few years later than Castigo Cay, and the world is even further off the rails. It's set between Ireland and Morocco with a "sea jihad" theme, more on that later if you're interested. Now back to the main point of this post.
I can't see much point in "hoarding" the Enemies trilogy. If it's going to do any good, make any impact outside of the already-converted patriotic American "choir," it has to happen pretty soon. Nobody will give a damn about the Enemies Trilogy as a footnote to history if we lose our freedom. I don't want people talking about my novels "in the camps." (I won't be there: I'll be dead, or I'll be long gone over the horizon.)
So next Monday I'll put EFAD in the Amazon free download deal for the max of four days. Then DETR, then FEAT on the following Mondays. I don't have the time, the energy or the inclination to push another big "Operation EFAD" like I did in March of 2012. I'll spread the word where I can, but I won't be at it 24/7. If you mention it on FB or your favorite websites and blogs, great. If not, I understand. But in any event, the trilogy will be free on Kindle over the next three weeks.
If you managed to stick with me through this rant, thanks.
I'll update with links once Matt makes them available.