Tomorrow marks the twentieth time I will have sat through colloquium at Southwestern Adventist University.
For those of you who don’t know, colloquium are the meetings that mark the beginning of another school year for the faculty of our university. Last night was our opening “banquet” (hot dogs and beans at the local ballpark), tomorrow we will have an “inspirational” speaker (who will pretty much tell us what we have heard many times before), and then on Friday we will get into the business of running the university.
More than anything, it’s symbolic and psychological. It’s a way of telling us, Hey, time to put away summer and get serious about the classroom. Some professors don’t do ANYTHING until after colloquium. I don’t like to be that unprepared, so I have been working on and off all summer on my syllabi and my plans for my classes. This semester I will have a surprisingly lighter load than I have had in quite a while. Which leads me to my next announcement:
MY NEXT BOOK (drum roll please…)
You haven’t been seeing any blog postings lately because I have been focused on my latest project. For those of you familiar with Salome’s Charger, the book that Celeste Walker and I co-authored in 2015, this is a sequel. But this time, I am writing it on my own. Celeste, on the other hand, is planning a third book sometime in the future. Mine is called The Key of Solomon, and features romance, skullduggery (whatever that means), kidnappings, intrigue, danger in exotic places, and most of all scary things like witchcraft and sorcery. And of course, it’s a Christian suspense book. I’ll be telling you more about it in days to come, and will even be sharing some clips so you’ll get a chance to see if you like it. It’s scheduled for a Christmas release.
On another front, I’ve got Tesla’s Ghost with an agent for consideration at present, so let’s keep our fingers crossed there. I’ll let you know what happens. And there are rumors of The Champion series developing into a TV series! Lord willing and the creek don’t rise!
Like I said, I will keep you posted. Later.