Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Release Day: THE GILA WARS

Today is release day for The Gila Wars, the last planned novel in the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series from Berkley.

I was recently asked how I felt about this being the end for Josiah in an interview. Here's my answer: The door’s not all of the way closed for future Josiah Wolfe novels. Never say never. But for now, I’m finished with the series. It’s kind of bittersweet for me because Josiah was my first novel and my first series character, but to grow as a writer, I really feel I need to write other characters, other novels, in different settings and times for that matter, to stay fresh. I may revisit the universe Josiah inhabits someday. I can see a series of novels featuring Scrap Elliot as the lead character. And I have ideas for books #7 and #8 in the Josiah series if the right circumstances present themselves. Writing the Josiah Wolfe novels has been one of the greatest creative adventures of my life. I’ve learned a tremendous amount, and I am happy to have had the opportunity to write six Western novels about a not-so-traditional, emotionally flawed character. It’s been a life-changer for me.

Thanks to everyone who has followed along with me and Josiah in our adventures.  It is appreciated more than you know.

Book signings will be held at:

05/07/2013 — 5PM to 8PM Barnes and Noble Booksellers 17090 Mercantile Blvd. Noblesville, IN
05/11/13 —2PM to 4PM Books-A-Million 5750 W 86th St, Ste 120, Indianapolis, IN

5 comments:

Matthew P. Mayo said...

Congratulations, Larry! You've created a top-notch and enduring series that readers will enjoy for a long time to come.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

Thanks, Matty...

Tom Cochrun said...

Congrats. It is a legacy series indeed.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

Thanks, Tom...

Livia J (Washburn) Reasoner said...

Good news that the book is out. I'll be on the lookout for it.