Wanted to share some good news about my forthcoming nonfiction book entitled MY Bipolar Disorder. This morning I added three items to complete my chapter outline and table of contents. This afternoon I started and completed my dedication page. Tomorrow I will begin the introduction and incorporate some notes into chapters. My plan is to be completed by the end of the year.
Great news! Whiskey & Pickles: A Collection of Short Fiction, is now available in the following Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Libraries: Glen Burnie, Severna Park, and Eastport.
I have been waiting for its local library release to reach out to the county library office, to request them to arrange for me to have talks about my book and my writing process, what it’s like to be a local author, do a reading, and give some books away and do a signing.
If your local library isn’t carrying it, please request it. I am happy to provide the library system more copies. Hope to see you at an appearance.
Whiskey & Pickles: A Collection of Short Fiction by Tony Chalk is now available in paperback on Amazon.com for $6.99 and will be in libraries in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in about a month, or by June 1, 2018. I am also sending a copy into the Library of Congress. For Maryland, the amount of interest gained by the book will determine how many books will be available in each library and how many libraries in the county, first, then state, second, will carry it. As soon as it is available in the local libraries, I will be conducting presentations as a local writer, on the writing process and will do readings from the book. To start, I am coordinating appearances in Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Linthicum and Annapolis. I will put out the word here on my website and on my Facebook page of upcoming appearances. Thanks to all of you who have supported me.
As of 4/22/16 I have published my short works of fiction on Amazon, exclusively. Since the e-books are published exclusively by Amazon and since there is no physical book as of this time, Amazon, as a Kindle book, is the only place you can get it. All of the short works that were previously posted here on tonychalk.com were included and published in Whiskey and Pickles.
Now that Whiskey and Pickles: A Collection of Short Fiction, is out the door and published on Amazon, I am working on my next of two books, an non-fiction work called My Bipolar. I am writing it daily and since I am not a psychiatrist, a psychotherapist, or any OTHER person who suffers from bipolar disorder, I am writing a book about my experience of 20+ years in dealing with the illness. It is my perspective: My Bipolar. I hope to have it completed in the late fall and the plan now is to publish it as an e-book on Amazon around the same time. It’s purpose it to help others to deal with their illness from my experience, and encouragement. The target audience is those with one of the various flavors of bipolar disorder, or those who support us. I hope you will give it a look, that you will find it helpful and that you will love it.
Besides working on My Bipolar, I am also at work on a novel called In Shining Armor, which right now I’m planning to be a trilogy, but may just be the first book in the first of three trilogies. The main characters are so strong and have such rich back stories, I feel I could write 20 stories about them. I am considering posting the prologue to the novel here on my website. If there’s interest in reading it…