Trivia from The Z Redemption Trilogy

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Robert Selfe, the editor of the books in The Z Redemption Trilogy, has written an interesting article of trivia about the writing of the novels. In the near future I will post the entire piece on the author website. I think the growing number of readers of these two (eventually three) novels will very much enjoy Robert’s notations. Here is a brief excerpt:

“When The Z Redemption was finished, it was too long, so several chapters were shortened and combined. One chapter was left out of the book but posted on line as “Awakening from the Golden Sleep.”

Originally, the second novel was supposed to be a prequel, and Robert had begun research on Pablo Escobar, the Columbian drug lord. Escobar, like David, was born in 1949, and the novel was intended to parallel the life and career of these two men. After a few months, Robert asked for a new direction for the sequel because the story of David’s descent into a dark place was just too depressing. 

Daniel came up with an alternate story. He envisioned a character named Corvette Nightfire walking into a casino just as a beautiful woman comes running out and, after shoving a duffle bag into his arms, runs off. That’s all there was. The rest of the story grew from there….”

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He’s Coming…Corvette Nightfire!

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3D-coverOriginally I hoped to have my second novel published by Christmas, 2013. The characters, however, had different ideas. They involved one another in intrigues, romance, and mysteries so intricately entwined that I let go of the deadline in order to tell their story in the way that they told it to me: breathlessly, passionately, and with complete commitment to the truth. In particular, Enrique Santos, Valentina Garza, Raúl Jesús Espinoza, and Corvette Nightfire bared their souls to close examination and judgement of their actions. They told me what happened as fast as I could type it. Now I am completing the final chapter for them. None of them will settle down until you have heard their story and will speak to them about how you feel about what they did.

I and Robert Selfe, the editor of the novel who has described the poker of Corvette Nightfire in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas as the novel arrives at its climax, are committed to completing the final editing of the book by the end of February. I will then handle the formatting, pre-marketing, and pre-publication tasks for the goal of having the novel in electronic form, at least, by the first of April. I have selected a graphic artist to work with us on the cover. If not by April, then certainly soon after, I hope to have both The Z Redemption and Corvette Nightfire available in print editions on Amazon.com.

Like The Z Redemption, the novel Corvette Nightfire will be available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, Kobo and other leading book sellers. Please watch my blog and website http://www.danielwetta.com for news, videos, articles, and other updates regarding the world in which the characters of the novels live. Oh yes, there are music, culture, opinion, and the occasional book review there too.

See you soon in Las Vegas, Monterrey, Mexico, and Bridgetown, Barbados!