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Book & City Update March 25, 2020

It’s Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. To focus on the books at the moment I finally have some good news concerning the audio for Dawning. As of March 24th, it’d passed QA and is currently headed to retail. Sadly, they don’t give us a date when it’ll be in the stores or even a window this time. At a guess, and that’s all it is, it should be in stores anywhere between now and next week. My hope is that it’s in the next few days.

In addition, I’ve finished Shattered Peace and it’ll have a release date of May 26th. Andrew has the full script and is currently narrating it. I’ve proofed several chapters so far and it’s turning out pretty great. I’d like to have the audio finished prior to the release in order to upload it to have it out as close to the 26th as possible.

Wait, there’s more.

I’ve made some decent progress on Fall of Eleazar. Currently, I’ve started at the front to work my way through the first ten chapters to make sure it flows well…not to mention everything is in place. With a bit of luck, I’ll have it ready for release in the last part of the year.

That’s all for the books right now. What follows is about the virus.

Anyone curious about what’s happening here in the city, New Orleans, you can click this link it’ll take you to the official ticker. As of writing this post there are 968 cases in the metro New Orleans area, 675 of which are in the city proper. Lots of folks are still not taking this seriously, and if they’re not careful we’ll be the next Italy.

Remember, this social distancing isn’t about the 80% that’ll make it through this without too much trouble. No, it’s about the ones who will be hospitalized and the ones who will need ventilators, and those who will ultimately die alone.

You see, infected patients aren’t allowed to have family, friends, or nurses by their sides. When their time comes, they’ll be alone, drowning on their own fluids as their systems give out. There won’t be anyone there to hold their hands. They’ll receive no reassuring words. In the end, the only thing accompanying them beyond the veil will be pain and suffering as they suffocate.

Remember, you might make it through. But this isn’t about you, it’s about the vulnerable who cannot survive the onslaught that the virus brings. So many have died around the world and here. We should do our part not to do harm to others when it’s completely preventable.

Please stay safe for yourself, your friends, your family, and those around you.

Wash your hands, and be kind to one another.

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