Monday, May 12, 2014

Shout Out – Author R. Mac Wheeler

R. Mac Wheeler is a frequent visitor to this blog (as I am to his), so when he asked if I would post something about his 24th novel, I said I would. I mean, 24 books! Man, I can’t even imagine. I want to be prolific like that, and maybe I will be someday. I can hope, anyway.

Go and visit Mac’s blog ( where he posts his photography, or visit his home page ( and peruse his titles…read an excerpt...and help him celebrate. Heck, you might find something you like and become a follower (like me). Mention this post and he’ll send you a mobi copy of Book 1 of the New Order Apocalypse series (which I’ve read and enjoyed).

About his 24th:

This third volume of the NEW ORDER APOCALYPSE series continues thirty-three years after an engineered plague shredded Earth's population.

Chloe and Ginna Lee must decide whether to continue Jason's dream to unite survivors, or concentrate on surviving. Chloe hasn't the tact to play ambassador, and Ginna Lee is more likely to take heads than spread good will. Promises little hope they can build an alliance, especially if peace hinges on a cure for Jihad. Meanwhile, the landscape they must cross still writhes with roamers and desperate clans.

Mac spins tales around rich, gritty characters with a lot of baggage, and puts them through a bit more grief than they can handle. His tone leans toward the sarcastic, passive aggressive. He writes speculative fiction, fantasy, SF, suspense, and paranormal with a twist.

Now I will say, not everything Mac writes appeals to me (I am a romance girl at heart, although he has a couple of paranormal ones that bear looking into), but New Order Apocalypse was his first book that caught my eye and I’m glad I gave it a try (you can see what I said about it HERE). I still need to read book 2 (which I thought had just come out, too). He’s writing too darn fast for me to catch up! Haha.


Tomorrow I leave for New Orleans, where I will be attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. If you happen to also be attending, I sure hope you’ll look for me. I’ll be in Club RT on Thursday at 1:30 and on Friday at 2:00, as well as the big book signing on Saturday.

I’ll also be seen at the following Kensington events: Kensington’s Karmic Carnival (Thursday at 5:15-6:15pm); Pub Crawl at Pat O’Brien’s (Thursday at 6:30-8:30pm; although my actual “appearance time” is from 8:00-8:30). I’m sure I’ll be the one freaking out. At least they’re back-to-back, so my freaking out time will be limited. Thanks goodness! J

Anyway, I still plan on blogging while I’m there (I’ll have the use of a hot spot so I don’t have to pay the JW Marriott for Wi-Fi). However, I may not be commenting all that often (I still don’t own a smart phone). I’ll most likely be on line when I need a break from all the activity (conventions really drain this introvert!).

So… Do you feel energized or drained from big events? That will usually tell you whether you’re an extrovert or introvert (if you didn’t already know, that is!). I always thought my shyness told me that, but nope. Even extroverts can be shy. Came as a shock to me!

Have a good Monday!




R. Mac Wheeler said...

Stacy, thanks for the shout out!

You're great.

NOA 2 and 3 are on their way to you


Stacy McKitrick said...

Mac - If I'm any help, I'll be amazed! But you're quite welcome! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Mac is one of my favorite 'dog people'.

Congrats, Mac.

Re: events
I'm always jazzed about events, but I'm an introvert, so who knows.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Yeah, I get jazzed, too. And then I'm there and I'm like, "Yikes, where can I hide?" I really need to get over that! :)

Bonnie Gill said...

These books sound interesting. I may have to check them out.
I love your Draft counter on the side.
Have a great Monday.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Bonnie - I'm sure Mac would appreciate your visit (and remember, you can get the first book free, just mention this post). And thanks for reminding me of my draft counter--I hadn't updated it since my last writing. Bad me!!

Sandra Cox said...

You are going to have so much fun. Enjoy it for me. Maybe I'll see you there next year.

Mac's book sounds intriguing.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Sandra - I doubt I go to RT next year, since it's in Dallas. But hey, I could end up being a big time author and could afford the trip. Stranger things have happened, right?? :)

The Happy Whisk said...

24.Wow. super neat. Have a great trip.