This is Philip Wyeth. No monologue today because I’m here to announce the publication of my new third novel, “Chasing the Best Days.”
This one is much different from my other two books, which are dystopian, political, high-concept. This one is much more down-to-earth and relatable. It follows a divorced middle-aged man who has just enough money at the end of each month to afford a budget country club here in Los Angeles.
And you follow him on the course, dealing with his sons, frustration at work, trying to scheme a new career change in the middle of his life, dealing with the ex-wife, and his much younger girlfriend.
So a few things I wanted to tap into with this book were: One, my love of golf. Two, talking about the plight of the divorced American man, which i think is an underserved audience. As well as tapping into, in a comical way, some of the changes that are happening in our society so fast right now. And it’s almost like a lot of people are trying to hide away, almost in the style of “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe.
That’s under the surface. The book itself is fast moving, lots of great dialogue, lots of fun characters. And I definitely think there’s room for this series to grow.
So right now the book “Chasing the Best Days” is exclusive to Amazon, so if you’re a Kindle unlimited subscriber you can read the e-book for free. Everybody else can buy the e-book or paperback on Amazon.
And if you like it, please post a review so that’ll encourage me to write more books in the series, grow the character out. I would love for this thing to actually turn into a TV show. I think it’d be a lot of fun to have a show on the golf course, for fans of “Caddyshack,” “Tin Cup,” “Happy Gilmore,” or just watching the PGA Tour.
So I’m very excited about this, it was a year ago I started the project, and I’ve been chipping away—no pun intended—in the last four months I really buckled down to crank this thing out.
So again, visit my website PhillipWyeth.com, there are links to the book in the description section here as well. And I’m gonna take a small vacation next week, and then I’m back at the grindstone for more writing. Thanks!
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Video was originally uploaded on October 20, 2018.