After more late nights and "midnight oil" (in my case, Tim Hortons coffee) than I care to remember...After reading through a few thousand pages of documents and conducting a few dozen interviews...After a much-appreciated one-month extension on my deadline...And after writing anywhere and everywhere I could, including: The Toronto airport, the Calgary airport, an Edmonton hotel, the lobby of a Regina hotel, the lobby of a Minneapolis hotel, the lobby of a Thief River Falls hotel, a Winnipeg library, at work and at home....I put the final touches this past week on the manuscript for my latest true crime book and turned it over to my publisher."Devil Among Us: How Canada Failed To Stop A Pedophile"
clocked in at a staggering 91,000 words - approximately 10,000 words longer than any of my previous three books - and spreads out over 28 chapters.This was quite surprising, given that at one point this past spring I honestly started to wonder whether I'd have enough material to even hit the 70,000 mark.Fortunately, persistence paid off, along with some good fortune on my part, and I ended up suffering from a case of information overload.I must say I'm very happy with the final result and consider this the most important story I've ever been able to tell. I hope you will agree.My publisher is currently targeting early November for the public launch of the book - expected to be at Chapters Polo Park in Winnipeg - but won't be able to nail down a specific date until it's off to the printers in a few weeks from now.After that will come a slew of book signings/readings in various Canadian locales, especially Manitoba and Saskatchewan. And hopefully Ontario as well.The book will be for sale in all major stores in Canada, including Chapters, Coles and McNally Robinson, for $11.95.If you prefer to get Devil Among Us delivered straight to your home, you can order it online through Amazon. In fact, they are already taking pre-orders at the following LINK
.Once the launch and book tour dates have been set, I'll post the details here on my blog.For those of you on Facebook, I've been chronicling the various stages of my writing on a group that's been set up. You can read it and join the group by clicking HERE