Boy oh boy, it’s been a while, hasn’t it. I’d love to say I’ve got a good excuse for not updating my web page, which ostensibly is my primary source for new information, but mostly it was a confluence of very avoidable maintenance issues combined with a little bit of burnout. But all of that is beside the point. I’m here, you’re here. What’s been going on!
A BRAND NEW SERIES
The main update, and one I really should have focused on a long time ago, is the recent release of a brand new series! I call it “Shards of Shadow.” Unlike most of my other series, which either take place in another world or in the distant future, Shards of Shadow is my first real foray into urban fantasy. It takes place in modern day Philadelphia, and follows the exploits of a photographer named Alan, who has found himself embroiled in a supernatural invasion thanks to the arrival of a shadowy fiend called Blot.
It’s been so long since I updated this page, I’ve released the first three of the books in Shards of Shadow. They are, in order:
Currently, they are Amazon exclusives, and are included in KU, but the paperbacks are available everywhere, and if you’re curious when the series will be available in your store of choice, feel free to drop me an email (the address is on the contact page.
A Brand New Podcast!
Though I never spoke much of it here, I’ve actually been the co-host of a podcast for quite some time. It was the Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast. We closed up shop on that podcast a few months back, but recently we started up a new one very similar to the old one. The Six Figure Authors podcast features Lindsay Buroker, Andrea Pearson, and myself interviewing authors and marketing experts on how to sell more books. There’s very little talk about craft or my own stories there, so it’s probably not much of an interest for readers, but if you’re an aspiring author yourself, give it a try!
A Brand New Plan!
So, you may ask, what are the plans for the future? Well, I’m glad you ask.
I took a lot of time to prepare and create the Shards of Shadow series. While it was a lot of fun, and readers really had a great time with it, it hasn’t blown me away with its performance. I’ll most likely continue it one of these days (it is a planned five book series), but for now it’s time for a return to form.
I have three main series, The Book of Deacon, Free-Wrench, and Big Sigma. While there are additional stories and spin-offs for each, the main arc of each series is five books deep.
Next year, I hope to make it six.
I’m proclaiming 2020 “The Year of Six.” All three of my main series will have a sixth installment. Book of Deacon 6 is already mostly done, in fact. It needs some bulking up, but I blasted through it for NaNoWriMo this year. After that, the long overdue Free-Wrench 6. And then Big Sigma 6 to close the trio out. I really hope you folks will like them, and I’ll do better to keep you apprised of my activities in that regard.
And finally, Patreon
Yep, I still have a Patreon. It’s been puttering along pretty nicely this past year. I’ve released a dozen short stories or novellas there, and soon I’ll be collecting up the formerly exclusive stuff for a collection that’ll be for sale. Keep your eyes peeled for it!