Hello, friends. Just a quick note to catch up on some things.
Biggest news is that my latest book, Cradle of the Old Weapons, will launch on 1 Apr (no fools). The Kindle version is up now and the paperback is in review, so barring any issues, it will be up shortly!
Also, the Kindle version of the first book in this two-book series (and my first novel), Pilgrimage to Skara, is on sale now until 4 Apr for the low, low price of $0.99. Pilgrimage is part of a sale for finalists in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (more details on that sale here, so check it out.)
Cradle is a book I never planned to write but I had a handful of kind souls who hinted at wanting a sequel. I’d been tinkering with the concept for about two years and it came together at last. I think this will be the last tale set in this world but I never say never … and Keilie may make an appearance somewhere down the line.
Muse: That’s cryptic.
Muse: Okay, new book is … in the books. What’s next?
Well, that’s the real question.
I had a pretty ambitious publishing schedule this year. I originally planned to have four books out in 2023, with a possible fifth one in the first quarter of 2024 (all those words I logged in 2020-1 are finally starting to pay off).
Unfortunately, some life complications have slowed my schedule and everything is kind of up in the air right now. I’ve been spending some time out of town with ill members of my family and that’s going to continue off-and-on for the near future.
With that in mind, I am going to push off the first book of the new Holly Sisters trilogy to next year. I’d been hoping to have it out this fall but I just don’t think it’s going to be ready. I’m enjoying Sydney and Gerry’s journey into new lands and I am about 2/3 through the first draft … but I don’t want to force it, so it’s going to take a little longer.
I do still plan to have the next Bleakwater novella this fall, time permitting. I’m missing writing about Kayla, Mara, and Jack, and I have the plot sketched out. I will also have an all-ages fantasy out in a few months, under a pen name (more details coming on that). So it may still be a three-book year. AND, I am still looking at releasing the first book of The Book of Shadowreach early next year, but to be determined.
Anyway, friends, thanks for reading. You all have a wonderful, book-filled day. I’m gonna go listen to some Fleetwood Mac and try to figure out why these edits are not coming any easier.