Saturday, January 13, 2018

Writing Status Update

Just a quick update.

I have completed the first draft of Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal. Actually it's more like a second draft for most sections. I am now working on final edits/revisions with Monsters, Maces and Magic: Outpost, the first book in my new Fantasy (LitRPG) series.

When I get the edits for Outpost finished, I'll send it to my publisher (Gryphonwood Press), who will assign an editor. While that is happening, I will begin the revision process on my end for Betrayal. It will then go to Gryphonwood for editing.

I will have to incorporate/approve all recommended corrections/edits/revisions and then return the manuscripts for Gryphonwood to prep for publication.

I have one blurb in, and the cover art for both novels is completed (although the second is not cleared for preview yet). The titlework and other bits have yet to be finished, as well as the back of the book teaser.

Not yet solid on when the release for Outpost will be, since there are still a lot of moving parts. But the plan is to release Outpost, with having Betrayal ready as a pre-order. The goal is to have two books in the series available in relatively close release.

Then, I will begin work on completing the third novel in the Crax War Chronicles (Relic Shield). It's outlined and I began writing it, but it's not been touched since January of last year. During most of 2017 I focused on the two Dane Maddock Kindle World releases (Rock House and Cavern) as well as writing Betrayal.

So it's possible I may have three novels published in 2018. :)

After that, either work on the next Monsters, Maces and Magic novel or the next First Civilization's Legacy novel.

We'll see.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cover Art for Monsters, Maces and Magic: Outpost

Gryphonwood Press released the cover art for Monsters, Maces and Magic: Outpost, the first novel in my upcoming LitRPG series.

Cover Art by:  Drazenka Kimpel

Monday, December 4, 2017

New Series with Gryphonwood Press

Hey Folks,

Gryphonwood Press has accepted the first two novels in a new series for publication!

Monsters, Maces and Magic: Outpost
Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal

Monsters, Maces and Magic is a LitRPG series, a fantasy sub-genre that has a connection to role playing games.

The cover artist, Drazenka Kimpel, has already been contracted. She did the cover art for Relic Hunted.

Outpost needs one more revision pass before I turn it in to Gryphonwood to be edited, and I am busy working to complete the first draft to Betrayal.

I will strive to keep you updated.

In any case, expect release of Outpost in early 2018, followed shortly there after by Betrayal.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas in the Village (St. Paris, OH) --I'll be There

Hey Folks,

Just to let you know that I'll be a part of the Christmas in the Village celebration in St. Paris, on Saturday, December 2nd.

I will be part of the Craft Show, in the Municipal Building (135 W. Main Street), from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm with copies of my novels.

Who doesn't enjoy receiving a good novel (signed) for a Christmas present?

Plus, if you have questions about writing, fantasy or science fiction or whatever...stop by.

Take a look at the flier below to see all of the events and activities.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 24, 2017

An Opportunity via David Wood (for Writers and Readers)


David Wood is the successful author of the Dane Maddock Series. In addition, he is the owner of Gryphonwood Press, and host of the podcast Wood on Words. He also co-authored with me, Rock House and Cavern.

David has an opportunity to help out some students (many of them financially disadvantaged).

As rewards, for readers you can be a named character or a character tied up in the plot of a future novel (plus a signed copy of the book), steeply discounted ebooks, and more.

As rewards for authors, marketing, promoting and mentoring opportunities.

Below is a video that explains the donation project:

Here is a direct link to the fundraising effort, with details on rewards:

Link: Get My Daughter's Cheer Squad to State!
Opportunity ends December 15th

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gryphonwood Press Sale: SF, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Gryphonwood Press is having a 99¢ sale on a large number of ebook titles (across most platforms) from Black Friday to Cyber Monday (actually they're reduced beginning today)!

Check them out and maybe pick up a few. Two of my titles are included: Flank Hawk and Relic Tech

Click on the pic or HERE to check out specific titles.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

900,000+ Words of Fiction Published

This month, with the publication of Cavern, the total number of words (fiction) I've had published is 901,000.

I anticipate that I will surpass 1 million before 2018 ends.