Hello! Hope the holiday season is treating you well. Since we’re nearing years end I figured it’d be a good time to update everyone on what’s been happening around here. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions I do my best to respond to every email and I’m happy to receive feedback.
Old Broken Road:
Sales for Old Broken Road have been steady since it’s launch two months ago. I’m starting to see reviews show up on Amazon and Goodreads which is always exciting. Seems like folks are really liking the book which makes me happy. It’s a labor of love, and it’s nice to see the hard work paying off. Right now it’s getting 5 stars on Amazon and 4.8 stars on Goodreads. Wow!
If you’ve finished you copy and have thoughts on what you read, please do me a favor and leave a review. Any feedback, good or critical, helps me out. So please take a moment and leave a review.
I’ve had a few folks write in about gifts. If you want to give a copy of Old Broken Road to friend or family for the holidays the best and quickest way would be ordering through Amazon. They’ll get it you cheaper than I can and they ship for free. However, those waiting for signed copies, I should have some available in my store very soon.
Red Litten World:
Book three, Red Litten World, is in the middle of some heavy revisions but it’s coming along nicely. I’m really excited about this next chapter in Wal’s saga, I think it’s the best yet.
For those who don’t know Red Litten World takes place a few months after the happenings along the Broken Road. Wal finds himself in a besieged Lovat still facing a blockade and struggling through a difficult winter. As the city around him begins to unravel, Wal find himself facing a new threat and some old enemies.
There’s a teaser site up at redlittenworld.com. Lots of hints at things to come!
The Fantasy Novel (ODFE):
Okay, it technically has a name but I’m being careful and not playing it up as it’s a working title. I did make an announcement when I was interviewed by Dungeon Crawler Radio (36:00) where I go into a few more details (and reveal that working title,) but for now I am keeping things quiet. This project is my first official project outside of the Waldo Bell universe and it’s very much fantasy (okay, non-traditional, mainly because I’m a contrarian.) It’s an incredible world with a variety of complex characters. There’s also: towering giants, humongous deserts, people riding enormous birds, and so much more. I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone.
As far as progress goes, the rough draft is coming along nicely (see the sidebar.) Right now it’s nearly 2/3rds done! If all goes according to plan I’ll be finished with the rough draft soon and have a revised manuscript sometime in the spring. Expect more on this project after the New Year. Including: title reveal, the Pinterest inspiration board, the cover reveal, and a lot more!
On The Blog And Beyond:
So that’s where things stand! Some other bits of news. Since I am traveling for Christmas this weekend will be the last Friday Link Pack for the year. It’ll be the End of the Year Edition where I combine the most popular links from the previous year into one epic link pack. (See last years here.)
Also, expect to see a post for My Reading List for 2014 where I list out every book I read and talk about my favorites. (See my reading list from last year here.) Along with those posts I also have a few more TOP SECRET projects I am working on, but I’ll have to wait just a bit longer before revealing those.
There is lots coming and I’m excited. 2014 has been great. Thanks again for all your support, thank you for the reviews, your posts, and helping me spread the word about The Stars Were Right and Old Broken Road. You helped make 2014 a incredible year for me and I’m looking forward to the next.