Happy New Year!
May 2020 be the year that hopes and dreams become reality.
It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d pop in quickly to wish you all a happy New Year and update you on some of my projects. Although I’ve been silent on my blog and haven’t published anything new recently, I am super busy with writing projects, which will all hopefully be published this year.
Wizard of Ends, Book 3
This book has been a loooooong time coming. I am truly sorry about this. No excuses – life happens… to all of us. This time, it delayed my writing and publishing. The first draft of Book 3 is complete; it’s now just to do at least two more drafts and then off to my editor, at which time I will make it available for pre-order. I cannot wait! In the meantime, if you haven’t read Books 1 and 2, you can get Book 1 for free and Book 2 for only $2.99 at Smashwords.
Legends of Origin
Unfortunately, as much as I want to continue to write the next Legends of Origin book, it’s unrealistic to think it will be ready to publish this year. That said, no promises, but I am going to try to publish at least one Wizard of Ends and one Legends of Origin book a year as of next year. I hate to have disappointed thus far, but it’s difficult to write a good-quality book in a short time when you are also working full time and have young children and 20,000 other responsibilities – as most writers will verify!
Grumpy Old Gods
As many of you know, I have been published in the Grumpy Old Gods short story anthologies. I am also now official editor for the anthology, which I am super chuffed about! Readers can expect the next three anthologies soon, including a Grumpy Old Love Gods edition and a Grumpy Old Trickster Gods edition. You can get Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 on Amazon. If anyone would like to be a part of the anthology, there is still time to submit stories for the trickster edition.
Dragons, dragons, dragons!
Together with the Stormdance team, I will soon be launching a new fantasy anthology. I will send out calls for submission for the new anthology in the first quarter of 2020 if all goes according to plan. I can’t share the details yet, but there will be lots of dragons and humour!
I have hinted at a secret book project that I started working on last year. I am not ready to share too much just yet (the title of this section is a huge clue). However, I can tell you that I have a silent writing partner for this project – an illuminated person who seems to understand the language of the universe and who claims to have unravelled the code that underlies the secret and mysterious symbols of life and the universe (I myself am still trying to grasp some of it). This co-author (let’s call him/her ‘Jamie’ for the sake of brevity) wants to remain anonymous due to the nature of this book, which has a rather interesting take on religion, god and life. While I am not yet a ‘true believer’, I do see much merit in Jamie’s arguments, some of which are things that have crossed my mind before I met Jamie and some of which were new and helped me to understand things differently – and much of which simply ‘feels right’ to me. This book will offer a new way of looking at life and death and the world in which we live, and is bound to bring positive change to anyone who ponders its contents. While the book is not intended to offend or upset anyone, it most likely will – let’s face it, this is quite a touchy subject, since there are so many different religions and beliefs, all of whose followers are usually devout and strong in their beliefs. Hence, Jamie’s desire to remain anonymous so as not to offend anyone in his life.
To start off, we will be publishing a fact-based fiction book, because we believe that the knowledge will be easier to digest in fiction form. We will move from that to some non-fiction books, some of which we will make available free of charge – these books will be much heavier reading for those readers who are interested to know more about the ideas in the fiction book. There are also plans for a second, shorter fiction book with a different perspective on the subject matter. It’s an exciting project and I’m looking forward learning more as we progress with the book, and to the time I can finally share my newfound knowledge in detail and publish!