If you are following the blog (and I know you are) you've already seen the new book cover for "Darkness Falls" which features our story's Tinman. I am also making good progress on book 3, though I had stepped away from it for a little while as I finished the "31 Improbable Adventures" sequel, eloquently titled "Volume 2". Kind of has a ring to it, doesn't it?
Sequel released. 8.15
The follow-up to the first short story collection is available on Amazon as a Kindle exclusive.
Planning for Dorothy book three. 1.15
I've done a bit of exploratory writing to get into the "Dorothy" vibe and I've done some plotting as well. I'm kind of tempted to write this more from the hip than usual, since I generally like to have a story fairly well-planned in advance. In this case, I've got a lot of exciting moments along the way to serve as waypoints and may trust to my understanding of the world and the characters and just let them go at it. Should be fun!
New book in the works. 8.12
Yes, I'm working on a new book, and no it's not the sequel to Dorothy Gale, book 1. There certainly will be a sequel, but this new book is more steampunk...ish. I just got started, but if I get my fanny in gear, I'll finish it up and get it out there in print before working on the next Dorothy book.
"Dorothy Gale: Vampire Hunter" in print. 5.12
Check the "Titles" page for more information. It's great to finally let the lid off this exciting project.
DG:VH nearly ready to print. 3.12
March is turning out to be an exciting month in my little corner of the world. I've got my proof copy of DG:VH and I've made good progress editing it. Unlike Empyre Robotika, this is going to be in print form FIRST and Kindle SECOND. It's actually easier to lay out a book for print right at the start instead of Kindle.
There is a newly updated copy with the new and improved cover. It's version 1.2 for those of you who are keeping score. Here's hoping the new look helps sales!
Seeking publishers. 11.11
As I hinted at in the Blog area the other day, I've been hunting for publishers for DGVH. When I think about how easy Amazon is to work with vs. what a pain it is to get your foot in the door with publishers, it gets to be very tempting to go that route instead of traditional publishers. Still working at it.
Empyre Robotika, good progress. 11.11
It's quite an undertaking to get a book ready for print. Good thing I'm a professional graphic designer, or I'd be well and truly confused! As it is, I got the inside of the book laid out and I started work on a brand new cover design that I'm liking quite a lot. I hope to have that cover done soon and then move forward on the book.
Also, I am hotly contemplating releasing secret project DGVH on Amazon directly. If that happens, I'll have a lot more to say about it and the book will be available sooner than later.
Empyre Robotika for print on demand. 10.11
I've been working on getting my first completed novel out there for print. It's going to be available on Amazon, through CreateSpace, which offers print on demand services.
The cool thing about this is that I'll be able to get a paper copy to send to my parents, as well as enable people without Kindle devices to purchase is. I'll make sure to keep the pricing down, since I'm still an unknown author.
Super secret book series in the works. I've finished my first draft of Book 1 and I've been working on getting Book 2 all plotted out. Ooohhhh....exciting, isn't it?
Exciting tribal-themed story in the works. 09.11
I just dove into chapter 1 of this to see how it felt and to get it off my brain. I think it went quite well. In fact, it's distracting me from working on DGVH book 2. I'm planning to be a bit more on the "honest" side with this, insomuch as it involves battlefield scenes and hunting. I don't do gratuitous violence, but it's not aimed at the 12 and under crowd.
Maker's Touch on temporary hold. 01.11
This is the second book I worked on, after a long hiatus following Empyre Robotika. I got maybe into a quarter of it and stopped to work on DGVH. Is this going to be a habit with me? Start work on a book and then get really excited by another? Probably. On the upside, you'll end up with a bunch of books getting finished all at the same time.