The Su in Black
November 6th, 2019 2:50 pm
Just starting to plot up a new book (The Su in Black) which will be the second in the Suman Haratan series (the first one being, of course, A Boy Called Su) . This series follows The Honor Trilogy which is set three years after the Clemhorn Trilogy (now in print from Zmok Books). The Su in Black is to be set on Dynand, an alternate timeline where males are cossetted, pampered, and generally put down because there are so few of them. I'm presently practicing with Daz3D and given that there are two feuding regiments involved (a la The Three Musketters) I've been trying to mock them up. This is a very early attempt.



The other thing is that realised I didn't have enough background on Isolde, one of my main characters, so for the first time ever, I took the advice of many other writers and wrote about an earlier period in her life. Who'd have known that she practised savate ( French kickboxing)!
'Through the Dark Mirror' will be available for free from Amazon this weekend
Novels / October 14th, 2019 2:40 pm
Just returned the contracts to Zmok Books for the two sequels to Nightfall. In celebration thereof, 'Through the Dark Mirror', my novellette introduction to 'Nightfall' which is normally 0.99 will be available for free from Amazon.com this weekend .

'The Empire has fallen. Now one man’s honor demands revenge as a parallel Earth faces invasion from those responsible, and the plagues they carry.'

The ARCs for Trouble on Teral just arrived
Novels / August 22nd, 2019 9:42 pm
Just got the Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of "Trouble in Teral" from Peasantry Press. Its the first in my new series - "The Portal Adventures" and will be released 7 Jan. My 4yr old grandson loves the book trailer (he's watched it 12 times) so I read a couple of pages to him. Its a Young Adult / Middle Reader so understandably his comment was - "Where are the pictures". He did love my photo on the back of the paperback though.


 
Nightfall - most popular on RisingShadow.net
Novels / August 6th, 2019 5:54 pm
This week RisingShadow.net has listed Nightfall as the most popular MilitarySF genre book for novels released in 2018 and 2019. So far I'm beating out another 40 books for the title.

via GIPHY

 
How to Publish an eBook - FREE Workshop Oct 16 and 23 2019
Marketing / July 22nd, 2019 10:42 am
Kenneth Vickery and I are facilitating a series of two workshops on 'How to publish an eBook' at the Bassendean Library on the 16th and 23rd of October. I'll put more details up when I have them, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at some of the worksheets Ken has been pulling together: http://www.kennethonbooksandwriting.com/documents-for-publishing-books/
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