I am in some doubt that this post will be seen by every single author who asked me to review one or more of their books, but hopefully it will reach some of you.
Life has thrown me some wicked twists and turns in the last few months. Though I have backed off of talking so much about my personal life here, perhaps later in the year I may feel like it’s worth bringing into the open, if I think there is a positive gain to be had. Point being, some circumstances ranging from absurd to hurtful have distracted me from adding extra features to this site, as well as taken away from my reading time. My writing time still gets priority over reading as well; I don’t know if that makes me a bad literary citizen or not, but I get really antsy and generally more unhappy if I go too long without writing, even if that means my TBR list only piles up further.
Starting this coming week, however, I will be back in the swing of things and will have a fresh indie book review on the site. When that is done I will be looking at how to restructure my schedule so I can fit in reading more of the review requests I was sent. If you sent one in and I responded to you, I WILL read your work and let you know if I can go ahead with a post featuring your book. The turnaround time has been considerably longer than planned when I first opened up the site to solicited reviews, but few plans survive first contact with reality, at least, the reality that is my life. When I am sufficiently caught up, I will update the Review Policy page to let you all know when I am open to new requests.
In the meantime you stay classy, internet.
Spoiler alert! It’s an article about spoilers and my stance on them.
Top o’ the morn to you, internet. This little 4th of July update will be short and sweet.
Those of you who follow me on other sites may have already gleaned that I have been working on a short story collection. Well, finally, it has been written and is nearly ready for public consumption. After Terra: Beginnings is now a reality after having languished on my to-do list for a bit longer than I cared for. It contains six short stories (or vignettes, if you prefer) intended to give you, the reader, a deeper look into what made the After Terra heroes the people they are before they came together as a crew. You will also learn more about the future Solar System and how it came to be.
What is the release date? I’m glad you asked. The collection will be released digitally on Tuesday, July 30th 2019 C.E./-54 A.T.
A preorder link will be coming soon for those of you into that sort of thing.
In the meantime, feast yon eyes upon the cover. Until next time.
Somber thoughts with which to begin the Summer.
As a new feature on this site, I am conducting interviews with various local authors I have worked with and/or have inspired me. Today we begin with one of my mentors, C.L. Pauwels.
Though my general level of activity on the internet sometimes suggests otherwise. (more…)
Behold, at last, the aforementioned and long overdue 4th edition cover for After Terra: Year 200. My thanks once more go out to Jon Hrubresch for his work on this piece of art. It’s the kind of cover that this book should have had all along, especially in keeping with the general style and vibe of the covers for In the Baron’s Shadow and Lunacy.
Now that this update is complete (and should go live on Amazon within the next 48-72 hours), the next focus for me will be on adding more codices to the site, putting the finishing touches on my next two Youtube videos, and completing more reviews of some interesting indie works that have been sent my way.
Said book signing features, well, me.
It is taking place at The Heights Cafe in Huber Heights, on the first weekend of the Heights Farmers’ Market. So not only will the first three After Terra novels be available for sale and autograph, but there will be some awesome, locally made food and other great merchandise available for your perusal. And if you haven’t been there yet, The Heights Cafe itself is an outstanding eatery with particularly potent coffee and legendary griddlecakes.
Please check out this Spacepage link for more details, including exact hours and the event address.
Thanks! Until next time.
A post about a rather pernicious foe to the English-speaking author: punctuation. (more…)