Still Writing!

It’s been a hell of a year.

I had COVID in July, that set me back a bit. However, I am back on track with writing. Sometime soon (maybe March) my next book will be coming out, The Instruments of Faith. It is a Sequel to I Won’t Cry for Yesterday.

However, I have been mostly been working finishing The Awakening series. Yes, you read that correctly. The final book in the series should be out next year. I just crossed the 120,000 word mark, and it is all coming together. If all goes well, it will be finished by the end of the year, then into editing. Publication hopefully 2nd or 3rd quarter next year.

The Dark Plaza is the final book in that series, but not the last book about Tebrey. I still intend to finish Stars End, which takes place later, but isn’t a part of the Series. Tebrey will be a main character, as always. The will also be a few prequels, and at least one book of short stories. So stay tuned.

Speaking of short stories, I should also have one for free up here soon. We’ll see how it all comes together.

I Won’t Cry for Yesterday available for pre-order

I’m happy to say my latest novel is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. It will be available May 1st, along with the paperback.

This is much different from my other works. FYI. It was my first novel, now rewritten and published for the first time. It is a mostly-contemporary slow-build thriller. It is not obviously connected to my other works. Not obviously.

Read The Remnant for Free!

I’m giving away the Kindle editions of The Remnant, starting tonight at midnight and running through the 25th of March. Amazon only lets me give a book away once per period, so grab it and enjoy.

I’ll have other freebies for you guys in the coming weeks.

New Books incoming!

Yes, I used the plural for a reason.

No, this post isn’t about the final novel of The Awakening, although that one is roughly 75% done at this time. Don’t worry, it won’t be the last novel set in the Tebreyverse. I have many stories left to tell there. Nor is this post about Stars End, the Tebrey novel I put on a backburner. That one will have to wait awhile.

Allow me a seeming non-sequitur for a moment.

Back when I first started writing, I wrote a novel and then another with the same characters, something of a stand-alone sequel. They were both thrillers. I got a few nibbles, but eventually removed them from consideration until I became a better writer. They are both dear to me, and I wanted to give readers the best version of these stories I could.

This brings me to how I felt as I finished The Sleeping and the Dead. I felt good. Really good. I’m proud of my last Tebrey novel. So, I decided it was long past time I blew the electronic dust from my old manuscripts and took a good hard look at them.

There was good story there. Dark, painful, deeply personal in ways I will not go into, story. I started rewriting, then again. Eventually, after throwing a third of the text away, I ended up writing even more to fill it back up. While the manuscript was with my editor, I jumped into the next one.

This is a long-winded way of saying that I have a new book coming out this May. It isn’t my usual kind of story. For one thing, it is a first person thriller. For another, it isn’t obviously (observant readers will recognize one character) related to the other stories I’ve written, being somewhat contemporary. It is set just before Project Brimstone in the same universe, hint hint.

I should add that it has many things in it that may cause pain for the sensitive reader. I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, but I definitely worked through some of my old pain while writing this.

Out in paperback and digital this May, 2020.