Hello, readers, followers, and random happened-upon-this-page-somehow-ers. It is officially 2018, and I’m about to embark on the annual tradition of writing 2017, crossing the 7 out, and replacing it with 8, at least until February. Maybe March.
I don’t post to my blog that often anymore, because every word I blog is a word I take away from my books—and thank goodness, demand for my books is growing and growing. I did, however, want to take a few minutes while Sub-Unit 1 is at his friend’s house and Sub-Unit 2 and the Dad Unit are playing Super Mario Kart to give you a little heads-up on my 2018.
In the first half of the year, I will release eight books. Eight? Yeah, eight. Even I’m thinking that’s nuts, but some of those books are already written, so it’s actually a realistic plan. The first two will be the fourth and fifth books in the Mercenary Warfare series. Then the Machete System Bounty Hunter series will drop, courtesy of my collaboration with M.D. Cooper. And then there will be the Chains of Command three-book series, which will take you on some PAC academy adventures. You’ll get to see a Dragonfire Station prequel, of Avian Unit before they became Avian Unit, and while they were in the process of becoming a team—along with their first missions.
And then the second half of the year will be equally as busy. I have two new series planned—one Dragonfire Station and one brand-new. I will publish my Dodging Fate satire series from the Pew! Pew! books with their own cover art. This will put the stories together for the first time, and add some never-published new episodes to the Charlie Kenney, redshirt adventures. And finally, I have a meeting with another sci-fi author about a collaboration project, which I’m really excited about.
It’s an ambitious plan, but an entirely reasonable one. As long as I don’t think about it too hard, I will just power through it and get it done. I’m fortunate to have devoted readers, talented colleagues, and a family that puts up with my obsession with weaving stories.
The timer on my oven is telling me that I have three minutes until the manicotti’s done, so I’ll wrap up this missive. I hope your 2018 is comfortable, exciting, challenging, and ultimately rewarding. And most importantly, full of words and dreams and stardust. I’ll be busy pounding the keyboard, so my blogging silence is nothing but proof of my work to bring you lots of stories to help with the dreams and stardust part. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter on the right-hand side of this page for more frequent updates on sales and new releases.
All the best to you, my friends, for a prosperous 2018!