Yes, I know I haven’t blogged much lately. But it’s been busy.
My family spent the first part of the month in Florida for vacation. We went to Disney World, and the beach, and all that stuff, but honestly it’s all about the manatees. It was awesome.
So let me give you a brief update about with what is going on:
I’ll be at FanX in Salt Lake City this weekend. My schedule is in the last blog post.
I’ll be teaching a World Building class at FyreCon in June.
I’ll be at SpikeCon in July.
And I’m happy to announce that I’ll be the guest of honor at FantiSci next year.
Noir Fatale is out next month! This is an anthology of Noir themed sci-fi and fantasy stories edited by me and Kacey Ezell.
Monster Hunter Guardian, by me and Sarah Hoyt is out in August.
Target Rich Environment 2, the second volume of my short fiction collection, is out in December.
I am currently working on Tom Stranger 3 for Audible.
After that I’ll be going back to work on Destroyer of Worlds, the 3rd book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior series. It will be out Fall 2020.
John D. Brown will be sending me the rough draft for our sci-fi collaboration in a few weeks, then the ball is back in my court.
Steve Diamond is still working on our fantasy collaboration.
And there’s lots more planned.
Building a house is a big project. Getting a big chunk of mountainside, and developing it by putting in half a mile of road, digging a well, running half a mile of power, moving hundreds of tons of rock and dirt (plus all the paperwork and government hoop jumping for every step) and THEN building a giant ass house on top of that, through one of the wettest, snowiest, never ending winters in a long time (seriously, the ski resort we are next to just got six inches of fresh powder in mid APRIL!) and all that together makes for a really BIG FREAKING PROJECT.
We’ve been working on Yard Moose Mountain for three years now. However, the end is in sight, and we are only a couple of months out of completion. Our contractors have been amazing. If you are going to build a house in northern Utah, look up Randall Brothers Construction. They are meticulous.
All of this house stuff has cut into my productivity, but honestly it hasn’t been too bad. My wife is the one who has decision fatigue. Its like every other day for the last few months she’s had to go somewhere to pick out what color/style she wants of something. The biggest time suck for me was bank stuff last year, because even though I make pretty good money, the sporadic and unpredictable way writers get paid confuses and frightens underwriters. I actually had to get Toni Weisskopf to send the bank a letter explaining how royalties work. 😀
The MHI RPG is moving along. All we are waiting for now is the printing of the books. All the KS backers who didn’t have physical books have been sent their stuff.