It’s almost the end of January (better late than never) but if I’m not going to interact with the fans on Facebook anymore, I need to make sure that I blog consistently to make up for it. (I am going to be curious to see how much difference not using that page makes in sales, because if it doesn’t make that much, being scared of losing sales is the main reason writers stay there).
First off, the 7 author giveaway is over and the random winners are being contacted now. (I think we beat their previous record by 4x) All of us will be shipping books to the winners. I’ve got to get with John Brown so we can both sign those copies of Gunrunner.
Speaking of Gunrunner, it is out in a couple of weeks. If you would like to get an autographed copy go here:
Thats right. Uncle Hugos is still in business. Their store (which has been open since the 70s) got burned down during the riots… Oh sorry. “Mostly peaceful yet fiery protests”. However, you can’t keep a good book seller down, so Don is still shipping books from his house. John and I signed a bunch of book plate stickers for him to put in the front cover. Since I’m not doing a book tour (stupid Rona) this is the ONLY place you can get an autographed copy (other than catching me somewhere later, and then you’d have to find both authors). Don also has signed copies of Destroyer of Worlds.
The next release is Gunrunner, on February 2nd. This is a scifi action/adventure collaboration between me and John Brown, about a crew of thieves who specialize in stealing/smuggling advanced weapons to worlds who can’t have them. It came out awesome.
My next book release is August 3rd and that’s the next regular MHI series book (back to Owen’s PoV) Monster Hunter Bloodlines. This is what I’m currently working on now. It was supposed to have been finished last month, but I’ve been kinda distracted. This is the first time I’ve blown a book deadline in 12 years, but don’t worry, it doesn’t change the release date. Those get set way in advance by the publisher.
I’ll be editing two more anthologies, but I can’t announce what those are just yet (contracts are in the mail).
I have some new short stories which will be coming out in other people’s anthologies this year as well. I’ll post info and links to those as soon as they’re listed.
I am also working on another collaboration (with Steve Diamond) for a new fantasy series. I believe that will be next in line after Bloodlines, but I’ve got to talk to Toni about that, because I’ve got a few other projects also in the works.
Specifically, the next book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior (title to be announced) which is a 5 book series (not a trilogy like I originally pitched because after book 1, Toni took a look at my outline for the whole series and laughed at me, saying “You’ll never fit all that in 3 books” and since House of Assassins and Destroyer of Worlds were basically what I had planned for book two, she was right which is why she’s the editor).
And there is still another Grimnoir trilogy in the works which I’m trying to figure out how to squeeze in, because I really want to do that. This is the downside of having a bunch of different series going on at one time. The upside is that I never get bored and don’t phone stuff in.
People keep asking if there will be a 3rd Malcontents. Those are really good, and I really like them, but the problem there is that it isn’t my world. I don’t own it. At this point of my career time spent working in other people’s IPs is time that I’m not expanding my own. And the Malcontents are by far my least known/selling books (which is too bad, because they are really fun). So another of those is really unlikely.
Merch/Tie ins/Other Business Stuff
Jack has wrapped up the orders for the last run of coins, they’re being made now, and he’ll get them out as fast as he can. Because the next thing we’ve got planned is awesome and hilarious and you’re all going to want one. Plus it will possibly be the greatest Christmas/Birthday gift of all time. It has gravitas.
There’s a couple of other projects in the works where I’ve teamed up with other companies, but nothing I can officially announce yet. And a really cool one that is currently in negotiations (fingers crossed).
Social Media Stuff
I’ve mostly bailed on Facebook and am actively rooting for their demise. I’ll be posting these blog links, but I won’t be interacting with any fans over there anymore. I’m just tired of being randomly blocked/censored and yelled at. So please share. 😀
The emergency backup fan page was over on MeWe, which is where I’m currently at. We’ll see how that shakes out, but I’m still looking at other alternatives for interacting with the fans.
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