2022 was a weird year. My family had some health challenges (we’re doing fine now) and the world continued to get stupider. Here’s hoping that 2023 will be slightly less stupid. Fingers crossed. 🙂
On a personal and professional level, it went pretty damned good. I spent a big chunk of December off recovering from surgery (got my deviated septum fixed from all the times I broke my nose when I was younger, and it turns out being able to breathe through your nostrils is awesome. Who knew?)
I’m eager to get back to work because I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate.
The next release is later this month, with my first non-fiction book In Defense of the Second Amendment. I’ll be posting about this quite a bit over the next couple weeks, but I’d love as much help as possible in spreading the word on this one. Please tell your friends. I’m hoping it helps people out and moves the needle on the debate.
Sometime in January or February (I think? Once it goes into audio production I don’t really know the exact date until it is listed) will be another Audible Exclusive novella. Lost Planet Homicide 2: Ghosts of Zenith. I love this series. My plan is to do a few novellas and then combine them together into a full novel.
In April Tower of Silence comes out. This is the 4th of the 5 Saga of the Forgotten Warrior novels. I love this one. I love writing Ashok. He’s one of my all time favorite characters.
In October will be Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever cowritten with Jason Cordova. The memoirs are all MHI universe stories that take place in other times and places other than the main the MHI storyline cowritten with other authors. This one is going to be 1970s California. I’m working on my part for this one now.
There is another MH Memoirs in the works that I’ll be doing with Les Johnson, but that’s a bit further out so I can’t say too much about it yet.
Last year No Game For Knights came out, as the 2nd noir sci-fi and fantasy anthology that I edited with Kacey Ezell. We are currently working on editing the stories for the 3rd one Down These Mean Streets. I don’t know the date for that yet.
Servants of War came out last year by me and Steve Diamond, and we will be doing a sequel. This one is currently in the planning phases, but then Steve will be going to work on the rough draft.
In 2023 I’m also starting the process for the next Monster Hunter Files anthology of short stories. These has been on the back burner for a while just because of how many other projects I’ve had on my plate, but the last one was crazy popular. (still one of the bestselling anthologies I’ve ever heard of). There will be more details coming on that soon.
My next solo project in 2023 I’m not quite sure yet and need to talk to Toni about scheduling. It will either be the next regular MHI after Bloodlines, the 5th and final Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, or the 1st of the new Grimnoir trilogy. I’m thinking MHI though, so this will be a very MH heavy year.
On that note, we just had Royalty Check Day which is my favorite holiday of the year, and I need to do another breakdown of my various series again, because you guys seem to find that stuff educational!
I’m super happy to say that the leatherbound limited edition Grimnoir books are moving along again after Covid screwed everybody, and the paper supply fell apart, and printers went out of business, that project is finally getting finished. The Spellbounds just shipped! Up next Warbound and that’ll be done.
The MHI tabletop game is still being worked on by Everything Epic, and they should be sending out KS updates to all the backers. It is looking amazing.
The Swag store was open before Christmas and Jack and Jill Wylder shipped a ton of stuff. I’ll post an update before the next time the SWAG shop opens again. (reminder, WriterDojo supporters get a one day head start on the shop for the limited number items).
WriterDojo’s listenership has been growing steadily. We started that project to help writers out and to have fun, and I’m really happy at the reception we’ve gotten. It is actually helping! 😀