Sorry for the lack of updates, but life has been very busy! A few weeks ago was the 3rd annual JoinderCon gun school event at my house, and I’ve got some more gun school next week.
Book Stuff –
The next release is Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever, by me and Jason Cordova, which is coming out in October. We just barely got the final edits back and turned in this week. I think you guys are going to really like this one.
All the MH Memoirs books are going to be collaborations, and feature other characters who haven’t been in the main series (though Chloe Mendoza gets mentioned in Bloodlines) and in other times/settings. Like the previous memoirs took place in Seattle and then New Orleans in the 1980s, Fever takes place in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Though the narrator of this one is very different in personality from Chad!
Jason Cordova is a really talented author and it has been fun working with him. I’m really hoping this helps get his name out there and gets more people to check out the rest of his work.
Up next, though I don’t have the date, is the third Noir sci-fi/fantasy anthology that I’m co-editing with Kacey Ezell. This one is called Down These Mean Streets. The first one the theme was Femme Fatales. The second, Hardboiled Detectives. This one, the theme is The City. And the stories are awesome. I’m really excited for you guys to see this one.
My current writing project is the fifth and final part of the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, which is titled Graveyard of Demons. I’m currently rereading the first four books (man, I love this series). I look forward to finishing Ashok’s story.
(on that note, there will be a Tower of Silence audiobook, they are working on it, as soon as I know the date I’ll post it)
I had a hard time deciding between what to do next, the next mainline MHI novel, or Saga. But by doing this that’ll make the whole series be about a decade from first book to last, and I honestly think that fantasy genre fans would like to see some series get wrapped up for once. 😀
I’ve negotiated a deal with Audible for a 3rd episode of Lost Planet Homicide. No idea on dates for that yet. The plan is for me to do several episodes, audio exclusive, and then combine them into one cohesive novel.
After I finish the tale of the Sons of the Black Sword, it’ll be back to regular series MHI, post Bloodlines. There’s also going to be another Monster Hunter Files anthology with stories from other authors. This has been something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but just haven’t had the time.
There is a second Grimnoir trilogy planned, which is another reason I’m looking forward to finishing Saga, before I start another series.
Steve Diamond is currently working on the rough draft for the sequel to Servants of War. The outline of this one is awesome. Like seriously, this story is cool, and the universe/setting is really interesting.
I mentioned Monster Hunter Memoirs above, but there’s another one of those in the works with author Les Johnson. I need to get with him at LibertyCon to talk planning and timing.
Writing Related Stuff
The MHI miniatures game from Everything Epic is still moving along. They have sent me the final rule book to review (which I’ve not had a chance to do yet!). The best source of updates for that though is their emails.
After getting repeatedly kicked in the nuts by Covid and various economic meltdowns and supply chain issues, the leatherbound Grimnoir books project is almost done! The first two have shipped, and they’re almost done with Warbound. When that’s all been fulfilled I hope you guys buy the rest of them, because they got their butts kicked on this one.
I am the GoH at LibertyCon in TN coming up here in a few weeks, and then in January I’m the GoH at MarsCon in VA in January. I’ll be at 20books in Vegas in October.
And thanks to our amazing supporters, WriterDojo now has good sound equipment to take on the road with us to interview other writers at all these events.