Archive for November, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving

Hey everyone, hope you’ve had a terrific Turkey Day!

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to publicly thank all those who have helped Decoy have the success it’s enjoyed thus far!

First I’d like to thank Richard Roberts from theotherstream.com for his spectacular work on the E-Book cover. This week we’re drawing up a contract for the ebook covers for the rest of the series, so we’re very excited to see this project building momentum 🙂

Trisha L. from Elance.com who did a great job editing and preparing the various formats of Decoy‘s manuscript.

Lastly I’d like to thank the various book bloggers who have posted pieces about myself or Decoy in the last month or so.

Joanne from thefairytalenerd.blogspot.com

Kathy from iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com

Debbie from webbweaver-zelda555.blogspot.com

Ana from book-spark.blogspot.com

Chantale from Geeky Girl Review

Sabrina from http://cupofteareviews.blogspot.com/

And Sarah from soulunsung.blogspot.com

Once again, thanks for your help everyone! The second book in the Assassin’s Rising series Deluge will be coming in the next few weeks. Enjoy your holidays!

Appreciation

Hey everybody,

Hope you’ve all got exciting plans this weekend! Thanks to everyone whose worked with me on thier blogs, and especially for those who have bought copies of Decoy. Next month is going to be very exciting and I’m looking forwards to sharing some new developments with you all.

The rough draft for Kaltor’s second novel Deluge is coming along great so far. I’m looking forwards to finishing the second installment in Kaltor’s story. Often times my characters tend to do whatever they want, so plot twists or even the ending can turn out differently than what I planned.

Well in the great Abyss would I do things your way? Come on, booooooring!

I’m just saying a little cooperation would be appreciated sometimes, that’s all.

Appreciation? I’m here aren’t I?

Yes you’re here and all, but I could do without the Jujitsu lessons. We have nice carpet but it doesn’t deserve THAT close an inspection.

You just need a deeper appreciation for the finer things in life.

Rug burns? That’s what you call the finer things?

Are you kidding? Carpet is wonderful. I’ve been sleeping on hard earth or stone for the last five years. It’s one of those modern comforts I really enjoy.

Only because in your mind it has a secondary use as an interrogation method.

One must be flexible in a profession such as mine. Vacuum cleaners are another intriguing option.

There are moments when you concern me.

Likewise, my soft squishy friend. Likewise.

 

 

 

Progress

Hey guys, sorry so short this time. This weekend is the Ory Con writing convention out in Portland so I’m totally swamped. I’m a little over a week away from finishing the rough draft of Kaltor’s second book. This week I will be looking into getting a working e-cover up and running for it, along with deciding on a title (I know it’s wierd, but I generally title the book last). I’ll have a much more detailed post up next week with an interesting expirience or two from the Con. Have a great weekend!

Good Advice

Hey guys,

I recently attended a writer’s dinner this week with Camille Alexa, Cheri Lasota, and F. I. Goldhaber! It was a great expirience and I recieved some great advice from them as to how to best pursue the continuation of Kaltor’s series, “Assassin Rising”. I’ve tentatively placed a goal to finish and publish book two of the series before the end of this month, (my fingers and Kaltor’s daggers are crossed for luck).

This will be the first book in which Kaltor and his family puruse the Destroyer directly, soon after the demise of her decoy. Planning for this novel is proving much more in depth than the previous one since I’m now trying to plan a couple books ahead as I write the outline, in order to avoid any potential mix-ups down the road. Stay tuned for additional updates in the weeks to come!

 

Game On

Hey guys,

The move went just fine. I didn’t have to resort to any combative self-defense techniques, aside from the heater war I had with my navigator, who by nature is perpetually cold. I’m successfully relocated to Vancouver, WA. Just in time for the OryCon Science Fiction Writing Convention down in Portland, should be fun 🙂

On a more important note, within the next month I will be done with the final draft of another novel I’ve had stashed away collecting dust. It’ll be a little late for the halloween season but it’ll be a zombie novel that would even give Kaltor a run for his money.

Wanna bet? Stick me in there and find out.

No. I refuse to cross the genre’s like that. Besides, the zombies don’t have a leader for you to assassinate, you’d have to take them all individually.

Just let me bring a few Battleborn along then and we’ll see how long they last…

For the last time, no! Don’t you have enough on your plate at the moment with a city to put back  together and all?

Ugh, I suppose. Kinda boring though. I’m not the most … personal, of people.

Then just focus on your job and I’ll get back to you in a while. Don’t forget to train daily, you’ll need it.

I’ll bet.