Hello! I’m alive and well, and I apologize for the late post. Not going to waste too much time on excuses; it’s been a rough year for most of us, and I think everyone gets it by now. I’ve been dealing with moving to a new place and a new job, including overlap with my previous one, and then everything else including the mess Oregon and the world at large is in right now, so I’ve been a bit distracted.
Unfortunately, this has delayed the timeline I had hoped to maintain for my novels. I actually planned to release Stormbringers in November, but that’s obviously not happening now, and due to the holidays in the U.S. probably won’t happen until late January.
That’s pretty much the whole of it. I’ll have another update at the start of December. For now, however, here’s a small taste of the cover artwork and a tidbit about my upcoming projects, both of which will hopefully release sometime at the start of next year:
This is the artwork for Stormbringers, book 2 of Islandborn, which is coming along really well. I had some writer’s block for a while and had a few plot points I was struggling with, but after going back and smoothing some things out, I’m really proud of how it’s turning out.
This book is a little faster in pacing and ends with a bang, setting up what I hope will be an explosive final book.
And this is the cover artwork for Nightmarian, book 1 of my new series, The Eldest Throne. This is a western cultivation novel inspired by the blue mages of Final Fantasy XI (known there as the Immortal Lions) with a dash of Tokyo Ghoul and using Will Wight’s Cradle as a guideline.
I’ve mostly been working on it in between drafting runs for Stormbringers, and will be draft this book while I work on ironing out the outline for the final Islandborn book, Oathborn.
It’s meant to be a lighter, faster, easier read, and will be my submission for 2021’s SPFBO as well as my primary focus after Islandborn.
And that’s about it. Just wanted to pop in and say that I’m still alive and still writing. Hope everyone is doing well and able to finish the year in one piece.